Canadian carrier slashes the contract price of the BlackBerry Priv by 38%

Canadian carrier slashes the contract price of the BlackBerry Priv by 38%
While BlackBerry CEO John Chen recently hinted that the company will reduce the price of the Android powered BlackBerry Priv in February, one Canadian carrier has already beaten the company to the punch. For a limited time, SaskTel is dropping the two-year contract price of the phone by 38% to $249.99 CAD ($181.08 USD). That is a price cut of $150 CAD ($109 USD).

While the deal is available both in the physical stores and online, currently there is no more inventory of the slider earmarked for the carrier's website. We don't know if there are plans to restock, but the deal is still available from SaskTel's retail locations. 

The BlackBerry Priv is available unlocked from BlackBerry for $699.99 USD. In the U.S., the phone is currently an AT&T exclusive where it is offered for $249.99 USD with a signed two-year pact. The full retail price is $739.99 USD. We do know that the phone will be coming to Verizon as soon as AT&T's exclusivity ends. Big Red has already tweeted that the phone is coming, and the Verizon version of the Priv recently cleared the FCC.


source: SaskTel via Crackberry

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Priv
  • Display 5.4" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 18 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3410 mAh

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52 Comments

1. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

One of most innovative phones of 2015. Wish I could buy it.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21754; Member since: May 28, 2014

Absolutely agree. The Priv is definitely one of the most innovative handsets of 2015.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

What exactly does it innovate JintoJi?

19. RonaldSimatupangJohanius

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 27, 2015

touche

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 21754; Member since: May 28, 2014

Pretty good deal. The lowering of the price will definitely attract those that steered clear due to its previous price. And with the recent update to the Priv's camera, the handset has become even more enticing: http://blogs.blackberry.com/2015/12/privs-camera-scores-strongly-in-respected-dxomark-benchmark-equalling-iphone-6s6-plus-topping-others/

3. artificialintelligence

Posts: 166; Member since: Dec 05, 2015

i wish they would slash the price here in the us I'm tired of waiting

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21754; Member since: May 28, 2014

With the price being slashed in Canada by one carrier now, I'm sure other Canadian carriers will follow suit, and soon prices will be slashed in the U.S. as well.

6. PiMPSP

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 27, 2015

I don't think a price reduction on ONE carrier for a boxing day sale qualifies as a 'price slashing' lol.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21754; Member since: May 28, 2014

Considering that Chen has already hinted at the Priv getting a price cut early next year, who is to say that this won't carry on beyond Boxing Day? Regardless of that, the Priv will be getting a price cut. That's what's important, and THAT'S the message I was relaying.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 21754; Member since: May 28, 2014

Furthermore, I used the same wording (slash) that the author did, as well as noted that it was only from one carrier in my comment, so your response to me is invalid. As first comments go, yours was a FAIL.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Just a note, you're not entitled to an opinion on Blackberry whenever meanest is around, as you can see in his responses to you.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21754; Member since: May 28, 2014

What your trolling @$$ should have noted is that he responded to MY comment FIRST. But of course, you wouldn't note that. Now go seek someone else's attention. I've no desire to fill the void in your lonely life. Any further response from you will be met with the usual "stop needing to fill the void in your pitiful, lonely life, etc". But of course, you'll still respond, because you're so desperate for my attention. As ever, go ahead and prove me right.

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

As you can see he's quite the hypocrite and whenever someone calls him out, he thinks someone needs him to justify their existence when it's really the other way around. It's called the virgin mentality.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 21754; Member since: May 28, 2014

Sod off, troll. You're just salty that I called you out for trolling me. Now, quit it with your lonely attempts at seeking my attention and kindly refer to comment #10.

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'll stop with the truth bombs since you're getting your panties in a twist. Word of advice: Don't start crap you can't finish, case in point accusing me of being your doppelganger.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 21754; Member since: May 28, 2014

The only truths being portrayed here your continuous desparate attempt to get my attention. I'll say it again: Stop needing me to justify your pitifully lonely exsistence. You're embarrassing yourself. And if you don't want to get blamed for being my doppelgänger, then perhaps you shouldn't have accused me of being yours first. You started with that BS, and now you're crying like a baby when the tables are turned on you. Don't start something and then cry about it later.

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol no one wants your attention you sad little twit. Well besides your little buddy coming to your rescue. You don't start sh- and I won't put you in your place. No you accused me of trolling with a doppelganger and linked to an article I had no idea it commented in. You're full of sh- as usual.

29. meanestgenius

Posts: 21754; Member since: May 28, 2014

You constantly want my attention, troll boy. That's already been proven by me. And the only one that's constantly being put in their place around here is you. You accused me of making a doppelgänger account about you FIRST. Be a man and own up to the BS you start, Michelle. Hex called you out on it, and linked proof to your BS.

31. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm not going to go around in circles. One can only stand the smell of bs for so long before it becomes nauseating. No, I only accused you after you kept thinking I made the account just to troll. You have selective memory Princess, go figure.

35. meanestgenius

Posts: 21754; Member since: May 28, 2014

The only smell of BS around here is from your upper lip. You accused me first, and instead of being a man about it, you're being a coward and not owning up to your BS. I guess I need to provide the link showing the article where you accused me first: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Pricing-seen-as-the-reason-for-Apples-low-orders-to-suppliers-for-the-Apple-iPad-Pro_id75127 Comment #23. And this article was out a full 2 MONTHS BEFORE the article where I said you were my doppelgänger. Once again, you're caught in your lie, Michelle.

43. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Are you dense, Princess? I wasn't aware of another doppelganger until you posted a link. I'm going to find the article so I can shut you up. You're full of it just like your little groupie girl.

48. meanestgenius

Posts: 21754; Member since: May 28, 2014

Caught in a lie with the proof smacking you right in the face and you're still lying. Typical Michelle. And I didn't post any link in that referencing a doppelgänger. I think YOU should just shut up and stop making yourself look so foolish.

39. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Then I guess you can't stand the smell of yourself because all you spew is BS.

26. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol no one wants your attention you sad little twit. Well besides your little buddy coming to your rescue. You don't start sh- and I won't put you in your place. No you accused me of trolling with a doppelganger and linked to an article I had no idea it commented in. You're full of sh- as usual.

20. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Dam Mxy... As they use to say back in the day... Get off the bozack! You stalk MG through BlackBerry articles like a professional creep. It's annoying. And borderline harrassment. As for truth bombs? You're a troll. That's all you ever do. That's the height of all you'll ever be. You troll BlackBerry and Android articles then get pissed about it when someone calls you on it. . Pining away for an iPhone that you'll never be able to afford so you take your frustrations out here. Get out of your Mom's bedroom and get a life already Michelle.

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 21754; Member since: May 28, 2014

Damn, Bobby D! That was a truth bomb you just dropped if there ever was one! Lmao!

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Smells more like bs to me.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 21754; Member since: May 28, 2014

Definitely wasn't BS. He nailed you, spot on.

32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't be a suckup.

36. meanestgenius

Posts: 21754; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're the only one that sucks anything up here, Michelle.

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