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.
And there you have it.
Tomorrow is D DAY.
"Bulletin on TELUS's internal sales force network is up. Sales to start tomorrow no sooner than 10:00 AM EST. Launching with 3 OEM accessories, and with exclusivity to TELUS for the first seven days. No mention of pricing, but it does say that employees can purchase upon launch, and there will be availability at all locations, and mentions Blend!"
You're absolutely right. Telus will be the exclusive carrier of the Passport for 1 week. And then after that, other carriers will pick it up (hopefully Fido also). Anyways, there is no urgency, I will wait to see what happens. Nevetheless, want to see this Canadian company continue to thrive and success going forward.
I have 5 Fido accounts (mine-3- plus I pay for my staff).
The blackberry is the best phone for business.
I am going to buy the Passport.
I assume I can unlock and use but if Fido can't even support the best Canadian cell company, I will be cancelling all of our accounts at the end of the term and moving to another carrier.
Add that to the auto delete of messages at the end of 10 days and you have to wonder if they have any interest in the customer.
It is known of course that Fido is a Roger's company. So if I am not mistaken, I think that Rogers dictates what phone line-up Fido will carry. I don't think Fido gets to decide. But I could be wrong.
i didnt bother waiting for fido , bought the passport from telus at 10am today and just got the unlock code an hour and a half ago!
love this thing its a beast, rogers has the passport ready for pre order. available october 1 as well as with bell.
I watched the product launch this morning. If anyone is interested the passport can be purchased direct from BlackBerry Shop dot com and it ships unlocked. Choice of white or black. $699 sim free. I am no longer on contract and am watching for the announcements for who will be carrying. It would be nice if Fido offered it as an upgrade by order if they are not carrying it. I would love to see more BlackBerry models on Fido. Just my 2 cents worth