T-Mobile will give BlackBerry owners $200 for any working 'Berry traded in for a new smartphone

T-Mobile will give BlackBerry owners $200 for any working 'Berry traded in for a new smartphone
Last weekend, T-Mobile sent out a mailer, trying to get BlackBerry owners to switch to the Apple iPhone 5s. BlackBerry fans were up in arms, leading T-Mobile CEO John Legere to say that he would look into the matter. Even BlackBerry's new CEO was peeved. So on Wednesday, T-Mobile CMO Mike Sievert announced a new trade-in offer for BlackBerry users who are already on, or want to be on T-Mobile.

The deal starts Friday. T-Mobile will give you $200 for any working BlackBerry, no matter how old, as long as it is in working condition. And while you are free to buy any new smartphone on T-Mobile's roster, if you choose a new BlackBerry device, you will save an additional $50 off the price. And you don't have to currently be a T-Mobile customer to get the discount. You can use the trade-in in conjunction with the current T-Mobile promotion that pays your ETF, if you leave a specific carrier for T-Mobil


T-Mobile's CMO, Mike Sievert, points out that the trade-in value of most BlackBerry models ranges from $5 (think BlackBerry Storm) to $100. T-Mobile, he says, is willing to pay $200 for each old 'Berry brought in to use toward a trade. He adds that he is happy to have seen all that passion from BlackBerry users over the last few days. Parroting John Legere, he says that "We hear you".

Are BlackBerry fans happy with this? Can both sides now shake hands and make up.

source: T-Mobile via TmoNews

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