06-28-2017 10:48 AM
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  1. jlost's Avatar
    Is this true?
    05-14-2017 06:55 PM
  2. hoytbowhunter's Avatar
    No, as I've said before T-Mobile and Sprint are the only ones going to carry the KEYone. I know for a fact Att isn't because my Aunt is the Corporate Manager for Att and she told me, and she's so mad about it. She said the reason is because Att lost to much money from so many Priv's being brought back for problems. Now how I know T-Mobile is going to carry it is because my buddy is a store manager for them and he said the KEYone will be at his store the between the 24th and 29th. He said T-Mobile owns the majority of Sprint and that's why Sprint is also going to sale it. Now he also told me that Verizon will Not be carrying it but I don't remember what he said about how he knew about Verizon. I posted his conversation in another thread.
    05-14-2017 07:03 PM
  3. jlost's Avatar
    So could you but it and use it on AT&T?
    05-15-2017 06:45 AM
  4. newcollector's Avatar
    You have to check the network bands the phone has. At this time, the KEYone that has been released in England will work on AT&T. I would think it would be better to buy unlocked than tied to a carrier, but if the monthly plan is the way you are going to go, then just check to see if the band's are compatible.
    05-15-2017 12:23 PM
  5. eshropshire's Avatar
    Now how I know T-Mobile is going to carry it is because my buddy is a store manager for them and he said the KEYone will be at his store the between the 24th and 29th. He said T-Mobile owns the majority of Sprint and that's why Sprint is also going to sale it. .
    I have know idea why he thinks T-Mobile owns Sprint - Softbank owns Sprint and Deutsche Telekom AG own T-Mobile. They have discussed a merger in the past and may again in the future, but that is the only connection between the two.
    05-15-2017 05:12 PM
  6. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    You have to check the network bands the phone has. At this time, the KEYone that has been released in England will work on AT&T. I would think it would be better to buy unlocked than tied to a carrier, but if the monthly plan is the way you are going to go, then just check to see if the band's are compatible.
    https://www.frequencycheck.com/compa.../united-states
    05-15-2017 06:05 PM
  7. Morty2264's Avatar
    That is disappointing! But at least other American carriers will have it.
    05-15-2017 06:10 PM
  8. hoytbowhunter's Avatar
    I have know idea why he thinks T-Mobile owns Sprint - Softbank owns Sprint and Deutsche Telekom AG own T-Mobile. They have discussed a merger in the past and may again in the future, but that is the only connection between the two.
    Because they do. http://www.pcmag.com/commentary/3501...is-a-done-deal
    05-15-2017 08:39 PM
  9. hoytbowhunter's Avatar
    I have know idea why he thinks T-Mobile owns Sprint - Softbank owns Sprint and Deutsche Telekom AG own T-Mobile. They have discussed a merger in the past and may again in the future, but that is the only connection between the two.
    My buddy is the Manager for T-Mobile and I think he would have known about the deal a lot sooner than most, he told me 2 weeks ago it was a done deal and that's why T-Mobile would also be selling the KEYone. Don't take my word for it, wait until you see the Official T-Mobile launch of the KEYone and them you'll know what I was told was correct.
    05-15-2017 08:40 PM
  10. hoytbowhunter's Avatar
    I have know idea why he thinks T-Mobile owns Sprint - Softbank owns Sprint and Deutsche Telekom AG own T-Mobile. They have discussed a merger in the past and may again in the future, but that is the only connection between the two.
    Their merging to save Sprint from going under, Sprint sold a % of the company to T-Mobile, that's the only way T-Mobile was willing to Merge.
    05-15-2017 08:42 PM
  11. strikeIII's Avatar
    No, as I've said before T-Mobile and Sprint are the only ones going to carry the KEYone. I know for a fact Att isn't because my Aunt is the Corporate Manager for Att and she told me, and she's so mad about it. She said the reason is because Att lost to much money from so many Priv's being brought back for problems. Now how I know T-Mobile is going to carry it is because my buddy is a store manager for them and he said the KEYone will be at his store the between the 24th and 29th. He said T-Mobile owns the majority of Sprint and that's why Sprint is also going to sale it. Now he also told me that Verizon will Not be carrying it but I don't remember what he said about how he knew about Verizon. I posted his conversation in another thread.
    I'm hoping your Aunt is wrong as I've dealt with a lot of Corporate Managers who are fed with misleading information.
    05-15-2017 11:25 PM
  12. Lepa79's Avatar
    I think AT&T will probably makes it available online and not the store. Hope they do.
    05-21-2017 09:29 PM
  13. newcollector's Avatar
    I wouldn't hold my breath on AT&T getting the KEYone. As one of their customers, I would hope it would be an in store live model. However, I think they won't have it at all.
    05-22-2017 08:57 AM
  14. strikeIII's Avatar
    As long as I can get one unlocked directly from Blackberry Mobile then I could care less. But it would suck to not have some of AT&T services like VoLTE or WiFi calling etc. Like the Google Pixel.
    05-23-2017 10:38 PM
  15. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    I think AT&T will probably makes it available online and not the store. Hope they do.
    Enterprise is the KEY for BlackBerry Mobile's long term success. In the US, that requires support from the Major Carriers.

    If AT&T and Verizon have the phones as online offerings, that will be fine for BlackBerry Mobiles chances at capturing the BBOS and BB10 users needed upgrades. (those where IT hasn't already moved to iOS).
    05-24-2017 09:38 AM
  16. pkcable's Avatar
    I don't think it's a hard no from any US carriers YET, but AT&T and Verizon may be taking a wait and see on the KEYone and based on Unlocked sales AND activations they may choose to carry it. Sprint seems to have committed and there are some hints that T-Mobile has too, BUT nothing official from T-Mobile, Bow's friend aside.
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    05-31-2017 09:10 AM
  17. o4liberty's Avatar
    I don't believe they want to get burnt again on another blackberry launch. I am already seeing way too many issues and complaints with the keyone I hope this is just the first batch issues.
    06-02-2017 05:58 AM
  18. jlost's Avatar
    I don't believe they want to get burnt again on another blackberry launch. I am already seeing way too many issues and complaints with the keyone I hope this is just the first batch issues.
    What are the issues/complaints you are seeing? I'm just curious lol
    06-02-2017 07:35 AM
  19. ASD Dad's Avatar
    What issues and complaints? I've seen pretty great reviews from bloggers and tech sites even from people who say they have never owned a BB device.
    jlost likes this.
    06-02-2017 09:37 AM
  20. jlost's Avatar
    What issues and complaints? I've seen pretty great reviews from bloggers and tech sites even from people who say they have never owned a BB device.
    That's why i am wondering
    06-02-2017 03:46 PM
  21. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    I know you didn't ask me the question, but there are a decent number of complaints over on the CrackBerry forums.

    screen popped off on at least one

    some people had a blue line in their screen

    various keyboard issues from lighting to keys not working and/or the scrolling not working on part of the keyboard
    06-02-2017 10:04 PM
  22. jlost's Avatar
    I know you didn't ask me the question, but there are a decent number of complaints over on the CrackBerry forums.

    screen popped off on at least one

    some people had a blue line in their screen

    various keyboard issues from lighting to keys not working and/or the scrolling not working on part of the keyboard
    Ah... Like most phones. Some people have issues with their phones others don't.
    06-03-2017 06:21 AM
  23. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    Ah... Like most phones. Some people have issues with their phones others don't.
    Generally I would agree, but in this case, clearly their "launch" was a much smaller launch than other phones. Multiple people at CrackBerry and r/BlackBerry were not able to get one, and of those who did, there seem to be a decent amount of issues.

    Based on that I would assume the % of failure seems high for such a small launch
    06-03-2017 09:17 AM
  24. jlost's Avatar
    Generally I would agree, but in this case, clearly their "launch" was a much smaller launch than other phones. Multiple people at CrackBerry and r/BlackBerry were not able to get one, and of those who did, there seem to be a decent amount of issues.

    Based on that I would assume the % of failure seems high for such a small launch
    Ah. Makes more sense now. I hope they fix the issues as this phone looks promising
    06-03-2017 09:54 AM
  25. pkcable's Avatar
    Yes there are some quality and control issues, and I'm sure BlackBerry Mobile is addressing those issues. I know for sure the couple devices (I heard about 3) that had screens pop off were replaced. I'm sure ANY device with a defect will be repaired or replaced. Any manufacturer has these issues.

    When I got my iPhone 6, I bought it right from the Apple Store (thankfully) when they brought out the unit, and tried to turn it on it would not, it was DOA, so they tagged it, brought it in the back, and got me another. Took an extra 10 minutes or so, and I was not mad, this kind of stuff happens. If it was mail order then I would have had to deal with it through the mail, OR made arraignments to go in to the store to replace the unit. Again stuff happens! It's all in how the company responds!
    jlost and gvndeb60 like this.
    06-06-2017 10:20 AM
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