At long last, the BlackBerry Z10 will be available in America this week!
With three of the four major service providers (AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile) offering the next-gen BlackBerry, it can be a little tricky figuring out which to go with, but luckily we’re here to help you out.
If you're currently with a certain carrier, you'll most likely want to stick it out with them.
If you're thinking of changing up however, we can help you sort out which carrier would be the best fit.
After figuring out the coverage area that makes the most sense for you, we’ll start digging into the rate place and device prices to see how everything stacks up.
One of the biggest downsides of picking up a BlackBerry Z10 from Verizon is that you’ll have to deal with that big obnoxious logo on the front. Being able to keep a clean front face may be enough to convince users to opt for AT&T or T-Mobile instead. On the flipside, Verizon is also the only carrier with the white BlackBerry Z10 for the time being. Here are the major plans you can pick up with Verizon.
Unlimited nationwide text and talk, 300 MB data - $80.00/month
Unlimited nationwide text and talk. 2 GB of data - $100.00/month
Unlimited nationwide text and talk, 4 GB of data - $110.00/month
It's worth noting that all of these plans are share plans, so you can give another phone access to your data bucket for $40/month, or $10/month for a tablet. You can dig deeper into Verizon's plans here.
450 rollover minutes, unlimited messaging, 300 MB of data - $79.99/month
900 rollover minutes, unlimited messaging, 3 GB of data - $109.99/month
Unlimited nationwide minutes, unlimited messaging, 5 GB of data - $139.99/month
Then set number of minutes may be a deal breaker for real chatterboxes, but otherwise these are pretty comparable to Verizon's plans. Hit up AT&T for a closer look at their plans.
T-Mobile has a smaller coverage footprint, but that’s okay - their rate plans are relatively cheap to make up for it. The BlackBerry Z10 is expected to be one of the few LTE devices to be running on the T-Mobile’s upcoming 4G network, which will be something of a novelty to long-time customers used to HSPA+. Be sure to keep an eye on T-Mobile's coverage map to see which markets will have initial LTE service.
We're expecting an announcement on March 26. Though T-Mobile U.S. doesn’t say much about BlackBerry Z10 pricing on its landing page, the prices on AT&T and Verizon are a good indication that T-Mobile will be selling for around $199 on contract and $549-ish on its own.
Unlimited nationwide text and talk - $59.99/month
Unlimited nationwide text and talk. 5 GB of high speed data - $89.99/month
Unlimited nationwide text and talk, 10 GB of high speed data with hotspot enabled - $94.99/month
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