1. josephpg's Avatar
    Hi All,

    Verizon has the Q 10 for $99 with a two-year contract. Any predictions on what the Classic with a two-year will go for?

    I need to upgrade to OS 10 ASAP (currently using Curve), and I'm trying to decide whether to purchase the Q 10 or delay for the Classic. The price is a primary factor.

    12-02-14 08:58 AM
  2. zehkaiser's Avatar
    If price is your only factor, the Q10 will always be cheaper. After the Classic releases it MAY even go down more. I can't see the Classic being less than $199 like most phone are when new.

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    12-02-14 09:35 AM
  3. Carl Estes's Avatar
    The newer device will command a higher price. I suspect that the Q20 upon release will not be $99 with a 2 yr. commit.
    Maybe after 9/12 months after release, there will be a price drop.
    12-02-14 09:36 AM
  4. SunofAusar's Avatar
    No CDMA version of the Classic has been announced. Right now, you can't get one that will work on Verizon or Sprint.

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    12-02-14 09:43 AM
  5. teamryan15's Avatar
    Pretty sure OP meant when the classic becomes available on VZW not right this second.
    12-02-14 09:53 AM
  6. SunofAusar's Avatar
    Again, no CDMA version has been announced. He said he needs to upgrade ASAP.

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    12-02-14 10:23 AM
  7. kjjb0204's Avatar
    No CDMA version of the Classic has been announced. Right now, you can't get one that will work on Verizon or Sprint.

    Posted via CB10
    Right now, you can't get one at all. The CDMA version passed through fcc a few weeks ago and the verizon os has been appearing regularly.


    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android on my Q10
    12-02-14 08:33 PM
  8. sergefresh805's Avatar
    well actually the blackberry page announces a gsm and cdma versions coming soon! more on DEC 17th
    12-02-14 08:46 PM
  9. SunofAusar's Avatar
    well actually the blackberry page announces a gsm and cdma versions coming soon! more on DEC 17th
    Thanks. When was the page changed?? I lost my Q10 back in Oct and was holding out with my 9930, but gave up last week, replacing Q10, when no CDMA news was available

    Posted via CB10
    12-03-14 06:53 AM
  10. michael banjany's Avatar
    By the way to the OP. The Q10 is 49.99 with 2 year contract on verizon. It's on their website

    Posted via CB10
    12-03-14 10:19 AM
  11. josephpg's Avatar
    Thanks for the helpful replies. Yes, I meant when it becomes available - which I assumed would be in a few weeks. Looks like I should take advantage of the $49.99 Q 10 with the two year contract. I was with T-Mobile for 10+ years....but they don't carry BB anymore. I know I could go unlocked, but it seems like this is just asking for problems in the future.
    12-03-14 01:38 PM
  12. michael banjany's Avatar
    Depending on your area - just make sure that the service is good. Don't just switch carriers for a device is my personal opinion. I'm in the central new jersey area, and anyone who has t-mobile I have literally just not even decided to reply to them.

    They don't receive texts, their texts don't come on my phone. I'll get a picture from them on like a Tuesday they meant to send on Saturday. T-mobile is trash.

    Don't get me wrong.. I despise VZ with a passion, their customer service is the absolute worst. They have absolutely no knowledge about anything. But I can't complain about their service, ever.

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    12-03-14 04:27 PM
  13. josephpg's Avatar
    Thanks, Michael. I travel between NJ and CT monthly. What carrier do you recommend for this area? T-Mobile was always OK - decent IMHO for the $. My wife had many more problems on the network (with her LG), probably because she would send more texts/photos/etc.
    12-03-14 09:44 PM
  14. seascape's Avatar
    If Verizon carries the Classic it'll be $199 or $249 on-contract initially. The Q10 was $249 when it debuted, as I recall.

    The Classic may not come down in price for a long time. Like with the Z30, Verizon may only stock a limited quantity, and see no reason to discount the device.

    The Z10 can be had for no money down on contract because there were a lot of Z10s manufactured in anticipation of sales that didn't materialize. There is less of a glut of Q10s, which partly accounts for the discrepancy in pricing.

    The Q10 has been discounted at times, but Verizon's run low on their quantity of Q10s, so the discounts have not been permanent. I think if you are a business customer, you can buy the Q10 for ninety-nine cents on contract, however... the business pricing is not always the same as consumer.

    The Z30 has never been sold for less than $99 on-contract to my knowledge. It was $99 before Verizon retired it. It's now been unretired and is going for $199 on-contract again. Verizon has no reason to discount it because it's a hot niche device. People are willing to pay for it.
    12-04-14 12:22 AM

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