BlackBerry emails T-Mobile customers with $100 off promotion

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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46 Comments

1. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

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

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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.

21. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

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

16. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

18. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

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

20. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

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

24. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

I agree...Nobody wants it anymore

27. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

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

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 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.

4. raza972area

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 02, 2014

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

19. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

BlackBerry's sew the ORIGINAL smartphones.

25. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Good one raza972area

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Teet for tat lol.

6. wkm001

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 04, 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.

26. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Exactly!

7. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 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?

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Blackberry - R.I.P.

22. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 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.

23. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 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.

28. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 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.

29. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 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!

33. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 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.

37. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

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

39. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

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

41. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

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

30. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

34. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Troll detected.

35. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Truth Denied.

38. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

No denying it. You're a TROLL.

42. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 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?

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