08-25-11 01:13 PM
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  1. jinxednuance's Avatar
    That's a pretty cheap price compared to the previous outright Bolds Rogers released in the past, or am I mistaken?

    Mod: Please add "t" to thought. Thank you!
    08-05-11 02:46 PM
  2. ifarlow's Avatar
    Mod: Please add "t" to thought. Thank you!
    Psst... and remove the "r" too.
    08-05-11 03:00 PM
  3. dalton4L's Avatar
    If I lived in Canada, and was a BlackBerry kinda guy, I would easily take $549 over $249 and be stuck for three years. Three-year contracts sound absurd to me.
    08-05-11 03:11 PM
  4. ifarlow's Avatar
    If AT&T releases the 9900 at $550 I'll likely buy it outright. Something tells me it will be more expensive at AT&T though, whenever it finally comes out.
    08-05-11 03:19 PM
  5. wirelessgal's Avatar
    I'm PLEASANTLY surprised about the buyout price. I thought it would be $599 or higher. Good on Rogers!
    08-05-11 03:24 PM
  6. jgaspar89's Avatar
    Love it. I thought it was going to be $649. Not sure why people would pay $250+tax and be stuck for 3 years. Contracts are fine for something, say, the iPhone, which retails for like $700.
    08-05-11 03:36 PM
  7. jinxednuance's Avatar
    Psst... and remove the "r" too.
    Thanks! I read it like 10 times and never noticed. lol
    08-05-11 04:03 PM
  8. ratchetjaw#AC's Avatar
    Psst... and remove the "r" too.
    rofl was thinking the same thing
    08-05-11 04:27 PM
  9. kevinnugent's Avatar
    It's branded and locked. That's probably the right outright price. I'd pay $50 more for unbranded and unlocked.
    08-05-11 04:33 PM
  10. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    It's branded and locked. That's probably the right outright price. I'd pay $50 more for unbranded and unlocked.
    unlocking is $7 and the branding can be taken off with nailpolish remover easily if it is that offensive.
    08-05-11 05:03 PM
  11. kevinnugent's Avatar
    unlocking is $7 and the branding can be taken off with nailpolish remover easily if it is that offensive.
    Really? It's that easy?? Hmmmm, do Rogers ship OS?
    08-05-11 05:09 PM
  12. greggebhardt's Avatar
    Really? It's that easy?? Hmmmm, do Rogers ship OS?
    Rogers won't but there will be a slew of them on eBay who will.
    08-05-11 05:28 PM
  13. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    Really? It's that easy?? Hmmmm, do Rogers ship OS?
    I have a Friend flying back to Australia in 12 days.

    but Rogers will not ship outside of Canada, you'd need to have someone buy it for you and ship it
    08-05-11 05:29 PM
  14. barrist's Avatar
    unlocking is $7 and the branding can be taken off with nailpolish remover easily if it is that offensive.

    Rogers hasn't physically branded the last few phones though. My Torch had no Rogers logo on it at all on the phone itself.

    Unlocking is even cheaper on eBay, less than a buck and has always worked for me.
    08-05-11 05:35 PM
  15. canook's Avatar
    Fantastic pricepoint!

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    08-05-11 05:51 PM
  16. jinxednuance's Avatar
    If you want an unbranded BlackBerry in Canada, go with Bell. My 9780 is Bell, unbranded and I'm on the Rogers network.
    08-05-11 06:24 PM
  17. techthentic's Avatar
    So conflicted now.
    I was set on finally renewing my contract.
    But at $249.99 for a 3 year commitment; the phone itself is only $549.99!
    Not much incentive to sign away 3 more years of my life.
    Especially when the HTC EVO 3D or whatever is only $149.99!
    08-05-11 07:00 PM
  18. DeeDudnath's Avatar
    To tell you the truth i dont mind 3 year contracts at all
    08-05-11 07:04 PM
  19. Gucci33's Avatar
    Can I unlock it and use it on tmobile 4g?

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    08-05-11 07:07 PM
  20. ratchetjaw#AC's Avatar
    Can I unlock it and use it on tmobile 4g?

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    no you would only get edge with the Rogers one
    08-05-11 07:09 PM
  21. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    Rogers hasn't physically branded the last few phones though. My Torch had no Rogers logo on it at all on the phone itself.

    Unlocking is even cheaper on eBay, less than a buck and has always worked for me.
    If you look closely at the pic of the 9900 vs the other Torch models you see the Rogers branding on the bottom of it!

    I went to check to say it wont even be branded, but the 9900 has a perfect spot, the Torch does not
    08-05-11 07:41 PM
  22. ifarlow's Avatar
    Thanks! I read it like 10 times and never noticed. lol
    No problem. It was hiding pretty good.
    08-06-11 05:37 AM
  23. slicx's Avatar
    $549 for that phone is damn cheap..... if at&t releases it, it would sure be on a useless contract with no value attached for the customer!!
    08-06-11 05:49 AM
  24. Pain's Avatar
    All of the Rogers Bolds will come with the carrier name at the bottom of the phone, right?? I am currently with Wind mobile but plan to make the switch to Rogers once the new phones roll out. What's the quickest way to get rid of the carrier print without damaging the external appearance of the phone?? Also does anyone know if these phones will be available unbranded at places like wireless wave and such?? Thanks ahead for the replies.

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    08-06-11 06:50 AM
  25. kevinnugent's Avatar
    The lads tell me fingernail polish remover. Could have knocked me over with a feather. I imagine new parts will be on eBay soon enough if it gets screwed up a bit.

    As far as unlocking goes, there's word around that it's easy and cheap. Would the newer OS cause a potential problem with that though?
    08-06-11 06:56 AM
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