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Mikepraba
03-23-2007, 06:13 PM
It Seems like Rogers Finally releaing the Long awaited BB 8800. I got a flyer deliverd from Rogers today (with the regular local paper) and they are having a promotion on Blackberry. Buy one pearl or BB 8800 and get 4 BB 7250 at no charge. Also they have price listed for BB 8800, 499.00 with three years contract and after th rebate. But when I tried to order one online, it says coming soon. Is that mean, they are making it available at the Rogers store first? I will check it out at the local dealer tomorrow. Meantime, if anyone finds out, please let us know. I cant wait to get on .

eastend
03-23-2007, 06:53 PM
Could you clarify the flyer. Was it a pearl or BB 8800? And was it offered at the store level or online. Or are you creating hysteria. Your post is jummbled.

Mikepraba
03-23-2007, 07:01 PM
This was an official Rgers flyer ( Rd and white) with all other promotions and deals. This specific one ad reads, buy any Blackberry (BB 8800 or Pearl) and get 4 BB 7250 at no cost. If it was a flyer from a local dealer, i wouldnt even bother posting a thread. THis was a Rogers corporate flyer. I am not sure its available at the local stores, but the online shows still " Coming soon"

eastend
03-23-2007, 07:58 PM
Thanks mike. I called Rogers online and of course their first response was "which 8800". I have come to the conclusion with a small population base of only 32 million, Canada will get them when the rest are finishing having the last course of their meal.

Perfect Storm
03-23-2007, 09:01 PM
There's an 8800 billboard from Rogers here in Halifax. I talked to one of their call centre folks yesterday and he was probing me for information on why it had been delayed. Apparently they don't really know what's going on either.

nsimpson
03-24-2007, 01:16 AM
So next week we should be getting them, the issue is that there will be not alot of stock for the 1st while little but so if there are waiting lists then get on them!

sd5187
03-24-2007, 09:07 AM
The official launch date is March 27th according to a VERY reputable source on HoFo. Yes - I got the same Rogers flyer also. Apparently they will not have a ton of them for the first 2 weeks so get on a wait list if at all possible!

xkon
03-24-2007, 10:10 PM
The official launch date is March 27th according to a VERY reputable source on HoFo. Yes - I got the same Rogers flyer also. Apparently they will not have a ton of them for the first 2 weeks so get on a wait list if at all possible!

I have that confirmed as well from a very reliable Rogers source... and I will be picking mine up that evening :)

ecl973
03-25-2007, 09:25 PM
I just went online through my account to upgrade my phone and the BB 8800 is listed there.

2yr term = 574.99
3yr term = 474.99

$50 mail in rebate

I wonder if they will ship it tomorrow, or should i wait unitl the store gets them? I CAN't WAIT !!!!!!

eastend
03-25-2007, 10:40 PM
I can't find the link. It says coming soon!

dtmfjunkie
03-26-2007, 06:19 AM
Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8800/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

Log into your account online and try the upgrade link.

dropscience
03-26-2007, 12:06 PM
any word if snowday VIPs get their units first? according to RIM, we are the "test-drivers" first.

sd5187
03-27-2007, 07:58 AM
Units are expected in stores today. Yah!!

That being said the demand for these things is nuts. I called one store and they have 150 names on the waiting list for the 8800!! I'm on a wait list so we'll see.

clyde_turkey
03-27-2007, 10:41 AM
now listed on the web site
Rogers.com - BlackBerry 8800 (http://www.shoprogers.com/business/wireless/products/business_products_details.asp?PRODUCTID=8800R&summary=1)

Mikepraba
03-27-2007, 11:03 AM
Have they raised the monthly data rate? No .5 mb data is 35 dollars then 10 dollar rebate. before it was straight 25 dollars. Why is the gimick?
Also, still you cant order. It says coming soon

Mikepraba
03-29-2007, 09:40 AM
Great News, I just spoke to the Rogers C/S and ordered my BB 8800. She said, they have still pleanty in stock and I will receive withing 3 business days. (But the Retailers did not receive them yet. Possibly today!!!!!
If anyone gets one toda let us know. By the way, Igot it for 499.99 with 50 dollars MFR.

sd5187
03-29-2007, 09:42 AM
Got mine last night after I ordered my 8800 through c/s on Tuesday.

So day 1 with the 8800 and so far 2 thumbs up!

Last night I got the phone setup on our BES and no issues there - all contact, calendars, emails etc synced.

I also installed the TelevNav software and used it for the drive into the office. It worked very well. Picked up the satellites quickly and had no problem re-routing me when I took a different route than the one it chose for me.

In regards to the phone capabilities it seems to work very well. Call quality is excellent.

I've also created some videos for it and they work well. It will be nice when RIM creates a "full screen" video player.

So far so good...

eastend
03-29-2007, 11:57 AM
Are you paying for telenav? How does this work. I picked mine up two days ago and like you would give it two thumbs up.

nsimpson
03-29-2007, 02:37 PM
customer service will take 3 business days approx. In the dealer channels it might come later today or tommorow we might be getting them. Worse case scenerio you will be waiting till monday either way. I suggest getting on whatever lists you can, this way if you need to DOA your device you can easily come into the dealership. Pricing will be the same either method you choose

leed1
03-29-2007, 07:44 PM
any word if snowday VIPs get their units first? according to RIM, we are the "test-drivers" first.


Did anyone get their snowday 8800 yet? I emailed the contact from the coupon last week and once again this week and no response. They must be shipping them by now.

clyde_turkey
03-29-2007, 08:22 PM
I'm thinking you might be waiting to the end of next week for the snow day devices...

Pentarus
03-30-2007, 07:34 AM
Did anyone get their snowday 8800 yet? I emailed the contact from the coupon last week and once again this week and no response. They must be shipping them by now.


Same here... I emailed the contact as well at the beginning of this week... I have to say I was at least expecting an answer from them!!!

sd5187
03-30-2007, 08:03 AM
Are you paying for telenav? How does this work. I picked mine up two days ago and like you would give it two thumbs up.

The TeleNav is very good. I have used it a number of times and it seems to work very well. It acquires the satellites in about 30 seconds and gives very accurate directions. Also does a good job of re-routes if you stray off track.

Also, in regards to orders from c/s, they do usually takes 3 days. That being said I ordered my 8800 on Tuesday and it was at my house on Wednesday!

sd5187
03-30-2007, 08:11 AM
I also find that the call quality and signal strength on the 8800 is much better than my 8700R. For me that was one of the main reasons I made the switch.

Oh - any by the way, this was my 100th post on the forums!!

jmc1
03-30-2007, 08:27 AM
Same here... I emailed the contact as well at the beginning of this week... I have to say I was at least expecting an answer from them!!!

I also e-mailed the person last week on the card and did not get an answer. So looks like they don't care about corporate customer service. Personally, I wouldn't pay out of my pocket for either the device or the service itself from Rogers. It's so anti-competitive here in Canada. Rogers rules the land with cable, internet, and wireless. And now they are trying to get into the home phone market. They continue to jack up the prices ever so slowly on each of their services.

jiggawhat
04-02-2007, 12:07 PM
I got an email back from the Snowday contact last Wednesday and she said they will hopefully be shipping our devices first thing next week i.e. today. I'll believe it when i receive it.

agep
04-02-2007, 02:09 PM
I just got mine a few hours ago. So you will be getting them shortly. Now I need to go find a Micro sd card.

eastend
04-02-2007, 04:39 PM
where are you located ?

lifexs
04-03-2007, 08:25 AM
I got so pissed yesterday, i checked on Rogers cs about the order that I placed last Tuesday and it wasnt even shipped yet. So I ended up buying a unit from Rogers in Barrie. They had just gotten 2 in.
I am so impressed, the typing is fine and the button works amazingly. I was apprehensive about leaving the thumbwheel but absolutely no problems what so ever. 8-) (y)
Now I need to get a SD card.:smile: