Blackberry Bold Exchange
I was wondering if any Canadian Blackberry Users would be willing to snag Blackberry Bolds once they're released in Canada and ship them over to us US residing users?? We'd probably implement use Paypal Confirmed status to ensure no one loses their money but what do you guys think of the idea??
- CrackBerry User
06-25-2008, 12:13 PM #2
- 14 Posts
I definetly want a bold and I'd pay a little extra to get one sooner, but how much more am I going to have to pay and how easy will it be to unlock? Until we can figure out a price and have a Canadian volunteer to buy several it'll be hard to make a decision for sure.
We can go ahead and see if there is interest though. I'm in, anyone else?
- 06-25-2008, 02:04 PM #3
You better make sure that Bold you're purchasing from Canada will work in the US with ATT, because I'd bet $500 it won't. Not all phones are the same, most are set to work with each provider. Why do you think ATT, Verizon, and Sprint don't have the same BlackBerrys available to them all. You most likely will not be able to activate a non-ATT Bold through ATT.
Do some research before you waste good money.
Present: iPhone 4, 9700 Bold, PlayBook
Priors: Curve 8700, Flip 8220, Curve 8900, Tour 9630, iPhone 3GS.
Logical reasoning beats ignorance.
I'd agree with you but then I'd be wrong.
- 06-25-2008, 03:06 PM #4
unlike in the states where most people get their fones form providers, in canada its a bit different. the average joe still goes to provider, but we also have LOTS of small business and regular people that sell gsm phones. our providers suck so we buy lots of unlocked phones from asia/europe/usa and use em here. so YES, for sure lots of people will be buying bolds and selling em to americans. it'll be the first time. usually, we're accustom to buying fones from you guys.
keep in mind things are usually more expensive in canada plus the fact that people are gonna wanna make something off this little venture, so i'm not sure how much they're gonna sell it for.
hankster, i agree people should check to make sure, but unlocked phones are used a lot. its the whole point of gsm really. think of all the people that use the 8320 on at&t. i cant guarantee the 3g will work, maybe at&t does something extra, but usually, u just unlock a gsm phone, as long as phone has the bands/frequency the provider uses, then it works.
by the way. unlocking is easy. it isn't like back in the day with crazy algorithms and data cables and stuff. now its just done remotely. get em off ebay or from lots on sites online. u send the imei(serial number of the phone), they will send u the "unlock code" and tell u how to enter it... DONE
Last edited by avmsam; 06-25-2008 at 03:09 PM.
- CrackBerry User
06-25-2008, 04:43 PM #7
- 88 Posts
Being someone who travels a lot I have bought many new phones while overseas and got them up and running on the Vodafone network here in New Zealand.
Got one of the first iPhones from AT&T in California and had it running here in Kiwiland a week later, hacked of course over there. Also used plenty of Nokias that I got overseas and have never had a problem with them not working.
Got the Nokia E90 from Malaysia before it was ever released here and its been working fine including the 3G.