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    Default Sprint Jumps On Board, Will Support BlackBerry 10!

    They've finally gone on record at CES stating they're supporting BlackBerry 10!

    EDIT: Seems linking to the article isn't working so just head over to http://blackberryempire.com/ and check it out!
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    The link leads to no-where-land...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jefftam68 View Post
    The link leads to no-where-land...
    Post fixed...kinda. I was already shopping other carriers because of Sprint being a day late lol.
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    Was nice hearing Sprint finally jump on the BB10 Bandwagon,Now the question remains - when the devices are going to become available?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mzceetee View Post
    Was nice hearing Sprint finally jump on the BB10 Bandwagon,Now the question remains - when the devices are going to become available?
    I sure hope they're available by mid February!

    sent on my #osbb 9930 via tapatalk
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    there seems to be some hesitation in the Sprint comments I read. It doesnt sound like they are in testing (or potentially are still in the middle of it), but I could be completely wrong. They said they will support it, but did not clarify that it would be AT launch. They may see how the public receives BB10, and then base orders off that demand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mzceetee View Post
    Was nice hearing Sprint finally jump on the BB10 Bandwagon,Now the question remains - when the devices are going to become available?
    just chat with costumer service, they don't have a clue about BB10, here the conversation:

    Sprint: Hi, we can assist you with your search. Chat now with a Sprint Care Specialist.
    Sprint: Type your question below to get started.
    You: yes
    Olivia K.: Thank you for contacting Sprint. I am happy to help you. Before we begin, I'll need some information that allows me to access your account.
    Please provide me with your:
    •Name
    •Wireless phone number
    •PIN (6-10 digit)
    You: xxxxxxxx
    You: xxxxxxxx
    You: xxxxxxxx
    Olivia K.: Thank you for contacting Sprint. While I access your account information, can you please provide more details about why you're chatting with us today?
    You: I just wanna know if sprint have plans of carrying the news BlackBerry's
    Olivia K.: I do understand your curiosity about New Blackberry Launch but I do not want to give you any False Promises on this chat session. As of now, Sprint has not decided the dates of New Blackberry Launch but as and when decided, the information will be sent to all the customer and you will also get the same information on your Online Account "Information Center" and Sprint Web site as well.
    You: I'm a BB user, and I would like to know what's sprint plans,
    You: its ok, I understand, I don't need to know launch dates, and nothing like that, but, I need to know if I need to start planing move to another carrier if sprint lack on bring the news BB's
    Olivia K.: I understand your requirement but please understand that as of now, we do not have any news regarding Blackberry Phones.
    You: I understand, it look I need to start peeking on other carriers,
    Olivia K.: I am sorry to hear that but if you wish, you can look to other phones as well like iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy Note 2 which are most powerful phones now a days.
    You: thanks, but do you watch the new BB10 operating system?
    Olivia K.: No.
    You: I suggest to,
    Olivia K.: OK Sure
    You: BlackBerry 10 - Official News and Updates at BlackBerry.com - Global
    You: as BB user, I'm loyal to my brand, and now much more, with the new OS
    Olivia K.: Yes, I too can understand your requirement and priorities but as Sprint launched iPhone 5 and Galaxy NOte 2, there is not any denial from this fact that Sprint will launch New Blackberry as well.
    You: I know sprint lately is in love with iphones and androis, but BB is for people that need tools, no toys,
    Olivia K.: Yes, I totally agree with you.
    Olivia K.: BlackBerry is a brand of wireless handheld devices and services developed by the Canadian telecommunications company Research In Motion (RIM).
    You: well, I hope they change their mind, if no, I and a lot more gonna jump to another carrier,
    Olivia K.: I am sorry to hear that but I will suggest you to please wait for some time for the New Blackberry's.
    You: let see what sprint have to said about that,
    Olivia K.: Ok
    You: well thanks very much anyway,
    Olivia K.: You're welcome.
    Olivia K.: Based on our conversation today, do you feel I have resolved your issue?
    You: well,
    You: you can't tell me what you don't know, so its ok, I understand how the chain of information works,
    Olivia K.: Thanks a lot for your kind understanding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gfondeur View Post
    just chat with costumer service, they don't have a clue about BB10, here the conversation:

    Sprint: Hi, we can assist you with your search. Chat now with a Sprint Care Specialist.
    Sprint: Type your question below to get started.
    You: yes
    Olivia K.: Thank you for contacting Sprint. I am happy to help you. Before we begin, I'll need some information that allows me to access your account.
    Please provide me with your:
    •Name
    •Wireless phone number
    •PIN (6-10 digit)
    You: xxxxxxxx
    You: xxxxxxxx
    You: xxxxxxxx
    Olivia K.: Thank you for contacting Sprint. While I access your account information, can you please provide more details about why you're chatting with us today?
    You: I just wanna know if sprint have plans of carrying the news BlackBerry's
    Olivia K.: I do understand your curiosity about New Blackberry Launch but I do not want to give you any False Promises on this chat session. As of now, Sprint has not decided the dates of New Blackberry Launch but as and when decided, the information will be sent to all the customer and you will also get the same information on your Online Account "Information Center" and Sprint Web site as well.
    You: I'm a BB user, and I would like to know what's sprint plans,
    You: its ok, I understand, I don't need to know launch dates, and nothing like that, but, I need to know if I need to start planing move to another carrier if sprint lack on bring the news BB's
    Olivia K.: I understand your requirement but please understand that as of now, we do not have any news regarding Blackberry Phones.
    You: I understand, it look I need to start peeking on other carriers,
    Olivia K.: I am sorry to hear that but if you wish, you can look to other phones as well like iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy Note 2 which are most powerful phones now a days.
    You: thanks, but do you watch the new BB10 operating system?
    Olivia K.: No.
    You: I suggest to,
    Olivia K.: OK Sure
    You: BlackBerry 10 - Official News and Updates at BlackBerry.com - Global
    You: as BB user, I'm loyal to my brand, and now much more, with the new OS
    Olivia K.: Yes, I too can understand your requirement and priorities but as Sprint launched iPhone 5 and Galaxy NOte 2, there is not any denial from this fact that Sprint will launch New Blackberry as well.
    You: I know sprint lately is in love with iphones and androis, but BB is for people that need tools, no toys,
    Olivia K.: Yes, I totally agree with you.
    Olivia K.: BlackBerry is a brand of wireless handheld devices and services developed by the Canadian telecommunications company Research In Motion (RIM).
    You: well, I hope they change their mind, if no, I and a lot more gonna jump to another carrier,
    Olivia K.: I am sorry to hear that but I will suggest you to please wait for some time for the New Blackberry's.
    You: let see what sprint have to said about that,
    Olivia K.: Ok
    You: well thanks very much anyway,
    Olivia K.: You're welcome.
    Olivia K.: Based on our conversation today, do you feel I have resolved your issue?
    You: well,
    You: you can't tell me what you don't know, so its ok, I understand how the chain of information works,
    Olivia K.: Thanks a lot for your kind understanding.
    Thank you gfondeur going the extra mile,Not surprising at all,especially coming from Sprint they always late in the game makes you wonder if the right hand know what the left hand is doing. The reason I stay with Sprint was the unlimited usages,My contract ends with in a few weeks I can continue to month to month a wait it out until what will happen by mid March,time will only tell where we as Sprint customers stand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tryfe View Post
    I sure hope they're available by mid February!

    sent on my #osbb 9930 via tapatalk
    Thats a crossing our fingers on that note..mid February...
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    Quote Originally Posted by eyhab27 View Post
    there seems to be some hesitation in the Sprint comments I read. It doesnt sound like they are in testing (or potentially are still in the middle of it), but I could be completely wrong. They said they will support it, but did not clarify that it would be AT launch. They may see how the public receives BB10, and then base orders off that demand.
    You make a good point eyhab27 "They may see how the public receives BB10, and then base orders off that demand" as they knew the demands where extremely high for other platforms...
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    this is so good news, was so getting ready to jump ship, but would totally miss the unlimited data
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    Quote Originally Posted by taz323 View Post
    this is so good news, was so getting ready to jump ship, but would totally miss the unlimited data
    Exactly my point,where else are you going to get unlimited data
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    heheh,,, kinda funny how ppl are willing to shoot themselves in the foot 'cuz they THINK they're not gonna get their phone the second it comes out,,, knee-jerking & stomping your feet doesn't help,,, & you can't go by what tele-reps say,,, they're gonna push whatever they can before "10" comes out 'cuz once it does, what they're pushing now won't be in demand, BB's will be,,, so use your info wisely & pass the salt please...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mzceetee View Post
    Exactly my point,where else are you going to get unlimited data
    T-mobile?
    but they don't have LTE yet,
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    here's the thing we sprint customers need to remember, NO PHONE is available on "Launch Day". look at Iphones, they announce them and they aren't available for a week or two. Stop thinking that on Jan 30th BB10s are going to magically appear in stores, that is just the date that RIM is going to take the wraps off the phone and unveil them to the world. Then you have to remember there is shipping times to add in, so at best mid to late Feb is when it will start showing up in stores(although online orders should start sooner). Yes i am ready for my upgrade, but i won't toss my Torch 9850 or jump to another OS simply because i have to wait a small amount of time.
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    My contract with Sprint has been up for months. I too really hope they are an early adopter. If not, I have no problem canceling my contract and jumping ship. With BIS, we only use a fraction of carrier data. So even a "bucket" of 5g's per month is plenty. I've got 5 BB's on a Sprint family plan and all of us together rarely reach 5 gigs. AND, T-Mobile now has unlimited data as well.

    Let's keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best. I've been with Sprint for years and would like to stay....but I gotta have my BB10!
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    I've been waiting since July to upgrade, and my entire family plan has been cancelable since Late November.

    I've been considering jumping ship since summer anyway, and switching to either T-Mobile or Boost, but really, The-Mobile has the superior selection of Blackberry Phones, and that would influence me.

    If T-Mobile has a BB10 phone before Sprint, I will probably jump ship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pauldriver View Post
    I've been waiting since July to upgrade, and my entire family plan has been cancelable since Late November.

    I've been considering jumping ship since summer anyway, and switching to either T-Mobile or Boost, but really, The-Mobile has the superior selection of Blackberry Phones, and that would influence me.

    If T-Mobile has a BB10 phone before Sprint, I will probably jump ship.
    I hear ya! And if I'm not mistaken (Don't know a lot about T-Mobile), we could actually do a no-contract unlimited data plan with T-Mo with BB10. Bottom line is: If Sprint doesn't recognize the "historical" importance of BB10 and the unwavering dedication of BlackBerry enthusiasts such as ourselves, they will lose out big time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pauldriver View Post
    I've been waiting since July to upgrade, and my entire family plan has been cancelable since Late November.

    I've been considering jumping ship since summer anyway, and switching to either T-Mobile or Boost, but really, The-Mobile has the superior selection of Blackberry Phones, and that would influence me.

    If T-Mobile has a BB10 phone before Sprint, I will probably jump ship.
    I am in the same boat. I was planning on upgrading all 4 lines to BB10 to coincide with my son's Birthday on 02/25. I doubt Sprint will be able to offer anything until March or April. I will definitely price out other options and the T-mo options sounds viable.

    James is spot on with this statement............

    Bottom line is: If Sprint doesn't recognize the "historical" importance of BB10 and the unwavering dedication of BlackBerry enthusiasts such as ourselves, they will lose out big time.
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    I talked to the tech department at Sprint two weeks ago and they told me that they have gone through the training on the BlackBerry 10. Why would a company train an employee on a device if they wasn't going to sell that product. Sprint hasn't released any internal or external date of the release. I was told we all would find out by the last week in January or the first week of February.
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    I am sure Sprint will be selling it since they would be left out in the cold if they dont.
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    I am sure Sprint will be selling it since they would be left out in the cold if they dont.
    Yes, but WHEN?!? Later this summer? Too late for me!
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    I Talked to a couple of Sprint Reps in a couple of different locations and they had no idea about any Blackberry releases. I didn't expect them to. One of them did mention Sprint is playing the "wait and see approach". I was surprised to hear them say those exact words as that appears to be the buzz phrase coming from Sprint corporate. We then started talking about Windows phones and they seemed to have some info that the first Windows phone would be available from HTC sometime in March. So I am going to guess that 'wait and see" = 3-4 months from media launch. I did notice the 2 stores still had their blackberry displays with the Bold and Curve lines. I don't think it would be that hard to throw a Z10 out there with a little P.O.P.
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