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Old 11-03-2010, 02:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I've had my BB Bold 9700 for 5 months now, on an 18 month contract with O2 UK. Can I upgrade now to the new Torch or do I have to wait for the current contract to expire?
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O2 won't upgrade you till your due for an upgrade. You are only due for an upgrade when a contract runs out.
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Well that sucks lol
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Thats the same for every network.
That's why they make you sign a contract, so that you don't get an expensive new phone whenever you want.
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Couldn't you just pay retail price for any phone you want?
The contract shouldn't lock you into using a specific device.
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The OP could do that, by the question I assumed they meant for free from the operator as an upgrade.
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Thats the same for every network.
That's why they make you sign a contract, so that you don't get an expensive new phone whenever you want.
I guess that makes sense. Oh well, maybe there will be an even newer BB by the time my current contract runs out...
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Couldn't you just pay retail price for any phone you want?
The contract shouldn't lock you into using a specific device.
You mean just buy the handset and put my current sim into it? would that work?
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You mean just buy the handset and put my current sim into it? would that work?
Yes. Of course.
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Hmm... the BB Torch handset instore (pay as you go) is 450. Which I aint paying lol see what else I can find online.
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I upgraded my OS to 6 and now it looks like a brand new mobile <3
Now I can easily hold on it until the end of my contract (March)

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Thats the same for every network.
That's why they make you sign a contract, so that you don't get an expensive new phone whenever you want.
we allow early upgrades through rogers
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