T-Mobile announces the BlackBerry Q10 - Available June 5th for $99 down

The BlackBerry Q10 will be available on T-Mobile June 5th for $99 down at $20/month

By Adam Zeis on 29 May 2013 09:19 am EDT

Just yesterday we heard rumors of the BlackBerry Q10 landing on T-Mobile and today the date has been made official.

The Q10 will be available at T-Mobile on June 5th for $99 down at $20/month for 24 months. This means that Tmo will be the first US carrier to land the Q10 unless of course we hear some more news in the next week.

The Q10 has been available to business customers since May 14th and, as we've seen already, some units are already starting to arrive. We got to play around a little bit with a pre-release model at BlackBerry Live, too. 

Still no update or preorder options on T-Mobiles site however. Check out the full press release below for more.

T-Mobile Makes 4G LTE BlackBerry Q10 Available for Customers

QWERTY plus touch screen smartphone rounds out T-Mobile’s 4G LTE device portfolio

BELLEVUE, Wash. — May 16, 2013 — T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) continues to add to its growing line-up of 4G LTE devices with the BlackBerry® Q10. T-Mobile is the only major U.S. wireless company to offer this QWERTY plus touch screen smartphone with unlimited talk, text and Web on a screaming fast, nationwide 4G network. Business customers can order the new device now with general consumer availability coming in June.

“If you love your high-performance touch screen phone, but still crave a QWERTY keyboard, the wait is over – the BlackBerry Q10 is here,” said Jason Young, vice president of marketing at T-Mobile. “Not only does the new 4G LTE BlackBerry device offer the touch screen and the QWERTY keyboard you love, it provides the security, capabilities and speed that users need to stay connected.”

Simple Choice and Simple Choice for Business Plan

T-Mobile offers BlackBerry Q10 customers simple and competitive rate plans. For consumer and small business customers, T-Mobile’s Simple Choice or Simple Choice for Business plans allow customers to design their plan based on the number of lines and amount of high-speed data they want. Unlimited talk, text and Web with up to 500MB of high-speed data is $50 per month (plus taxes and fees) for the first line on our advanced nationwide network with no caps, no overages and no restrictive annual service contracts.

For a limited time (through Sept. 30, 2013), T-Mobile small business customers can also take advantage of a free feature bundle, valued at more than $400. T-Mobile's Business Extras allows customers with capable devices to access business-focused capabilities like 24/7 remote IT support and paper-to-mobile forms conversion as well as waived activation fees, dedicated Business Care support and free Wi-Fi Calling and free Smartphone Mobile HotSpot on select rate plans. The Business Extras bundle is available to any small business customer who activates a new line or renews an existing line of service (min. 500MB data plan required).

Business Unlimited Plan

With data consumption on the rise, enterprise customers are looking to reduce the costs associated with data usage. Because business customers want to be able to choose the type of plan that best suits their organization’s needs, T-Mobile continues to offer a choice – from traditional monthly service plans to “radically simple” unlimited offerings. For users of the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone wishing to avoid constraints or overage charges, T-Mobile’s Business Unlimited plan offers unlimited talk, text (MMS), and data on T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G and 4G LTE (in select markets) network for $70 per month (plus taxes and fees) on a two-year contract. 

Pricing & Availability

Business customers may order their BlackBerry Q10 now from their B2B sales rep with typical device delivery expected within a week of ordering. The BlackBerry Q10 is expected to be available for consumers in June for $99.99 down with 24 equal monthly payments of $20 for well-qualified buyers for 0% APR O.A.C.1 The smartphone will be available in T-Mobile retail stores, via www.T-Mobile.com and through select dealers and national retail stores. Consumer interested in getting more information on the availability of the Q10 can sign up for alerts at http://explore.t-mobile.com/blackberry-q10. 


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Reader comments

T-Mobile announces the BlackBerry Q10 - Available June 5th for $99 down


Haha a long time coming. And not to be a downer here, but that press release is from May 16 and says nothing about a June 5 release. Just a little confused...

Same day they're releasing the HTC one, if that doesn't prove the delay wasn't in blackberries end nothing will lol

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Amazing! Congrats T-Mobile ( had to be them due to their close proximity to Canada LOL)

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Yeah I'm totally getting a clue too, seriously I have such a raging clue right now, mines pointing to the left. Let's follow it...

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$70 a month for everything unlimited I would sign up for that in a heartbeat
I pretty much pay that now and I'm far from being unlimited

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That's it! I had my family plan with Sprint and took one of the lines to Tmo when the z10 dropped. Was holding off taking the last 2 lines to see who comes out with a10 first. Looks like the decision has been made.

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BlackBerry Q10 from T-Mobile Available June 5

Beginning June 5, T-Mobile’s latest 4G LTE device – the BlackBerry® Q10 – will be available in T-Mobile retail stores, viawww.T-Mobile.com and through select dealers and national retail stores for $99.99 down with 24 equal monthly payments of $20 for well-qualified buyers for 0% APR O.A.C.1 with the new Simple Choice Plan. Customers interested in the BlackBerry Q10 can register to receive alerts at http://crackberry.com/ext?link=http%3A%2F%2Ft-mobile.7eer.net%2Fc%2F1592....

Business customers have been able to order the BlackBerry Q10 since May 14 with some customers having already received their smartphone. Pricing for business customers begins at $119.99 with qualifying plans.

The new smartphone combines features BlackBerry is known for – a classic BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard and security – with a 3.1” super AMOLED touch screen, the power of the BlackBerry 10 platform and 4G LTE2 and HD Voice capabilities3for a premium customer experience. BlackBerry® Hub helps manage personal and professional conversations, BBM™messages, social media updates, or notifications with the ability to “peek” into the Hub from anywhere. To learn more about features and capabilities, visit the BlackBerry Q10 media kit.

I was at a T-Mobile store yesterday in DownTown SanFrancisco. Wanted to add money on my prepaid plan $70/unlimited on my Z10. Said to the Sales Reps "So are you exited the Q10 is dropping on June 5th? I'll be here first thing in the morning"
And the guy surprisingly answered " Q10? Are we getting that? They never told us about it, Thanks for letting us know"
WHy do I always have the feeling BlackBerry is not welcomed in the U.S and it's like the carriers are forced to carry it? One week before it being released and the store's sales Reps don't have a clue it is being launched?!?! Not One Rep 3 of them were surprised!

I won't trade my BB 9900, for the Q10 till I verify it has wi-fi calling
No one knows the answer

The answer is that it will be available in the 10.2 update. But you are right, I am keeping my BB 9900, and it's not stopping me from getting the Q10. I'll have the BB 9900 on the $30/months plan with unlimited data and 100 min talk time. The Q10 will be on the $70/months unlimited data, hotspot option, and unlimited talk/text

I'm a T-MOBILE customer, I switched from my BB9900 to the Z10. Now I'm considering going back to qwerty Q10 at first. I adjusted to the Z10. I'm happy. Lol

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I've never understood T-Mobile phone pricing. I'm locked to a 24 month contract AND I have to end up paying $579? 
Or am I reading that wrong?

You're locked into a 24 month contract to pay off the phone, but your monthly service is cheaper than the other carriers. But, the $20 per month phone payments bring the total monthly bill back up to the other carriers. So, at the end of the day, it's the same as the others. Still a contract and similar overall payments. Now many will argue that you can just pay off the phone and be "free", but that total cost will be as much or maybe more than the ETF at other carriers, so again it's all the same at the end of the day.

Except unlike contracts you are free to leave of u pay it off early or right away with no penalty

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The difference is that the ETF is the balance due on the phone. If you want to leave a traditional contract, the ETF is $200 (or whatever it is) in month one and in month 22. On the new TMO plans, the ETF is the balance you owe on the phone ($240 in month one and $40 in month 22). If you pay for the phone in full at purchase or after 24 months, the rates are cheaper. On traditional plans, even after the 24 months are up, you are still paying the phone subsidy part of your bill.

Yay Verizon!!!! Got off the phone with the rep and they said they are starting Q10 pre orders tomorrow and a release date will be released tomorrow as well!!!!!!!!

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I had T-Mobile about 10 years ago and wasn't overly happy with them, hopping for the best and give them a shot again. I'm not getting rapped in the ass by Verizon, $100 more for the phone upfront and $12 a month more for nowhere near as close data use.

I went to a T-Mobile store today and messed around with the Q10. It's a nice looking phone. Very sturdy. But heavy. Much heavier than the 9900. I don't like the back cover. Looks cheap. Lol

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Whaaaat? They already have the Q10 on display at the stores? Great! Now I have to make a trip to my T-Mobile store immediately to test one out.

SpencerNSO, it's not on display. you gotta ask for it to mess around with it. It's back stocked until the 5th.

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I'll be at T-Mobile 699 Market St SAN FRANCISCO , CA 94105 first thing tomorrow :) To get my hands on the lovely Q10!!! Can't waitl.....