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Rogers lowers the Bold 9900 to a more suitable $199 pricing, but still requires a 3-year contract

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Rogers lowers the Bold 9900 to a more suitable $199 pricing, but still requires a 3-year contract
Whenever we see smartphones priced well above the $200 on-contract mark, there’s obviously something that they need to pack on in order to be somewhat valued by consumers – like 4G LTE connectivity for example. However, there’s no hiding the fact that some people out there irked by the fact that we’re seeing $250 and up prices with the BlackBerry Bold 9900.

Previously, like many of the wireless operators around the globe selling the Bold 9900, Rogers initially priced their model at $249.99, but they've actually just reduced the price by $50. Now that it’s flaunting a $199.99 price point, it’s undeniable that people are going to be attracted to it even more. However, it’s worth noting that you’ll be tied down to a 3-year contract with Rogers – so that's where the pickle comes into play.

Rogers lowers the Bold 9900 to a more suitable $199 pricing, but still requires a 3-year contract
Seeing that they’ve begun to make the move first, we’re curious to see whether other carriers will adopt the new pricing. At $200 on-contract, it’s by far a better sell in the eyes of most consumers.

source: Rogers via MobileSyrup

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posted on 12 Aug 2011, 16:23

1. caclark724 (Posts: 11; Member since: 24 Dec 2010)


but really...who wants to be tied into a 3 YEAR contract on a Blackberry that will get another system overhaul in Q1 of 2012 with Blackberry Colt, a QNX Device and then Blackberry 7 will be no more. Seems silly but i guess we will see what happens

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 19:20

3. M0nkeyBr (Posts: 77; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)


thats why i have Monthly 4g no contracts

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 20:23

7. depeche (Posts: 60; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


That is Canadian Carrier's standard length for a contract...

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 18:01 1

2. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


A one year contract would be perfect

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 19:42 1

4. Andy (unregistered)


Who would even buy a blackberry. There going to be out of business pretty soon. Complete garbage from RIM.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 20:25

8. depeche (Posts: 60; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Not true... they will be around for a while, this will be a major upgrade for all upcoming blackberry device

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 09:26

6. rex0422 (Posts: 30; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


I hate those three year contract, I rather go with other phones, without three year contract.

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