10-29-15 03:01 PM
32 12
tools
  1. jdr6000's Avatar
    For whatever it's worth...I had to speak with a tier 2 BlackBerry tech specialist last night and while waiting for an issue to boot up he checked on the Priv. Said he can confirm that they will definitely be selling it on their network but there was no info as to when (and even he did have that info he could not tell me).

    So, there's that.

    Posted via CB10
    10-20-15 08:07 PM
  2. BerryRipe's Avatar
    Awesome!

    Posted via CB10
    10-20-15 08:25 PM
  3. Michael_Stewart's Avatar
    I hate to be that guy, but you're not telling us anything we don't already know.
    Drew Oswalt likes this.
    10-20-15 08:35 PM
  4. LamarStarr's Avatar
    A source confirmed it's coming to all 4 major us carriers. Like 2 months ago

    Posted via CB10
    10-20-15 09:04 PM
  5. rickkel's Avatar
    Give the guy a break! I have also heard rumors a few weeks ago that the Priv would NOT be coming to Verizon. I appreciate that he shared this information knowing I don't have to switch carriers after all.
    HonnyBrown, 00stryder and GPuba like this.
    10-21-15 02:30 PM
  6. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    A source confirmed it's coming to all 4 major us carriers. Like 2 months ago

    Posted via CB10
    Rumors don't count as a conformation.... especially when only a two months before the Passport's launch, Verizon changed their minds about carrying it.

    That said I wold think with all the corporate accounts that Verizon has they would want the PRIV..... can you even get a CDMA BlackPhone?

    Not sure we'll see one in every retail location... but as long as it's available!
    10-21-15 02:53 PM
  7. jackcarr's Avatar
    Thanks for starting this thread and letting folks know of your experience/info. I was unsure. Currently on VW with a Z10.

    Posted via Z10
    10-21-15 03:55 PM
  8. Bonsaibo's Avatar
    Give the guy a break! I have also heard rumors a few weeks ago that the Priv would NOT be coming to Verizon. I appreciate that he shared this information knowing I don't have to switch carriers after all.
    Ditto
    HonnyBrown likes this.
    10-21-15 04:01 PM
  9. classact's Avatar
    I've been at this a pretty long time. I know how much or how little VZW reps are told and are allowed to say (pretty much zip on both counts). I also know how to get to senior people and departments and how to judge what I'm hearing.

    I just got off the phone with a supervisor at an advanced group of VZW tech support. She said it's confirmed it will be coming out soon (yes, I know we know that -- I'm just providing even more confirmation and reporting what she told me), and that, as to when, well, she said that for the years she's been with VZW they typically release major new phones around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and to watch for it around that time. She said they have not been given any information as to when it will release, but that that time frame seems highly reliable to her. She said it's very unlikely it would be after the Christmas shopping rush, and that the days of VZW taking months longer than others to test and approve phones are probably long gone by now -- especially with John Chen at the helm of BB (okay, so I added that last part, about John Chen, and she just agreed).

    She said the pre-ordering on ShopBlackBerry and low-fanfare initial shipments of the GSM phones are surely so they can test the waters before a more full-scale roll-out (which, again, I realize many of us already know -- though it seems many people haven't considered this aspect of things).

    I want to emphasize that she was pretty emphatic in repeatedly indicating that for it to be any later than late November is extremely unlikely in her judgment -- and I have a feeling she was basing that on, well, let's hope a bit more insight and information than she was saying she was privy to (I say that partly out of optimism and partly because, well, she was not couching or qualifying her prediction enough to leave room for anything else).
    10-25-15 05:48 PM
  10. consv93's Avatar
    I've been at this a pretty long time. I know how much or how little VZW reps are told and are allowed to say (pretty much zip on both counts). I also know how to get to senior people and departments and how to judge what I'm hearing.

    I just got off the phone with a supervisor at an advanced group of VZW tech support. She said it's confirmed it will be coming out soon (yes, I know we know that -- I'm just providing even more confirmation and reporting what she told me), and that, as to when, well, she said that for the years she's been with VZW they typically release major new phones around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and to watch for it around that time. She said they have not been given any information as to when it will release, but that that time frame seems highly reliable to her. She said it's very unlikely it would be after the Christmas shopping rush, and that the days of VZW taking months longer than others to test and approve phones are probably long gone by now -- especially with John Chen at the helm of BB (okay, so I added that last part, about John Chen, and she just agreed).

    She said the pre-ordering on ShopBlackBerry and low-fanfare initial shipments of the GSM phones are surely so they can test the waters before a more full-scale roll-out (which, again, I realize many of us already know -- though it seems many people haven't considered this aspect of things).

    I want to emphasize that she was pretty emphatic in repeatedly indicating that for it to be any later than late November is extremely unlikely in her judgment -- and I have a feeling she was basing that on, well, let's hope a bit more insight and information than she was saying she was privy to (I say that partly out of optimism and partly because, well, she was not couching or qualifying her prediction enough to leave room for anything else).
    So you're thinking the last week of November?
    10-25-15 05:52 PM
  11. classact's Avatar
    So you're thinking the last week of November?
    Well, yeah, give or take a week or two, I guess.
    10-25-15 05:54 PM
  12. thebum23's Avatar
    I've been at this a pretty long time. I know how much or how little VZW reps are told and are allowed to say (pretty much zip on both counts). I also know how to get to senior people and departments and how to judge what I'm hearing.

    I just got off the phone with a supervisor at an advanced group of VZW tech support. She said it's confirmed it will be coming out soon (yes, I know we know that -- I'm just providing even more confirmation and reporting what she told me), and that, as to when, well, she said that for the years she's been with VZW they typically release major new phones around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and to watch for it around that time. She said they have not been given any information as to when it will release, but that that time frame seems highly reliable to her. She said it's very unlikely it would be after the Christmas shopping rush, and that the days of VZW taking months longer than others to test and approve phones are probably long gone by now -- especially with John Chen at the helm of BB (okay, so I added that last part, about John Chen, and she just agreed).

    She said the pre-ordering on ShopBlackBerry and low-fanfare initial shipments of the GSM phones are surely so they can test the waters before a more full-scale roll-out (which, again, I realize many of us already know -- though it seems many people haven't considered this aspect of things).

    I want to emphasize that she was pretty emphatic in repeatedly indicating that for it to be any later than late November is extremely unlikely in her judgment -- and I have a feeling she was basing that on, well, let's hope a bit more insight and information than she was saying she was privy to (I say that partly out of optimism and partly because, well, she was not couching or qualifying her prediction enough to leave room for anything else).
    If this conversation really happened, I love you!!! Can't wait to activate my Priv on Verizon already!!!

    Posted via CB10
    10-25-15 06:14 PM
  13. ummie4's Avatar
    This is why I read these forums. I know that this is nothing more than hearsay but I don't care. At least gives some hope.

    Posted via CB10
    00stryder and Camelhmpz like this.
    10-25-15 06:30 PM
  14. Bonsaibo's Avatar
    This is why I read these forums. I know that this is nothing more than hearsay but I don't care. At least gives some hope.

    Posted via CB10
    Amen!
    10-25-15 06:48 PM
  15. Camelhmpz's Avatar
    This is why I read these forums. I know that this is nothing more than hearsay but I don't care. At least gives some hope.

    Posted via CB10
    Ya. I sure hate to get my hopes up tho and it never happen.

    Posted via CB10
    10-25-15 07:06 PM
  16. medic22003's Avatar
    Well I hope they actually have this one in store so we can look at it before we buy it. The reviews on the z30 were good enough I bought one, but that doesn't replace actually trying it out first-hand.

    Posted via CB10
    10-25-15 07:14 PM
  17. Z30Commission's Avatar
    Ya. I sure hate to get my hopes up tho and it never happen.

    Posted via CB10
    After seeing that simulator, I'm all in. Hopefully this week the one we want will hit the FCC. I think I'm more obsessed with the FCC than Verizon at this point. Reps speculate, the FCC validates.

    Posted via CB10
    00stryder likes this.
    10-25-15 09:06 PM
  18. Bonsaibo's Avatar
    After seeing that simulator, I'm all in. Hopefully this week the one we want will hit the FCC. I think I'm more obsessed with the FCC than Verizon at this point. Reps speculate, the FCC validates.

    Posted via CB10
    We can hope!
    Z30Commission likes this.
    10-25-15 09:21 PM
  19. Xadion's Avatar
    Thought one that had the appropriate verizon stuff did pass through FCC with the others last week?

    Posted via CB10
    10-26-15 05:42 AM
  20. donnation's Avatar
    Why doesn't Blackberry just tell us? They seem to be stuck back in 2007 when they would release a phone for one carrier. No major OEM's do this type of thing now. They release it for all carriers right away. Doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me.
    10-26-15 05:51 AM
  21. walt63's Avatar
    I already plan to move to AT&T once I receive my Priv. Here are my reasons why if anyone cares.

    VZW has a tendency to alter Android OS - disabling some features that make the phone unique. They did this with my LG G4. I was not happy.

    In my area, VZW service is not superior to the competition to justify a premium price.

    VZW is terrible with delivering updates to devices while other carriers, especially GSM seem to have them available just weeks after.

    Posted via CB10
    Last edited by walt63; 10-26-15 at 07:48 AM.
    10-26-15 06:17 AM
  22. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    Thought one that had the appropriate verizon stuff did pass through FCC with the others last week?

    Posted via CB10
    No. I mistook the TD-LTE one as the Verizon version, then raino pointed it out that it doesn't support CDMA, there was no test data.
    10-26-15 06:23 AM
  23. Camelhmpz's Avatar
    I already plan to move to AT&T once I receive my Priv. Here are my reasons why if anyone cares.

    VZW has a tendency to alter Android OS - disabling some features that make the phone unique. They did this with my LG G4. I was not happy.

    In my area, VZW service is not superior to get competition to justify a premium price.

    VZW is terrible with delivering updates to devices while other carriers, especially GSM seem to have them available just weeks after.

    Posted via CB10
    Thanks for the insight. I have a hard time switching (or making the decision to) because I have unlimited data and I don't want to pay more for a limit with AT&T. (and that is the only option I would consider)

    The ONLY main reason to switch is for a GSM phone so I don't have to worry about if a carrier will have a phone I like, but then again it only seems to be BlackBerry's I'm concerned about and if this is their "last ditch effort" will this switch be in vain? Cause I have never considered android at ALL, only dabbled in iOS 5 for a year or so and have always used a BlackBerry. I like the idea of a Nexus and getting my updates directly from the maker versus waiting and waiting for a carrier, but a less secure version of Android makes me nervous.

    Posted via CB10
    BerryRipe likes this.
    10-26-15 07:26 AM
  24. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    After seeing that simulator, I'm all in. Hopefully this week the one we want will hit the FCC. I think I'm more obsessed with the FCC than Verizon at this point. Reps speculate, the FCC validates.

    Posted via CB10
    Anyone can do the search.

    https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/repor...ericSearch.cfm

    Enter the Applicant Code as "L6A" for BlackBerry, then filter by Action Date. You want to put start October, end December (yes it needs an end date, only from doesn't work)
    Camelhmpz and Z30Commission like this.
    10-26-15 07:40 AM
  25. Camelhmpz's Avatar
    Anyone can do the search.

    https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/repor...ericSearch.cfm

    Enter the Applicant Code as "L6A" for BlackBerry, then filter by Action Date. You want to put start October, end December (yes it needs an end date, only from doesn't work)
    "Grantee Code". :-D

    Posted via CB10
    10-26-15 07:59 AM
32 12

Similar Threads

  1. Tmo Priv?
    By macterp in forum General Carrier Discussion
    Replies: 335
    Last Post: 02-28-16, 10:42 AM
  2. One thing I need the Priv to have...
    By TheBirdDog in forum BlackBerry Priv
    Replies: 55
    Last Post: 11-04-15, 07:57 PM
  3. BlackBerry PRIV now on Rogers Online Reservation System
    By 3junior in forum BlackBerry Priv
    Replies: 93
    Last Post: 10-22-15, 03:08 PM
  4. Sold my Passport to buy the Priv
    By nward2010 in forum BlackBerry Priv
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 10-21-15, 02:59 AM
  5. Priv Pricing
    By mawil1013 in forum BlackBerry Priv
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-20-15, 09:27 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD