T-Mobile's Smartphone deal for BlackBerry owners sparked criticism from BlackBerry CEO and loyal BlackBerry fans. Now T-Mobile offers new deals to make peace with BlackBerry.
T-Mobile USA is on top of the game these days. Their Un-Carrier program is collecting customers in huge volumes. The trouble child of Deutsche Telekom has turned things around dramatically. Now the carrier got though into a conflict with the BlackBerry CEO and BlackBerry fans.
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As reported yesterday, the BlackBerry CEO John Chen fumes over T-Mobile's blunt iPhone offer for BlackBerry owners. T-Mobile was offering Blackberry owners a free upgrade to the iPhone 5S. Now to make peace with BlackBerry T-Mobile will have new Smartphone deals starting this Friday to appreciate and respect the passion of BlackBerry fans.
Starting this Friday, T-Mobile is offering $200 credit toward a new device when you trade in your current BlackBerry and upgrade to one of the latest, greatest devices.
Purchase any device offered at T-Mobile. Bring in your old, working BlackBerry and T-Mobile will give you $200 toward a new BlackBerry or any of our other state-of-the-art smartphones.i In addition, for those existing T-Mobile BlackBerry customers trading-in and choosing a new BlackBerry Q10 or Z10, T-Mobile is offering an additional $50 off the purchase price of that new BlackBerry. These offers will be available for a limited time.
With the new $200 trade-in offer, combined with the T-Mobile Contract Freedom program (which pays off your early termination fees when you switch to T-Mobile and trade-in your eligible device), that’s a pretty sweet deal for any BlackBerry user.
I think T-Mobile managed to turn around the little controversy with BlackBerry fans into a big new promotion that will have BlackBerry owners switch carriers starting this Friday.
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