T-Mobile will give BlackBerry owners $200 for any working 'Berry traded in for a new smartphone
0. phoneArena 19 Feb 2014, 19:30 posted on
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1. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Very good deal for an old device and T Mobile service is inexpensive, too...
2. papss (unregistered)
That's a good deed in my opinion... I've been pretty vocal of tmob but good job.
3. Fuego84 (Posts: 319; Member since: 13 May 2012)
Dam I'll be hitting the Pawn shops now looking for cheap BlackBerry phones or visiting the relatives in Mexico that little BlackBerry handset is very popular over there.
5. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Hey, great idea...lol...maybe you got a relative with an old Blackberry in a drawer, where most of them currently reside...
8. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
And the trolling just doesn't stop with you...
18. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
Why are you talking about my butt? Are you gay? Or is your butt just hurt from what your boyfriend did to you earlier....
4. UglyFrank (Posts: 1102; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
What a good way to show they listen to their customers, that was almost instaneous
6. X.E.R.O. (unregistered)
Making up for bad press. Good on you TM.
7. Fuego84 (Posts: 319; Member since: 13 May 2012)
More details please. I know it reads you don't have to be a current T-Mobile customer but it doesn't say if this promo is only for new customers.
17. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
How is this for details: "In addition, for those existing T-Mobile BlackBerry customers trading-in and choosing a new BlackBerry Q10 or Z10, we're offering an ADDITIONAL $50 off the purchase price of that new BlackBerry."
9. downphoenix (Posts: 2799; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
This is kind of double edged.
On one hand, it is a great offer they are doing for their Blackberry customers.
On the other hand, since they only offer 2 refurb and 1 new model, and 0 of the new models are BB10 based models, they are really trying to push people to get something other than a BB phone, or if they insist on getting a BB, will at least help them clear out the inventory of BB phones they have so they can transition to not having to carry any BBs.
If they would have offered renewed stock of Z10 and Q10 models, I would see this as being a just proposition for them, but it seems kind of backhandled as it is currently.
10. hurrycanger (Posts: 1517; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
I gotta ask my dad if he still has his old Blackberry...
11. xpr3ss10n (Posts: 58; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)
So....seeing that the refurb blackberry curve is 120$ on tmobile, I could buy that outright from them and then trade It in for $200 towards a Note 3? I'll take a net discount of $80 off any phone for free lol. Who the hell works in their planning department?
12. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 7117; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
So in all, T-Mobile will be giving out $600?
14. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
And the Apple loving troll comes out of hiding...
13. Fuego84 (Posts: 319; Member since: 13 May 2012)
Do they take any kind of Blackberry, prepaid carrier's Blackberry phones they really cheap under $100 even after taxes. Tomorrow I'm off to T-Mobile to get the details.
15. Kaiser2007 (Posts: 166; Member since: 16 Nov 2013)
I going to get a used BB on eBay and trade it for Sony Z1s or Z1 Compact.
19. apiskula (banned) (Posts: 578; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
I am sure plenty of companies have old Blackberries laying around. Heck that device is so 1980...who would even buy that crap these days.
20. i3izkit311 (Posts: 28; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I was just in a store, but wanted to confirm if anyone had this experience. I have a BB and trading it for the Alcatel Fierce ($150)... I was told that I can use the remainder of the $200 trade for my bill. Anyone go for a cheaper than $200 phone, what happened to the balance? Thanks!