Virgin Mobile Canada pricing for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Torch 9810 emerges

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By Bla1ze on 8 Aug 2011 08:12 pm
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Looking to score a better deal on the BlackBerry Bold 9900 or BlackBerry Torch 9810 by opting to buy one from Virgin Mobile? You may be in luck when it comes to the pricing over, that is -- when compared to Rogers. The verdict is still out on Virgins parent company, Bell. Here is what you'll be looking at if you opt to purchase from Virgin Mobile:

BlackBerry Bold 9900:

  • No-contract price: $599.99
  • 3-year contract/SuperTab: $169.99

BlackBerry Torch 9810:

  • No-contract price: $599.99
  • 3-year contract/SuperTab: $149.99 

More expensive for the no-contract terms but if you're going to be rolling a new 3-year contract, you'll get off $50 cheaper when grabbing the Torch 9810 and $70 cheaper if the Bold 9900 is more your bag. Oh right, Virgin Mobile also has their dummy units ready as well.

Source: Mobile Syrup via: CrackBerry Forums

23 comments

Jimcmf

Those prices look pretty good?
Whos getting one?

dopalicious

Wow huge prices difference between Virgin and Rogers.

luqman24

The 3 year contract price for the 9900 proves that Rogers is a money sucking sh*tholes. Seriously what's Rogers thinking pricing that high? Anyways its Rogers loss not us. Off to virgin mobile it is then..

dancing-bass

I Love the customer support at Virgin. Best carrier I've been with. If you're in Manitoba they don't have HSPA here yet (last province to get it - booo!) but they assure me its "coming very soon". Other then that I love them. Seriously. Just have to decide which new BB I want!

pmich

Awesome..hopefully this will cause Rogers to at least throw in a 50$ rebate to reduce the cost

nomi1978

Now this is some good pricing, I can live with this pricing. Now greedy Rogers will come down to this price 2 months later.

Now where's all the people saying RIM was setting the price?

People that want to buy it outright will go to Rogers, others will go else where.

dancing-bass

I'm likely gonna grab the 9810. Just gotta wait a little bit longer. (No Virgin HSPA in Manitoba - yet) its coming soon though, I just gotta be patient a bit longer....

These prices are not live on the website as of this point though.(8:15pm Aug 8, 2011) Just thought I'd throw that out there!

The_Adventist

Hmmmm....more info to throw at Rogers retention department. NICE!!!!!

jenks5150

This is in fact worse than Rogers unless you want to lock into three years of Virgin Mobile service. I'll get one off contract at Rogers and enjoy the much more reliable network! I do agree the $249.99 on a 3 year is absurd.

DeeDudnath

All you have to do is tell roger well virgin has it for 169.99 and if you cant drop it then seee ya im going to virgin easy just like that then boom you're set

birdman_36

Lol! You keep on believing that buddy...

DeeDudnath

All you have to do is tell roger well virgin has it for 169.99 and if you cant drop it then seee ya im going to virgin easy just like that then boom you're set

Mystic-Metal

I'm really hoping they come out with the fiddy (9850) pricing. I'd imagine it'd be in line with the 9810.

Teknojnky

I hope Telus will do a similar price.

SharpieFiend

This is strange...

Virgin Mobile is a fully-owned division of Bell Mobility, they just 'license' the Virgin name. Bell is advertising their phones as HSPA+ (hence the H+ symbol on the phone in Kevin's videos) yet Virgin - on the same network - is calling it 4G?

The pricing seems right, but this is definitely wrong.

birdman_36

Go to Bell's website. They're calling it 4G too.

shabbs

HSPA+ is officially part of the 4G standard now. ITU added it a while ago.

http://bit.ly/gmL9EI

atlantaconda

If You like 3yr contracts I guess these prices are great. 2 is bad enough, but 3yrs on an (just guessing) inferior network seems crazy.

jetstreamblue

3-yr contracts are common in Canada. Anyway, the point is, Virgin is offering a better deal compared to Rogers in Canada for the same 3-yr term.
As for network, Virgin runs on the Bell network in Canada.

leticeberry

What happened to the 2 year contracts?

CAD420

I hope you're seeing this Rogers. I refuse to go with the 9900 until a more reasonable price is set. $250+ on a 3 year term is ridiculous. At that rate, we would be better off waiting another month for the iPhone 5. It's not a Berry, but it's likely to be a far superior device for the money. Help keep RIM alive, set a reasonable price point and the people will buy.

birdman_36

Maybe Rogers just wants BlackBerry to go away.

linguinee

For a transitional generation of BBs I wonder that the expense justifies the upgrade. I'll wait til RIM ships phones with a QNX OS, or perhaps go Android...

Hey RIM (or Rogers et al), the smartphone sector is getting crowded; you're not the premier player anymore so better start adding more value if you expect the masses to pony up big bucks.