T-Mobile to start selling BlackBerry Z10 to business customers on March 11th for $249.99

T-Mobile to start selling BlackBerry Z10 to business customers on March 11th for $249.99
T-Mobile had said that it wanted to be the first in the U.S. to launch the BlackBerry Z10, and it did get its way. The nation's fourth largest carrier is offering the all-touch BlackBerry Z10 this coming Monday, March 11th, for $249.99. But there are some caveats. First, the phone is being offered now only to T-Mobile's business customers, and a signed two-year contract must be signed for service using the Classic plan. Delivery of the device could start by the end of next week.

T-Mobile did not say when sales of the first BlackBerry 10 handsets would be available to consumers except to say that it would happen sometime before the end of March. As far as the price is concerned, the $249.99 on contract price seems to continue the carrier's recent trend toward offering smaller subsidies for devices than its rivals. Verizon, which plans on offering its version of the BlackBerry Z10 at the end of this month, has already announced that it will sell the phone for $199.99 with a signed two-year pact.

On Thursday, there was a report that AT&T would launch the BlackBerry Z10 on March 22nd, but there has been no official word from the nation's second largest carrier.

source:T-Mobile, Reuters via Engadget

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1. drpain

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

$250 bucks for 2011 tech with a 2 year contract no thanks

2. 3SM.. unregistered

So which phones had 2GB of RAM in 2011?

3. drpain

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

You are correct, none did. Guess this phone is 100% up to date and awesome with a thriving ecosystem. Sorry for my mistake.

4. 3SM.. unregistered

Well I wouldn't necessarily say 100%. Lol. But yeah, $250 is still too much for a 2 year contract for the Z10. I think it should be at least $149. Considering that BB currently isn't in the best position right now. At least Nokia and other Windows Phone makers were smart enough to keep the prices low to get people to buy WP8 devices.

7. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

If you think about it, Blackberry is using Apple's technique....make a phone with previous gen specs and sell it more for a "seamless and optimized software experience" on the device. To be honest, it doesn't really matter if it has the latest and greatest specs. It can have a fricken S3 processor for all I care....as long as it remains lag-less that is all that matters. And since when was a dual core A15 equivalent processor outdated? An S4 still can pull its weight in this day and age. Just like on an iPhone, I wouldn't want to see a quad-core processor unless there is some extremely processor intensive software running on it...All a quad-core processor would do for the Z-10 is run up the production costs....JS

9. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

well, you have to consider the price of tmobile's plan. it is much cheaper and you get all unlimited call text and data for $70, while at&t could cost you around $100

10. bluescreen

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

well they didnt lose thousands of people from corporate accounts by being "smart".....

16. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Pure ignorance

5. bluescreen

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

is it just my eyes or does that phone look a little lopsided as in too skinny on the side and fat on the top and bottom? its like it has two bezzles...one for the case of the phone itself then another spot just to say blackberry...

6. shnibz

Posts: 517; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

Yeah $250 is definitely high...especially for something that people aren't really excited for and will need to prove itself a worthy competitor

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

They're going too improve guys and the updates will prove that...in the end theyre going to come out As solid as the rest

11. Imaxxacre

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 23, 2009

C'mon. I can get superior Android or Windows phone for half the price. Still though, I know Blackberry fanatics are gonna defend the Z10 no matter what.

12. bojan

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

Next ......i don't care for BlackBerry phones or the Z10 even if they give me one free i wont take it.

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

T mobile must be crazy. Why sell it for 249$? While other high end phones sells it for 249$ that should be the main price point. Hopefully at&t wont sell it for 249. Besides it doesnt have a big battery.

15. meowcenary

Posts: 187; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Selling it to enterprise level at $249 is a great deal. In this day and age coprations are not spending like they use to. So even have the option of bring your own phone. So $249 would make a difference in the long term versus short term.

14. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Yeah......too bad the phone is not going to be to useful. Since, T-Mo always experiencing outages.

17. manoj7878

Posts: 7; Member since: May 03, 2013

Smartphonecashin definitely pays the highest values from all the cell phone trade-in programs.

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