03-17-13 12:11 PM
1,957 ... 3132333435 ...
tools
  1. phonegeek#AC's Avatar
    i just hope that the Bold Touch doesn't get the same sentence as the 9780 got.
    there were a lot of field test but still, AT&T decided not to release the device.

    i'm done with the waiting game.. well not quite yet.. expected delivery of MY VZW 9930 is on Wednesday.
    9780 never made it to field trial at at&t... It did come to the lab but didn't make it out because "others" made the decision that since you could get OS6 on the 9700 the differences were just too small and thus it died and never came to the field.

    By the time a device comes to the field at at&t it is 99% certain that it will be released as soon as its ready.


    PG
    10-16-11 09:01 PM
  2. mnhockeycoach99's Avatar
    i just hope that the Bold Touch doesn't get the same sentence as the 9780 got.
    there were a lot of field test but still, AT&T decided not to release the device.

    i'm done with the waiting game.. well not quite yet.. expected delivery of MY VZW 9930 is on Wednesday.
    I doubt AT&T will shelf the Bold 9900...but if they do, I will close the 3 lines I have with them and take my business to another carrier (probably VZW). I have far more loyalty to RIM than I do to any carrier. I would love to do it right now but I would have to pay more money for my existing AT&T plan when compared to the current Verizon plans. Let's just hope and pray that the TA starting tomorrow goes well and the 9900 is released sometime in Nov (preferably sooner than later). All of us AT&T'ers wanting the 9900 deserve something for our patience and perseverance.
    10-16-11 09:14 PM
  3. mnhockeycoach99's Avatar
    9780 never made it to field trial at at&t... It did come to the lab but didn't make it out because "others" made the decision that since you could get OS6 on the 9700 the differences were just too small and thus it died and never came to the field.

    By the time a device comes to the field at at&t it is 99% certain that it will be released as soon as its ready.


    PG
    How long does TA generally take? Once TA is done, is the next step for RIM to prep the AT&T 9900s for release with the approved hw/sw?

    Thank you for the steady stream of info.
    10-16-11 09:18 PM
  4. phonegeek#AC's Avatar
    How long does TA generally take? Once TA is done, is the next step for RIM to prep the AT&T 9900s for release with the approved hw/sw?

    Thank you for the steady stream of info.
    TA is scheduled for tomorrow, we won't likely hear for certain until Tuesday that it has achieved TA. At that point it is between RIM and our marketing folks on a release date but normally it is about two weeks to release.


    PG
    10-16-11 09:33 PM
  5. mnhockeycoach99's Avatar
    TA is scheduled for tomorrow, we won't likely hear for certain until Tuesday that it has achieved TA. At that point it is between RIM and our marketing folks on a release date but normally it is about two weeks to release.


    PG
    Thank you for the update. Between the 'possible' OS 2.0 release coming for PlayBook this week and hopefully good news on Tuesday regarding the 9900 TA, my finger will be tired of hitting the refresh button.

    Do you think TA approval looks favorable....considering everything else you have seen with the AT&T versions of the 9900?
    10-16-11 10:23 PM
  6. sallenthornton's Avatar
    Good news. I'm very interested in this phone. Not sure I will give up my iPhone 4 for it, but may add a third line. I started a small business and would like to keep the numbers separate. This would/should work nicely for my needs.
    10-16-11 10:56 PM
  7. qbnkelt's Avatar
    TA is scheduled for tomorrow, we won't likely hear for certain until Tuesday that it has achieved TA. At that point it is between RIM and our marketing folks on a release date but normally it is about two weeks to release.


    PG

    Thank YOU!!!! That just made my morning!!!!!
    10-17-11 04:27 AM
  8. shadysprings's Avatar
    Please let the 9900 come out on at&t already so we can end this dreadful thread. 800+ posts based on speculation and total made up stuff.
    10-17-11 04:48 AM
  9. ibcop's Avatar
    Please let the 9900 come out on at&t already so we can end this dreadful thread. 800+ posts based on speculation and total made up stuff.
    I don't think they are all "made up" posts. Some members have posted great information.
    10-17-11 07:40 AM
  10. DJLILM's Avatar
    800+ posts based on speculation and total made up stuff.
    that number gonna go up the closer we get to Nov

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-17-11 07:47 AM
  11. ADGrant's Avatar
    Funny, I got my final bill from AT&T yesterday. Opened it, paid it off, and breathed a sign of relief. Oh, and I also got a "Please don't leave us" letter from AT&T in a separate mailing offering to make me happy if I would just come back. Hm... since I didn't see in the letter (1) anything about having customer service reps that cared even in the slightest and (2) better coverage where I am, I figured they weren't trying hard enough.
    I have never had a problem with AT&T customer service reps. I have always found them quite helpful actually.

    For me leaving AT&T was not an option. My wife has a year left on her contract and mine is not up until the end of November.
    10-17-11 11:05 AM
  12. ifarlow's Avatar
    I don't doubt that people have had good experiences with AT&T, I just haven't. And that's both for cellular service and land line service.
    10-17-11 11:07 AM
  13. olblueyez's Avatar
    Wait till you get "a load" of VZW customer service. You will lament the day you signed up with them. I hope you can get the service you need with T-Mobile, Sprint, or one of the others.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Last edited by BigBadWulf; 10-21-11 at 11:11 AM. Reason: language
    10-17-11 11:15 AM
  14. ifarlow's Avatar
    So far, Verizon has been wonderful. No issues at all with customer service. They helped me get my discount and even applied it to my first bill. They are waving my activation fee. They gave me a $50 discount on my phone. They have all spoken English and have at least acted like they want to help. Much, much better than my experience with AT&T.
    10-17-11 11:18 AM
  15. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Phonegeek!!!! Any news on TA??? I know you said news might not filter out today, but....I'm hoping....
    10-17-11 01:03 PM
  16. warren86's Avatar
    At least that's the latest update. Anyway, seems ATT has been working super extra hard to provide its Bold 9900 users with the most restricted, expensive experience possible. Most likely the OS will feature such add-ons as inactive NFC, and if ATT can help it - no tethering for the Playbook without a tethering plan. Yes - the delay is being caused primarily by ATT's determination that no tethering shall take place on their network without them getting a cut of the action. Of course I'm sure on the day they release this super-handicapped version of the phone this forum will have a fix for all their hard work. Still, that's the main cause of the delay. Which of course makes me want to get a PlayBook even more.
    10-17-11 02:07 PM
  17. 3migo's Avatar
    At least that's the latest update. Anyway, seems ATT has been working super extra hard to provide its Bold 9900 users with the most restricted, expensive experience possible. Most likely the OS will feature such add-ons as inactive NFC, and if ATT can help it - no tethering for the Playbook without a tethering plan. Yes - the delay is being caused primarily by ATT's determination that no tethering shall take place on their network without them getting a cut of the action. Of course I'm sure on the day they release this super-handicapped version of the phone this forum will have a fix for all their hard work. Still, that's the main cause of the delay. Which of course makes me want to get a PlayBook even more.
    Well AT&T has already made it to where BB users can not tether to the Playbook and use the bridge browser without an added fee, so that wouldn't be anything new. And since NFC doesn't really have any practical applications, and I wouldn't use it as a wallet if the technology even came, I wouldn't be that upset if I couldn't use NFC.

    At this point, I don't care what AT&T does to it, I just want a new phone already.
    10-17-11 05:48 PM
  18. Double_J75's Avatar
    Holy cow I can't believe it hasn't been released! I can only imagine what you guys must be going through. I ran all over the place to get my 9810 back in late August. You guys are getting hosed
    10-17-11 06:32 PM
  19. Jake10021's Avatar
    I was told in my AT&T store today, by two separate reps, that the Bold would be available on November 6th. They said they had no word on pricing yet, but November 6th was a definite release date as far as they know.

    This was in the corporate store on 86th St and 3rd Ave in New York, NY.
    Last edited by Jake10021; 10-17-11 at 06:53 PM.
    3migo likes this.
    10-17-11 06:46 PM
  20. 3migo's Avatar
    I was told in my AT&T store today, by two separate reps, that the Bold would be available on November 6th. They said they had no word on pricing yet, but November 6th was a definite release date as far as they know.

    This was in the corporate store on 86th St and 3rd Ave in New York, NY.
    Let's hope so.
    10-17-11 10:03 PM
  21. ibcop's Avatar
    I was told in my AT&T store today, by two separate reps, that the Bold would be available on November 6th. They said they had no word on pricing yet, but November 6th was a definite release date as far as they know.

    This was in the corporate store on 86th St and 3rd Ave in New York, NY.
    Let's hope, but reps are usually (keyword) the last to know anything about a release.
    10-18-11 08:00 AM
  22. qbnkelt's Avatar
    This wait is killing me. I actually had a dream where someone gave me inside information but I couldn't share! A dream!!!
    I'd rather go back to dreaming about Robert Pattinson, to be quite frank!
    10-18-11 08:06 AM
  23. ibcop's Avatar
    This wait is killing me. I actually had a dream where someone gave me inside information but I couldn't share! A dream!!!
    I'd rather go back to dreaming about Robert Pattinson, to be quite frank!
    Haha! Still nothing from PG or CX on the TA acceptance!
    10-18-11 08:07 AM
  24. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I know!!!! I'm totally stalking CX! I don't know P G's Twitter info, otherwise I'd be stalking him too.
    Last edited by Qbnkelt; 10-18-11 at 08:18 AM.
    10-18-11 08:16 AM
  25. skdebisingh's Avatar
    Any updates on this yet? phonegeek said that we should have an update on Tuesday...
    10-18-11 10:34 AM
1,957 ... 3132333435 ...
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD