1. xterrabuzz's Avatar
    Really would like to be able to utilize an older Bold on a service in the US. Anybody using an older BB in US still??
    02-22-21 02:06 PM
  2. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Really would like to be able to utilize an older Bold on a service in the US. Anybody using an older BB in US still??
    I believe the answer is now zero and none. The last carrier to activate BIS was AT&T who seem to have stopped recently.
    02-22-21 02:46 PM
  3. the_boon's Avatar
    @idssteve are you still using your 9900 on a US carrier?
    02-22-21 02:48 PM
  4. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    @idssteve are you still using your 9900 on a US carrier?
    He switched to AT&T when VZW announced earlier than AT&T shutdown last year. I think BIS on AT&T is still up and running just won’t activate devices anymore.
    02-22-21 02:53 PM
  5. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Really would like to be able to utilize an older Bold on a service in the US. Anybody using an older BB in US still??
    AT&T was the last, and they have recently stopped activating not VoLTE compliant phones....

    Those still active will work for a while, but nothing new can be added. Unless you know someone...
    02-22-21 03:11 PM
  6. idssteve's Avatar
    @idssteve are you still using your 9900 on a US carrier?
    Yep. Typing on it this moment. Moved to ATT a year ago Dec just to keep Agent99 on the job. Last I heard, they won't activate any fresh ones, now.

    A shame since they'd make a fortune on typing maniacs like me if they charged per word of text, again... "Progress" isn't always forward for ALL of us... Lol.
    02-22-21 03:21 PM
  7. the_boon's Avatar
    Yep. Typing on it this moment. Moved to ATT a year ago Dec just to keep Agent99 on the job. Last I heard, they won't activate any fresh ones, now.

    A shame since they'd make a fortune on typing maniacs like me if they charged per word of text, again... "Progress" isn't always forward for ALL of us... Lol.
    So basically, unless you had to replace the motherboard, you're good to go on the thing.
    02-22-21 03:34 PM
  8. idssteve's Avatar
    So basically, unless you had to replace the motherboard, you're good to go on the thing.
    Yep. Carrier & BIS wise all still "functional". Things act a little weird in spots. Especially voicemail on roaming systems. But mostly all systems "normal"... Still. No telling for how long? A coworker successfully moved his ATT sim card from his damaged 9900 into an ebay att branded 9900 last summer and things shifted without a hitch...?? Dunno of anyone attempting such since. Will say that ATT truly welcomed my company's migration and seemed eager to accommodate.
    02-22-21 04:09 PM
  9. the_boon's Avatar
    Yep. Carrier & BIS wise all still "functional". Things act a little weird in spots. Especially voicemail on roaming systems. But mostly all systems "normal"... Still. No telling for how long? A coworker successfully moved his ATT sim card from his damaged 9900 into an ebay att branded 9900 last summer and things shifted without a hitch...?? Dunno of anyone attempting such since. Will say that ATT truly welcomed my company's migration and seemed eager to accommodate.
    And once this is no longer an option, is the LE the next solution?
    02-22-21 04:15 PM
  10. idssteve's Avatar
    And once this is no longer an option, is the LE the next solution?
    Likely most of the solution. Holding out hope beyond hope Classic might soldier on a bit but LE's next in line for me. Simple numbers. LE clocks third best wpm in my hand behind Classic & 9900.

    Still experimenting with linking 9900 to LE (or?) as a bluetooth typing appliance for longer typing sessions. Will dearly miss Agent99's rapidfire pop&sms proficiency, tho.
    02-22-21 04:40 PM
  11. the_boon's Avatar
    Likely most of the solution. Holding out hope beyond hope Classic might soldier on a bit but LE's next in line for me. Simple numbers. LE clocks third best wpm in my hand behind Classic & 9900.

    Still experimenting with linking 9900 to LE (or?) as a bluetooth typing appliance for longer typing sessions. Will dearly miss Agent99's rapidfire pop&sms proficiency, tho.
    If you're gonna link the 9900's keyboard to another phone (if that's even possible), might as well do it to a slab so you can enjoy a bigger screen.

    Then if/when you get tired of the weird contraption combo, just carry the LE by itself instead lol
    02-22-21 04:42 PM
  12. idssteve's Avatar
    If you're gonna link the 9900's keyboard to another phone (if that's even possible), might as well do it to a slab so you can enjoy a bigger screen.

    Then if/when you get tired of the weird contraption combo, just carry the LE by itself instead lol
    Lol... To be clear, some coworkers have bluetooth "linked" the entire 9900 handset to a "rooted" ancient android slab of some type. Sortasimilar to PlayBook "link". If that makes sense. It's quite a butcher job, software wise, but no hardware alterations. 9900 remains comfortably in hand, intact, acting as a keyboard and mouse pointer on the old android. Just a concept test. I'm currently using a deactivated 99 for typing out some lengthy manuscripts during opportune down times... Just transferring the file via BT to LE, or D60, then on to OneDrive...

    Cumbersome attempts at maximizing daily production. Which attempts "stick" will depend on the numbers...
    Last edited by idssteve; 02-22-21 at 05:06 PM.
    02-22-21 04:54 PM
  13. SteinwayTransitCorp's Avatar
    Really would like to be able to utilize an older Bold on a service in the US. Anybody using an older BB in US still??
    T- Mobile supports the Classic and Passport. They will run until the end of next year.
    02-23-21 06:43 PM
  14. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    T- Mobile supports the Classic and Passport. They will run until the end of next year.
    Yes, but I don't believe they are allowing new activations of these devices. Existing devices remain supported until the end of the year, but that's a different issue.
    02-24-21 02:30 AM
  15. SteinwayTransitCorp's Avatar
    Yes, but I don't believe they are allowing new activations of these devices. Existing devices remain supported until the end of the year, but that's a different issue.
    You have to put in a T Mobile activated SIM and they will work fine.
    02-25-21 11:16 AM
  16. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    You have to put in a T Mobile activated SIM and they will work fine.
    Correct but that means customer has to have an existing line and SIM to switch over.

    If not customer will need to purchase a new SIM card that includes the larger SIM punchout for some of the old BB10 devices. Then customer will have to activate line and SIM with current supported and listed device IMEI first. Then I'd recommend using the correct SIM card size instead of SIM adapter. If you're not careful, you can bend or break the SIM contact pins inside the device.

    I'm sure you know this but for the sake of the others.
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    02-25-21 12:22 PM
  17. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    Also, while I don't expect this to happen (but you never know, given that John Legere is gone), T-Mo's network can tell it exactly what phone a SIM is in, and they could easily do what AT&T does and disable any SIM in a non-approved phone. And that could be implanted on any random day.
    02-25-21 09:23 PM
  18. SteinwayTransitCorp's Avatar
    Also, while I don't expect this to happen (but you never know, given that John Legere is gone), T-Mo's network can tell it exactly what phone a SIM is in, and they could easily do what AT&T does and disable any SIM in a non-approved phone. And that could be implanted on any random day.
    BELLEVUE, Wash. (November 18, 2019) – T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) today announced that its Board of Directors has named Mike Sievert as Chief Executive Officer, effective May 1, 2020. Currently President, Chief Operating Officer and a Board Director, Sievert will assume the CEO role from John Legere after the conclusion of Legere’s contract on April 30, 2020. Sievert’s new title will be President and CEO. Legere will remain a member of the Board.

    The CEO transition is part of the Board’s well-established succession planning process to position the next generation of leadership at T-Mobile to take the Company forward.

    “John Legere has had an enormously successful run as CEO. As the architect of the Un-carrier strategy and the company’s complete transformation, John has put T-Mobile US in an incredibly strong position. I have the highest respect for his performance as a manager and as a friend, I am very grateful to him for the time together,” said Tim Höttges, Deutsche Telekom CEO, and Chairman of the Board of T-Mobile US. “John taught everyone at T-Mobile that if you listen to customers and empower employees, you can change a culture – and by doing so – change a company and an entire industry. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank John, and of course Mike, and all the employees for everything they have achieved over the past seven years. We have tremendous respect for John’s leadership and appreciate his incredible contributions to T-Mobile’s success. The Board is pleased that John will support this leadership transition while focusing on closing our pending acquisition of Sprint.”

    With Legere’s involvement, the Board undertook a comprehensive, multi-year, leadership succession planning process tied to the strategic direction of T-Mobile and has chosen Sievert to step into the CEO role next Spring. Sievert has worked alongside Legere for the last seven years, transforming T-Mobile into the fastest growing wireless provider in the market and ultimately into the tremendously successful Un-carrier. As T-Mobile’s Chief Marketing Officer and then COO, Sievert led the design and execution of the 16 Un-carrier “moves” that have defined the company and established T-Mobile as the customer satisfaction leader and most-loved brand in the industry.

    Today, in his current role as President and COO, Sievert leads a team of tens of thousands of customer-focused disruptors and innovators who are changing the rules of wireless every day. He leads all of T-Mobile’s marketing and product groups, and all retail, sales, and customer support groups for all of T-Mobile’s segments and brands, among other responsibilities. In addition, over the past two years he has worked closely with Legere on T-Mobile’s merger planning, integration, and regulatory approval initiatives, with the goal of creating the New T-Mobile by successfully closing the pending acquisition of Sprint. Sievert has also served as a member of the T-Mobile Board of Directors for nearly 2 years.

    Sievert and T-Mobile are dedicated to continuing and supercharging the Un-carrier strategy as the New T-Mobile.

    “I have had the opportunity to get to know Mike both personally and professionally over our years of working together, and I am very pleased to be welcoming him to his impending new role,” commented Tim Höttges. “He has been actively involved in all our most important corporate decisions since he joined T-Mobile in 2012. Mike is an experienced, passionate, and results-oriented leader, who cares deeply about our employees and customers and lives the Un-carrier values of the T-Mobile brand every day. He has the support of John Legere and the full confidence of the Board.”

    “I hired Mike in 2012 and I have great confidence in him. I have mentored him as he took on increasingly broad responsibilities, and he is absolutely the right choice as T-Mobile’s next CEO,” said John Legere. “Mike is well prepared to lead T-Mobile into the future. He has a deep understanding of where T-Mobile has been and where it needs to go to remain the most innovative company in the industry. I am extremely proud of the culture and enthusiasm we have built around challenging the status quo and our ongoing commitment to putting customers first. Together, these attributes have distinguished T-Mobile in the marketplace and on Wall Street, giving us a powerful business advantage that is instilled throughout every level of T-Mobile. I am confident it will thrive under Mike’s leadership.”

    “In the months ahead, my focus will be on ensuring a smooth leadership transition and continuing to work closely with the Board and Mike to complete the Sprint transaction,” added John Legere. “This merger will create the New T-Mobile – a company that is uniquely positioned to continue disrupting the wireless category – and beyond. This marks the beginning of a dynamic new chapter for T-Mobile.”

    “I am very grateful to Tim and the Board for this exciting opportunity to lead T-Mobile into the future,” commented Mike Sievert. “I personally want to thank John for all he has done for me and for the T-Mobile brand, our customers, employees, partners, and investors. John is a one-of-a-kind, visionary leader who has redefined the role of CEO and demonstrated how to use it to create positive change for customers, employees, and investors alike. I have been fortunate to work together with him to build T-Mobile’s purpose-driven strategy to address customer pain points, an approach that has been the foundation for our unprecedented growth.”

    “The Un-carrier culture, which all our employees live every day, will not change,” continued Mike Sievert. “T-Mobile is not just about one individual. Our company is built around an extraordinarily capable management team and thousands of talented, committed, and customer-obsessed employees. Going forward, my mission is to build on T-Mobile’s industry-leading reputation for empowering employees to deliver an outstanding customer experience and to position T-Mobile not only as the leading mobile carrier, but as one of the most admired companies in America.”
    02-26-21 02:41 PM
  19. SteinwayTransitCorp's Avatar
    Also, while I don't expect this to happen (but you never know, given that John Legere is gone), T-Mo's network can tell it exactly what phone a SIM is in, and they could easily do what AT&T does and disable any SIM in a non-approved phone. And that could be implanted on any random day.
    I do not seeing that kind of change since the person stepping in is cut from the same mold in the US and parent Germany.
    02-26-21 02:42 PM
  20. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    I do not seeing that kind of change since the person stepping in is cut from the same mold in the US and parent Germany.
    I'm optimistic, but there's now a lot of influence from the Sprint side, which was radically different from T-Mo, and FAR less customer-friendly. And we've already seen a few less-friendly policies put into place. Hopefully we don't see any more.
    02-26-21 03:42 PM
  21. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    I do not seeing that kind of change since the person stepping in is cut from the same mold in the US and parent Germany.
    I'm optimistic, but there's now a lot of influence from the Sprint side, which was radically different from T-Mo, and FAR less customer-friendly. And we've already seen a few less-friendly policies put into place. Hopefully we don't see any more.
    T-Mobile paid for a very captive and device locked userbase that accepted draconian policies for whatever reasons. That even factored into price that was paid, knowing Sprint customers weren't BYOD and couldn't unlock devices and go elsewhere in any close to reasonable manner.

    Basically, half of new carrier, T-Mobile, customer base is Sprint and happy just to breathe fresh air. Some old T-Mobile customers will be let go to keep some of the old Sprint corporate practices.
    02-26-21 05:29 PM
  22. SteinwayTransitCorp's Avatar
    T-Mobile paid for a very captive and device locked userbase that accepted draconian policies for whatever reasons. That even factored into price that was paid, knowing Sprint customers weren't BYOD and couldn't unlock devices and go elsewhere in any close to reasonable manner.

    Basically, half of new carrier, T-Mobile, customer base is Sprint and happy just to breathe fresh air. Some old T-Mobile customers will be let go to keep some of the old Sprint corporate practices.
    People with Sprint phones are being told to update and change over. T mobile parent company is still very customer friendly and once the shack out happens it should calm down.
    02-26-21 08:36 PM
  23. SteinwayTransitCorp's Avatar
    Some small changes more about integration than anything else. I know they are steering Sprint consumers to ditch their phones as soon as possible. Also the good thing is the parent company is very customer friendly.
    02-26-21 08:37 PM
  24. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    People with Sprint phones are being told to update and change over. T mobile parent company is still very customer friendly and once the shack out happens it should calm down.
    Imagine the entire former Sprint customer side of the business all buying new carrier phones in about 12-18 month period.
    02-27-21 12:08 AM
  25. passportowner's Avatar
    Have experiences only with BB10 devices on European networks in different countries. They working ok.
    Just bought a SIM at Telenor, did not asked them about BB support, but it works as supposed. Only problem is: the phone shows up a time-zone notification after every boot. This is not a big deal.
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