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ndsmyter
Posts: 648
Registered: ‎09-26-2012
My Device: Limited Edition Z10, Playbook 16GB/32GB, Dev Alpha A/B/C
My Carrier: Mobile Vikings
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Ensure your Alpha device is packaged in a shipping box

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I finally received the mail that my application was accepted for the trade-up program.

 

But after I filled in the form to receive the device, I received a mail saying "Please ensure your Alpha device is packaged in a shipping box and the shipping label secured (if applicable).". I was wondering if anybody knows what type of shipping box they mean? Because this probably depends on the shipping service they are using? Where do I have to buy that (living in Belgium btw) such a box?

 

Would the box in which I received the device be enough, or are they expecting a real shipping box?

 

And as soon as I know which box I need, maybe it would be helpful to know the contents of the box. Do we need to send only the phone, or also the charger? I'll probably send both anyway, because I received a US charger (and I live in Belgium as mentioned). Do we need to send something else with it?

 

tl;dr: Where do I get such a box? Do I have to buy one? What are the specs of such a box?



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nemoryoliver
Posts: 97
Registered: ‎11-13-2012
My Device: BB10 Simulator
My Carrier: Globe Telecom

Re: Ensure your Alpha device is packaged in a shipping box

I am interested for an answer to this too. especially an official answer from RIM Staffs

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mzex
Posts: 368
Registered: ‎06-30-2012
My Device: Playbook, Z10LE, DevAlpha C
My Carrier: Telenor, Mobitel

Re: Ensure your Alpha device is packaged in a shipping box

They said it depends in which country you are, and we will get all necessary infos depending on region where we are.

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nemoryoliver
Posts: 97
Registered: ‎11-13-2012
My Device: BB10 Simulator
My Carrier: Globe Telecom

Re: Ensure your Alpha device is packaged in a shipping box

I think it's better to use the same shipping service they used to send us.
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ndsmyter
Posts: 648
Registered: ‎09-26-2012
My Device: Limited Edition Z10, Playbook 16GB/32GB, Dev Alpha A/B/C
My Carrier: Mobile Vikings

Re: Ensure your Alpha device is packaged in a shipping box

But I received it on a BB Jam, so there was no shipping for me. So I have no idea which shipping service they use..


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nemoryoliver
Posts: 97
Registered: ‎11-13-2012
My Device: BB10 Simulator
My Carrier: Globe Telecom

Re: Ensure your Alpha device is packaged in a shipping box

I already got 2 dev alphas. and they were shipped by FedEx. So it's FedEx maybe you should use bro.

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zeshansajid
Posts: 52
Registered: ‎09-26-2012
My Device: Blackberry 10 Dev Alpha
My Carrier: GiffGaff

Re: Ensure your Alpha device is packaged in a shipping box

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I guess just wrap up the dev alpha in the box you got it in. Then just put a label on top of it. That should do the trick. Anyway just wait for their email for further information 

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peter9477
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Registered: ‎12-08-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10
My Carrier: none

Re: Ensure your Alpha device is packaged in a shipping box

I would think they simply want to make sure the device is not damaged in transit. Use an "appropriate" box. If you aren't sure that the box it came in is appropriate, take it to your shipping company/courier/post office or whatever and get their advice.... they're the experts.


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thubalek
Posts: 318
Registered: ‎10-01-2012
My Device: Dev Alpha C, Playbook 32 GB
My Carrier: BleskMobil

Re: Ensure your Alpha device is packaged in a shipping box

I'm wondering why it is so important to handle this bricked device so carefully. They will be recycled for sure.
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jerryeight
Posts: 78
Registered: ‎02-16-2012
My Device: BlackBerry Dev Alpha B / BlackBerry PlayBook
My Carrier: Att

Re: Ensure your Alpha device is packaged in a shipping box

I am just assuming but i think RIM will have a way to unbrick these and use them as internal testing devices since they have remarkable hardware in them. Would be a waste to just recycle them
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