BlackBerry with No Contracts, No Commitments from T-Mobile

BB Pearl 2
By David Boyd on 2 Jun 2009 08:58 am EDT
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I don't know how I missed this yesterday in the Best Buy ad, but apparently I did. It looks like T-Mobile is launching prepaid BlackBerry service in the US. Well not the entire US, to be more specific, New Jersey only right now. 

Hopefully T-Mobile will have as good of price or better than what MetroPCS has offered to their customers. Details are sketchy, but if you live in New Jersey please post up some info in the comments about what you've heard about this.

** Update ** Getting some word in the comments that the above ad stating these are avilable in New Jersey only may not be accurate. Seems to be available in other states as well. Keep the comments coming with more info.

Topics: News & Rumors

18 comments

Queen4111

Helpfully, TMO USA is catching on and spread this BB Prepaid service nationwide. If they don't they will continue to loose people to MetroPCS and Boost Mobile.

nyseahorse

We have this phone at Best Buy In South Asheville NC
you get 600 minutes and unlimited data & e-mail for $65 a month.

chopsticks

Kevin you are kinda wrond. I saw a sign here in Houston TX at my nearby Best Buy about a prepaid BlackBerry Pearl as well.

arhub

I also saw this in the Best Buy Ad for Mankato, Minnesota.

rqj

ACTUALLY ON SUNDAY I PICK UP A NO CONTRACT BERRY FROM BEST BUY.

I LIVE IN CHICAGO AND I WAS SURPRISED WHEN I SAW THE AD.

GOOD DEAL FOR PEOPLE THAT DONT LIKE CONTRACTS.

ROBERT Q.

bobdelt

THAT IS REALLY AWESOME. THIS IS REALLY GOOD FOR PEOPLE WHO LIKE TO READ THINGS IN ALL CAPS.

ROBERT T.

helloxjed

Saw pre-paid Blackberry Pearls at a Target in Columbus, OH near Ohio State's campus.

J WILLIE

Also in Best Buy Ad for Tampa, Florida.

sk8trix

ima go after work today and find out about this in my town surprisingly i havent heard anyone talking about any of this around here in jersey but i know metro pcs has crappy service up here terrible and they wont flash ur phnes either they claim they dont have the resources to do it my friend on metro tried to flash a dare and BB and they wouldnt let him ill post any info i find out laters guys

icecubesyum

It is available in any state that has T-Mobile.

MureEtMusc

The Best Buy circular for Fort Wayne, Indiana has the prepaid T-Mobile Pearl as well, at the $299.99 pricepoint, with a 2 per customer per visit limit like all prepaid phones. And the Best Buy stores here only have T-Mobile prepaid, not T-Mobile contract. I still wouldn't get a SureType BlackBerry at any price, though. (SurePress FTW! Especially after 4.7.0.148!) For the record, the contract carriers that Best Buy carries here are Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint... IIRC, in some areas, Best Buy carries AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile contract (VZW being prepaid only), and in others, they may carry all four carriers on contract.

This makes me wonder if VZW, AT&T, and maybe even Virgin Mobile USA will follow suit with their own prepaid 'Berries, and if the Curve 8520/8530 will be mainly a prepaid BlackBerry. And one can only guess that RIM is going to make an AWS CDMA tri-band Curve "8540" for the likes of metroPCS and Leap/Cricket, too (even though we don't have either in Fort Wayne yet, though Leap's partner Denali Spectrum has AWS spectrum holdings here).

SDRLS

They are selling it out here in Chicago as of this week

MaysBerry

Actually Best Buy in Northern California started this deal about 2 weeks ago, I'll send in some pics this week :)

MaysBerry

dang!! i took my time posting a comment while finding the napolean dynamite soundtrack and went from 1st comment spot to like 25th haha Crackberry is FAST!!!

gregerator

Any info on whether there are changes to the Pearl II over the 8100/10/20/30?

shotsiekid

Tmobile is getting desperate

Nucleartx

I have had the BIS on flexpay for over 2 weeks, 300 My faves, BIS unlimited plus 400 msg for $65 a month.

CintronUSA

You can also check out Virginmobileusa.com, they have the Curve 8530 for $299.99 as a pre-paid phone for just $35.00 a month. Includes 300 minutes and unlimited text, email, web access. kickback code is "hLs5nMNV"