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  Reply # 1143543 29-Sep-2014 13:40

zocster:

Thanks for that!

I see that AU and NZ are the only ones using band 28 LTE, any particular reason why that is?


Just the first to deploy - there will be many more.

See: Asia-Pacific Telecommunity Band Plan




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  Reply # 1143907 30-Sep-2014 06:13
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Thanks Nik!

Now, let's hear from Spark, anyone from Spark active on this forum?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1144233 30-Sep-2014 14:09
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Hi,

I currently use a BlackBerry Z10 and I too am hoping Spark plan to retail the BlackBerry Passport.

I think it looks awesome!!



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  Reply # 1144419 30-Sep-2014 17:29
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I am surprised that Vodafone nor Spark is getting it in even on small quantities to 'test the water'

There is a real good review here, by an old dude...

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  Reply # 1144422 30-Sep-2014 17:37

zocster: I am surprised that Vodafone nor Spark is getting it in even on small quantities to 'test the water'


While I can't give specific detail, that is essentially what happens - just not at the consumer level. :)

Suffice to say there is not a lot of interest in this device in NZ beyond the enthusiast crowd. Unfortunate, as I personally liked it a lot.




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  Reply # 1147468 5-Oct-2014 06:13
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Well, shopbb had a code yesterday, and I ended up paying US$477.33 for the device to be dropped off to my colleague in Chicago. From there, he'll be sending FedEx on a 3 day shipment, that's US$125, customs would want NZ$155 off me, so far, I can see that it's the cheapest way of getting it in.

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  Reply # 1147869 5-Oct-2014 20:35
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Do you guys think it will be worth it coming from a OnePlus One and it being a second phone just to play with? Thanks!



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  Reply # 1147872 5-Oct-2014 20:39
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mikemike690: Do you guys think it will be worth it coming from a OnePlus One and it being a second phone just to play with? Thanks!


Well, I am running my BlackBerry as my primary device. The only thing I use my android for is google hangouts.

Oh yeah plus connected devices that BlackBerry hasn't opened up the api for.

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  Reply # 1147946 6-Oct-2014 01:37
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There is just something about it that makes me want it. I get sick of carrying around a "generic" device that just isn't cool and interesting as the passport. 



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  Reply # 1155949 16-Oct-2014 10:29
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Passport

What can I say.. It looks premium. Will go down to Vodafone and get my nano sim soon


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  Reply # 1155950 16-Oct-2014 10:32
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Very nice, I like the comparison to an actual passport. I look forward to your thoughts on it.

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  Reply # 1155956 16-Oct-2014 10:38
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You do know we all hate you right now! :)
How are you finding the device? Where did you land up buying it from?







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zocster:


You do know we all hate you right now! :)
How are you finding the device? Where did you land up buying it from?



As per my original post, I bought it on shopbb.com and did a coupon redemption that wasn't meant to happen, but it did. So the device cost me 477.33 USD. That took a week from Indianapolis warehouse to a fellow moderator friend in Chicago. Then he had to send it down to me.

That's US $125.00

GST was NZ $163 something.

So yes, a 2 week wait, almost. I bought it online Saturday 4 October lunch time lol.

This is getting charged, then off to Vodafone for a nano sim.

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Dude.....!!! Looking real good man!! 

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BinaryLimited:
zocster:


You do know we all hate you right now! :)
How are you finding the device? Where did you land up buying it from?



As per my original post, I bought it on shopbb.com and did a coupon redemption that wasn't meant to happen, but it did. So the device cost me 477.33 USD. That took a week from Indianapolis warehouse to a fellow moderator friend in Chicago. Then he had to send it down to me.

That's US $125.00

GST was NZ $163 something.

So yes, a 2 week wait, almost. I bought it online Saturday 4 October lunch time lol.

This is getting charged, then off to Vodafone for a nano sim.


Didnt see the original post :)
Also, thought u got it yesterday as the date /time stamp on the forum is delayed?

let us know how it goes...jealous!

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