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    Default Was ready to move from Z10 to Z30

    I almost made the change- got my buy out for my existing contract and was offered the Z30 on a two year contract (same terms as my current contract) for $29 - but Rogers doesn't stock them. It had to be ordered and I am out of town for several weeks BUT the INTERESTING part of the story was they are getting MANY calls to do the same. Maybe the android app emulator has changed the value quotient.

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    I know the Android apps made a big change for me. I now have the perfect device all around! Android and Apple are nice but nothing beats BlackBerry for emails and notifications plus the ease of navigating a blackberry.
    Hopefully sales pick up with the apps that are available now this alone could put blackberry back on the map!

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    Go for it!

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    I made the switch z10->z30, yet i went back to z10. People thought that z30 was an android and besides that, z10 has way better design, while functionality is the same, and only the screen size is noticeable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristijonas View Post
    I made the switch z10->z30, yet i went back to z10. People thought that z30 was an android and besides that, z10 has way better design, while functionality is the same, and only the screen size is noticeable

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    Except the Z30 beats the Z10 when it comes to battery life. IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by New_Z10 View Post
    I almost made the change- got my buy out for my existing contract and was offered the Z30 on a two year contract (same terms as my current contract) for $29 - but Rogers doesn't stock them. It had to be ordered and I am out of town for several weeks BUT the INTERESTING part of the story was they are getting MANY calls to do the same. Maybe the android app emulator has changed the value quotient.

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    I want to hear more on how you swung this deal! I'd love to get my hands on a Z30. I love my Z10 and all but the bigger screen and battery life would be beneficial.

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    It was pretty easy. I asked for my contract payout which was basically the remaining balance on my Z10. I got this through their automated service. Then I zeroed out and told them I wanted to upgrade - they said no- it would be $179- so I said. Okay, I said. Just close my account and ill get the phone at best buy. They checked online on a "price match" and said $29.00. Plus my buyout (but I own my z10 as a backup). If they give you grief say you are going to cancel and talk to customer loyalty or customer retention. The total price was my device buyout + 29, but it was pretty close to the 179 ish plus my Z10. Hope this helps.

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    I have bought a Z10 again. I dearly missed BB10 while I didn't own one and have been with Android for a while now mainly because of some apps. When I snaped up that the Android support is much better now there wasn't any question about it.

    I actively chose the white Z10 over the Z30 even though I knew battery life differs greatly. I just think the Z10 is much more elegant and much more good looking. I don't really agree with the hardware design of the Z30 at all. The white Z10 is so beautiful. It's also portable. My Android is a Sony Z Ultra with 6,4" screen which is pretty clumsy.

    Also made a bargin on Ebay. 250 for a new one shipped from Germany to Sweden. They are cheap now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by New_Z10 View Post
    It was pretty easy. I asked for my contract payout which was basically the remaining balance on my Z10. I got this through their automated service. Then I zeroed out and told them I wanted to upgrade - they said no- it would be $179- so I said. Okay, I said. Just close my account and ill get the phone at best buy. They checked online on a "price match" and said $29.00. Plus my buyout (but I own my z10 as a backup). If they give you grief say you are going to cancel and talk to customer loyalty or customer retention. The total price was my device buyout + 29, but it was pretty close to the 179 ish plus my Z10. Hope this helps.

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    You could have gotten on board when Telus was at $0. I got mine at the Upgrade price+$0.

    Love the Z30, it's an amazing device.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dc2000 View Post
    Except the Z30 beats the Z10 when it comes to battery life. IMO
    $35 battery bundle for Z10 vs $500- $600 for Z30 is something to consider.

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    I really hope that BlackBerry's sales numbers are rising, the Z30 and OS10.2.1 are a great combination. The next quarterly results are due out soon.

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    [QUOTE=dannejanne;10036944]I have bought a Z10 again. I dearly missed BB10 while I didn't own one and have been with Android for a while now mainly because of some apps. When I snaped up that the Android support is much better now there wasn't any question about it.

    I actively chose the white Z10 over the Z30 even though I knew battery life differs greatly. I just think the Z10 is much more elegant and much more good looking. I don't really agree with the hardware design of the Z30 at all. The white Z10 is so beautiful. It's also portable. My Android is a Sony Z Ultra with 6,4" screen which is pretty clumsy.

    Also made a bargin on Ebay. 250 for a new one shipped from Germany to Sweden. They are cheap now.[/QUOTE

    Loving my white Z10 too. Will wait to see what is up BlackBerry's sleeves in the summer and maybe make the switch to the next flagship



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    Quote Originally Posted by New_Z10 View Post
    It was pretty easy. I asked for my contract payout which was basically the remaining balance on my Z10. I got this through their automated service. Then I zeroed out and told them I wanted to upgrade - they said no- it would be $179- so I said. Okay, I said. Just close my account and ill get the phone at best buy. They checked online on a "price match" and said $29.00. Plus my buyout (but I own my z10 as a backup). If they give you grief say you are going to cancel and talk to customer loyalty or customer retention. The total price was my device buyout + 29, but it was pretty close to the 179 ish plus my Z10. Hope this helps.

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    Oh ok so you still had to pay the remaining balance of what you had on the phone e.g. $20 x number of month remaining on the contract.

    That's nothing special, all carriers in Canada do the same thing. I'm with Bell and I can pay the remaining balance of this contract, resign for another 2 year agreement and get the z30 at their in contracted price. The problem is for example: $20 x 24 months = $480 price to buy out the Z10. Obviously, it isn't logical to buy out the phone cost.

    I thought you swung some uber special deal out of Rogers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJM626 View Post
    Loving my white Z10 too. Will wait to see what is up BlackBerry's sleeves in the summer and maybe make the switch to the next flagship

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    I actually like the design more of the supposed entry-level device Z3 than the Z30 from the renders I have seen.

    A look at the BlackBerry Z3 'Jakarta' from all angles | CrackBerry.com

    Seems to have a more clean/minimalistic look with rectangular design. It's just something about the Z30 I don't like personally.
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    No sadly not. Just a run of the mill- buy out your device and we will sell you another one deal. But the I it is price had fallen where it is pretty attractive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carmels View Post
    Oh ok so you still had to pay the remaining balance of what you had on the phone e.g. $20 x number of month remaining on the contract.

    That's nothing special, all carriers in Canada do the same thing. I'm with Bell and I can pay the remaining balance of this contract, resign for another 2 year agreement and get the z30 at their in contracted price. The problem is for example: $20 x 24 months = $480 price to buy out the Z10. Obviously, it isn't logical to buy out the phone cost.

    I thought you swung some uber special deal out of Rogers.

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    Check with Bell... I spoke to them today and they told me it was $10 per month to buy out the remaining 23 months on my 36 month contract... so $230 + $35 hardware change fee + $129 for the Z30... basically adds 1 month to my contract (big deal) and get's me into a brand new Z30 for $395... and in my experience, once you do that, you call customer service and they waive the $35 hardware change fee dropping that whole issue down to $360 for the Z30 and basically the exact same time left on my contract...

    I'll be doing it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SofaKingBored View Post
    Check with Bell... I spoke to them today and they told me it was $10 per month to buy out the remaining 23 months on my 36 month contract... so $230 + $35 hardware change fee + $129 for the Z30... basically adds 1 month to my contract (big deal) and get's me into a brand new Z30 for $395... and in my experience, once you do that, you call customer service and they waive the $35 hardware change fee dropping that whole issue down to $360 for the Z30 and basically the exact same time left on my contract...

    I'll be doing it...
    No! Get them to match the price. I was originally told 179 for the z30 plus my buy out. But I got them to 29 for the z30 plus the buyout. Do for about $250 I get my current Z10 (I own it outright) and a new Z30 on a two year plan. Make them price match! The z30 is between $0 and $49 on a two year contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by New_Z10 View Post
    No! Get them to match the price. I was originally told 179 for the z30 plus my buy out. But I got them to 29 for the z30 plus the buyout. Do for about $250 I get my current Z10 (I own it outright) and a new Z30 on a two year plan. Make them price match! The z30 is between $0 and $49 on a two year contract.

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    That was Bell that you were able to get to price match?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SofaKingBored View Post
    That was Bell that you were able to get to price match?
    No rogers but I am sure they will also match as you can port your phone number now.(for several years now) .

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    Quote Originally Posted by New_Z10 View Post
    No rogers but I am sure they will also match as you can port your phone number now.(for several years now) .

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    Yes but I would NEVER use Rogers as a carrier... inferior network coverage across Canada and north of Fort McMurray... I'll never leave Bell...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SofaKingBored View Post
    Yes but I would NEVER use Rogers as a carrier... inferior network coverage across Canada and north of Fort McMurray... I'll never leave Bell...
    Telus will price match as well, and I agree with you about Rogers.... They suck unless your in a major area/City.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dc2000 View Post
    Except the Z30 beats the Z10 when it comes to battery life. IMO
    U cant even compare the battery, but i like the looks of z10, even though z30 is way more impressive overall

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    Quote Originally Posted by SofaKingBored View Post
    Yes but I would NEVER use Rogers as a carrier... inferior network coverage across Canada and north of Fort McMurray... I'll never leave Bell...
    Don't leave- just threaten to leave. They will bump you to a "retention soecialist" who has more authority to keep your business. And they will price match mist likely - or they think they might lose your business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deptech View Post
    I really hope that BlackBerry's sales numbers are rising, the Z30 and OS10.2.1 are a great combination. The next quarterly results are due out soon.

    Z30 on 10.2.1.537 in Canada
    I hope so as well. I'll be doing my part to contribute when I start a new plan in October. It will be the Z30 or whatever the new 5" device is at the time. Never leaving BlackBerry again!

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    Funny that most people are touting the bigger battery and bigger screen on the Z30 as the most important features...I'm not saying that I'm not going to thoroughly enjoy them!

    For me, actually it is the Paratek antenna, Miracast and the Speakers. I happen to work in the Faraday Building so I'm lucky if I get EDGE at my desk (Though I get HSUPA on the crapper at work [STL100-1 so no LTE]).

    Also, I often lie in bed streaming rugby games (for those in the less civilised world, it is like American Football but it is played by men ) and the speakers on the Z10, S4 and LG G2 are just not quite as nice as I would like.

    Also, my Z10 streams better than my laptop does (Or the S4 for that matter - maybe it is flash and HTML5 compatibility and because...I don't know, my laptop hates me) and I want to be able to slap the game onto TV wirelessly without connecting my laptop to the TV.

    Though I understand that I'm the minority so I can understand that other people don't always want what I do (because obviously they're insane and should seek medical attention).
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