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Why does Koodo not offer Blackberry anymore? I will drop them like a hot potato and jump to Virgin or Dogpile...


Blackberry?

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Userlevel 7
Hi Trevor,

Why don;t you just go out and purchase an unlocked version of the phone on ebay? You can then bring it over to Koodo.
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Mathieu wrote:

Hi Trevor,

Why don;t you just go out and purchase an unlocked version of the phone on ebay? You ...

For a lot of reasons that you even know yourself so...
I have a positive tab of $150. Maybe I will purchase a Samsung for my wife with it...Then I will go to T Mobile in the states and get their plan with unlimited free roaming in Canada/Mexico...tell all the Canadian carriers to pound salt! Telus carries BlackBerry and Koodo used to-I am just tired of being treated like crap.
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Trevor2914 wrote:

I have a positive tab of $150. Maybe I will purchase a Samsung for my wife with it...Then I ...

How has Koodo "poorly" treated you exactly?
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Trevor2914 wrote:

I have a positive tab of $150. Maybe I will purchase a Samsung for my wife with it...Then I ...

Good Luck with that!

How long can I stay in Mexico or Canada and expect service?T-Mobile plans are designed for domestic use in the U.S.
The plan is not intended for extended international stays.
Please see your terms and conditions for more details
Trevor2914 wrote:

I have a positive tab of $150. Maybe I will purchase a Samsung for my wife with it...Then I ...

Poor Service from Koodo
1) dropped calls all the time even sitting in my house in Calgary (mostly 'network unavailable)
2) paying highest cell phone rates in world
3) I had the 30 day US roaming plan and would sign up every time I crossed the border. It worked fine for first 6 months and would notify me when expired and crossing border. Then it stopped notifying me and I started paying stooopid roaming rates. I cancelled it and now have a Blackberry with ATT for the US and use it as a back up for Canada.
4) stopping making Blackberry available, even on a special order when Telus sell them
I am a trucker and am in the US all the time. T Mobile has terrible coverage in the western/mountain states. Perhaps ATT or Verizon will offer decent roaming plans for Canada...
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Trevor2914 wrote:

I have a positive tab of $150. Maybe I will purchase a Samsung for my wife with it...Then I ...

2) It's the same everywhere in Canada
3) Shouldn't you know when you crossed the border and add it yourself without Koodo telling you to do it?
4) Koodo isn't a big carrier such as Telus, yes it's owned by the same but designed as a cheaper brand, and as such will not carry as many phones as Telus, plus it's not as if you can't bring a BB device over. 

As for 1, it'll be nearly the same coverage with any provider these days.

But, have fun with T mobile, because I'm sure they care about the available coverage available in Canada. 
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Trevor2914 wrote:

I have a positive tab of $150. Maybe I will purchase a Samsung for my wife with it...Then I ...

My other phone is from T-Mobile and roams fine on Rogers 2G service. I don't use it for data, just the occasional text and when I travel to the U.S. Would their 3G service be similar coverage? I have their older plan so I pay by the minute and text. It ends up costing $10 USD a year as I use it primarily as an emergency phone and with wifi. As for the Koodo phone, lack of service and dropped calls with Wind is one of the reasons I switched to Koodo. I don't remember the last time Koodo has dropped. I have a grandfathered plan so I consider the rates more reasonable than the current plans. Would be nice to see all the Canadian carriers be more competitive, but would you if you were making more profit? Haven't used Blackberry since I had a CDMA Perl so can't really comment on missing the availability. Koodo has never had a huge selections of phones but you can always bring an unlocked one over. Not so good for using a Tab though.
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As a fellow cross border Trucker, I must say with all due respect, your doing it wrong. Paying for roaming plans or add ons is Hella expensive when you're doing that monthly. First get your device unlocked Park at a USA Walmart and grab a Straighttalk or Net10 starter kit. Better still get a cricket starter kir. All three have unlimited minutes plans and up to 5gb 4g LTE a month of data for 45$ {USD}. CRICKET Allows calls and texts and MMS back to Canada no extra charge. Cricket is owned BY AT&T so you get priority over partner MVNO in the same area. And AT&T network coverage is far greater than T-MOBILE. Be good to yourself driver and keep the shiny side up.
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Although I would like to see Koodo carry more phones (seriously they offer so few choices... and multiples such as why offer the S3/S4/S5/S6 etc when all are same phone)

It makes way more sense (and cheaper) buying direct from Blackberry an unlocked device

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The problem with carrying Blackberry is you are one of the very very very few people left who want one. I visit approx. 50 stores across northern AB and SK. And I can honestly saw not one of those stores has said "we have demand for Blackberry and think Koodo should carry it". Most of the time you can find the phones in the clearance area. I had stores selling Z30's for 100 on a month to month, or 2-300 outright. And its all because no one would buy them.
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Mark Kokolsky wrote:

The problem with carrying Blackberry is you are one of the very very very few people left who wan...

Ppl will be buying up BlackBerry's again don't worry, however it will be the ones running Android that they are in the process of getting to market right now.
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Mark Kokolsky wrote:

The problem with carrying Blackberry is you are one of the very very very few people left who wan...

Koodo never carried the Z30....
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Mark Kokolsky wrote:

The problem with carrying Blackberry is you are one of the very very very few people left who wan...

I didn't mean they were selling Koodo Z30's. They were selling Z30's left over from other carriers which had never sold.
Userlevel 7
I would like to see BlackBerry on Koodo too.
I just bought an unlocked Q5 on amazon and put my sim card in and it works. Given the lower prices for BlackBerry devices, it would make sense for Koodo to offer these phones on prepaid and monthly at least in limited quantities or just online. I just think sometimes people want to know with 100% certainty their phone will work with a given carrier, so if offered by Koodo, then it gives them some comfort.
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They did, it was
Userlevel 7
They did carry it. It was available for prepaid. Champion of Koodo Community. You spelled stupid wrong.
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Trevor2914 wrote:

Stooopid? DUH! Most people don't care about prepaid as they are only kids (or roaches) with no cr...

I pay taxes and last time I checked worked pretty hard. I use both post and prepaid services because it fits my needs. Not sure why you're so angry but oh well.. Sent from my Z30
Userlevel 3
Best Buy had Blackberry Q5's on Telus prepaid. You likely don't have to unlock it since Telus/Koodo same type company. The price is anywhere form $100-$130.00 (they have sales on this model). This was a month or two ago. You may be able to still purchase one from Best Buy. I agree BB is a wonderful phone. I have owned the Q5 for almost a year without zero issues. The best phone I've used in my opinion.

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