I'd like to think BB will make it through just fine. If they don't I have a backup phone (several lying around), but why on earth wouldn't the carriers advise their customers of the issue at hand. Maybe that's why I got the 7105t for $114 from T-Mobile. Do you think, in the unlikely event, that BB doesn't make it through as planned, i.e. service interruption, etc...the carriers would offer their customers some alternative at little or no cost. Or perhaps a buy-back program?