TODAY ONLY: BlackBerry Smartphones for LESS THAN FREE from Amazon and ATT

FREE BLACKBERRYS!
By Kevin Michaluk on 24 Apr 2008 02:39 pm EDT
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Wow... Now here's a good deal. For today only, you can get a new BlackBerry for LESS THAN FREE from Amazon.com.

They're selling all of their BlackBerry smartphones for ONE PENNY today when you purchase a new 2-year service plan. After mail-in rebate, we're talking less than free on some of the phones. If you've been thinking about buying a BlackBerry on AT&T (specifically a Curve 8310 or 8820), today would be a great day to do it! Be sure to read the fine print before handing over jumping aboard the BB Bandwagon. Click for details!!  

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TODAY ONLY: BlackBerry Smartphones for LESS THAN FREE from Amazon and ATT

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Here's the Fine Print/Stipulations on the 8310 Curve:

Conditional $250 Discount
The Price listed above for this phone includes an instant $250 discount from Amazon.com. You agree to repay this $250 discount to Amazon.com if, during the six-month period following the activation date or renewal date of your existing contract, you: (1) fail to pay your balance due each month on time; (2) fail to maintain your account in good standing; (3) disconnect the line of service; (4) transfer the phone to another line of service; (5) change your service rate plan, including canceling or removing required PDA, BlackBerry, or smartphone features after your product has shipped; or (6) use this line of service to replace an existing account with the carrier. The discount is available only if you are activating a new non-substitute line of service or extending an existing line of service. If you do not follow these rules, you authorize Amazon.com to charge your credit card $250 as reimbursement of the discount without need for further approval. Third-party resellers are prohibited from purchasing cell phones on behalf of customers. **Purchase limit five (5) cell phones per household.**

Good price but need to sign up for and keep a $45 BB data plan or $20 messaging plan.
Also doesn't apply to renewals, only for new customers.

what's the deal with this deep discounts? ATT had that Curve deal for 3 days now this??

The aggravation for me personally is I wanted to buy an 8310 for my wife (who's using a Pearl currently but is very interested in getting a Curve at some point) and maybe pick up and extra Curve to have on hand or an 8800 series for myself. I mean, i've been a loyal Cingular/ATT customer for years now I should be able to take advantage of these ridiculously awesome deals too right?

But, nope. Can't do it. I'd have to be eligible for an upgrade (which i'm not eligible for until mid june)...absolute bummer and I dare say not fair to us loyal existing customers.

/2 pennies.

I don't know, seems unfair if you already have an account to get more phones. Obviously they are allocating a predetermined amount of handsets for this deal to bring in NEW customers. This is why these deals come and go. It would seem kinda unfair if you are already a customer and you edge out someone who doesn't even have a phone yet just so you can have an EXTRA one on hand.

It's like when they are handing out free things at events and they tell you "sorry sir, one per guest". It's so those who haven't partaken can. How would you feel if you were a NEW customer and you missed the deal by 1 phone because "Phoney McGrabsalot" just signed up for his 5th handset?

That would be unfair.

My advice check out Ebay, they have a load of phones (some pretty new) waiting for you at a mere pittance.

Conditional $250 Discount
The Price listed above for this phone includes an instant $250 discount from Amazon.com. You agree to repay this $250 discount to Amazon.com if, during the *****six-month period***** following activation, you: (1) fail to pay your balance due each month on time; (2) fail to maintain your account in good standing; (3) disconnect the line of service; (4) transfer the phone to another line of service; (5) change your service rate plan, including canceling or removing required PDA, BlackBerry, or smartphone features after your product has shipped; or (6) use this line of service to replace an existing account with the carrier. The discount is available only if you are activating a new, non-substitute line of service. If you do not follow these rules, you authorize Amazon.com to charge your credit card $250 as reimbursement of the discount without need for further approval. Third-party resellers are prohibited from purchasing cell phones on behalf of customers. **Purchase limit five (5) cell phones per household.**