1. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Not sure how many Verizon users are looking for a BlackBerry.... but the PRIV for $408 or $17 a month on EDGE is a pretty good deal.

    Sadly thanks also to Verizon it doesn't get the monthly security patches and hasn't even gotten MM yet.... but it does have the keyboard.
    Ry, geekaren, Morty2264 and 1 others like this.
    08-19-2016 11:59 AM
  2. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Not sure how many Verizon users are looking for a BlackBerry.... but the PRIV for $408 or $17 a month on EDGE is a pretty good deal.

    Sadly thanks also to Verizon it doesn't get the monthly security patches and hasn't even gotten MM yet.... but it does have the keyboard.
    Thanks for sharing!
    08-19-2016 12:20 PM
  3. ray689's Avatar
    Great price if you don't care about any sort of updates.
    08-22-2016 08:11 PM
  4. revtech's Avatar
    Just checked my enterprise pricing because of this post, I can upgrade to the Priv for $99 now . . Does anyone know if the Verizon Priv has gotten Marshmallow yet? Or where can I find this out?

    Thank you!

    Ooops, sorry, just noticed the OP said it doesn't have Marshmallow . .
    08-23-2016 03:49 PM
  5. anon(9996898)'s Avatar
    Hi there. I thought Blackberry sends Android updates directly to the Priv and not requiring Verizon Wireless' input, similar to how the Nexus line works with Google. Does the unlocked version of the Priv (for AT&T and T-Mobile) has the same "feature", or does Blackberry push Android updates directly to these smartphones?
    08-26-2016 11:09 PM
  6. ray689's Avatar
    Hi there. I thought Blackberry sends Android updates directly to the Priv and not requiring Verizon Wireless' input, similar to how the Nexus line works with Google. Does the unlocked version of the Priv (for AT&T and T-Mobile) has the same "feature", or does Blackberry push Android updates directly to these smartphones?
    Updates get pushed direct to only factory unlocked devices purchased from shop BlackBerry or Amazon. A carrier unlocked devices is not the same as a factory unlocked one. So an AT&T device (carrier unlocked or not) still requires AT&T to push the update or you can use an autoloader once available.
    08-27-2016 01:52 AM
  7. anon(5002059)'s Avatar
    I was just in a Verizon store today comparing phones and the Priv I looked at was running 6.0.1
    09-07-2016 04:51 PM
  8. scotts9219's Avatar
    I was just in a Verizon store today comparing phones and the Priv I looked at was running 6.0.1
    Whoa...That has to be a demo phone. They aren't updating the phone anymore so it has to be something unique.
    09-12-2016 06:20 PM
  9. anon(5002059)'s Avatar
    I was just in a Verizon store today comparing phones and the Priv I looked at was running 6.0.1
    Totally wrong on my part. Went back and looked to make sure. Must have gotten things mixed up. I'm old OK?
    09-13-2016 05:48 AM
  10. Carjackd's Avatar
    Now free on Rogers in Canada
    09-17-2016 01:03 PM
  11. ggendel's Avatar
    Hi there. I thought Blackberry sends Android updates directly to the Priv and not requiring Verizon Wireless' input, similar to how the Nexus line works with Google. Does the unlocked version of the Priv (for AT&T and T-Mobile) has the same "feature", or does Blackberry push Android updates directly to these smartphones?
    Blackberry "can" send updates to the Verizon Priv, but they are in a tough situation. You can only buy a Verizon Priv from Verizon and Verizon is supposed to support the device. In order for Blackberry to send the updates, Verizon has to have violated the contract (which many believe they did). Even then, if Blackberry does push updates, Verizon can decide to stop selling Privs, and potentially future Blackberry devices.

    You should check my posts at the crackberry or Verizon Wireless forums. After 3 months selling Priv, Verizon stopped sending updates. Currently there are 260 vulnerabilities patched by Blackberry. These have been distributed to all carriers and have gotten to all users except those of Verizon. In addition, patches to fix overheating, extend battery life, and other issues are missing. Verizon gives no substantial reason why and won't even say if they are working to resolve this situation. I've issued complaints to the FCC, the FTC, and my state's Attorney General. I've sent email to Tami Erwin, VP of Wireless Operation so we could work together to resolve things before they get further out of hand. She emailed back that one of her staff would call the next day. It's never the next day for Verizon. So, I emailed Charles Mathias who is heading up the FCC investigation on carrier policies on updates, offering my documentation and testimony. What my next move will be is uncertain but I may take it to the press soon.
    Henry Jamison likes this.
    09-23-2016 12:14 PM
  12. FF22's Avatar
    As most probably now know, Verizon finally did release MM for the Priv along with the Oct Security update.

    They did not release a Nov security update but within the last week did issue the Dec security update, actually being one of the faster carriers to release that one. But folks were still getting it yesterday.
    12-18-2016 09:58 PM
  13. koool1's Avatar
    Great deal
    02-19-2017 08:50 AM
  14. ITmacguy's Avatar
    I got one for a backup phone. I really like it.
    02-20-2017 12:26 PM
  15. medic22003's Avatar
    As most probably now know, Verizon finally did release MM for the Priv along with the Oct Security update.

    They did not release a Nov security update but within the last week did issue the Dec security update, actually being one of the faster carriers to release that one. But folks were still getting it yesterday.
    Priv is up to date on security at this point. Kinda wonder what will happen if Verizon carries the keyone. Will we have to wait for nougat for another security update?
    03-06-2017 09:02 PM

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