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When will you have the new blackberry passport in stock. I note Vodafone germany has already announced its availability
According to this news page BlackBerry have suggested VodafoneUK will be stocking it in the next few days:
Well... I tried VodafoneUK "Business" this morning. The first person I spoke to was very helpful but had not heard of the Passport. We started the process to get me an early upgrade from my Z10 but then discovered that VodafoneUK "Business" does not currently plan to stock today's hottest business handset! I guess Carphone Warehouse is going to welcome defectors and their wallets with open arms. 🙂
OK... I think I may have to backtrack a little and apologise. I was told this morning to watch the 'coming soon' website as mentioned in one of the posts above. This now appears at the top of the list of 'coming phones':
With its unique 4.5-inch square display, BlackBerry 10.3 OS and full QWERTY keyboard, the BlackBerry Passport is built with productivity in mind. That’s why it’ll only be available to Vodafone Business customers when it lands on 1 October.
So of course I phoned VodafoneUK straight away, and again the person I spoke to had not heard of the phone. So we agreed that I should phone back after 1st October when they might actually have some pricing for the Passport... but at least there does now seem to be a glimmer of light on the horizon!
I really hope Vodafone will make this phone available to everyone, not just business customers. I have been waiting to upgrade to this for ages, and to be told that Vodafone might not have it for personal customers is a bit of a blow.
This is not the answer I wanted to hear. I am a loyal Vodafone customer and I don't want to go elsewhere. Are you really saying that, just because I am not a business customer, I cannot get this phone through Vodafone?
What a shame. I've popped into Vodafone stores in a few locations on my travels and no-one has a clue about Blackberry Passport, they're only interested in i-phones for youngsters. Oddly enough your Retford store actually had a couple of handsets in, but didn't know if they were able to sell them. Not very good Vodafone....I think there are still 79 million Blackberry users out there most of which like the OS and the keypad.
Just called today 1st October as a small business customer. Contrary to what it says on the 'incoming' section of the vodafone website it is still not in stock and not available to pre-order, so advice is to watch business website and call back when the Passport appears in the list of devices on offer...
You have to be determined to be a BlackBerry customer nowadays. 🙂
OK - so they have it in stock.
I phoned the upgrades team who could not help as they did not have it listed and was advised to keep checking the website.
I then phoned the retentions team and was told it was in stock. I then spoke with them about it and it is being delivered tomorrow:smileyhappy:
My first BlackBerry device so fingers crossed it's a good one.