- 12-18-12, 05:14 PM #101
I'm actually surprised. They have been advertising. Their Rogers Buzz twitter account keeps talking about it, there was the press release which other tech websites and newsworthy sources have been talking about and I just moments ago (and have heard others) got a test message about it even though I have already reserved mine. As for the $40, it's just a deposit - they refund you the 40 bucks once you cancel your reservation or buy the phone. They even set up dedicated links rogers.com/reserve and rogers.com/BB10 - I don't think they have been this supportive about anything in a while!
This is a national number and Rogers has
between 26-30 millionover 9 million wireless subscribers (I was on crack there... that was total Canadian). Though obviously not all of them are in the market for a new phone, I expected numbers to be higher, but they seem to be going up much faster today.
- 12-18-12, 05:18 PM #103
As for your numbers of subscribers, there are only approx 35 million people here in Canada. They don't have that kind of monopoly on wireless communication. I believe their subscriber base is approx 9.5 million.
- CrackBerry Addict
12-18-12, 05:49 PM #104
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- 12-18-12, 06:04 PM #107
I'm not so sure RIM will be able to recover from the bad impression its devices have got. Just today I was speaking with a friend who wanted to upgrade from a dumb phone. I suggested BB10 he asked if BBs are good. A couple of other people snapped with a quick 'no!'. I had to explain that BB10 is completely new and all that. In the past RIM has consistently underperformed and people have ingrained impressions now. Yesterday I told another friend that I had reserved a BB10 and told her this thing is completely new blah blah and she said thats what they've always said.
- 12-18-12, 06:19 PM #109
- 12-18-12, 06:32 PM #110
It will take time to rebuild, but it can be done.
Remember, at one point, "Macs" were only used by weird cultists who looked down their nose at Windows, brandished Apple logos everywhere and overpaid for underpowered computers. (I was one of them. <g>).
- 12-18-12, 06:43 PM #111
- 12-18-12, 06:52 PM #112
- 12-18-12, 07:26 PM #113
They wont do it unfortunately. Offer ends on 12/31/12 as you've stated. Any promotions Rogers currently will not be available by the time the phones ship. Try calling customer relations once you get confirmation that the device is shipped to your local store. Source? I work for Rogers
- 12-18-12, 07:32 PM #114
Re: Rogers Device reservation for the L Series now!!
Yeah by next Xmas RIM will hopefully have taken off and be considered a serious contender. An analyst said that bb10 will be more popular than wp8 in Canada and that's not surprising given how many Canadians have blackberrys and still love BBM.
- 12-18-12, 09:19 PM #116
- 12-18-12, 09:37 PM #117
- CrackBerry User
12-18-12, 10:15 PM #119
- 37 Posts
Reserved my spot last night as well. #497...... will be heading over to Conestoga Mall probably as well. Or Rogers Plus on Weber. I'm a Playbook user, looking forward to my first Blackberry phone. Have been waiting for this phone pretty much since I moved to Waterloo a year ago!
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-19-12, 01:33 AM #122
- 133 Posts
For this sole reason, I am glad I'm with Rogers Question, does anyone know if the L and N series will be priced differently? I'm going to pre-order right now, but I know I'm eligible for an upgrade. I think I'll buy the L outright if it's cheaper than the N outright or vice versa and then use my upgrade on the other. I just want to try out both really badly and I'll keep one and give the other to my BF LOL.
I am number 883
- 12-19-12, 06:45 AM #124
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