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BlackBerry emails T-Mobile customers with $100 off promotion
BlackBerry sent out emails to 'Berry owners on T-Mobile today, to inform them of the news that we passed along to you on Tuesday night. That news indicated that BlackBerry was not going to allow T-Mobile to renew its license to sell BlackBerry phones starting on April 25th when the current pact between the two expires.

Interestingly, BlackBerry included a coupon with the email that allows T-Mobile customers to take $100 off the BlackBerry Q5, BlackBerry Q10 and BlackBerry Z10 purchased directly from the Canadian manufacturer, via the ShopBlackBerry website. While each person is allowed the use of just one coupon, it does allow for $100 to be taken off the purchase of two covered phones. The coupons are good until May 31st.

Since BlackBerry mentioned in the email that it is still working with other carriers, the idea of the coupon is to get T-Mobile customers to switch carriers when they want to purchase a new 'Berry. Doesn't this sound similar to the original email promotion from T-Mobile that got John Chen pissed in the first place?

source: Crackberry

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posted on 02 Apr 2014, 20:38 5

1. Salazzi (Posts: 161; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


blackberry can go **** itself. It's a dying platform, one that I've had hopes for up until now.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 20:50 4

3. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


They waited too long to release BB10. The ball was dropped pretty hard after that and they've pretty much been on life support every since then.

I am sure this deal isn't going to entice anyone since the other carriers are pretty much abandoning the BB platform as well.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 06:20 1

21. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


No one cares what you think, Mxy. Go back to trolling iOS articles. What a piece of crap the iPhone is.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 21:58 2

10. Bernoulli (Posts: 1443; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Speaking for yourself, as I am typing this from my BlackBerry z10, this is by far the best UI I have ever used since the N9, and with the 10.2 update I can install Google apps straight from the playstore, no need for side loading anymore, if the apps were a concern for you.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 23:13 4

14. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I'll pass

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 04:47 1

17. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)


Troll detected.

Just like we'll pass on your beloved, craptastic iOS.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 00:19

16. alterecho (Posts: 1080; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


http://bgr.com/2014/04/01/why-buy-the-blackberry-z10/
http://www.570news.com/2014/04/02/blackberry-z10-gets-high-marks-from-time/

I don't know why PhoneArena hasn't reported this.

also,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybhn4UbWUsE

I really want to get a Z10 now.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 06:16 1

18. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


They haven't reported it because phone arena shows nothing but HATE towards BlackBerry. They are the biggest trolls on their own site.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 06:18 1

20. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


You can go do the same, troll. BlackBerry will survive.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 07:34 1

24. apiskula (banned) (Posts: 578; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


I agree...Nobody wants it anymore

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 11:40

27. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


No, you just don't want it. And nobody cares about what you want and don't want.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 20:48 4

2. fzacek (Posts: 1623; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


I checked out the specs of the three phones mentioned in the article. No wonder BlackBerry is a withering company; their phones are so outdated and unattractive.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 22:30 1

11. Bernoulli (Posts: 1443; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Still more resistant than any Sammy or htc I've had, and of course a lot more intuitive than any OS

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 22:58 6

13. fzacek (Posts: 1623; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Resistant?

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 20:51 4

4. raza972area (Posts: 12; Member since: 02 Apr 2014)


I had blackberry in 2006-07, was great then. Until smartphones came out i forgot all about Blackberry.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 06:17

19. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


BlackBerry's sew the ORIGINAL smartphones.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 07:34

25. apiskula (banned) (Posts: 578; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


Good one raza972area

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 21:01

5. AfterShock (Posts: 2799; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Teet for tat lol.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 21:23 3

6. wkm001 (Posts: 42; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)


My company gave me a free BB back in the day. After a year I grew so tired of it I gave it back and started paying for my own service so I could have a real smart phone.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 07:35

26. apiskula (banned) (Posts: 578; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


Exactly!

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 21:44 5

7. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 293; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


"BlackBerry was not going to allow T-Mobile to renew its license to sell BlackBerry phones" - sounds like they are shooting themselves in the foot, shouldn't they be trying to get as many places selling their products as possible?

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 21:46 3

8. lyndon420 (Posts: 1733; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Yup....sad to say, but they are in their death throws now. The only thing they had was BBM which I believe is now being ported to all other platforms. Didn't help that they were also litigated to death.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 21:47 3

9. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Blackberry - R.I.P.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 22:46

12. Bernoulli (Posts: 1443; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Where can we get this coupon?

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 00:01

15. Johnnokia (Posts: 512; Member since: 27 May 2012)


I am on T mobile, and I did not get it.. I don't care because they did not include the Z30 on that promotion, and I already have Z10

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 15:38

31. Bernoulli (Posts: 1443; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


I didn't get it either, and hey could be worth a try, since they also sell the z30 fully unlocked and fully compatible with t-mobile 3G and LTE

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 06:23

22. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


To the haters / trolls posting: no one cares what you think. Troll elsewhere.

This is great, what BlackBerry is doing. They are supporting their faithful customers,which is always a good thing. Keep up the good work, BlackBerry.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 07:33 2

23. apiskula (banned) (Posts: 578; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


How can a company send these out when they are about to go bankrupt . I don't care if they sent me a free phone I would sell it instantly. Nobody is going to switch carriers just to own a Blackberry. Other carriers will follow soon and drop Blackberry from the business model.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 11:50

28. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


They can do it because it's the right thing to do. Taking care of your loyal customers is always the right thing to do. You think BlackBerry not being on T-Mobile is really going to affect BlackBerry? Not in the least. BlackBerry is doing this to help their loyal fan base on T-Mobile continue to use the phones they love, just on a different network. That's smart business. Had you any sense at all, you would realize that. But you are nothing but a brainless troll. And no other carrier will follow suit as they still wish to support BlackBerry. But hey, since you hate BlackBerry so much, why do you even bother reading, much less commenting, on BlackBerry articles? I know why...because your a mindless, un-opinionated troll with no life whatsoever.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 13:10 1

29. apiskula (banned) (Posts: 578; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


I see you are always commenting on Blackberry sites as well. This is the end of the road for Blackberry. Not sure why you fans cannot see that. Other carriers will follow soon and totally drop the device. Nobody is going into store requesting a Blackberry with far superior phones available. You get over your Blackberry love and move on. They are done!

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 20:55

33. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


Yes, I do comment on BlackBerry articles. But I do so to either post something RELEVANT to the article, offer something substance, or to school uneducated haters such as yourself in the use of FACTS, not opinion. And no one is saying you can't post your opinion, but when EVERY ONE of your posts is filled with the same "BlackBerry is done!" line, perhaps you SHOULD just keep that ignorant nonsense to yourself. As I said before, no other carrier is going to follow suit. That's just your wishful thinking. And we BlackBerry fans can't see that this is the "end of BlackBerry" because it ISN'T. We read up on ALL relevant information posted about BlackBerry, and make our INFORMED decision from there. We don't jump on the haters bandwagon and say "BlackBerry is doomed!" And if all of these other phones are so-called superior, then why do BlackBerry 10 devices get such high user satisfaction rates? If all of these other OS's are so superior, why is it that besides BlackBerry, only Android has something as simple as a file manager? Why is BB10 the only real-time OS? Why is it that BlackBerry 10 can multitask like Android if Android is so superior? Why can't iOS multitask to that degree? Why can BlackBerry 10 devices run Android apps, download them over the air? In addition to their own native apps? Why is the BlackBerry Z30 consistently ranked BETTER than the competition? Especially since it's "so inferior"? You can't give plausible, educated answers to these questions can you? Too blinded by your hate and ignorance to see the obvious. No, BlackBerry isn't "done" by any stretch of your limited imagination. Move on, troll. Find something else to hate on.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 22:04 1

37. apiskula (banned) (Posts: 578; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


Continue to feed me your garbage. In the end they will be bankrupt

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 22:09

39. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


Garbage is what you spew on every BlackBerry article, troll. They will not go bankrupt like your troll a$$ is.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 22:20

41. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


And like I said, you can't give an educated response. Useless, waste of space is what you are.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 15:37 1

30. kindlefireowner (Posts: 348; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


I bet you could put a 2x2 photo of every Blackberry customer on T-Mobile on 3 milk cartons. Okay 2 milk cartons, I was trying not to be mean.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 20:59

34. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


Troll detected.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 21:06

35. kindlefireowner (Posts: 348; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Truth Denied.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 22:08

38. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


No denying it. You're a TROLL.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 22:30

42. kindlefireowner (Posts: 348; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Defined Troll. You need to learn how to use "Troll Detected". T-Mobile dropped Blackberry. When you openly get customers to drop Blackberry phones, That means T-Mobile broke up with Blackberry. Get over it. So everybody that has an opinion on it against Blackberry in your mind is a troll. What are you 5?

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 04:02

43. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


Read the article

No where does it say T-Mobile dropped BlackBerry. It says BlackBerry is no longer going to extend the license to T-Mobile so they can sell BlackBerry merchandise. So you need to "get over it". Also, a troll is someone like you who always goes to a specific topic written on a website and does nothing but bash it. I could understand if you were offering something meaningful to the subject, but saying you could "put all of T-Mobiles BlackBerry users on 2 milk cartons" is not offering something meaningful. That's TROLLING. You do the same thing on practically every BlackBerry article, TROLL. So I believe the 5 year old here is YOU, troll.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 07:11 1

44. kindlefireowner (Posts: 348; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Alphafanboy1 You claim that you run a business? You are clueless. Do you remember what T-Mobile did to start this. Clearly, they felt that there was no future in selling Blackberry phones. You have selective memory Alphafanboy1.

T-Mobile. You're Fired.
BlackBerry. No, I quit.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 11:48

45. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


I don't have selective memory, KindleFireTroll, I go by FACTS. YOU go by what you wish to be facts. T-Mobile never actually said "BlackBerry, you're fired." But BlackBerry sure did kick T-Mobile to the curve. And rightfully so, when the carrier did not support them. You live in a fantasy world. And T-Mobile cannot afford to "fire" anyone, considering the position they are in. Their own PARENT COMPANY doesn't even want them. Come back to the real world, KindleFireTroll.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 12:08 1

46. kindlefireowner (Posts: 348; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Alphafanboy1. Put the pipe down. You need that last brain cell. So when a company offers customers money not to use your products, what would you call it.
And that kick to the curb after T-Mobile already moved on, only makes people like you feel better. I bet in your fantasy world, Chen sat in his office and said, T-Mobile does not deserve us.

Alphafanboy1 Can you say "The Plane, The Plane".

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 14:17

47. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


The only drug user on this site is you, KindleFireTroll. And you writing "the plane, the plane" must have had you creaming in your little boy shorts. You can say what you like, I know what's fact, you unoriginal jump-on-the-bandwagoner. It's trolls like you that make free-minded people like myself have to come out and put you in your place. EVERY WHERE on the Internet and in the news that's reported on this has stated it was BlackBerry that initiated the "break up" with T-Mobile. Must have broke your heart to read that and sent you running away in denial. So now you keep spreading falsehoods. But that's what followers like you do anyway.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 14:38 1

48. kindlefireowner (Posts: 348; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Alphafanboy1. "Free minded" More like
Feeble-minded. What's funny is you claim to run a business. When clearly you have no clue on how a business is run. Read what you posted. You do understand that this started by T-Mobile offering their Blackberry customers money to switch from Blackberry phones. You do know that 94% of the T-Mobile Blackberry customers dumped their Blackberry phones for IOS and Android phones during that promotion.

I bet you are going to reply that no Blackberry users abandon ship. Puff Puff

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 14:49

49. kindlefireowner (Posts: 348; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/04/02/the-real-reason-blackberry-ltd-cut-the-cord-with-t.aspx

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 16:07

51. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


You're starting to sound like that HTC commercial again: Blah blah

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 23:22

52. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


http://utbblogs.com/under-the-bridge/dear-john/

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 16:03

50. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


....pass, pass...that is how you do it, right? When you smoke that pipe that you're on? And dipsh-t, you're the only feeble minded one here is you. Constantly trolling BlackBerry articles, nothing better to do with your otherwise uneventful life. Probably the highlight of your day, trading quips with me.

You do know that I really don't give one quarter of a fu-k what user dumped what, what you like, what you don't like. I know I like BlackBerry and will continue to do so, despite what your dumba$$ posts.

Now put that in your pipe and smoke it, troll.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 22:02

36. apiskula (banned) (Posts: 578; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


Awesome

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 22:10

40. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


Too bad you're not.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 17:58 1

32. myco1 (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Apr 2014)


I think BB10 is a great platform, the major problem is its late introduction to the market, and instead of them battling with t-mobile over the re-newly thing, they should go fast and introduce the next big flagship smart phones being mentioned by their CEO.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 23:31

53. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


http://multimediacapsule.thomsonone.com/t-mobileusa/blog_an-open-letter-–-and-offer-–-to-blackberry-loyal/>
This is the link that shows that it was indeed BLACKBERRY that initiated the break-up with T-Mobile, and how T-Mobile (the carrier that many of you on this site say doesn't need BlackBerry, and therefore saying they don't need the customer base loyal to BlackBerry) is trying entice them to stay. This sure doesn't SOUND like a company that DOESN'T need that loyal BlackBerry fan base, now does it?

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 07:01 1

54. kindlefireowner (Posts: 348; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Alphafeebleminded1. You are a dead horse. Clearly you never ran a business. Have you heard of Public Relations. If T-Mobile has Blackberry customers writing a monthly check to T-Mobile, As the CEO, you want them to know that they get the same support as IOS and Android customers. That's all that letter says. Learn to read. Alphafeebleminded1

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 10:33

55. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


KindleBoyLover, that is clearly not what the letter is saying. That is your interpretation of what it is saying. Just because YOU think that's what it is saying doesn't make it gospel. You try to come off as intelligent but you consistently make yourself look like and inept hater of BlackBerry. You should to read things and see it for what it really says, not what you want it to say, KindleBoyLover. T-Mobile knows they made a mistake, and now they regret it, plain and simple.

And you STILL sound like that HTC commercial: Blah blah blah

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