When will Verizon offer the Blackberry Priv
Tastebuddy
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Please provide us with an update as to when Verizon will offer Blackberry Priv. Thank you.

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vzw_customer_support
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Chrono2050, we are excited for the arrival of this phone and that information is correct. You can start ordering the phone on 3/3/16 directly from our website. http://vz.to/1fhyEkV


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rsteer
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The delay may be Blackberry getting back at Verizon for treating them badly with BB's last flagship product, the Z30.  Most reviews at the tie said it was the best smartphone available when it came out, but Verizon quickly decided not to sell it to individual consumers, after having negotiated an exclusive deal with BB.  Verizon were the only ones allowed to sell the Z30, and then they refused to serve the bulk of the market.  So this time AT&T and T-Mobile got first crack at the flagship.  My office has contracts with both Verizon and AT&T for cell phones -- maybe I can switch from Verizon to AT&T and get a Priv!

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47seijar
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Somehow I don't think BlackBerry is "punishing" anybody by withholding their devices.   They just don't have that kind of power anymore. BlackBerry's only hope for their handset division to survive is to get their phones in everybody's hands that could possibly want one. My guess is that it has more to do with getting CDMA certification.

mama23dogs
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Absolutely..

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VWCM
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I've heard from multiple sources now that the Priv will be available to order online on 03/03. It will be available in stores on 03/11.

vzw_customer_support
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Chrono2050, we are excited for the arrival of this phone and that information is correct. You can start ordering the phone on 3/3/16 directly from our website. http://vz.to/1fhyEkV


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leewclark
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Crackberry.com is "reporting" exactly what you have stated.  So we will see if it is on the website tomorrow.  I am really a fan of BB10 and I may buy a Z30 instead. I know it is two years old but I really like to operating system.

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Goo3000
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Vote with your wallet. Switch to AT&T or T-Mobile if its that important to you. Or buy it directly from Blackberry with a credit card, pay on it monthly, and go use it with whichever carrier you choose. Since subsidies, and therefore contracts,  are no longer a thing there's no point in locking yourself down to one particular carrier anymore. There are A TON of other options available you guys. You might actually save yourselves a couple of bucks along the way. I know how frustrating Verizon's communication skills are, I've been through the same thing with a different device a few years ago, but back then they were one of the only carriers offering that particular phone so I was stuck. Luckily its a different situation with the Priv and may be one you should take advantage of.

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mama23dogs
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Goo3000

THe phone is not available yet with CDMA.   Note the red letters.  

The phone is rumored to be available on Verizon in March

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Pamom
Enthusiast - Level 1

I find it absolutely ridiculous that we don't have information from Verizon on the release date yet.  I am trying to hold on with my phone that is having multiple issues, but I can't do it much longer.  It's almost considered a paperweight right now.  I've been with Verizon for over a decade now and I feel as though there is a great amount of disrespect around this issue!  SOMEONE at Verizon knows what is going on and it is a CHOICE to not tell their customers.

mama23dogs
Legend

Don't hold your breath.  the Priv has rumored CDMA model, but has yet to show one.

BlackBerry Priv will land on Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile - CNET

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vzw_customer_support
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New phones are always exciting Tastebuddy. At this time we do not have any information regarding the Blackberry Priv. Feel free to register for alerts on new products and services by clicking, http://bit.ly/dDumph



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DrFace
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+1 anything beside a vague tweet would be welcomed, thanks.

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