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Posts: 44
Registered: ‎02-21-2011
My Device: Playbook
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RIM no longer ask for notarized statements.

Check this out, RIM have already taken positive steps in the developer sign up process;

 

RIM change sign up requirements

 

So well done Jamie Murai, although on his twitter he claims this is a FAIL on RIM's part? go figure...

 

Anyway I think it's an improvement, I'm just gutted they didn't do it earlier as this was the only part of the whole process that cost me anything to do.

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Posts: 6,541
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: HTC One, PlayBook, LE Z10, DE Q10
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Re: RIM no longer ask for notarized statements.

Good move, but one blog does not change a company policy.  If I had to guess, this effort to simplify the process was well underway before that blog posting.  Just getting RIM's lawyers to sign off on this, would have taken time.

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Posts: 350
Registered: ‎01-21-2011
My Device: Curve 8900 (Personal) / Bold 9650 (Work)
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Re: RIM no longer ask for notarized statements.

appnewby, yesterday my buddy from Canada messaged me - he had sent in the notarized statement he got signed previously that day. It cost him 50CAD to get it notarized.

 

He got a reply back pretty quick that the notarized form was no longer needed.

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Re: RIM no longer ask for notarized statements.

@jtegen

 

I'm sure you're right RIM were probably planning on doing this at some point, but I think Jamie was the straw that broke the camel's back.

 

@JohnPinkerton

 

Ouch! I hope he gets a free playbook...

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Posts: 111
Registered: ‎08-31-2008
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: RIM no longer ask for notarized statements.

@Pinkerton 50 CAN to notarize.. what a rip off.  I went to my bank here in the US and got a notary for free.

 

While it is nice that there is one less obstacle for developers, for RIM to do so as a reaction to a rant shows weakness and will encourage more whiners.

 

When they change the rules on the fly in the middle of an active and popular promotion, they are going to open themselves up to some complaints from friends like yours.  It was not a smart move to do this right now.

 

Hopefully, your friend makes the deadline and qualifies for the offer.

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Posts: 152
Registered: ‎08-25-2010
My Device: 9530, 9550, 9630
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: RIM no longer ask for notarized statements.

Ditto. Free notary from your bank....
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Posts: 1,269
Registered: ‎12-29-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10 LE, Dev Alpha C

Re: RIM no longer ask for notarized statements.

Yep free notary from your financial institution is the way to go (besides, it is not "free" from them ... they will extract money from you one way or another).

 

In any case, don't begrudge the hoops you have to jump through to prove you are who you say you are. They may be a hassle but they help keep out the riff raff, which will in turn make your experience in App World better than it would have been otherwise.  There are ample examples of riff raff on other platforms.

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Registered: ‎12-10-2010
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Re: RIM no longer ask for notarized statements.

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JohnPinkerton wrote:

appnewby, yesterday my buddy from Canada messaged me - he had sent in the notarized statement he got signed previously that day. It cost him 50CAD to get it notarized.

 

He got a reply back pretty quick that the notarized form was no longer needed.


 

notarizing works differently here in Canada.  you can't just walk into your bank and get service from a notary.

 

however, as a self-employeed worker i just submitted a scan of my tax information, which RIM accepted no problem.


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Posts: 144
Registered: ‎12-18-2010
My Device: Limited Edition Z10 & Blackberry Playbook
My Carrier: Rogers Wireless

Re: RIM no longer ask for notarized statements.

I live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and I found a place called Notary Depot that did mine for $19.99 plus tax.  I found that quite reasonable since everywhere else I looked charged $50 or more.

 

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