T-Mobile targets BlackBerry users with new mailer for Apple iPhone 5s
T-Mobile is currently offering the Apple iPhone 5s for $0 down and 24 monthly installments of $25 which works out to $600. T-Mobile's website shows just two BlackBerry handsets available. The BlackBerry Curve 9315 is $0 down with 24 monthly installments of $7 due. That works out to $168. The refurbished version of the BlackBerry Curve 9315 is $0 down with 24 monthly installments of $5 which adds up to $120. The lone BlackBerry 10 model on the site is a refurbished BlackBerry Q10. The QWERTY equipped 'Berry is $0 down with 24 monthly payments of $16 due. That adds up to $384.
With T-Mobile's decision to phase out in store sales of BlackBerry, does this mailer really surprise anyone?
T-Mobile's new mailer is aimed at BlackBerry users
1. KIANO (Posts: 67; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)
Will the loyal fans of Blackberry take the iPhones? Don't worry there are great alternatives, the high-end Android devices if iPhones are not the ones. And Windows Phones are also a potential choice.
18. sgodsell (Posts: 972; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
At least Blackberry 10 devices can run Android apps. But a lot of people don't realize that the new Blackberry OS is very capable and has one of the best html5 browsers on the market.
2. corporateJP (Posts: 1548; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
LOL...these guys will go to war against anyone.
Your grandma is next...
3. X.E.R.O. (unregistered)
4. Kishin (Posts: 582; Member since: 30 May 2013)
IDK what to say.
At least they still have ATT and VZW.
5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5565; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I suspect T-Mo has done some research and found that BB users are a vanishing breed. Time to move the few that remain onto something else. Anything else. Then T-Mo can bail completely on BB support. Think of the savings.
6. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
If T-Mobile offered me a phone COMPLETELY free, with a trade-in on my current BlackBerry handset, then MAYBE I would think about it.
15. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
Come to think of it, I wouldn't accept an iOS device from ANYONE over a BB10 device. BlackBerry devices are so much better than iOS devices.
21. eldyagustius (Posts: 124; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)
how much did any BB fanboys received from blackberry to post such a nonsense comment?
22. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
And how much did you get payed by Apple to post the garbage you just posted? Step off, troll!
23. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)
And how much did an iZombie such as yourself receive to make such a retarded comment?
33. verty (Posts: 105; Member since: 07 May 2012)
These igoats never cease to amaze me!!!! Thoughtless comments.
29. PersianHobo (Posts: 54; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
Are you the president? Asking for a free phone is as stupid as expecting a free car or home
31. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
And who are you to question anything about me? Oh...NOBODY...thats what I thought....y
7. Hammerfest (Posts: 365; Member since: 12 May 2012)
Ya... id take a BlackBerry over an iPhone anyday... heck, I still have my mothers old 8330 (somewhere)... damn thing is like a nokia, took a beating, has a crack in the casing and buttons are stiff, but it ALL STILL WORKS LIKE NEW! (get it, keys have always been stiff.... fine... leave me to my humor)
8. tenzin (Posts: 83; Member since: 20 Dec 2013)
Yeah I had in my hands new iPhone but it really can't compete to BlackBerry 10 os. ios is so childish against BlackBerry 10 so who knows something about phones will not go for iPhone I am sure. I think that apple just pushing money to t mobile to change mind of their customers
9. eznuel (Posts: 13; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)
All you post about BlackBerry are discriminating news and failures, always leaving out the pleasant ones. I wonder why you left out the new BBM features on android and iPhone. I think USA has more hypocrite than any country in the world. I expect you to be different from all bloggers out there, versatile, honest and a chronic - nonconformists when posting an article. Thank
10. eznuel (Posts: 13; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)
All you post about BlackBerry are discriminating news and failures, always leaving out the pleasant ones. I wonder why you left out the new BBM features on android and iPhone. I think USA has more hypocrite than any country in the world. I expect you to be different from all bloggers out there, versatile, honest and a chronic - nonconformists when posting an article. Thank you
11. kennyblack_sd (Posts: 26; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
The only thing on phone arena concerning BlackBerry is always bad news. Why?!!!!!!!! There always several updates to lots of good apps and you never write something about them. I hate this site!!!!!!!
13. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
Most of the people commenting here have a point. All phonearena does, ESPECIALLY Alan F, is post negative articles about BlackBerry. Why is that? Everyone who has spent more than 2 minutes with a BB10 handset knows it's a superior OS to iOS. It's more powerful and more feature rich, and has TRUE multitasking. NO WAY you can more done with a BB10 device than a iOS device. If you "authors" here at phonearena can't produce any endearing articles about BlackBerry, then perhaps you shouldn't produce any at all.
14. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
Correction: my post should read that "NO WAY you can get more done with an iOS device than you can a BB10 device." My bad.
19. eldyagustius (Posts: 124; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)
all I wanna do after I read your post is laughing. true multitasking? what for? is there much useful apps at the time before it can install any Android apps? what feature could Blackberry offer? BBM? Social Hub? I think even the blackberry implements the 64-bit processor is useless because lack of apps. You should be grateful for the Android apps compatibility. If you talk about features, compare it to Android. BB is no more than a overpriced smart-feature phone
24. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
And all I wanna do is laugh after you posted this piece of crap! Have you ever used a BB10 device? Probably not! You're just some troll that doesn't know his ass from his elbows! BB10 has true multitasking, unlike iOS, which is a feature phone OS with access to lots of apps.
25. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
The iPhone can't multi-task, making all those apps a pain in the ass to use because you have to constantly close one just to use another! BB10 devices are light years ahead of iPhone in features and functionality. The iPhone doesn't even have a file manager! I know feature phones with file managers! That makes the iPhone less functional than a feature phone! And don't get me started on pricing! The iPhone is THE MOST overpriced phone on the market! Begone, troll! Come back when you have some facts!
16. mariosraptor (Posts: 108; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)
Great. If your a monkey you can get an iphone. Free a banana.
Blackberry is years ahead of any ios device. If you want work to be done, then you get a BlackBerry device, if you want a handheld game console, you get an iphone.
20. eldyagustius (Posts: 124; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)
what kind of work? what blackberry can do for your productivity?
26. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
What can the iPhone do for your productivity?
27. mariosraptor (Posts: 108; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)
i have a Z30. i own a phone repairs shop. huge clients list.
THE HUB. the easiest way to have all notifications in one place.
Freedom to do my phone whatever i wish.
documents to edit and view
the sophisticated UI
28. KFear (Posts: 137; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)
They have some people camping out on Blackberry's and they probably end up churning over to other carriers. The Campaign is in bad taste, but like a lot of TM ads not to mention their CEO. I'm incredibly sick of that guy. Sure, he's turning the company around but I also feel a little childish and immature for even thinking of switching to TM. IMO