10-31-2008, 12:21 AM
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| | Warranty
Ahh, yes.. Let me tell you what happened to me...
Got the Bold from eBay, came from Quebec.
Used it for 4 days, it died. BB wouldn't replace it because it's a Rogers device. Rogers wouldn't replace it because I'm in the US.
I had to sign up for a prepaid Rogers plan under a friend's address in canada. Then fight with rogers to have them ship a replacement - took a total of 5 hours on the phone.
I shipped my phone to my friend, Rogers sent the replacement to him, he did the swap and I got my phone back yesterday - 6 days before the US release.
Tried to get an unlock code, and because it is a replacement unit, it's not in Rogers DB, so it has to go through RIM. 7-14 business days.
So.. I am going to unlock it, hopefully sell it on ebay for around what I paid for it ($550-650), then go get the ATT subsidized model to try to recoup my ridiculous international shipping rates. <sigh>
So - if it breaks.. I hope you have a friend in Canada and a lot of spare time.