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    Hi all,
    I'm somewhat confused on what to do here. My Blackberry is getting slow and I'm due for an upgrade. I like the Q10 but was really hoping Sprint would keep their word and carry the Z30. Should I get a Q10, wait for Sprint to hopefully carry the Z50 or other newer all-touch device, or leave entirely and go to Verizon and get the Z30?
    Any thoughts? Thanks for the advice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ponyboy24 View Post
    Hi all,
    I'm somewhat confused on what to do here. My Blackberry is getting slow and I'm due for an upgrade. I like the Q10 but was really hoping Sprint would keep their word and carry the Z30. Should I get a Q10, wait for Sprint to hopefully carry the Z50 or other newer all-touch device, or leave entirely and go to Verizon and get the Z30?
    Any thoughts? Thanks for the advice!
    It's been seven months... Sprint is not going to start carrying a seven month old device.

    If Sprint Service works for you, you are not going to like Verizon's pricing. I'd go buy the phone from Verizon and use it on Sprints network.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ponyboy24 View Post
    Hi all,
    I'm somewhat confused on what to do here. My Blackberry is getting slow and I'm due for an upgrade. I like the Q10 but was really hoping Sprint would keep their word and carry the Z30. Should I get a Q10, wait for Sprint to hopefully carry the Z50 or other newer all-touch device, or leave entirely and go to Verizon and get the Z30?
    Any thoughts? Thanks for the advice!
    The Q10 is a great phone, it was a huge upgrade for me over the Bold 9930. The Q10 is $149 on contract, but you should think about buying a used one on eBay. You should be able to find one for around $200. That way you will still have the upgrade to use when/if Sprint carries a newer BB device.
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    Get the best phone available with your upgrade. Sell it privately for the going rate in your area, use that money to buy the z30 directly from blackberry.
    Cheers

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    Verizon's pricing actually isn't that bad, I would be switching but i'm on an old plan and really don't want to lose it. For how little q10's go for on the 2nd hand market now, I wouldn't waste an upgrade. You can buy the q10 off swappa for $185, but I've seen it for sale for as little as $100. Look on this forum or your local craigslist. If you purchase off craigslist, meet the person in a Sprint store to verify that it isn't stolen/has clean esn. Then in the fall either use your upgrade on an iPhone 6 and sell it to make a nice profit or hopefully be able to use it on the z30 successor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scalemaster34 View Post
    It's been seven months... Sprint is not going to start carrying a seven month old device.

    If Sprint Service works for you, you are not going to like Verizon's pricing. I'd go buy the phone from Verizon and use it on Sprints network.
    Since when can you purchase a device on Verizon and get it to work on Sprint? Hasn't that been proven not to work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thanasi View Post
    Since when can you purchase a device on Verizon and get it to work on Sprint? Hasn't that been proven not to work?

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    You have better luck beating your head against the wall.

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    Thanks for the advice everyone. My concern was exactly that - I didn't want to waste an upgrade on an older phone and then have possibly the Z50 come out (I know the Z30 will never see a Sprint branding now.) I am somewhat happy with Sprint's service, but just very frustrated with their support of Blackberry devices. From what I've been seeing on this site, hopefully the Z50 will be released, or have more info in Q3 of this year, so hopefully my phone will hold on until then. If not, I may get the Q10 second hand to save the upgrade.
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    I wouldn't rush into buying a Q10 as they can develop a double typing issue; BlackBerry Q10 'double typing issue'
    My Q10 is doing this and at this point I'm thinking of getting a Windows Phone.
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    If u buy a Q10 make sure your existing plan allows for alot of data usage if you use the Internet on your cell phone alot as the data isn't compressed like OS7. I am a moderate to heavy user and use about 4-6 gigs a month but on my older BlackBerry's, I would rarely exceed 1 gig doing the same thing, just sayin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebroker2009 View Post
    If u buy a Q10 make sure your existing plan allows for alot of data usage if you use the Internet on your cell phone alot as the data isn't compressed like OS7. I am a moderate to heavy user and use about 4-6 gigs a month but on my older BlackBerry's, I would rarely exceed 1 gig doing the same thing, just sayin...

    Q10 with Telus on 10.3.0.296
    I've been with Sprint for over ten years, and before upgrade to BB10 my biggest concern was having to change my unlimited data plan. Over six months now and other than losing the 23% my job discount from my job, I still have my same unlimited family plan. Just call sprint cs and confirm that if you do upgrade to BB10, your data plan won't change. That's what kept me with Sprint.
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    Sprint is to busy sucking apple's *&%$. I want to leave sprint so bad but verizon and ATT plans suck compared to sprint. I want the Z30 so bad but from talking to the sprint idiots over the past few months, they have zero plans to do anything BB. Been with sprint over 10 years too but watching for verizon to come out with a nice special so I can abondon sprints sinking ship. BB should have bought sprint and made it a BB exclusive service. Maybe BB should buy T Mobile and make it exclusive to BB phones only.
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    I agree and that's where I'm at right now. I just wish Sprint would realize that not everyone who has a cell phone wants an iPhone or Android OS. Believe it or not, there are still some Blackberry fans out there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scalemaster34 View Post
    It's been seven months... Sprint is not going to start carrying a seven month old device.

    If Sprint Service works for you, you are not going to like Verizon's pricing. I'd go buy the phone from Verizon and use it on Sprints network.
    Can't do that. Like Verizon, sprint doesn't support unlocked devices.

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