BB10 in Australia
I tweeted Telstra (our biggest carrier here) today asking about BB10. Here's there response....
@nugentkt Nothing passed onto us as yet on a possible release for this. You can register your interest at: ow.ly/h9TOs -Dingo
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I contacted Virgin Mobile here. They won't be carrying Blackberry's at all. Optus, Telstra and Vodafone are the normal usual carriers and not a peep out of any of them, not even a rumour. Very very worrying.
I'm buying outright anyway, and carriers here initially only sell new releases on contract (more profit) so I guess I may as well resign myself to tracking down the proper LTE band for here and getting eBay fired up!
- 01-26-2013, 07:56 PM #7
lte band here is 1800mhz
I think we will be in the first wave but our carriers here just wont say anything until the official bb launch. im possibly going to do an upgrade and resign for another 2 years on optus
Also I tweeted both optus and Telstra as well a few days ago, Telstra response was the same as yours, heres optus
Now I wasn't sure if she was referring to me asking as chat and expectation or that the chat was amongst optus staff etc
Your Tweet got a reply!
Kevin Nugent @nugentkt 27 Jan
@Optus any gossip on Blackberry 10 here yet guys? Only 3 days until global launch!
@nugentkt Nothing at the moment Kevin, stay tuned though Tris
11:04 PM - 27 Jan 13
I have some renewed hope for BB10 in Oz. Firstly, we're in the 18 country initial list to get music downloads from Blackberry World. Secondly, it seems like every Tech Editor of every major newspaper here has been invited to the launch in NYC. They wouldn't invite all these influential guys all the way there, and kick them in the Jatz Crackers. I wouldn't have thought.
LTE (Long Term Evolution)/ 4G – more information
Telstra's LTE network is located at 1800 megahertz frequency; the frequency previously used by 2G phones.
Telstra sells dual mode LTE/ HSPA+ mobile broadband devices that operate seamlessly across 2100Mhz, 1800MHz and 850MHz spectrum bands, providing Telstra Next G network customers 4G(LTE) where it is available and then seamless switchover to the 3G HSPA technology in other areas.
Both Optus and Vodafone have announced plans to roll out LTE networks.
In April(2011) Vodafone announced it will replace 8000 2G and 3G base stations with equipment which can be switched to LTE "at the flick of a switch".
In September 2012, Optus announced the activation of its 1800 MHz 4G LTE service in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Newcastle. 1800 4G was first trialled in Newcastle (mid 2012). Brisbane and the GoldCoast 4G was activated on 31st October 2012 and Adelaide, just in time for Christmas.
Fellow Aussies, don't bother with the BlackberryStore.com.au - I called there this morning. Me: "When are you expecting the new Blackberry 10 devices in"? Them: "April. Early April". Hang up.
- 01-30-2013, 01:27 AM #21
- 01-30-2013, 01:47 AM #22
Just jumped on the Optus site for a chat, and the same old story:
You : Hi Bianca, I just had a question about the upcoming BlackBerry Z10
You : Will this make its way to Optus?
You : If so, is there a release date?
You : Thanks!
Bianca L : Hi there.
Bianca L : I am sorry we do not have any official information of that yet.
Bianca L : You have to keep visiting our website regarding latest updates.
This is just bullsh*t. Who were the carriers testing in November last year like RIM reported?? I'm going to have to re-think my position here .... I'm not waiting for Telstra or Optus though I know that.
It's either a Z10 through MobiCity or a Note 2 just about anywhere.
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