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Verizon, make the Passport available or else I will have to switch carriers! What is the problem?
kristileka
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Just do it!!

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Re: Verizon, make the Passport available or else I will have to switch carriers! What is the problem?
DickLewis
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Lot of us are getting impatient waiting for news about Passport.

How long the AT&T exclusive is for, I can't find an answer yet. Also, AT&T doesn't have a stock yet, so haven't even started selling them. BlackBerry made a huge mistake giving an exclusive to any carrier in any country.

I would be very surprised to see a Verizon CDMA version by the end of the year. Just a thought.

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rcschnoor
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DickLewis wrote:

BlackBerry made a huge mistake giving an exclusive to any carrier in any country.

That is certainly yet to be determined. You also don't know what kind of monetary incentive AT&T had to pay to get this exclusivity.

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Re: Verizon, make the Passport available or else I will have to switch carriers! What is the problem?
DickLewis
Novice

The point of whether AT&T paid for an exclusive is not the point I'm referring to.

There should be no exclusive. What good is the AT&T exclusive when I've read literally hundreds of complaints that they aren't even selling the Passport yet. So their customers are upset also.

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rcschnoor
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DickLewis wrote:

There should be no exclusive.

That is certainly a point which should best be decided by BB as THEY would be the entity receiving money from AT&T to keep a phone exclusive. I am unsure if they would agree with you if they can elicit money out of AT&T to do so.

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47seijar
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BlackBerry could DOUBLE their potential user base in the U.S. for Passport if they would release a Verizon/CDMA version. The thing is the GSM version is what AT&T will sell and what the rest of the world will sell. BlackBerry is thinking global, not local. The U.S. is dominated by Apple and Samsung, so now it's an afterthought for BlackBerry. That's life in the big city folks.

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Re: Verizon, make the Passport available or else I will have to switch carriers! What is the problem?
DickLewis
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Regardless as to whether AT&T is paying BlackBerry for an exclusive, it sure isn't working out if AT&T still isn't stocking nor selling the Passport yet. Still say there should be no exclusive, money changing hands or not.

It is a disservice to loyal BlackBerry users. 'Nuf said.

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