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  1. Thaefner18's Avatar
    I am a fourteen year old who is on a budget. I really want a blackberry with a keyboard, possibly for tracfone. I cannot afford the KEYone and probably not the passport either. I would like a phone that does not require a service fee to be paid directly to blackberry. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!!
    Last edited by Thaefner18; 05-11-17 at 05:08 PM.
    05-11-17 04:53 PM
  2. conite's Avatar
    The DTEK50 is on sale now at ShopBlackBerry. It's an Android slab, and will run all the apps from Google Play Store.
    05-11-17 04:59 PM
  3. JAS0NB0URNE's Avatar
    If you want one with a keyboard, on a budget: Q5, Q10, Classic.

    Posted with my  Classic
    05-12-17 01:52 AM
  4. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    I am a fourteen year old who is on a budget. I really want a blackberry with a keyboard, possibly for tracfone. I cannot afford the KEYone and probably not the passport either. I would like a phone that does not require a service fee to be paid directly to blackberry. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!!
    Best to go with DTEK50, it gives you Android ecosystem with BlackBerry DNA, no additional service costs to BlackBerry and is the least expensive of the new BlackBerry Android devices. Ignore any suggestions for BB10 phones. No reason for anyone to send a young person down that rabbit hole.

    Posted via CB10
    05-12-17 04:22 AM
  5. DiegoV_G's Avatar
    Go with the Priv. I think I just saw many brand new Priv on ebay for like $220, so used should be even cheaper. In any case, imo, do NOT go with BB10, you'll regret it eventually if not immediately. Priv is an amazing phone specially for the current price
    05-12-17 04:59 AM
  6. JAS0NB0URNE's Avatar
    Best to go with DTEK50, it gives you Android ecosystem with BlackBerry DNA, no additional service costs to BlackBerry and is the least expensive of the new BlackBerry Android devices. Ignore any suggestions for BB10 phones. No reason for anyone to send a young person down that rabbit hole.

    Posted via CB10
    He said he wants a phone with a keyboard, I interpret that to mean a physical keyboard lol.

    Posted with my  Classic
    Thaefner18 likes this.
    05-12-17 03:51 PM
  7. thurask's Avatar
    I would recommend the DTEK50, but if you absolutely have to get a keyboard, get a Priv.
    05-12-17 03:55 PM
  8. stlabrat's Avatar
    OP, how much is your budget? what you want blackberry do? school work? where you located (you don't have to answer, just tell us what is the network speed 2G, 3G, 4GLTE? )... those gurus will give your best answer...
    05-12-17 04:11 PM
  9. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    I would recommend the DTEK50, but if you absolutely have to get a keyboard, get a Priv.
    This is true...
    05-12-17 05:41 PM
  10. medic22003's Avatar
    I am a fourteen year old who is on a budget. I really want a blackberry with a keyboard, possibly for tracfone. I cannot afford the KEYone and probably not the passport either. I would like a phone that does not require a service fee to be paid directly to blackberry. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!!
    You could probably pick up a priv pretty reasonable. You'd have the option then of a vkb or pkb. A lot of folks complain about it but I've been using mine for over a year without issues
    05-12-17 06:04 PM
  11. BB_PP's Avatar
    I am a fourteen year old who is on a budget. I really want a blackberry with a keyboard, possibly for tracfone. I cannot afford the KEYone and probably not the passport either. I would like a phone that does not require a service fee to be paid directly to blackberry. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!!
    What is your budget??
    05-13-17 08:43 AM
  12. DiegoV_G's Avatar
    You could probably pick up a priv pretty reasonable. You'd have the option then of a vkb or pkb. A lot of folks complain about it but I've been using mine for over a year without issues
    Me too. Over 8 months now since brand new with ZERO problems! I'm so happy with it that I don't feel I need to upgrade. Even with the Keyone out there I don't feel that rush because my Priv is just excellent and the design is beautiful specially without a case with all that rear exposed and beautiful curvy edges on the screen. Not to mention how perfectly thin the phone is
    05-13-17 09:47 AM
  13. Thaefner18's Avatar
    What is your budget??
    under $
    120 would be nice, but up to $150
    05-30-17 04:36 PM
  14. richmaz3333's Avatar
    Classic

    Posted via CB10
    05-31-17 07:55 AM
  15. jefbeard911's Avatar
    under $
    120 would be nice, but up to $150
    The Classic would be great but maybe hard to find at $150 or less. That being the case I'd look for a lightly used Q10. It's got a great keyboard, a nice screen, and is very well built. It will do you just fine.

    Here's a very recent review (throwback) of the Q10 I just found:




    Good luck!

    Posted via CB10
    Last edited by jefbeard911; 06-02-17 at 10:02 PM.
    06-02-17 12:47 PM
  16. jefbeard911's Avatar
    I am a fourteen year old who is on a budget. I really want a blackberry with a keyboard, possibly for tracfone. I cannot afford the KEYone and probably not the passport either. I would like a phone that does not require a service fee to be paid directly to blackberry. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!!
    I was mistaken: you CAN get a new Classic for $149 on Amazon. I saw a few at that price. If you can swing 150 I think the Classic is the one to get.

    Posted via CB10
    06-04-17 12:25 AM
  17. sandraaa87's Avatar
    Maybe you could get a second hand phone?
    06-04-17 11:24 AM
  18. Thaefner18's Avatar
    I think the q10 will be the best way to go, and I actually saw them on bestbuy.com NEW for $109, i think thats good what do you think
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    06-04-17 12:04 PM
  19. jefbeard911's Avatar
    I think the q10 will be the best way to go, and I actually saw them on bestbuy.com NEW for $109, i think thats good what do you think
    That's a great deal. Go for it. You will love it. The fact that it will be brand new is great too. Nothing like a brand new phone! Enjoy.

    Get back to us after you've broken it in and let us know what you t:hink

    Posted via CB10
    06-04-17 12:13 PM
  20. Thaefner18's Avatar
    that's a great deal. Go for it. You will love it. The fact that it will be brand new is great too. Nothing like a brand new phone! Enjoy.

    Get back to us after you've broken it in and let us know what you t:hink

    posted via cb10
    sold out nooooooo!!!!!!!
    06-11-17 02:43 PM
  21. jefbeard911's Avatar
    06-14-17 06:05 AM
  22. kbz1960's Avatar
    Do you use apps like snap chat, Instagram and the likes? If so you're not going to like any bb10 phone.
    06-14-17 06:43 AM
  23. biobilly's Avatar
    Look for a Z30 if you want a touch screen. Way better phone all round with a much better battery life. I'm still loving mind and have no desire to upgrade.

    Posted via CB10
    06-15-17 09:41 AM
  24. jefbeard911's Avatar
    Do you use apps like snap chat, Instagram and the likes? If so you're not going to like any bb10 phone.
    And there's no Santa. Bah Humbug!
    06-15-17 09:57 AM
  25. jefbeard911's Avatar
    Look for a Z30 if you want a touch screen. Way better phone all round with a much better battery life. I'm still loving mind and have no desire to upgrade.

    Posted via CB10
    OP says they want a physical keyboard.
    06-15-17 09:58 AM
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