Post breakup, T-Mobile offers BlackBerry users $100 credit for upgrade

By on April 4, 2014, 3:15 PM
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Just a couple of days after T-mobile and BlackBerry parted ways, the magenta carrier said that it is offering its existing BlackBerry customers a $100 credit towards any new device. T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced the offer in an open letter to BlackBerry customers on Thursday. The offer also includes the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10, and is valid throughout the year.

"We hear you and stand with you. We always have and always will", Legere said addressing Blackberry loyals. He also expressed his disappointment in the breakup. "Obviously, we were disappointed in BlackBerry’s decision this week to end their agreement with us", he said.

The Canadian firm decided to sever ties with T-Mobile in the US after an e-mail campaign came into light in which the latter was found targeting BlackBerry users to offer them a free upgrade to the Apple iPhone 5S. It not only angered BlackBerry loyals, but also disappointed BlackBerry CEO John Chen so much so that he decided to cut ties with the carrier.

In a last ditch attempt to make peace, T-Mobile offered a $200 credit for customers trading in their old BlackBerrys, but to no avail. Blackberry went ahead with the decision and announced that it won't be renewing T-Mobile's US license to sell its products when it expires on April 25.

Seems like T-Mobile has more in store for BlackBerry subscribers, as Legere concluded his letter by asking them to stay tuned for another Un-carrier offer.

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