Why the silence from the U.S carriers?
Does anyone have any theories on why the carriers here in the U.S are being so tight lipped about a release date....or any info for that matter on the Z 10?
I would love to hear any theories that someone else has on the subject because I am beyond frustrated with trying to get information out of AT&T or Verizon!!
- 03-10-2013, 09:31 PM #8
I think it's because Blackberry is a Canadian product. As for its construction it is of higher quality than the ones made at low cost in foreign low labor cost countries. Many big US investors have huge amounts of money riding on the shares and partnerships with the other manufactures. They are not anxious to see any other competition ride against their investments. There are a lot of complicated politics behind this.
There are some people in the US who managed to get a Z10 and were able to get it activated with their US carrier.
Here in Canada there are areas where the new Z10 has been outselling the other phones by 3:1. Many of the stores ran out of Z10's and they are waiting for more of them. The distributors were amazed at how well the Z10 has been selling. I was reading that in Asia and in Europe the Blackberry sales are up. In a few weeks the Q10 is supposed to be released. I don't know a release date for it. I only know what I have been reading in the tech news reports.
Another interesting thing is when the Z10 was released the Playbook sales went very strong. When I went to get our Z10 phones, the people were buying the Playbook at the same time. I wanted a new 4G Playbook and they were out of them. I have the older WiFi version. I called around many of the dealers and they are all out of them. I called the telephone company I am with, and they told me they don't know when the next order for them is coming in.
I have been using a Z10 for about a month now. We have a number of them. Everyone loves the phone. It is the best phone I have ever tried!Jerry G.
- 03-10-2013, 09:56 PM #11
The one and only reason is they don't want to advertise something that will keep customers from buying what is available RIGHT NOW. If they say the next best thing will be available in 3 weeks, some people will wait. Well, the carriers don't want that, they want you buying a phone right now.
I personally think it's a short sighted approach though. Currently I am past my contract renewal date, but I am still paying a higher per month price based on my discount I received when I started this two year deal. Verizon buys a phone for (lets just say...) $500 from BlackBerry. They turn around and sell it for $200. They don't lose that $300, they add that in to the per month charge over your 2 year contract. Now, I am past those two years, but I'm still paying a monthly price that has the discount surcharge built in well after I have paid that off. If I now go and renew my contract, well that surcharge is now back to paying off a discount instead of being 100% profit for VZW.
That is why I never understand when carriers want to sell me a new phone as soon as my contract is up. Sure, I'm not locked in for another 2 years, but if I didn't leave the second my contract was up, than most likely I'm not leaving. They should want to advertise a phone that is going to be available in 3 weeks and start the presale now. Get me locked in to a phone weeks before it will cost them money to sell it to me, while I am still paying a premium for my last contract which has already been paid off, but I still have to pay....www.gbv.asia
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Anastasiophan....you hit the nail on the head with your reply!! I am in the same boat as you, contract has been up for eight months now and I have been patiently (well, not so patiently) waiting for this new phone!
I would love to buy a phone outright and put it on Straight Talk! I could save a ton of money from not paying the overpriced plans the carriers have, but alas, I don't think the Z 10 will work on Straight Talk??
- 03-10-2013, 10:11 PM #13
Silence always works in favor of the carrier and not the consumer or product owner.
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- 03-10-2013, 10:31 PM #16
- 03-10-2013, 11:14 PM #19
straight talk should work fine. Just slip a straight talk SIM in the phone and it should work like any other phone
- 03-13-2013, 04:17 PM #22
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