New BlackBerry KEYOne handset

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BlackBerry just announced the release of its newest handset, the KEYOne, which will start shipping in April. Currently, Koodo does not carry a phone with a physical keyboard, although you used to offer BlackBerry models. Will Koodo offer the new Android-compatible BB KEYOne to its customers, either online or at its kiosk locations? I really want to purchase my new phone through Koodo, and the only phone I'm looking at is the BlackBerry. My current phone, a 3-year-old BB Q5, is dying a slow and miserable death, but I can keep it on life support for a while if I know Koodo will make this product available to its customers. Please consider offering this product!
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Allan, Mobile Master

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Koodo doesn't often release this information to the public so there is no way of knowing. As of right now, no announcement has been made and Koodo has carried Blackberry devices for a little while now.
You can however purchase the device unlocked when it comes out and use it with Koodo no problem.
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I'm with you 100%.  I have a Q5 also which is having some issues, so I'm hoping they will carry it because I want a keyboard and everywhere that currently sells BB charges an arm and a leg for a phone plan with data I won't use and airtime I don't need! 
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Most suppliers, including Telus (who are more likely to offer BBY phones) have a voice & text plan without data. If you need only a few minutes per month, possibly buying the phone outright and using a prepaid account makes financial sense.
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Koodo also has some voice and text plans only. There is also pre-paid that might be an option for you Carolyn.
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Here's my 2c. I prefer a touch on-screen keyboard because of the plethora of features (swipe typing, multi-language spell check, different keyboard layouts, layered with special characters and emojis, etc.). I would enjoy a physical keyboard if I had to type a lot. For that, I grabbed a Bluetooth keyboard from eBay.

Granted, most ppl don't find it handy to carry around a Bluetooth keyboard, and that's why I rarely use mine.

Given that in this day and age, there's a plethora of phones for everyone under the sun with a touchscreen (software) keyboard, I'd recommend making the switch. You'll have the option to go with any manufacturer's phone with any retailer (carrier, 3rd party website, etc.).

In the future, phones will *likely* be able to project a keyboard on your desk, and you could type on a projected keyboard. Then we'll all have to adapt to a new method of doing things, unless we choose to pay more for older style hardware.