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Old 04-01-2006, 02:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Why buy from Rogers?

Should I buy an 8700 elsewhere and
just use Rogers for the service?

What's the best way to buy?

Is there an advantage using a particular vendor?

Thanks in advance for your advice and opinions

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Old 04-01-2006, 05:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have heard that the 8700r is a harder device to unlock. However, if you dont plan on unlocking it, I dont see a reason to avoid buying from Rogers. Although be sure to keep an eye on your data package usage, their unlimited package isn't truly unlimited:

RogersPetition.com Mission Accomplished (Rogers now has 200MB plan)

I got billed $300 for data use - Are you a ROGERS User?

and one regarding "unlocking the 8700r"

Rogers Wireless and the 8700r Unlock Challenge
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Old 04-01-2006, 05:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That issue with the data plan is horrible
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Old 04-01-2006, 11:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Rogers is by far the cheapest. THey have onlince incentives that are secondto none. I ended up gettingthe 8700 last month for $300 as opposed to the $499 that you have to pay elsewhere.
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Was that with a 2 yr service agreement?
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Was that with a 2 yr service agreement?
$499 .99 3-year term after rebate*
$549.99 with 2-year term
$599.99 with 1-year term
$599.99 with no term

Those are the prices from rogers website... But I am sure if you look around at a few dealers in your area you might be able to get it cheaper
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Usd?
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The two year price for a 8700c is 299.99 after rebates and 349.99 with a one year contract.
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Old 04-02-2006, 12:15 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm not going to spend $500 to $550 of buying a 8700r and there's no solutions to unlock it so far. My concern is if I buy the unlock 8700c, am I be able to use the email web client access on Rogers?
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Well Rogers is a Canadian cell company, so it would be a safe bet that all prices are in canadian dollars... :D
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I'm not going to spend $500 to $550 of buying a 8700r and there's no solutions to unlock it so far. My concern is if I buy the unlock 8700c, am I be able to use the email web client access on Rogers?

The answer is yes as far as I know... But whats really the point of buying a unlocked blackberry unless you travel to other countries a lot?
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The two year price for a 8700c is 299.99 after rebates and 349.99 with a one year contract.

actually Cing out my way is offering the 8700c for $150 now for a 2 yr deal.
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yes I do travel a lot, and I need an unlocked one
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I got mine for $300 on a 3 year contract. That is after a $50 bill credit, a $100 cash rebate and a $50 american express gift cheque. Plus I got a special $100 future shop gift card.

Worked out to $300 for the 8700 PLUS i got a $100 to spend at future shop. I'd spend that anyway. SO it really worked out to only $200. That's canadian. i dont' think ANY dealer can beat that.
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Well Rogers is a Canadian cell company, so it would be a safe bet that all prices are in canadian dollars... :D
Well you are right since, but the price is like 50$ less in USD so, that's not much of a help.
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I got ripped off by Robbers Wireless. I ended up selling my 8700r and buying an 8700c from a reseller here - great guy. BTW, used my unlocked 8700c in Brussels where I am this week on MobiStar. Cingular gave me my unlock code for $0, nada, zilchola.
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Hey SilverSurfer95, are you able to use Email access, and PIN to PIN on rogers with your 8700c? Dou have to configurate anything on it?
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Hey SilverSurfer95, are you able to use Email access, and PIN to PIN on rogers with your 8700c? Dou have to configurate anything on it?
All is the same and better with Robbers Wireless while I use their SIM in Toronto. I do not have access to PIN and email yet in Brussels as my company is just setting up my GPRS/EDGE account with MobiStar. All will be functional tomorrow once I connect to EDGE here. But since I am back in TO on Tuesday, all of my stuff on ROBBERS will work. Man I hate those bastards with their supposed unlimited plan which is capped. They should take a page out of their competitors outside of Canada.
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Do you guys know where I can unlock my Robbers 8700r?
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Apparently, this is not yet available. I was lucky as the "stars seemed aligned in my favor" as I needed to be in Europe where I am till Tuesday. If you can wait great if not try and return it if it is revent enough and nuy an 8700c.
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