So the other day I thought I might place a pre-order for the Passport with the only carrier that will be carrying it in the USA. EXCLUSIVELY CARRYING IT.
Thinking I might was apparently expecting far too much. Not listed. Only an iPhone 6 “bendier than bendy” ad.
Ok, so surely I can search to find some info.
I typed in “BlackBerry Passport” and got one result. A Forum thread. A locked forum thread created a few months ago asking if they would carry it, with the “solution” below.
Well this was outdated info and so I thought I would refresh the subject and start a new thread, and found quite a few commmenters thinking as I did:
How does AT&T deserve the privilege of exclusivity on this device if they don’t want to promote it, list it, allow pre-orders or even barely acknowledge that they will be selling it.. someday?
BLACKBERRY PASSPORT – Where is it?
AT&T is the exclusive carrier for this amazing device – it has sold out on Amazon with 5 star reviews. It sold 200,000 units in the first 6 hours of release. Yet not a hint of it on the AT&T website, a search turns up nothing. No ads, no announcements. No way to preorder, no listings, nothing. What gives AT&T, still down on BlackBerry?
I had to buy a Verizon Z30 becasue AT&T would not support it. I get very old BB 10 OS updates from AT&T.
I’m ready to change carriers after 15 years with AT&T since the Cingular days. iPhones bend.
I will wait to see how well you support the BlackBerry Classic, because I WILL change to whichever carrier supports it.
You people still seem to be stuck on the bendy phones.
So what did they do? Moved it to the locked thread for “better exposure”. No more comments from you nutty BlackBerry fans!
Another deeper search turned up that this appeared to be their Mode of Operation. Anyone asks about the Passport, lock it up:
So I started another thread:
Why are you burying and locking threads about the BlackBerry Passport?
You have not answered the question of why you are not promoting or even acknowledging your exclusive sale deal on the BlackBerry Passport. No ads, no news no listing no preorders. Do you deserve exclusivity?
Too many iPhones to unload?
Please do not lock or move this thread until the question is answered.
This will surely be taken care of in the media if you refuse to answer. There are connections you may not be aware of directly to John Chen.
What did they do?
Same thing, no reply just tossed it in jail.
AT&T is not alone, I have been told by Chaplain_Clancy that Optus in Australia has the same attitude toward Blackberry, but at least seem courteous enough to talk about it and allow user comments:
Ray has already told us about Telus attitude about their Exclusive.
Did Telus Truly Deserve the Canadian Exclusive on The BlackBerry Passport?
Where are you John Chen? Is this what you had in mind when you made these deals? We know what you did with John Legere and his pink company.
Do these carriers deserve the gift you have offered them? Or are they still too interested in offloading their inventory of unwanted phones?
Next time perhaps you might think twice.
As carrier customers we are very upset about the attitude and dismissal of our favorite phone brands, and we wish to switch.
Verizon gave BlackBerry a pretty fair shake on the Z30 and other BB10 phones, perhaps they are more worthy of this gift?
And I’m not done posting threads on the AT&T forum, next time with a link to this article.
We deserve an answer, Passport and BlackBerry deserve and answer. We deserve better that being being put in handcuffs and tossed in the forum trash bin and stamped “solved”!
If you agree, you know where to head to attempt to express it. Will you?
Please comment about your feelings about this carrier stiff job.
Below, Right here, and or at the Optus forum or carrier forum of your choice:
To discuss your mistreatment, you can head to our forum: