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Old 08-16-2008, 02:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well people, todays the day:

Todays marks the launch of the BlackBerry 9000 Bold onto the UK market on Orange:

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The Blackberry Bold will be available to both business customers and consumers from 16th August through Orange channels. The Bold will be free on Orange contracts from 40.

if (like me) - your going to try the High St. today, post back here.. on how you got on
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Old 08-16-2008, 02:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I just caught one of the orange staff going into work, they knew nothing of the launch, but told me to pop in later....

Now I'm worried...and also, any ideas what is needed to get a contract with them? I have driving licence and debit card wih me, will that be enough?
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i took out a new contact about a month ago, all i had was my debit card, and driving licensce, but then again; i was adding to my existing orange contact :-\
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ok kokes, I'll just give it a go! Its still not on the website!!! Argh!!!!
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i was told last night, the only place to get one today, was from retail. The website and telesales, aint getting them till monday.

this is common practise... (so they say) - i find it had to belive mind, esp when the PR says "from orange channels"
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Ah well good look on your search, I'm at work, but am going out first thing in search of one!!
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Orange Basildon just told me (at 0920) that they were expecting them in but now they're not so sure. Perhaps they'll know when their delivery arrives around 11.
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Orange shop in Lakeside have some, and they've set it aside for me. So will let you all know in a couple of hours...
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orange in cambridge are expecting them on their delivery this morning!
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What an exciting day for Orange customers! I hope you all manage to get a Bold today



I am looking forward to hearing how it's working on the Orange network and your opinions on it.

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Phoned up Orange apparently retail get them in quicker than upgrades via telephone or Internet. Not happy as you get a shit deal through retail.
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My local shop says there in (London). Going over to take a look.
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Just been into the orange shop at trafford ctr, didn't see any bolds out on the floor, when enquired, was told they were not for upgrade, and brand new customers only. Called 156 back, they said this was rubbish. Went back into the shop, and after a conversation in the back, I was greated with an open blackberry bold box, with a handset inside it, covered in finger and thumb prints.. And I was told its 129.99 to upgrade... Safe to say, I still have my curve.
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I phoned my local store - also told the handsets they had received were special and only "provisioned" for new contracts (as if it could only work for a new connection...). I didn't point that out for the utter bollox that is - it's just retail trying to get a jump on everyone else and get a few new signings before they're everywhere next week.
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just been to the Basildon shop and they would do me an upgrade only their system is down.
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What does an upgrade mean?
Am I able to upgrade 3 months in a new contract?
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Upgrade is for people who are in last 3 of there contract.. Gutted for 1st 3 lol
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Bah... I'd be willing to add the extra monthly charges, and an acceptable handset charge.
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just picked mine up! Yay! Although the only email option is bes not bis?? Problem?
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Nope - go to the Orange BIS site and set up your account to point towards your new berry's PIN.
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