Ditch your BlackBerry, T-Mobile and Samsung will give you $200

by: Jonathan FeistApril 13, 2014

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As it turns out, the story of the fallout between BlackBerry and T-Mobile will have at least one more chapter, and it includes a new character. T-Mobile and Samsung have teamed up to offer current T-Mobile BlackBerry users up to $200 to swap to a new Samsung handset.

Current T-Mobile BlackBerry customers simply need trade in their BlackBerry for a new Samsung smartphone to receive a gift card worth up to $200. This goes for JUMP! customers as well, if you are eligible for a JUMP! upgrade, you will also receive a gift card for the upgrade.

If you are a T-Mobile BlackBerry user that is looking to upgrade, but Samsung is not the phone manufacturer you have in mind for your next handset, no worries, T-Mobile will still hand over a $100 gift card for your choice. If you needed some proof that T-Mobile is in this to win, you will have until the end of the year to trade in on this offer.

T-Mobile BlackBerry Samsung

Finally, for those T-Mobile BlackBerry users that are committed to their device, T-Mobile wants you to know that they’ve got your back. You can still expect the same services and contracts, just understand that you will not be able to purchase a new BlackBerry from T-Mobile, possibly ever.

For Samsung fans, this opportunity could not have come at a better time, sales of the new flagship Samsung device, the Galaxy S5, began just the other day. T-Mobile is currently selling the Galaxy S5 for $660 full retail, or $0 down and $27.50/month for 24 months.

We’re all curious, how many of you have an eligible T-Mobile BlackBerry device that they are looking to trade in for a new Samsung smartphone? No need to JUMP! up now, just share your thoughts in the comments below.

  • endy

    What the hell is Blackberry? I vaguely recall hearing admit them…

    • .

      hearing about them

      • endy2

        i believe its a fruit with dark skin

  • Shark Bait

    Ahhhhh BlackBerry, when will you give up and just use android?? Its the best of 2 options they have if they want to keep going

    Non of my bb loyal friends even bother anymore, Samsung looks to be scraping up what little user base they have left. Is a much better deal ! Xx

    • Milton

      There are way too many android phones, not bb too, they’ve always had very good quality, android would only make them lose that, android is a cheap copy

      • Shark Bait

        A cheap copy?? Of what ?
        Whatever blackberry’s doing it isn’t right, whatever android vendor’s are doing is totally better

        • Sean Karpa

          Had blackberry actually reacted with the unveiling of the iPhone and Android devices, the story is likely to be much different. I have and probably never will use a blackberry, never cared for them. However, I have to admit they are one of the most secure phones. Their quality is really good on software and hardware. They just were too confident while Apple and Android moved ahead. Now it is becoming all Android because of this fact.

        • Milton

          IOS, google only copies other’s ideas, but yes, bb’s strategies simply don’t work, now

          • Shark Bait

            That’s simply untrue, in fact apple had borrowed more features from android than android has taken from iOS. Yeah they share similarity’s but that’s inherent since they occupythe same devices. It totally isn’t a cheap copy.

            BBs stragtagy has been arrogance for the past 5 years, which is why there market share has plummeted, and they are now pissing money away.

            To me they have 2 options for survival. They make good hardware so sticking windows on there would be a quality device and look attractive to enterprise. They also have some good software and a lot of back end services. I think their best option is to take android and fully integrate with their services and prioritise corporate security. That way their is good hardware, a good OS with masses of apps, and good software and services that would be much more appplealing than the Q10

          • [S]unjay Burn[s] Red

            Please be trolling.

  • Ain4

    Blackberry is no longer relevant, but BB OS10 is still better than WP. More secure, launcher support, sideload app. They should make a dual boot BB10-Android phone. I could test how good QNX kernel.

    • Milton

      And yet bb is about to disappear, but wp is actually growing, I’d think about it for a while

  • Luka Mlinar

    Haha nice! They’re making their demise a bit more quicker and a little bit less painful. I pity the full that still has RIM stock :D

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    Could you just:
    -Buy a cheap and busted Blackberry on eBay or something for like $50
    -activate it real quick on T-Mobile
    -Trade it in to T-Mobile for $200

    • Kevin Choi

      T-mobile ain’t that dumb. I thinks it’s only for people who started their contract as a Z10 or Q10.

  • guest

    What are the itards kvetching about now? They ran out of pink?

  • HJs_shadow

    T-mobile knows they won’t lose any customers by offering this promotion. Those who value their privacy and the government will continue to purchase Blackberry devices anyways. This is just to poke them in the eye for disallowing them to sell their products for something so publicly stupid. I’d bet that T-Mobile did the math and saw that most people had either brought their BB’s from another carrier or purchased them from a 3rd Party rather than pay retail price.