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Old 09-30-2004, 09:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So, I entered my information on their www.getmoreblackberry.com website, and they say:

Register now and you will be one of the first to know when the new BlackBerry 7100t is available for sale.

Will they care to explain then why it's on the T-mobile website? And why I wasn't notified? Or why their stupid "get more" website STILL says "coming soon"?

Are they completely stupid at T-mobile?
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Old 09-30-2004, 10:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I signed up as well and was never notified.
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Old 09-30-2004, 10:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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From what I heard they pulled the same stunt with people that signed up for the Sidekick II promo, they were promised to have it before it's general release...
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Old 09-30-2004, 10:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Just got the email:

http://www.t-mobile.com/promos/7100t...;WT.mc_t=Email

and there IS a new plan!!!!!!!
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Old 09-30-2004, 10:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Neither the Sidekick II nor the 7100t were promised to ANYONE before general release. As a matter of fact, I had to sit and look at 30 of those things sitting in our stockroom all yesterday and no chance to buy it because it didn't launch until today. As for the website, go to the "Handhelds" section and you'll see that the 7100t is listed as an option. As far as our e-mailing goes, give a minute, our US corporate headquarters is located in Bellevue, Washington. It's not even the start of regular business hours for them yet. Jeez, if you want to know, it's available, I promise you. I don't know that this warrants a "scam" because halfway through the day you don't have your e-mail and because our site hasn't been fully updated... give us a minute ;)
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Old 09-30-2004, 11:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Neither the Sidekick II nor the 7100t were promised to ANYONE before general release. As a matter of fact, I had to sit and look at 30 of those things sitting in our stockroom all yesterday and no chance to buy it because it didn't launch until today. As for the website, go to the "Handhelds" section and you'll see that the 7100t is listed as an option. As far as our e-mailing goes, give a minute, our US corporate headquarters is located in Bellevue, Washington. It's not even the start of regular business hours for them yet. Jeez, if you want to know, it's available, I promise you. I don't know that this warrants a "scam" because halfway through the day you don't have your e-mail and because our site hasn't been fully updated... give us a minute ;)
Actually, the SKII WAS promised to people before it would be in general release.

But, when T-mobile invites me to be the first to know when a product is available, and it's already on their website, and in stores then it's not much of a promo is it....
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Old 09-30-2004, 11:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I was never notified either - and I just picked up three 7100T's at my local TMO store. Go figure.

By the way - this thing ROCKS!
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Old 09-30-2004, 07:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Even better.

"Add corporate e-mail access via the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to either plan for $10.00 per month."

Huh?

As if I'd give T-Mobile another 10 bucks a month out of the goodness of my heart to attach to a BES that my employer has?

Are they smoking crack? What idiot would volunteer to give them more money? I thought they MUST have meant that they've stood up their OWN BES to compete with the little shops selling MDS/BES services to solo BBerry users.

No, they're just insane.
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Welp, I just got the 7100T announcement email today! So at least it came out the same day the device was available. But they were a little late...
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I got the announcement today as well. I have a 7280 through AT&T, but I'm considering the 7100T for my business.
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Well, it has been a hassle. I took my email into a T-mo corporate store after calling around and only finding one that had them in stock (I drove 50 miles to go get one) and the sales guy says he can't sell it to me as an upgrade, only if I add a new account line. He said I would have to order from CC for an upgrade, yet the email plainly said I could buy the upgrade from a T-Mo store.

Text of email:

BlackBerry 7100t is here.

Buy now and save $100!

>>Get yours now. Offer ends 10/31/04.

Choose your purchase option below.



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A real phone that really e-mails. Really.

Get your 7100t now for just $199.99*.

See purchase options below.

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Leave it to T-Mobile to deliver the most innovative new ways to communicate.



Introducing the sizzling new BlackBerry 7100t(TM) available only from T-Mobile--the first-of-its-kind, full-featured mobile phone that delivers all the power of BlackBerry e-mail.



And because you pre-registered, you're first in line to pocket the new 7100t--and a $100 mail-in rebate. But hurry, this offer ends soon, and supplies are going fast. Order today or visit a T-Mobile retail store before they're all snapped up.



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Get your BlackBerry 7100t now. Here's how:

- To replace your current T-Mobile handset with a BlackBerry 7100t, call Customer Care at 1-800-937-8997 or visit a T-Mobile retail store to find out if you are eligible for an upgrade, and to find out about available service plans.
- To purchase BlackBerry 7100t with a new line of service, order online now at: http://www.t-mobile.com/promos/7100t...;WT.mc_t=Email

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One hot deal. Going fast.

Order your 7100t today and pay just $199.99 after mail-in rebate*. Bundled service plans start at just $59.99/month and are loaded with everything you need to get more. That means: unlimited wireless e-mail, unlimited instant messaging, unlimited web browsing and the unlimited possibilities that come with tons of WHENEVER(R) minutes.



One sweet phone.

Get all the cool features you want in a premium phone:

- Integrated Bluetooth(R)

- Big, bright, color screen for stellar Web surfing

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- Custom ringtones and wallpaper

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One rockin' mail box.

Get the power of BlackBerry e-mail built right in:

- Internet and corporate wireless e-mail

- Up to 10 e-mail accounts delivered to the palm of your hand

- Instant messaging from Yahoo!(R), AOL(R) and ICQ

- Revolutionary keypad for super-fast typing



Don't hold back.

The 7100t will take your e-mail places it's never been before. So get out of the office and get more from life.





*$199.99 after $100 mail-in rebate for qualified customers. Rebate ends 10/31/2004.



T-Mobile respects your privacy. If you've received this message in error, or if you prefer not to receive future e-mail messages from T-Mobile, go to: http://www.getmoreconnected.com/opto...ng@barjohn.com.



T-Mobile USA, 12920 SE 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006



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I purchased with a new line of service and will now fight it out with CC. I will post a follow up on what I learn. If CC fails to fix this issue I will file suit in small claims court and let them spend time and money defending their position.
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Old 10-09-2004, 08:47 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I had the same problem, I was told that I had to order the upgrade online, but I had my 7230 with me that had the e-mail on it from T-Mobile which says I can buy it at a store. I showed them the e-mail and what surprised me is that the store manager was never told that the 7100t could be sold to customers as an upgrade.

If I didn't have my Blackberry with me that had the T-Mobile upgrade invitation on it, I would have been out of luck...
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Even I don't agree with what i'm about to say
but
if i where a employee at that store...Which I'm not
I would get you to read it more carefully....
it said "visit a T-Mobile retail store to find out if you are eligible for an upgrade
Not go to the store "to get" your 7100 on a ugrade


little things that are a nighmare for the public.....
but becarefull what/how you read....

again I do now support my own words!!! just calling it as I see it!

sorry
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TMO retail store employees do not sell them as upgrades because the commision they receive on new activations is greater than that of upgrades. Some store managers even tell their employees not to because they want to increase the profitability of the stores. Upgrades are not a part of the quota. They are greedy. I work for an indirect, our prices on upgrades are lower that the TMO retail stores, and I will sell any phone to the first customer that walks in the door. Even though I get paid 5 times(literally) as much on new activations, and upgrades are not part of our company quota either. We are in the business of customer service, unlike corp retail stores.
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nice option!!
but that's all it is.

re read the "message" I know my last post cleared the problem up.....
but by you slandering the other tore really isn't cool.
poor way to do bussiness.

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but by you slandering the other tore really isn't cool.
poor way to do bussiness.
brush up on your legal studies before making such statements...

what he said would not be viewed as slander for two reasons. first, it was a truthful statement based on his personal (and professional) knowledge and experience. second, and possibly most important, slander is an oral statement thats knowingly false.

libel would be applied to statements typed out on an internet message board.
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Yeah!! So take that! And That! And That!
Is it possible to Slander myself?

Damn! I am such a self slandering b@stard!

TEE HEE...guys,,,,,lighten up! Its a friggin phone for heavens sakes!

But if you cant...I am sure we can find a playground with a swing set and duke it out!
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