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Support Canada or Shut your company down &/or leave Canada


Are you guys not a Canadian company? Where are the BlackBerry phones on your website?

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Here it is https://shop.koodomobile.com/certifiedpreowned/c99999905-p0.html I think it's the only model that sells decently to stay in the lineup
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Pretty sure Koodo is a Canadian company too...not sure how it would support Canada if they shut down
Du wrote:

Pretty sure Koodo is a Canadian company too...not sure how it would support Canada if they shut down

They don't support Canada and Canada's companies and future generations, it is shamfull! They have a great opportunity to show Canadians and other countries that they care about Canada.
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BlackBerry has been very supportive to Canadians, what with production shifts to overseas and whatnot. And this was before they got into real trouble. If BlackBerry is serious about the Canadian market, they should do something about it.
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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/blackberry-will-pay-iphone-users-up-to-600-to-switch-phones-1.2848915
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How generous of Blackberry to offer $600 for a phone that sells for $970 before taxes (it says up to, which must mean that only the 128 GB version will get the total). And it's still in high demand. A used 128 GB iPhone 6 sells for more than a new Passport.
That is disgusting!
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Our beloved Tim Horton's is owned by Americans and sell coffee made with Arabica beans from another country, so should they leave Canada too?
Jonathan I wrote:

Our beloved Tim Horton's is owned by Americans and sell coffee made with Arabica beans from anoth...

You tell me!
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Given that the first smartphone Koodo offered was the BlackBerry Curve 8530, I find it odd that Koodo has no OS 10 BlackBerry phones currently offered on their website. Koodo will continue to lose its BlackBerry customers to other carriers if it continues to flip the birdie to such customers.
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Ryan Warawa wrote:

Given that the first smartphone Koodo offered was the BlackBerry Curve 8530, I find it odd that K...

You could always get your BB10 device directly from BB and get the No Tab discount from Koodo.
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Ryan Warawa wrote:

Given that the first smartphone Koodo offered was the BlackBerry Curve 8530, I find it odd that K...

Yes, I could, but I would choose to put myself through the inconvenience of doing that once Koodo treats its Android and iPhone customers the same way.
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Ryan Warawa wrote:

Given that the first smartphone Koodo offered was the BlackBerry Curve 8530, I find it odd that K...

It's not like Koodo carries every single Android and iPhone. If an android user wants the HTC One M8 or an iOS user wants the iPhone 6 Plus 128GB then they would be in the same boat as a BB10 user. Koodo is a wireless service provider. They provide cellular service. They are not in the business to sell cell phones. Check out companies who do sell cells phones as part of their business (either online or in store like at Staples) http://www.staples.ca/en/Cell-Phones/cat_CL204499_2-CA_1_20001
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Ryan Warawa wrote:

Given that the first smartphone Koodo offered was the BlackBerry Curve 8530, I find it odd that K...

No one is suggesting that Koodo carry every Android and iPhone model. If Koodo is indeed "not in the business to sell cell phones", then why carry any phone at all? But in looking at Koodo's website, one may choose between 12 new Android, 6 new iPhone, 1 new Windows, and 0 new BlackBerry models. This equates to Koodo is attracting 0 BlackBerry loyalists as new customers. It's fine and dandy that BlackBerry haters troll the BlackBerry section of the Koodo Mobile Community, but the more hate that BlackBerry haters send to us loyalists, the more us loyalists will ditch Koodo.
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Ryan Warawa wrote:

Given that the first smartphone Koodo offered was the BlackBerry Curve 8530, I find it odd that K...

Post an idea for Koodo to carry a BB10 option. If enough people want it then Koodo will have to listen. The removed the previous BB10 devices due to low sales, but market sentiment may have changed
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Ryan Warawa wrote:

Given that the first smartphone Koodo offered was the BlackBerry Curve 8530, I find it odd that K...

Dennis is bang on. The Blackberry devices were removed because they weren't selling. Its not that Koodo isn't doing anything for Blackberry customers, now its getting to the point where Blackberry isn't doing anything for their own customers. The market just isn't supporting them. Not a lot of people want to pay big prices for phones with a rather small app market. And as Dennis said, if you want it post it as an idea, and if enough people want it, it can get implemented.
Ryan Warawa wrote:

Given that the first smartphone Koodo offered was the BlackBerry Curve 8530, I find it odd that K...

I disagree with your comments. New BlackBerry phones have access to the android app world. I don't think it is too much to ask for them to put up a Canadian phone and state Buy Canadian!!!!
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Ryan Warawa wrote:

Given that the first smartphone Koodo offered was the BlackBerry Curve 8530, I find it odd that K...

The problem is that it isn't as easy as having the Google Play market on your phone. And if you really get into it, the Amazon App store doesn't have ALL the Android apps out there. But it does have a good selection of the most popular ones.

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