• Petitioned Blackberry / RIM (Research in Motion)

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Blackberry / RIM (Research in Motion)

Stop Blackberry/RIM over charging UK customers in purchasing applications.

    1. Geoff gibbs
    2. Petition by

      Geoff gibbs

      Cairns, Australia

Blackberry/RIM (Research in Motion) offer a range of software applications to support and compliment their range of smartphones and tablets. These applications are only available to purchase and install via native software on these devices, known as 'Blackberry App World'.

Blackberry are either blissfully ignorant of the following problem or have deliberately chosen to ignore international exchange rates when charging for purchases made from their store. The latter clearly being worse.

The issue is this:

A Blackberry customer in the United States can make a purchase of a single application that costs $10.00 in local currency.

The same application in the UK will be listed at £10.00 for purchase. You'll will note that the national currency symbol has changed and not the value.

As of 5pm on the 24/09/2012, 1 British pound sterling = 1.6217 US dollars
(Source Google Currency Conversion).

Thus the same application purchased in the UK would cost $16.22 and is a markup of 62 percent.

This petition proposes that:

1 - Blackberry/RIM make an immediate and clear statement that they are aware of this issue on their 'Blackberry App World' software.
2 - That Blackberry fix this issue with an announcement of when this will be implemented. Blackberry do in fact have correct currency conversions between various markets but have not implemented it between them and the UK.

This campaign will stay active and seek further publicity until Blackberry/RIM resolve this issue.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 25 signatures
    2. Open Letters prepared.

      Geoff gibbs
      Petition Organizer

      Open letters have been prepared for distribution to various departments within the Blackberry/Rim infrastructure. These will be mailed on Friday (28th Sept 2012) and the letters will be published online in order to demonstrate transparency in this campaign.

      I will update this page with a link to the letter moments after mailing the correspondence.

      Please spread the word, in order for this campaign to be effective we need to have folk sign up.

      More information in 24 hours.

      G

    3. Reached 10 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Damian Thomson ST HELENS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because Apple & Google do not rip customers off

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    • Mark Temple DERRY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because i dont like paying more for something that other people

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    • Julie Omar LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      Fair trade !! Why should British people pay more for the same?

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    • paul hatrey PLYMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      i have stopped buying apps because of this

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    • Mat Owen KEYNSHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      Fair trade in a global market, why should I be overcharged because of where I live?

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