Here’s what BlackBerry’s $100 off email offer to T-Mobile customers said

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T-Mobile and BlackBerry’s fall out has been well documented by now, so I won’t go over old ground to explain why the Canadian smartphone maker decided to end its sales agreement with Tmo. Almost as soon as the announcement was made, BlackBerry began offering T-Mobile BBerry users the opportunity to buy a device from ShopBlackBerry at a discounted price. Customers were offered a $100 discount on a Z10, Q5 or Q10.

This offer was originally reported on by CrackBerry.com, and when we spotted it we asked you guys to get in touch if you’d received the email or if you planned on making use of it. At long last, someone has, and this is the generic email sent out to all BlackBerry customers using T-Mobile’s network:

Dear BlackBerry Customer, 

We announced that BlackBerry is not renewing T-Mobile US’s license to sell our products as of April 25, 2014. As a current T-Mobile US customer, your BlackBerry smartphones will continue to work after April 25 with no interruption to your service. 

FAQ’s: http://blck.by/1lFJkuv 

Enjoy $100 off a BlackBerry smartphone at shopblackberry.com with promo code BLACKBERRY1 * as a thank you for your loyalty. 

The BlackBerry Team 

*Offer expires May 31, 2014. Valid in U.S. only. Coupon only valid towards the purchase of a BlackBerry Q5, Q10 or Z10 smartphone. Quantities limited. Limit 1 coupon per customer and 2 smartphones per customer. Offer may change without notice. 

This message was sent by BlackBerry Limited, 2200 University Avenue East, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2K 0A7. 

In response to this offer, T-Mobile kicked off its own promotion to get rid of its BBerry inventory by offering $100 off the price of its BlackBerries until the end of 2014.

But there you have it, the promo code is BLACKBERRY1 – as some of you commented on the day the news broke – so let us know if you plan on using it to buy yourself a new device, or if you’re going to stick with buying through T-Mobile direct and getting $100 off that way.

 

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  • Nearmsp

    According to comScore, BlackBerry’s American market share fell to 3.1% in January 2014, which is even less than Windows Phone’s anemic 3.2% US market share. BB will run themselves out of relevance by the end of the year. I see people hide their blackberry out of embarrassment. Not good prognosis for this patient.

    • Fifa2010

      i’d like to disagree on this, though i’m quite famous in my office as being “oh are you still stuck on your blackberry” ………mind you i use a Q10 and had a Bold 9900, not like i am stuck on the 6700 models :)

      • Jason

        How is the Q10? My girlfriend would love one but after telling her I could sideload Android market she thinks she might go route of S4….Do you have android market running and if so is it an easy, and painless process to get android market running?
        TIA

        • Jeni Purcel

          I have a Z30 and am running amazon app store and 1mobile app stores. Its as easy as any app store to use and install.

        • Jason

          Thanks Jeni and Subliminal….Might of hust made her obbsesion a reality! She really wants the Q10 but i didn’t want to make it hard on her :)

        • Subliminal7X

          Sideloading can be inconvenient to some, but there are easy enough instructions online on how to do so using Google Chrome browser. I sideloaded Snap and it connects easily to your Google account for Play Store apps.
          Also, you can go to http://www.apktrain.com on your BB10 browser, and download Android apps directly.

      • Nearmsp

        yes, so people are trying to ridicule you. You might consider that an honor. It is your perspective. At 3.2% market share and sinking rapidly, it will be only be available in antique stores!

    • Alexander

      For 2013 Porsche’s U.S. market share was 0.002%. They sold 42,323 of the total 15.6 million in new auto sales. Porsche must have run themselves out of relevance. I see people parking their Porsches in the way back of the lot hoping no one sees them driving one out of embarrassment.

      • Nearmsp

        Porsche is a premium product. Blackberries are junk. Yet both are unique in that one is a crown jewel, one is dump.

  • Zacamandapio

    Great deal if you ask me.
    I just picked up a Z10 for 199.99.

  • Paul

    It appears that the T-Mobile offer page you have in the previous article about the $100 rebate:
    multimediacapsule(dot)thomsonone(dot)com / t-mobileusa/blog_an-open-letter-%E2%80%93-and-offer-%E2%80%93-to-blackberry-loyal
    has a link that goes to:
    T-mobile(dot)com / offer/100-dollar-credit-for-blackberry-customers(dot)html
    and says “To show our appreciation for all of our current BlackBerry customers, we’re offering a $100 credit toward any phone.”
    ANY PHONE.

  • Fifa2010

    what a shame blackberry isnt offering this discount on the Z30. I tried to post this comment on “inside blackberry”, And shamefully and ridiculously enough they did not allow me to post the comment. I’d like to know if this comment had anything that devoids it to be posted on the indide blackberry blogs?
    Being a blackberry user since 2004, and used only blackberry phones, till now, i feel this is a shameful act from Blackberry………not sure if this is a one odd event or has the culture changed with the new leadership.

  • Fifa2010

    if someone can voice an opinion of adding the z30 to the $100 off, would definitely snag one off.

    • eanfoso

      Doesn’t work I tried it already, but it’s still 150$ cheaper than the next cheapest place, negri electronics.

  • Nathaniel Ily Jacob-Joshua Hud

    no one wants a blackberry

    • Jason

      Everybody wanted one when the $200 trade in was being offered by TMobile LOL
      I traded in a BB 9630 from years ago and it dropped my Nexus 5 down to $196…. :)

      • Greg

        False. There was an article a few weeks ago about this. 95% of people who traded in a Blackberry switched to Android or iOS.

        • Jason

          Did you read what I posted? I used an old bb to buy an android…Notice i said $200 not $250….smh

        • Alexander

          Greg: Do a search for Slickdeals BlackBerry 200 to read a 489 page thread of iOS and Android phone users doing exactly what Jason did. That 94% number was a sham as those trading in phones were not “switching” to anything they did not already have. The BlackBerry phones being traded in had not been used in years, it’s not like all those people were walking around with active, in-use BlackBerry smartphones and decided to switch to an iOS or Android phone while taking advantage of the offer.

        • Jason

          I couldn’t believe it didn’t have to be active to trade in….I suppose you could pop s sim in the bb and then itll be active on your account….I kept thinking I was going to get turned down but transaction went smooth as possible…

          Thanks for chiming in, recently a whole lot of non readers posting here smh
          Troll them tell they don’t wanna troll no more :)

  • m

    I wish I could use my Jump program for a Z30, but I guess I’ll keep my Z10