T-Mobile says it has had 15 times its usual trade-ins of BlackBerry models over the last two weeks27
That led to some back and forth between an unhappy BlackBerry CEO John Chen and T-Mobile CEO John Legere. The latter displayed his usual Legarian wit by saying that he couldn't find Chen on Twitter, but would look for him on My Space.
Eventually, T-Mobile agreed to a trade-in deal,offering $200 in trade for any working BlackBerry that can be used toward the purchase of any phone on T-Mobile's lineup. Those purchasing a new BlackBerry phone received another $50 off. And according to Sievert, the deal was a resounding success for T-Mobile. The trade-in offer ends this Wednesday.
Now let's hope we can get John Chen and John Legere to shake hands and make nice.