Z10 on WIND (Canada) available on 27th for $599
- 02-25-2013, 04:35 PM #5
I'm confused. I thought WIND was on AWS for HSPA+? How come their radio band information listed says:
Frequencies / Bands: HSPA+ (850/1900/2100 MHz) EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
- 02-25-2013, 08:09 PM #7
Available for new Pay After activations with WINDtab;
Available for new Pay After activations with outright purchase;
Available for new Pay Before activations with outright purchase on any
Not available for outright purchases without activation;
Not available for employee purchase;
Available for existing Pay Before and Pay After customers with outright
Not available for Pay After WINDtab upgrades.
The BlackBerry Z10 will be available for WINDtab hardware upgrades for
existing customers on April 2nd, 2013.
- CrackBerry User
02-26-2013, 01:19 PM #9
- 77 Posts
seriously F*ck these guys. My customer loyalty just walked out the door on these guys. I don't know why they make it so hard to try and support the underdog.
They should have just made it available to all customers regardless if they are new or current. How many activations are they really going to have in March just because they have the same phone 5 other carriers in Canada have. Just because it is limited stock does not make me more understanding of being told they have the phone but I can't purchase it.
Actually, this is a loosening of their rules. Previously with all their new phone launches, from about a year ago anyway, in order to get the phone you had to set up a new pay after account and put the phone on the tab. I don't necessarily like the way it stands right now but it's a darn sight better than what it has been until recently.
This is the model number of the version WIND is selling:
HSDPA: 800 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100; LTE: 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900
If WIND does compete in the upcoming 700MHz auction it looks like this device will be ready for LTE.
- 02-27-2013, 01:53 PM #15
WIND's rules for this device are really quite confusing but it basically means that if you have a tab, used or not, you cannot purchase a Z10 on a tab until either sometime in March or April (depending on what version of the rules you read) as it's considered a device upgrade and they're not allowable at launch. If you're a new customer or are activating a new account you can buy it outright or on the tab. If you're a new or current customer you can buy it outright.
I know this doesn't seem simple or fair but this is a vast improvement on how they launch their previous phones.
Last edited by Jonesy1966; 02-27-2013 at 03:56 PM. Reason: Oops!
- 02-27-2013, 02:14 PM #19
I'm still stumped by Wind's product description on their webpage. RFK121LW makes the most sense given that Wind is an AWS network, but based on their listing, the Z10 could have been the other STL100-3 variant (RFF91LW), or even the RFG81UW/STL100-1.
I had to do a bit of grocery shopping so I stopped by the local WIND corporate store on the way there. They've had a good day today it seems and are currently sold out of Z10s. They're getting more tomorrow but all are spoken for. I was also able to confirm the following model information:
HSDPA 800 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100; LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900
- 02-27-2013, 03:52 PM #23
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