US Cellular offers BlackBerry Torch 9850 and Bold 9650 for $99 or Curve 9350 for free after MIR

By Michelle Haag on 21 Nov 2011 07:34 pm EST
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If you're currently looking to start up a new cell phone contract, check out US Cellular. They are holding a holiday promotion for new customers which allows them to get a BlackBerry Torch 9850 or Bold 9650 for $99.99 or a Curve 9350 for free (both after mail-in-rebate). US Cellular has several plans to choose from, and unique benefits such as free Battery Swap, Overage Protection, and free incoming calls, texts and picture messages. The deal doesn't last forever so if you're interested make sure you take advantage of it before November 28th.

Full press release and more details are after the break.

Reward Yourself and Everyone on Your List With a U.S. Cellular Smartphone for $99.99 or Less
Don't Wait to Get the Best Prices - U.S. Cellular Holiday Deals Start Nov. 21

CHICAGO, Nov 21, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --

U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM) is rewarding customers this holiday season with great deals kicking off four days before Black Friday. New customers who switch to U.S. Cellular can be a part of the only rewards program in wireless and get any of the carrier's cutting-edge smartphones for $99.99 or less after a $100 mail-in rebate.

From Nov. 21 through Nov. 28, the Android-powered Motorola ELECTRIFY(TM) and HTC Hero S(TM), HTC 7 Pro Windows(TM) Phone, BlackBerry(R) Torch 9850 and BlackBerry Bold 9650 are $99.99. The BlackBerry(R) Curve 9350, Samsung Mesmerize(TM) (a Galaxy S phone) and the upcoming Samsung Repp are free, and with an instant rebate, the HTC Wildfire S(TM) and LG Optimus U(TM) are free. The HTC Merge(TM) is $79.99, and the LG Genesis(TM) is $49.99.

Customers can get a free phone now and be well on their way to a second free phone with the 2,000 point bonus they receive when they sign up for "My Account" within 14 days of starting service. Current U.S. Cellular customers who add additional lines will also receive the 2,000 point bonus. Customers on Belief Plans are recognized for their loyalty and get points for doing simple things like paying their wireless bill on time, adding a line or referring friends and family. Points can be used for new phones faster, accessories, ringtones and monthly service charges.

"In addition to getting a great deal and joining the happiest customers in wireless, your rewards points will really add up, so you can get the latest cool phone faster without signing another contract," said David Kimbell, vice president of marketing for U.S. Cellular. "Get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping and start earning rewards now."

U.S. Cellular has introduced a new $39.99 plan that includes 450 minutes, free incoming calls, texts and pics, mobile-to-mobile calls, and nights and weekends beginning at 7:00 p.m. A great deal for families is the Essential Plus Plan, which can save customers up to $30 per line versus similar plans at other major carriers. It's $54.99 per line with 5 GB of data per line, 1,500 minutes to share, unlimited messaging and free incoming calls, mobile-to-mobile and nights and weekends beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Along with these great deals, competitively priced plans and rewards, U.S. Cellular customers also get unique benefits like free Battery Swap, Overage Protection, and free incoming calls, texts and picture messages. Associates are available to help customers and potential switchers select the device and plan that best meets their needs to organize and simplify their lives.

For more information about U.S. Cellular's holiday offerings, rewards program and high-speed nationwide network, visit any retail store, or U.S. Cellular's Facebook page.

* Purchase of a data plan is required, and a new two-year agreement may apply for new customers. Mail-in rebates, additional terms, conditions, restrictions and/or charges may apply (while supplies last).

Steve Carlson, U.S. Cellular,, 773-355-3331

About U.S. Cellular

U.S. Cellular rewards its customers with unmatched benefits and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier has a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices that are all backed by its high-speed nationwide network that has the highest call quality of any national carrier. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Customer Service Champion and received PC Magazine's 2011 Readers' Choice Award. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on, and
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Reader comments

US Cellular offers BlackBerry Torch 9850 and Bold 9650 for $99 or Curve 9350 for free after MIR


yes us cellular is CDMA:

tour 9630
bold 9650
bold 9930

the major CDMA networks (vzw and sprint) were without bolds all whilst att and t-mobile had the 9000, 9700 9780 etc...
CDMA's never see and as far as i can tell will never see a "sliding style" torch.

The press release is a bit confusing, but the prices are actually good for any customer, not just new customers. I bought a Curve 9350 two weeks ago ($49.99 after MIR) and called in to customer service tonight and got a price adjustment on it ($50 credit will be applied to our next bill).

Yeah, and after speaking with our rep today no details on the 9930 hitting (yet). Rep confirmed for me the Touch/9650 a month before they officially announced it, so if they are getting the 9930, well under wraps or more than a month.

dude sweet! id love to lock in that great price of $99 on a bold 9650! sign me up! i know i can trust blackberry to stay in great shape for 2 yrs, specially that bold 9650! that things blazin fast!

sarcasm aside, leme get this straight, you can get a new os7 curve for free, or an outdated as hell slow as molasses cant handle os6 for shit bold 9650 for 100$?