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  1. brian_peterson's Avatar
    I figured we might as well start one.
    bob03sue, Wrec and Walter Kuhn like this.
    06-04-18 05:22 PM
  2. phuoc's Avatar
    You have a recruit.
    06-04-18 06:05 PM
  3. bakron1's Avatar
    I am waiting to see availability and price, I will probably pick up a US GSM unlocked model if the price is reasonable.
    IndianTiwari likes this.
    06-05-18 04:18 AM
  4. gjh1978's Avatar
    I am waiting to see availability and price, I will probably pick up a US GSM unlocked model if the price is reasonable.
    They really should follow the Apple and Samsung model and offer a universal unlocked device for North America... I'm hoping that's what they do, would satisfy all potential end users.
    bluesqueen23 and mundo472 like this.
    06-05-18 04:54 AM
  5. conite's Avatar
    They really should follow the Apple and Samsung model and offer a universal unlocked device for North America... I'm hoping that's what they do, would satisfy all potential end users.
    Carrier relationships are critical for Enterprise sales.

    So far, Telus, Rogers, and Bell seem to have their own variants.
    06-05-18 05:29 AM
  6. gjh1978's Avatar
    Carrier relationships are critical for Enterprise sales.

    So far, Telus, Rogers, and Bell seem to have their own variants.
    Mistake.
    06-05-18 05:30 AM
  7. conite's Avatar
    Mistake.
    When you don't have massive marketing clout, you need the webspace and/or shelf space offered by the carriers. You need carrier plans to make devices affordable for many, and you need carrier support for Enterprise.
    bibbula and The_Passporter like this.
    06-05-18 05:32 AM
  8. gjh1978's Avatar
    When you don't have massive marketing clout, you need the webspace and/or shelf space offered by the carriers. You need carrier plans to make devices affordable for many, and you need carrier support for Enterprise.
    Explain the failure of the KEYone with North American carriers then.

    Sprint saw abysmal sales, so much that they pulled it. Sprint Enterprise didn't even know about it.

    AT&T never had it in store or on shelf. The variant saw limited sales as well.

    Verizon & T-Mobile.... Crickets
    jeffsantos likes this.
    06-05-18 05:36 AM
  9. conite's Avatar
    Explain the failure of the KEYone with North American carriers then.

    Sprint saw abysmal sales, so much that they pulled it. Sprint Enterprise didn't even know about it.

    AT&T never had it in store or on shelf. The variant saw limited sales as well.

    Verizon & T-Mobile.... Crickets
    I don't know the actual Sprint and AT&T numbers. The US is a difficult market for the BlackBerry brand, and it's a process.
    06-05-18 05:40 AM
  10. gjh1978's Avatar
    I don't know the actual Sprint and AT&T numbers. The US is a difficult market for the BlackBerry brand, and it's a process.
    Process...right.
    ppeters914 likes this.
    06-05-18 05:40 AM
  11. Emaderton3's Avatar
    We have no evidence of a CDMA model, correct? Real bummer.

    Verizon does have the K1 listed on its official BYOD list. So not completely forgotten.
    06-05-18 06:58 AM
  12. ikalinin's Avatar
    the launch was basically a presentation of everything that leaked..
    no carrier info, nothing...
    06-07-18 10:00 AM
  13. gjh1978's Avatar
    https://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=20747

    Here is a report that the US variant will work with:

    AT&T
    Verizon
    Sprint
    T-Mobile

    It’s also been documented that the US variant will not have CDMA access.
    C_McD likes this.
    06-07-18 10:24 AM
  14. NewPreKnox's Avatar
    Isn't CDMA required to work on Verizon? I thought that's what I was told. If the Key2 will work with Verizon, great. If not, sad. Thanks.
    06-07-18 10:30 AM
  15. gjh1978's Avatar
    Isn't CDMA required to work on Verizon? I thought that's what I was told. If the Key2 will work with Verizon, great. If not, sad. Thanks.
    CDMA is not required to work on Verizon. Most of their network has been overlayed with LTE by now. You may encounter some VERY rural places where LTE is not working yet, but those are few and far in between. CDMA will be shut down completely between 6/2019 and 12/2019 anyways.
    NewPreKnox and C_McD like this.
    06-07-18 10:34 AM
  16. ikalinin's Avatar
    so wait.. will the black K1 w/ 4GB of ram work w/ Verizon SIM?
    06-07-18 01:43 PM
  17. ikalinin's Avatar
    https://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=20747

    Here is a report that the US variant will work with:

    AT&T
    Verizon
    Sprint
    T-Mobile

    It’s also been documented that the US variant will not have CDMA access.
    there's also this...
    https://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=20748

    "Disappointingly, the phone doesn't have Band 71 for T-Mobile, nor does it have CDMA for Sprint and Verizon. It's possible the phone will work on Verizon's network thanks to Bands 4 and 13."
    06-07-18 01:49 PM
  18. ikalinin's Avatar
    hmm... another site shows support for Verizon..
    https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile...kberry-keyone/
    06-07-18 01:52 PM
  19. Emaderton3's Avatar
    So, the question is whether to risk it now on Verizon?
    06-07-18 05:05 PM
  20. ikalinin's Avatar
    for what its worth: I spoke with a verizon rep just now, that confirmed that the BlackBerry Key2 BBF100-2 is indeed on the Verizon Whitelist, and was added this month to their article of equipment guide. he said that the information will be live on their site soon.

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    06-07-18 05:24 PM
  21. portplayer's Avatar
    for what its worth: I spoke with a verizon rep just now, that confirmed that the BlackBerry Key2 BBF100-2 is indeed on the Verizon Whitelist, and was added this month to their article of equipment guide. he said that the information will be live on their site soon.

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    Wow. Big Red has officially thrown in the towel. If wifi calling is enabled too, one might see Berry users fleeing gsm us carriers.
    C_McD likes this.
    06-07-18 05:45 PM
  22. ikalinin's Avatar
    Yea. Something about Verizon allowing LTE only devices since july 1st. Doesnt have to have cdma
    06-07-18 05:54 PM
  23. Carjackd's Avatar
    Carrier relationships are critical for Enterprise sales.

    So far, Telus, Rogers, and Bell seem to have their own variants.
    Sasktel?
    06-07-18 05:56 PM
  24. conite's Avatar
    Sasktel?
    YukonCom.
    Carjackd likes this.
    06-07-18 05:57 PM
  25. Carjackd's Avatar
    Process...right.
    Well what shaped you refer to it as? It's a long haul based on their market share. This is why they are focusing on the regions that they have. They sell more devices in Canada than any other region per capita . It's important to grow those areas first. This is not and never was a quick turn around
    06-07-18 06:01 PM
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