T-Mobile Now Selling Their First LTE BlackBerry, The Z10

Screen Shot 2013-03-26 at 10.32.20 AMT-Mobile’s BlackBerry Z10 is officially for sale for $99 down payment with an additional payment of $18 for 24 months. Welcome to the UNcarrier’s first official LTE smartphone launch.

The BlackBerry Z10 features a 4.2” 1280×768 356ppi display, 8 megapixel camera, dual core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory expandable to 32GB, 1800mAh battery, and HSPA+ and LTE connectivity. Given that Classic and grandfathered upgrades are now available through third-parties and authorized retailers, upgrade pricing will vary based on retailer.

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  • mdosu

    Whether you’re a hater or a fan boy, you have to admit $532 is a good value for the hardware you’re getting. This coming from a Note 2 owner…

    • thepanttherlady

      Agreed!

    • Josue

      that is true

    • Zacamandapio

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  • GwapoAko

    This is a very very good deal!!!! At&t’S subsidized price is $199 and Ebay’s is around $649…

    • bisayan

      Pogi!!!!!! long time no see mayn? been hiding mayyyn???

      • ian

        pesting yawa hahaha

      • GwapoAko

        Yeahman!!! been busy working :0) Good to hear from you!!1

  • GwapoAko

    This really shows that contract carriers are ripping off customers!!! Bwahahahahahha

    • bisayan

      Yes sir!!! but I will be picking up htc one n iphone..I hope they have more details soon..

  • Brie

    LTE with a 1800 mAh battery? Is the battery removable/replaceable?

    • thepanttherlady

      Removable

  • Josue

    $99? not bad…

  • jim

    its not worth more than $200 no contract price

    • Kamil Czerniak

      Really? Why do you think so? And what about iPhone?

  • mynameis

    I just picked one up and wow is it fast! Very cool new OS it’s different but i like it :) So far so good

  • Jeffrey Jacob

    Totally got the z10 and I love it!!!

  • 21stNow

    Argh! When will T-Mobile stop with the different prices? They just tried to charge me $569.99 plus tax in the store. The website says $531.99 plus tax.

    • hs2010

      Same here. I think she quoted me something like $600 including tax, said the $531 price is only for installment plans

      • 21stNow

        Did you get the Z10? I emailed John Legere on this one. Let’s see if he responds.

        The problem that I have with this is that the asterisk is next to the $18 per month for 24 months statement, not the $531.99. This implies that the “Qualifying rate plan required” only applies to the EIP, not the full-price purchase.

        • thepanttherlady

          I agree with you. I want the Z10 but am holding off until this is figured out. I would have walked in expecting to pay the $531.99 plus tax.

        • 21stNow

          I thought that you liked to use the EIP pantherlady. Did you not want to change from Value to Simple Choice (assuming that it’s required)?

        • thepanttherlady

          For $532, I’d rather just buy the phone outright. I’m using my EIP for my Note 2 right now, but will pay it off so I can get my daughter the iPhone for her birthday. I’ll use the EIP then.

          As far as plans go, I think the following changes would take place if I switched:

          1. Insurance/warranty will go from $7.99 to $11.99

          2. Lines 1 & 2 will go up $.02 (no biggee)

          3. Line 3 is currently free until January 2014 and will then cost $5 (500 min, unlimited texting, no data). It would go to $10 a month (immediately) for unlimited talk/text, 500mb of data. I’d rather use that $90 on something else. :)

        • 21stNow

          OK, I see now.

        • 21stNow

          John Legere responded, along with others from the Executive Response Team. Basically, the $569.99 price stands. I was told that the $531.99 price is only for customers coming to the Simple Choice plans. I am not happy with this response.

        • thepanttherlady

          I didn’t see that the website specified that, did you? Not good at all.

          Was going to try buying one of Craigslist but Customer Care confirmed that any unpaid balance for the phone from the original purchaser (if they used the EIP) would result in the IMEI # being blacklisted no matter how long I had the phone.

        • 21stNow

          No, that was the majority of my complaint, that the $569.99 price is not listed on the website, the sign in the store, or even when I asked the sales person and explained that I was an existing Monthly 4G customer.

          Because this looks like false advertising to me, I sent this to the BBB. I like T-Mobile (or I did), but they have to do better than this. They used to put all of the different prices on the in-store signage; they should have done that this time, as well.

          The IMEI number blacklist is one way that buyers can get burned on Craigslist and Ebay. I’ve seen too many negative things happen with Craigslist purchases for me to want to go that route.