Telus Blackberry Storm Will Be Released in Two Weeks!
When Telus announced that they will be the first Canadian mobile provider to carry the Blackberry Storm (Thunder for Verizon). Many Telus customers were excited including me, who by the way hates Telus. Although I am not a big fan of Telus and its weak customer service support and annoying automated machine, I have inevitably been a loyal customer for nearly eight years.
Through that time I have experienced a variety of smart phones. I think my first Blackberry was a 6600 series. I than switched to a palm 700W, which sucked BTW, it kept freezing. Just recently I upgraded back to a Blackberry and took on the World Edition 8830, and I love it. It does what I needed it to do for my job and most importantly, I can use it anywhere in the world.
Despite my dislike for Telus and it’s people. I have chosen to stay with them because of their awesome customer relations department and the deals they gave me whenever I threaten to switch to another carrier. Currently I have unlimited data with Telus which is rare to come across these days. They also gave me the Blackberry 8830 World Edition for $100. They added 250 day time bonus minutes on top of my already 250 day time minutes, gave me unlimited incoming calls, unlimited evenings and weekends, unlimited text messaging, web browsing and email data, as well as all those other features like voice mail, call forwarding and call display, all for roughly $40.00 a month. WOW! I am now saving over $100 a month on my phone bill. Who can say no to that deal huh?
Of course it sounds too good to be true. You’re right. I had to renew my contract for another three years again. Ugh! Which I did, just before the announcement of Telus releasing the Blackberry Storm, Doh!!!! I have been waiting for this one. It has been a secret for a long time from RIM, details of the phone is still vague, but I was determined to find out if this phone will do what I needed it to do and if it does, I’m so getting it.
So during my lunch break today, I stopped by at a local Telus store and asked about the release date of the Storm. The lady at the store mentioned that the latest news she got on the release date was in two weeks. She also mentioned that Telus will not get a lot of it and that each store will roughly get about 20 Storms. Unfortunately she didn’t have the price of the phone, but my guess is that, it will probably cost around $500 - $600 to buy out the phone. I guess it’s worth it if you are a tech whore like me who always has to have the latest phone.