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!
Last edited by tryfe; 01-10-13 at 09:00 AM.
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-10-13, 09:21 AM #6
- 197 Posts
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.
- 01-10-13, 12:02 PM #7
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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: 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.
- 01-10-13, 07:00 PM #8
- CrackBerry Genius
01-10-13, 10:50 PM #13
- 3,481 Posts
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...
- 01-19-13, 01:25 PM #15
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.
- 01-20-13, 05:35 PM #16
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!
- CrackBerry Addict
01-23-13, 02:14 PM #17
- 567 Posts
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.
- 01-23-13, 02:27 PM #18
- CrackBerry Genius
01-23-13, 03:33 PM #19
- 3,743 Posts
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.
- 01-23-13, 08:30 PM #20
I leave this forum for 3 months.
AND I COME BACK TO THIS!?
WHAT IS THIS.
SPRINT YOU MORON ACCEPT BB10 WHY SPRINT WHY.
- CrackBerry Genius
01-24-13, 12:02 AM #22
- 4,004 Posts
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.
- CrackBerry Genius
01-27-13, 07:13 PM #25
- 3,743 Posts
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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