Will Fido add the Blackberry Classic or Passport to their phone line up in Sep?

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Will Fido add the Blackberry Classic or Passport to their phone line up in Sep?

To Fido staff,

 

Has there been any advanced notice as to whether Fido will carry Blackberry's Classic or Passport phones?

 

 

 

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Response from Fido ...

 

" Thank you for taking the time to write to us via www.fido.ca , my name is xxxxxx (omitted agent's name). For strategic reasons, our marketing department will only release information about new handsets at the very last minute. We can simply say that new models are being tested on an on-going basis and are launched once they meet our strict quality standards. For information regarding the latest handsets, we invite you to check back regularly on fido.ca/phones.

 

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Original Lucy,

 

Does that $39 plan include 450 weekday minutes and 600MB data. If so I have the sameone and that is a Smart plan. But it sounds like you are on a standard plan, but check just in case. All devices other than the iPhones are avaialbe either through the standard plan or smart plan. Not sure on your situation why you would have to jump to a $60 value plan.

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hi dieselgg, I was just responding to the "scenario" that was posted about having to change to a minimum monthly charge to get a premium device. I do have a smart plan and don't plan on "upping the billing" to subsidize a new device. Thanks for pointing that out, though. Smiley


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It a shame fido does not  carry more bb product? I am also considering leaving fido after 17 years. the company was more flexiable when it was not owned by rogers. Fido is the little brother company. Wind is the new fido. I am giving them to the end of  january/15 to see if they give us what we want. i hear the more we bug them for the passport  the better chance we have have. so send them a note if your are really intrested.

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any update?
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Thanks for your support, but I highly doubt Fido will budge on the Passport. I think they were not too impressed with sales from the Z10 when they carried it. Nevertheless, I will send an email to Fido to have them bring the BB Passport to their lineup.

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Email sent to Fido. Let see what they reply back with.

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Response from Fido ...

 

" Thank you for taking the time to write to us via www.fido.ca , my name is xxxxxx (omitted agent's name). For strategic reasons, our marketing department will only release information about new handsets at the very last minute. We can simply say that new models are being tested on an on-going basis and are launched once they meet our strict quality standards. For information regarding the latest handsets, we invite you to check back regularly on fido.ca/phones.

 

And there you have it.

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Blackberry Passport

Hi Fido,

 

I've been checking regularly to see if there's any news on the Blackberry Passport. In light of its popularity will Fido be carrying it?

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There is a thread that already exists on this topic. Fido cannot confirm whether they will carry it or not.

 

http://forums.fido.ca/t5/forums/forumtopicpage/board-id/Smartphones/thread-id/18139

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thanks friend let me hear if anything changes
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Re: Will Fido add the Blackberry Classic or Passport to their phone line up in Sep?

Waiting for the Passport - Can Fido please add the phone to their line-up. 

I love the keyboard, high res screen and shape of the Passport screen.

 

I currently have the Samsung S3 and I phone 4. Camera sucks on S3, it is slow, and software is buggy. Iphones are too overpriced.

 

I don't know what the rep was thinking in their email response ... "We can simply say that new models are being tested on an on-going basis and are launched once they meet our strict quality standards". .......I simply don't know how Samsung S3 passed Fido's quality standards. It's a plastic phone and flexes very easily. 

 

BB10 OS is solid and with BB10.3 OS, all Android apps will be fully compatible on the BB10.3 platform. And nothing beats the Blackberry HUB. 

 

The Blackberry phones are for those who need productivity and not for playing games like Angry Birds.

 

Sorry for the rant, but this is how I feel... I just hope you'd bring in the Passport Happy

 

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I just saw the BB passport - will switch from Android for it...get it FIDO

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Will an unlocked passport work on the Fido network?
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Re: Will Fido add the Blackberry Classic or Passport to their phone line up in Sep?

I am starting to be relatively concerned about Fido and BBerry offer.  Just looking at the phone offers, it looks as if the Q5 is no longer available for sale so no BBerry phones currently available through Fido.  Also, over the last 2 weeks, my connection to the BBerry server via Fido has been quite erratic (but this one appear to coincide with the latest OS release so this may have nothing to do with the network).

 

I'll add my voice to the current debate and do hope that Fido soon offers the Passport or Classic.  If not, the current sale from Amazon (US) or ShopBlackBerry is starting to be tempting to get an unlocked Passport.

 

As per the previous poster, has anyone been susccesful in setting one through Fido?  With two months left on the contract, this might be Goodbye Fido!

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Re: Will Fido add the Blackberry Classic or Passport to their phone line up in Sep?

Of course it will work with Fido. Why would it not work? The Passport phone supports all all the carrier bands.Fido uses the same bands as Rogers.

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