1. Gisella Ravelle's Avatar
    I have bit of a dilemma. After 4 months of complaining about dropped calls and poor service, Sprint has told me that the reason for the poor service is that they've recently updated their towers in my area and my Blackberry Tour 9630 is too old to receive updates from their updated towers. So, I need to get a new phone or continue to pay Sprint for poor service. I am interested in the BB Z30 or the BB Passport and Sprint doesn't carry either of these phones. Therefore, I will need to switch carriers which is fine with me as I'm not in a contract with Sprint. Should I endure the bad service a bit longer and wait for the BB Passport OR get the BB Z30? Any suggestions on the carrier for the Z30? Thanks.
    10-26-14 09:11 AM
  2. Andy_bb_king's Avatar
    Passport is a must. A suggestion from a guy who owned Z10->Z30-Passport.

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    10-26-14 09:25 AM
  3. Lendo's Avatar
    Z30 if it was me or wait for what's coming next.
    10-26-14 09:26 AM
  4. mlbrowninsc's Avatar
    I had the Z30 and switched to the Passport. No comparison, the Passport is a much better phone in my opinion. Love the screen and the keyboard. Guess it depends on what you do with the phone. Mine is used for email and calls most of the time so the screen and keyboard are great for me. I do very little video watching. Z30 may be a better choice if you use netflix etc

    Passport on AT&T
    10-26-14 09:43 AM
  5. houstoncheng's Avatar
    I use both - one for work and one personal. Performance wise, Passport wins hands down. There's no comparison. As a general phone, one that is portable in all situations, Z30 works very well.

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    10-26-14 09:55 AM
  6. andrewmcwhirter's Avatar
    Well, if you were rocking a tour 9630 all this time, you probably love your keyboard. I'd get the Passport. I have one and love it. I had a Z10 previously, but always missed the keyboard from my curves and Torch.

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    10-26-14 09:56 AM
  7. thymaster's Avatar
    You're paying for your service and if Sprint can't accommodate you should switch. If you're coming from the 9630 I would suggest the Passport because you might enjoy the similar keyboard. Also going from the 9630 to the Passport, you're in for a treat because BB10 is amazing.
    10-26-14 09:57 AM
  8. TheBirdDog's Avatar
    I also made the transition from Z10 to Z30 to Passport. To be honest, the Passport is an awesome beast but part of what makes it so great is how it has naturally evolved from all of these other incarnations. It really hasn't just come from the physical keyboard models. There is a lot of touch screen in this phone and I think that part of the joy of "flicking" the words up onto the screen comes from using a touch screen phone previously. Basically, I can't help you with your decision, but I am going to tell you that you can't go wrong either way.

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    10-26-14 10:02 AM
  9. rambo47's Avatar
    I had Sprint service for a couple years. I ported from AT&T to Sprint to get the Palm Pre on opening day, and what a disaster that turned out to be! I had a soft spot in my heart (and probably my head) for Palm as a former Treo user. Back in the day, the Treo was the bee's knees. It was one of the first successful "convergent devices" for consumers, putting phonebook, email, and internet together in one slick package.

    What kept me with Sprint even after I was out of contract was their phone selection; back then it was awesome. That, and unlimited data. Unfortunately the data was so slow that you COULDN'T use up any significant monthly allotment. The value of unlimited but dog-slow data was minimal, especially for me as I never used more than a couple gigabits per month anyway. When I switched to BlackBerrys and began a 10+ year obsession Sprint was a strong BlackBerry supporter. They got all the new models and I was a happy camper.

    Then came a fateful day in which I was driving in north-north New Jersey and my car's GSP couldn't find my destination. Whipped out my Sprint phone and brought up maps. BzzzzT!! No data connection. I was used to this with Sprint. So I figured I'd call home and have the wife look up the directions on a computer. BzzzzT!! No network connection at all! I threw a world class hissy fit on the side of the road, next to a farm's grain silo my car said was a high school. The very next day I was a new Verizon customer. The moral of this story is to drop Sprint like 3rd period French and never look back. If you want the Passport in the U.S. your only choice is looking like AT&T. There is still a chance Verizon will get the Passport some time after AT&T's exclusive runs it's course, but it's looking more and more like Verizon will get the Classic instead.
    10-26-14 10:30 AM
  10. vespajet's Avatar
    Go ahead and get the Passport. While I loved my Z10, I really did miss the physical keyboard and glad to have a variation of a physical keyboard with the Passport. Not to mention that the Passport is officially running the latest version of BB10 (although one can load said version onto their older BB10 devices).
    10-26-14 10:44 AM
  11. Dodger52's Avatar
    Wait for Passport, definitely it is such a great smartphone

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    10-26-14 10:48 AM
  12. Gisella Ravelle's Avatar
    I would love to get a Passport today. They simply aren't available anywhere in the US unless you want to pay some shady characters on Amazon an extra $200+ over list price for one. The Z30 isn't exactly easy to locate either. I see it on shopblackberry.com (doesn't work with Verizon or Sprint) but in all honesty I think I would rather have the Passport which is about $100 more. I'm so envious of all those people flaunting their new Passport on the forums. Thanks for all the input.
    10-26-14 12:34 PM
  13. vespajet's Avatar
    I would love to get a Passport today. They simply aren't available anywhere in the US unless you want to pay some shady characters on Amazon an extra $200+ over list price for one. The Z30 isn't exactly easy to locate either. I see it on shopblackberry.com (doesn't work with Verizon or Sprint) but in all honesty I think I would rather have the Passport which is about $100 more. I'm so envious of all those people flaunting their new Passport on the forums. Thanks for all the input.
    I wouldn't have mine if it wasn't for the forums here, as that's when I learned they were back in stock on Amazon a few days back and quickly scurried over there to order one. The markups on Amazon are obscene.
    10-26-14 01:18 PM

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