Telus caves, will sell BlackBerry KEYone to consumers
But after word got out about the phone's long lasting battery life and ease of typing, non-business subscribers demanded that Telus give them the opportunity to buy what many have called the best BlackBerry in years. And after deliberating, the carrier made the decision to offer the KEYone to all of its subscribers.
We have to say that something interesting is going on here. When was the last time that you heard of a carrier (even one based in Canada, BlackBerry's home turf) get deluged with requests to carry a BlackBerry? It seems that the BlackBerry KEYone has touched a nerve. Yes, there are people out there who would rather own a tank-like handset with superior battery life than the latest super-thin handset with an edge-to-edge screen.
Telus says that it will soon disseminate information to its non enterprise customer base about pricing and availability of the BlackBerry KEYone. You might not be able to fight City Hall, but you can get a wireless operator to change its mind about carrying a phone.