Rogers BlackBerry Pearl 8220

We put forth the notion of $49.99 BlackBerry KickStart (now Pearl 8220) pricing for T-Mobile, and it looks like things are still on target... for the most part. The info just posted by BBNews is for Rogers in Canada, with the flip phone Pearl initially being targeted toward students via a Back To School promo. Here are the details:

Retail Price: $599.99
3-Year Voice and Data Contract Price: $99.99
Special Promotional Price: $49.99 CDN
The special promotional price that Rogers is hoping to sell a lot of 8220s with requires the student sign up for the $45 Student Plan, $15 an up Email Plan, and $15 or $20 Value Pack.

The $45 Student Plan includes:

  • 450 Weekday Minutes
  • Unlimited Evenings and Weekends starting at 6pm
  • MY5 Canada-Wide (Unlimited talk, SMS, and MMS to any five numbers in Canada)
  • Unlimited Local Incoming Minutes
  • $5 off Value Pack for duration of contract

Sum up the monthly commitment and i'd argue it's on the hefty side for most students, but I guess time will tell just how attractive this pricing is. It'll be interesting to see how T-Mobile gets the Kickstart flip Pearl down to $50. Hopefully it'll be a bit better deal than this.

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