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Koodo needs to carry the blackberry line. All I want in life is a solid keyboard and I cannot get that with a dumb iPhone. Please bring in at least one keyboard blackberry(classic).

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Userlevel 7
I agree, there needs to be some BB love.
Userlevel 4
I picked up a 99 dollar Telus prepaid q5 for a family member to use on Koodo. Not as nice as the classic, but good value
Userlevel 7
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Ry wrote:

I picked up a 99 dollar Telus prepaid q5 for a family member to use on Koodo. Not as nice as the ...

I picked up a second-hand mint Leap for $275 recently. Very happy with it.
Userlevel 3
You can purchase a prepaid BB Q5 (Telus network- can be used with Koodo) at Best Buy for $129.99 before taxes. I own a Q5 (bought at Koodo when they carried them). Sometimes they are on sale for $99.99. It's a lower end model compared to the Classic. I've owned mine a year without any issues. A great phone! I agree it would be great if Koodo could carry a few models. BB's are great devices. 🙂
Userlevel 6
Preach
absolutely agreed!
Userlevel 6
I'll definitely chime in and say it would be nice to include the Canadian company in the phone selection.
However Koodo did used to sell blacberry and if anyone knows whether or not that venture would be profitable, Koodo would.
There's just not enough interest.

Most BB users are business people with corporate plans through Telus. Most people headin to Koodo want the iphones and samsungs etc.

That being said, I would love to own a Priv 😛
If Koodo expects us to go and get our own phones, they need to reinstate the "bring your own device" discount. 

I would totally understand if blackberries- and any other niche models- are internet order only rather than stocked at the shops/ booths. But they need to be available. 

My Q5 is on the way out and needs replacing and koodo does not offer a single handset that interests me. My TAB balance is already +$50. Losing customers that don't even want to leave the network is the most basic business screw up there is. 

Dissapointed & Frustrated. 
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Pizzawheel wrote:

If Koodo expects us to go and get our own phones, they need to reinstate the "bring your own devi...

I own a blackberry and I accept that its less than niche at this point. 600k total device sales last quarter and I expect it to dip below 500k on the earnings call next week. The tab is basically a no interest loan now with sales thrown in sometimes as exceptions to the rule. Besides, if you really want to support BlackBerry, I would suggest buying direct anyways so they get 100% of the cash. I also would not pick carriers on what phones they offer.
Pizzawheel wrote:

If Koodo expects us to go and get our own phones, they need to reinstate the "bring your own devi...

True, I just found that Virgin has dropped BB too. It still irks me that I'm building this tab balance that I can't use though- beyond getting a phone for free and selling it on. I'd sooner have a monthly discount. 
Pizzawheel wrote:

If Koodo expects us to go and get our own phones, they need to reinstate the "bring your own devi...

I agree with you, Pizza and Mitchell. My tab balance is + $140 and growing and I would like a BB PRIV. Am waiting for Koodo to carry them again.
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Pizzawheel wrote:

If Koodo expects us to go and get our own phones, they need to reinstate the "bring your own devi...

Koodo will not. The new flagship is the dtek60, and if the leaks are correct, they barely more than 10000 dtek50s and we're obligated by contract to order at least 20k dtek60s. Private sales have dropped greatly since Koodo last carried them as well. If you want a priv, I suggest looking at Kijiji, eBay, or buy from blackberry during their next sale.
Pizzawheel wrote:

If Koodo expects us to go and get our own phones, they need to reinstate the "bring your own devi...

Leaks? Why is it every time I post talking about how I want a BB, someone refers to leaks or rumours.  I don't want to buy outside and bring it in.  I want to use my tab. Others do too.
If I purchase an unlocked Blackberry passport, can I use it on the Koodo network?
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Terry L Newman wrote:

If I purchase an unlocked Blackberry passport, can I use it on the Koodo network?

Yes. For future reference you can use willmyphonework.net to see for jsut about any phone on any carrier.
You'll be looking for 850/1900mhz for 3G and 1700/2100 for LTE and more and more 2600mhz as well.
Terry L Newman wrote:

If I purchase an unlocked Blackberry passport, can I use it on the Koodo network?

Thank you!!

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