Oh, Canada: did you get a BlackBerry Storm today?

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First Telus announced the launch of the BlackBerry Storm 9530, and their web site went on ‘back order’ within hours. Then, Bell follows suit with their own BlackBerry Storm 9530 launch, but only in select GTA stores today, with the rest of the country to follow tomorrow. Crazy stuff, folks!

Similar to what we did for the Verizon BlackBerry Storm launch, we’re looking to build a page dedicated to helping Canadian Storm Chasers. Please, post a comment and let the BlackBerry Nation know if you were able to pick up a Storm today from either carrier, at what location, and if there are any more in stock. Consider this page to be ground zero for the Canadian BlackBerry Storm launch.

United we stand, divided we’re a bunch of Treo users.

  • JW

    Yesterday evening, I called a few Bell/Telus stores in North York (namely Sheppard Centre, Empress Walk, Fairview Mall, Scarborough Town Centre). No luck at all. This morning however, I managed to get one from Bell Eaton Centre (only 3 left) and the rest were all taken as I did the activation in store. Very lucky! The store manager said that their next shipment would be January. Quite slow!

  • JW

    Yesterday evening, I called a few Bell/Telus stores in North York (namely Sheppard Centre, Empress Walk, Fairview Mall, Scarborough Town Centre). No luck at all. This morning however, I managed to get one from Bell Eaton Centre (only 3 left) and the rest were all taken as I did the activation in store. Very lucky! The store manager said that their next shipment would be January. Quite slow!

  • JW

    Yesterday evening, I called a few Bell/Telus stores in North York (namely Sheppard Centre, Empress Walk, Fairview Mall, Scarborough Town Centre). No luck at all. This morning however, I managed to get one from Bell Eaton Centre (only 3 left) and the rest were all taken as I did the activation in store. Very lucky! The store manager said that their next shipment would be January. Quite slow!

  • Rick

    Pretty much the same here. Went to Future shop, bought 2 new phones, ( non Blackberry) on another account, then went to upgrade to the storm on my busness account. Same crap, they could only process the 3 yr N/C storm if I went to a Telus outlet. Of course, they have non. Nice jpb from the marketing department!!

  • Rick

    Pretty much the same here. Went to Future shop, bought 2 new phones, ( non Blackberry) on another account, then went to upgrade to the storm on my busness account. Same crap, they could only process the 3 yr N/C storm if I went to a Telus outlet. Of course, they have non. Nice jpb from the marketing department!!

  • KYLE

    go my storm on dec 10 for a telus store in toronto yorkdale mall…is it jus me or the phone seem like a delicate phone. i feel like if you bang out too many emails or bb msngr that the screen is gonna stop working?? all in all pretty good phone but the screen scares me ..

  • KYLE

    go my storm on dec 10 for a telus store in toronto yorkdale mall…is it jus me or the phone seem like a delicate phone. i feel like if you bang out too many emails or bb msngr that the screen is gonna stop working?? all in all pretty good phone but the screen scares me ..

  • reid

    has anyone who was able to order the storm on the telus website wednesday before they sold out received an email from telus confirming when it will be shipped? if so, did you pay the non-contract $599 pricetag?

  • reid

    has anyone who was able to order the storm on the telus website wednesday before they sold out received an email from telus confirming when it will be shipped? if so, did you pay the non-contract $599 pricetag?

  • Kyle

    @KYLE

    I was at the Eaton centre when the location there had 20 left (around 1pm wed. after they had already sold 8). I was so tempted to pick one up, but held off for the very issue you mention. As much as I want one, I’m going to hold off until I hear more from all the new owners.

  • Kyle

    @KYLE

    I was at the Eaton centre when the location there had 20 left (around 1pm wed. after they had already sold 8). I was so tempted to pick one up, but held off for the very issue you mention. As much as I want one, I’m going to hold off until I hear more from all the new owners.

  • PC

    1:20pm pst
    Richmond, BC

    I got my Storm from Wireless Wave Richmond today! I’d like to thank Alfred, the Richmond branch’s manager for all the assistance. I went through the “contact” page of Wireless Wave’s website and was surprised to be redirected to the branch manager.

    Apparently there was a “list” for people who called in to “reserve” some units but I was told that the website inquiry page supersedes all these other mediums.

    To cut the long story short, I got a call today and picked up the one and only Storm the store received today.

    Props to Wireless Wave’s online inquiry page! I suggest you guys give it a shot!

    Goodluck!

    Link: http://www.wirelesswave.ca/contacts.asp

  • PC

    1:20pm pst
    Richmond, BC

    I got my Storm from Wireless Wave Richmond today! I’d like to thank Alfred, the Richmond branch’s manager for all the assistance. I went through the “contact” page of Wireless Wave’s website and was surprised to be redirected to the branch manager.

    Apparently there was a “list” for people who called in to “reserve” some units but I was told that the website inquiry page supersedes all these other mediums.

    To cut the long story short, I got a call today and picked up the one and only Storm the store received today.

    Props to Wireless Wave’s online inquiry page! I suggest you guys give it a shot!

    Goodluck!

    Link: http://www.wirelesswave.ca/contacts.asp

  • Carley

    I waitied until the 14th to try and get one (Unfortunatley) so I am out of luck. Not a single store in Toronto has any I promise you and won’t be getting any in til January.

    I’m a little confused by the comment left about Future Shop not selling until the 19th. As far as I know they sold the few that they had right away and as Telus and Bell stores will get their stock before retail outlets shouldn’t be making any promises!

    Nevertheless, which Future Shop was it? I might try on the 19th LOL

  • Carley

    I waitied until the 14th to try and get one (Unfortunatley) so I am out of luck. Not a single store in Toronto has any I promise you and won’t be getting any in til January.

    I’m a little confused by the comment left about Future Shop not selling until the 19th. As far as I know they sold the few that they had right away and as Telus and Bell stores will get their stock before retail outlets shouldn’t be making any promises!

    Nevertheless, which Future Shop was it? I might try on the 19th LOL

  • http://rim.com/ Ryan

    I got mine today!!!! I love it!

    I also loaded 4.7.0.83 on it, oh the joys of working at RIM!!!

  • http://rim.com/ Ryan

    I got mine today!!!! I love it!

    I also loaded 4.7.0.83 on it, oh the joys of working at RIM!!!

  • http://rim.com/ Ryan

    I got mine today!!!! I love it!

    I also loaded 4.7.0.83 on it, oh the joys of working at RIM!!!

  • http://rim.com Ryan

    I got mine today!!!! I love it!

    I also loaded 4.7.0.83 on it, oh the joys of working at RIM!!!

  • Jason

    So what is new in 4.7.0.83?

  • Jason

    So what is new in 4.7.0.83?

  • Jason

    TELUS WEBSITE SHOWING IN STOCK

    GET YOURS NOW!!!!

    I REPEAT, I WAS ABLE TO GET TO THE CHECK OUT ON TELUS’ WEBSITE FOR THE BB STORM

  • Jason

    TELUS WEBSITE SHOWING IN STOCK

    GET YOURS NOW!!!!

    I REPEAT, I WAS ABLE TO GET TO THE CHECK OUT ON TELUS’ WEBSITE FOR THE BB STORM

  • Jason

    TELUS WEBSITE SHOWING IN STOCK

    GET YOURS NOW!!!!

    I REPEAT, I WAS ABLE TO GET TO THE CHECK OUT ON TELUS’ WEBSITE FOR THE BB STORM

  • hosed

    Ordered on December 10th, was told, repeatedly in print and verbally, for a week, that they had been couriered; now Bell says that the order was processed but not shipped.

  • hosed

    Ordered on December 10th, was told, repeatedly in print and verbally, for a week, that they had been couriered; now Bell says that the order was processed but not shipped.

  • Kyle

    I just bought my Storm at the Telus location at the Fairview Mall. When I walked in to play with a demo they surprised me by saying they had 11 in stock.

  • Kyle

    I just bought my Storm at the Telus location at the Fairview Mall. When I walked in to play with a demo they surprised me by saying they had 11 in stock.

  • Kyle

    I just bought my Storm at the Telus location at the Fairview Mall. When I walked in to play with a demo they surprised me by saying they had 11 in stock.

  • Eric

    got my new storm not all its cracked up to be been with telus 8yrs having problems with firm ware can’t change to landscape view while texting telus says its a known issue and to wait for software patch you think they would work out the bugs before release

  • Eric

    got my new storm not all its cracked up to be been with telus 8yrs having problems with firm ware can’t change to landscape view while texting telus says its a known issue and to wait for software patch you think they would work out the bugs before release

  • santa clause

    There are many wireless wave stores that have them in stock. 2 in edmonton 4 in calgary a few in toronto arera… Many in bc region as well

  • santa clause

    There are many wireless wave stores that have them in stock. 2 in edmonton 4 in calgary a few in toronto arera… Many in bc region as well

  • santa clause

    There are many wireless wave stores that have them in stock. 2 in edmonton 4 in calgary a few in toronto arera… Many in bc region as well

  • santa clause

    Also in halifax area as well

  • santa clause

    Also in halifax area as well

  • santa clause

    Also in halifax area as well

  • keith

    There are many wireless wave stores with shipments in stock. 2 stores in edmonton, 3-4 in calgary, many in bc region, toronto region and even halifax.

    That means its a bell storm.. not telus…

  • keith

    There are many wireless wave stores with shipments in stock. 2 stores in edmonton, 3-4 in calgary, many in bc region, toronto region and even halifax.

    That means its a bell storm.. not telus…

  • PC

    Wireless Wave Rocks!!!

  • PC

    Wireless Wave Rocks!!!

  • PC

    Wireless Wave Rocks!!!

  • Jeremy

    I received that email from Telus yesterday saying select stores had inventory. In this email, I was told to call certain stores and if I received no joy, to call the Telus 1-866 number.

    I called around to several dealers and was told either they had no stock or the stock they had was for new activations only so I called the 1-866 number. I was basically told by the CSR that yes, the stock that Telus shipped was for essentially for new activations only and if I wasn’t on a waiting list, I’m out of luck until the new year.

    So, this email that Telus sent out was completely misleading in certain ways.

    Yes, they do have some inventory in select stores.

    No, it’s not for renewing customers.

    As a corporate customer, this is a load of crap. They should have solved their inventory issues before releasing the unit and they should have taken care of their existing customer base as a gesture of good will since we all have choice as to whether to port our numbers or not. It looks as if the other two carriers – Bell and Rogers – will be getting an opportunity to bid on my 35 lines that generate $36,000 of revenue for Telus.

  • Jeremy

    I received that email from Telus yesterday saying select stores had inventory. In this email, I was told to call certain stores and if I received no joy, to call the Telus 1-866 number.

    I called around to several dealers and was told either they had no stock or the stock they had was for new activations only so I called the 1-866 number. I was basically told by the CSR that yes, the stock that Telus shipped was for essentially for new activations only and if I wasn’t on a waiting list, I’m out of luck until the new year.

    So, this email that Telus sent out was completely misleading in certain ways.

    Yes, they do have some inventory in select stores.

    No, it’s not for renewing customers.

    As a corporate customer, this is a load of crap. They should have solved their inventory issues before releasing the unit and they should have taken care of their existing customer base as a gesture of good will since we all have choice as to whether to port our numbers or not. It looks as if the other two carriers – Bell and Rogers – will be getting an opportunity to bid on my 35 lines that generate $36,000 of revenue for Telus.

  • hosed

    Bell made it right; they shipped me a Storm and it’s here in time for Christmas. Thank-you customer service; I was quick to bitch, so I’m quick to say thanks.

  • hosed

    Bell made it right; they shipped me a Storm and it’s here in time for Christmas. Thank-you customer service; I was quick to bitch, so I’m quick to say thanks.

  • hosed

    Bell made it right; they shipped me a Storm and it’s here in time for Christmas. Thank-you customer service; I was quick to bitch, so I’m quick to say thanks.

  • zach

    Future Shop whitby has 4 storms on the shelf for new telus clients. the store is located at thikson and victoria in whitby ontario. store contacr is 905-438-7950 cell expert is zach gilbert

  • zach

    Future Shop whitby has 4 storms on the shelf for new telus clients. the store is located at thikson and victoria in whitby ontario. store contacr is 905-438-7950 cell expert is zach gilbert

  • mTelus

    Jeremy,

    The selling of the Storm is the individual dealer’s discretion as to whom they sell to. There is nothing in writing that says the dealer must only sell to new activations. They may be pushing towards that in order to get new clients signed up. Our store just got our first one in today and sold it to an existing client who was recontracting. As for the supply, It is a RIM issue, that is why both Bell and Telus are having stock issues. As has been posted earlier, RIM sent a huge order down South as Verizon could not keep up stock when the Storm was released down there. We have been told we can only order what we think we could sell each week, until the new Year and they should be able to accommodate. Most dealers get daily deliveries so check back daily or get your name on a waiting list if they have one.

    I got a few minutes to play with the Storm before we sold it and it was pretty cool!

    Good luck!