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DONUT_1216
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Will Verizon EVER sell or support any BLACKBERRY products such as the KEYONE. If so, when ??

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boringusername
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And that device will no longer function after Dec 31 2019 because it's not LTE. Verizon doesn't have a GSM network. And yes I'm away LTE is sub-set of GSM but it's not the same. Unless a device has LTE bands 2,4 an especially 13 and can do VoLTE then it won't work after Dec 31 2019

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DickLewis
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DONUT_1216 wrote:

Will Verizon EVER sell or support any BLACKBERRY products such as the KEYONE. If so, when ??

With all the confusion and some replies a bit off track, I'm replying to original post.

At this stage, it is not likely that VZW will decide to sell the KEYone.

Also we may not see the Motion either, TCL/BlackBerryMobile hasn't even released a CDMA version yet.

Motion GSM has all the correct bandwidths, but haven't read anyone using one on VZW.

In my reply number 3, I mentioned I purchased the GSM/CDMA unlocked version from Best Buy.,

Verizon SIM inserted, activated on VZW without a hitch.

Hopefully with two new models announced for 2018, we will see some BlackBerry love from Verizon.

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boringusername
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Dick Lewis wrote:

DONUT_1216 wrote:

Will Verizon EVER sell or support any BLACKBERRY products such as the KEYONE. If so, when ??

With all the confusion and some replies a bit off track, I'm replying to original post.

At this stage, it is not likely that VZW will decide to sell the KEYone.

Also we may not see the Motion either, TCL/BlackBerryMobile hasn't even released a CDMA version yet.

Motion GSM has all the correct bandwidths, but haven't read anyone using one on VZW.

In my reply number 3, I mentioned I purchased the GSM/CDMA unlocked version from Best Buy.,

Verizon SIM inserted, activated on VZW without a hitch.

Hopefully with two new models announced for 2018, we will see some BlackBerry love from Verizon.

No confusion merely pointing out that ANY phone to be able to be on Verizon's network it has to have  the proper LTE bands which include band 13 and support Verizon's VoLTE which mean it has to go through Verizon's certification process. If Blackberry doesn't not wish to do that, that is on BLACKBERRY not Verizon.

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DickLewis
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boringusername wrote:

Dick Lewis wrote:

DONUT_1216 wrote:

Will Verizon EVER sell or support any BLACKBERRY products such as the KEYONE. If so, when ??

With all the confusion and some replies a bit off track, I'm replying to original post.

At this stage, it is not likely that VZW will decide to sell the KEYone.

Also we may not see the Motion either, TCL/BlackBerryMobile hasn't even released a CDMA version yet.

Motion GSM has all the correct bandwidths, but haven't read anyone using one on VZW.

In my reply number 3, I mentioned I purchased the GSM/CDMA unlocked version from Best Buy.,

Verizon SIM inserted, activated on VZW without a hitch.

Hopefully with two new models announced for 2018, we will see some BlackBerry love from Verizon.

No confusion merely pointing out that ANY phone to be able to be on Verizon's network it has to have the proper LTE bands which include band 13 and support Verizon's VoLTE which mean it has to go through Verizon's certification process. If Blackberry doesn't not wish to do that, that is on BLACKBERRY not Verizon.

Very well aware that any phone to work on Verizon needs their certification.

Also aware what are and how the different bandwidths work.

BlackBerryMobile, not BlackBerry is the make in conjunction with TCL. Blackberry doesn't make phones anymore.

My reply was to the OP, I added what I thought was a simple reply that there would be no KEYone sold by Verizon. Plus hopefully Verizon will start selling and supporting these phones again.

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vzw_customer_support
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We understand wanting to be able to use any device with the best service possible. To confirm if your phone will activate with our network, we do provide an ESN eligibility check: https://www.verizonwireless.com/bring-your-own-device/

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