T-Mobile and Samsung offer you $200 to switch from a BlackBerry to a Samsung phone
posted by Alan F. / Apr 11, 2014, 5:22 PM
To get back at BlackBerry, Legere has been offering special trade-in deals for BlackBerry units owned by T-Mobile customers. Now, T-Mobile has teamed up with Samsung to bring BlackBerry owners another special deal. Upgrade a T-Mobile branded BlackBerry model to a new Samsung smartphone at T-Mobile, and receive a gift card worth as much as $200. It is a timely offer considering that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is now available from the carrier.
T-Mobile says that it will continue to offer this deal through the end of the year.
source: T-Mobile via TmoNews
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Damn, that is a good deal for consumers and a tough day for BB.
posted on Apr 11, 2014, 5:28 PM 14
When isn't it a tough day for BB lol?
posted on Apr 11, 2014, 6:32 PM 13
Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010
This is what happens when someone with a weak hand ttys to mix it up with the person holding the strong hand. The moment that Chen started the pissing match with Legere, it was not going to end well for BB. Time for Chen to focus on what works for BB and stop whining about how carriers are being bad. If BB had a compelling value proposition, carriers would be all over BB's toys, because their customers would be wanting the toys.
posted on Apr 11, 2014, 8:27 PM 3
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I GOT SOMTHING TO SAY ON THIS ONE! BULLS%$#!!! WHERE'S MY DAM $200 DOLLAR VISA CARD YOU ASS HOLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted on Apr 11, 2014, 5:30 PM 0
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it takes up to 90 days to receive, settle down crack head
posted on Apr 11, 2014, 5:33 PM 6
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"His back-and-forth verbal shots with AT&T have become legendary" Really? This guy is a jerk, plain and simple. I don't see how Legere's antics can be considered "proffessional" in any sense of the word.This guy gets in p*ssing contests like a high school brat. I'm tired of the media praising this guy for being a jerk.
posted on Apr 11, 2014, 6:03 PM 3
Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012
He knows exactly what he's doing. It's all marketing and it's working... He's trying to play on the frustrations of consumers who feel cell phone bills are too high and contracts are too restrictive. His loud "antics" are unlike anything the other CEO's would dare to try, making him look like an underdog yelling at the bullies. It's definitely unconventional and thinking outside the box, but it's proving effective and he's continuing to do what's good for business.
posted on Apr 11, 2014, 6:37 PM 1
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Excellent deal for old BB customers. I just played with the phone at the T Mobile store and my view of it has completely changed. It feels good in the hand, has a great screen, and the back doesn't look so much like a bandaid in person. It's a very nice device and it will definitely be a hit
posted on Apr 11, 2014, 6:46 PM 0
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Maybe John Legere should be working on getting to number #2 spot at least in carrier rankings instead of these little spats. What a petty fool.
posted on Apr 11, 2014, 7:04 PM 1
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Tmobile working improving their network, but in the mean time why don't you joint Tmobile as customer and convince everyone you know join Tmobile subscribers so they can slowly grow to be #2. my 2 cent
posted on Apr 11, 2014, 9:15 PM 0
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Lots of people here commenting that this is bad for BlackBerry and that T-Mobile is at a stronger position than they are. That could be true....then again, considering that BlackBerry's footprint at T-Mobile Isn't that large to begin with, I don't see how this can be too bad for BlackBerry. Also, perhaps T-Mobiles CEO should be more concerned about : One: his lack of professionalism. People may think that he is a great tough guy, but in actuality he is a jerk. He lacks integrity. Two: he really needs to focus on pulling his company out from the #4 spot in the US. For all his bravado, his company still lags behind Sprint, which is a horrible company, IMHO. Third: He needs to work on his company having better coverage. Everyone knows that is T-Mobiles weakest front. You can be the tough guy all you want, and do a lot of so-called revolutionary things, but if your phone barely has any coverage, especially indoors or outside of the big cities, then it's all for naught.
posted on Apr 11, 2014, 9:26 PM 2
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I'm a BlackBerry user. Have a Z10. The only phone I would EVER trade my BlackBerry Z10 for is another BlackBerry 10 device. The OS is THAT GOOD. More people need to try BB10 before they decide to just write it off. Even Cnet just recently agreed that BB10 is awesome!
posted on Apr 12, 2014, 11:17 AM 0
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nice.. this is a better challenge for BlackBerry.. because if BlackBerry will create a new device that can sell more in US. or if they can get the 3rd place in the market OS.. then T-Mobile will re-issue a letter to BlackBerry, telling BlackBerry to renew their contract with TMobile
posted on Apr 12, 2014, 10:02 PM 0
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Great deal for a quality. To bad last time I had a BlackBerry was 2005.
posted on Apr 13, 2014, 5:45 AM 0
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