US Cellular Outs BlackBerry Bold 9650 Via Mail In Rebate Form

US Cellular Outs BlackBerry Bold 9650 Via Mail In Rebate Form
By Bla1ze on 15 Apr 2010 01:28 pm EDT
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Seems we have been concentrating so much on Verizon releasing the BlackBerry Bold 9650 that we kind of forgot about the few other CDMA carriers that might also grab it. As it turns out, the folks over at HoFo posted up the above screen shot of it showing up on a US Cellular rebate form. With this little bit of information, one has to wonder if big red is actually gonna have the device out before US Cellular. It sure doesn't seem that way considering the amount of time it's taking - but really, who even knows any more. One thing is for certain though, this devices needs to get here now.

Source: HoFo

25 comments

jfhj2

I just got my 8530 2 weeks ago and asked if they were getting that and they told me no. Now gotta wait 2 years

SirThale

US Cellular lets you switch to a new contract at 18 months if you sign a new 2-year contract, complete with normal 2-year contract discounts on devices. Usually the stores aren't told about upcoming phones until nearly launch time, so I'm not surprised they didn't know it was coming. Most of the talk the stores are hearing right now is around the upcoming release of Android phones for US Cellular.

BigE4284

Better yet, with USCC you have 30 days to return your phone and go back to any previous plan you had. I'd take back the 8530 now (don't wait or the next two weeks will pass and you'll be SOL) go back to your old equipment and plan and then grab the 9650 when it comes out.

joshica

US Cellular will only allow you 14 days to try a new phone.

BigE4284

Not true, it's 30 days.

chevrolet.racing252

Now, if CrackBerry would move USC up a level in the forums to get them out of the "other north american carriers" section, that would be great, but what would be even better is if USCellular decided to offer a trade-up program for Tour owners, especially since the "Bold 9650" is what the "Tour 9630" was originally supposed to be, that would be awesome! I would extend my contract another two years with USCC to get this phone! My wifi at home rocks, wifi at works is pretty good and when I do go out of town, everywhere I go has excellent wifi, so having the wifi ability would be a major upgrade for me. Come On USC, let's see the Bold with a trade-up offer and an official OS 5.0 release for the Bold!!!

BigE4284

Agreed, it would be nice to be back on the front page, traffic in the USCC section of the forums has slowed down immensely since CB moved us to the "other N.A. carriers" section.

scuebydue

Absolutely agree. I posted this yesterday over at GizmoFusion and at USCellularForums. People keep calling USCC a small carrier, but they are doing pretty darn good. They are also getting the HTC Desire.

Oh, And the OS 5.0 is showing up on the Desktop Manager for 5.0.0.484. A little behind the game, but more solid than the Verizon version.

Blakemt96

Yes please mr. Crackberry person get the uscc forum back up!

chevrolet.racing252

5.0.0.484 is also showing up on the device software pages for US Cellular now. I just checked earlier today and it wasn't there but it is now. I am starting the update process on my wife's tour right now with mine to follow immediatly after! Thanks for posting this (although the update still isn't available for wireless OTA installs)

SirThale

Interesting - just checked the US Cellular website, and their current rebate forms are for BlackBerry purchases up to today. Since they pretty much always offer a rebate for BlackBerry phones, I'm guessing (hoping!) there should be a new form up this week. Maybe that indicates imminent roll-out of the 9650?

(UPDATE: just noticed that the form pictured above lists purchases starting on April 16 - but, the local store still knows nothing about it....)

cwhitney24

Out of curiosity...What is the difference between the 9650 and the 9700? I have a 9700 and not switching or anything....just curious.

cwhitney24

nevermind found it in the forums lol

Flawson

Sprint might still have it in may, right? I'm really ready to kick this curve to the curb...

BP27

Figures i got a 9630 back in november with US Cell and a 2 year contract... and now the 9650 unvails itself who would a thunk US Cell would bring it out before Big Red. ><

MRWOLF6969

I'm 16 days out of my 30 day trial. I would have never thought they would get a phone at the same time or befor other companies.

gmmech

I think it's awesome that USCC is going to have the 9650 but yet again, big red will steal the thunder with the HTC Incredible.

Granted from what I've read USCC will get a HTC android based phone also but VZW will have it first.

visortgw

The US Cellular site has now posted the actual Bold 9650 rebate form even though the device is not yet available for purchase from the site (i.e., https://www.web-rebates.com/uscellular/forms.asp (link from 9630 page) has a link to the third-party rebate processing vendor with the actual form
(http://forms.young-america.com/93742_US196_English.pdf)).

Xopher

One thing I remember is that the Tour 9630 showed up on the rebate form a couple of months before the 9630 was released for sale on USCC. Just because it is on the rebate form doesn't mean it is ready to be released by the carrier right away.

That being said, hopefully it won't be too long before they do release it!

Xopher

One thing I remember is that the Tour 9630 showed up on the rebate form a couple of months before the 9630 was released for sale on USCC. Just because it is on the rebate form doesn't mean it is ready to be released by the carrier right away.

That being said, hopefully it won't be too long before they do release it!

nathanielwilliam

bought my 9630 in early feb. #@$%# $#@$ $!%& #^#

MRWOLF6969

I was in the local store and it is true they will be getting it. I am glad I switched now I'm saving a ton of money 80.00 a month over verizon and have just as fast and good of sevice. Yes the tecnical specs my not support my claim but I have not seen a speed difference and my tethered 8530 is way faster than the h p mini threw verizon.

jpoole642

You know i recently sent in a rebate for USCellular and no where on the form does it show the bold. i would consider checking your source.