1. VeryBumpy's Avatar
    Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, Straight Talk.

    Why don't these offer a Z10 for $299?

    I'd love a new BB but am not willing to pay the high contract carrier fees per month.
    03-22-14 08:24 AM
  2. qbnkelt's Avatar
    That would be a good idea.
    jojo beaconsfield likes this.
    03-22-14 08:27 AM
  3. Phi Nguyen's Avatar
    Because a buyout of a z10 is still 500 bucks bbry has to make their 40% profit from z10 somehow (Thor stein quote)

    You also have to add the carriers still have to make their profit too

    Posted via the Android CrackBerry App!
    03-22-14 09:59 AM
  4. Phi Nguyen's Avatar
    The only way you are going to get a 300 dollar z10 is unlocked from bbry or used or direct from an employee

    Posted via the Android CrackBerry App!
    03-22-14 10:01 AM
  5. JBhar's Avatar
    Not true got mine for 100$ from an employee

    Posted via CB10
    03-22-14 10:13 AM
  6. VeryBumpy's Avatar
    So a Z10 or Z30 would cost more than a new iPhone?

    Virgin Mobile iPhone 5s 16GB = $384.99
    03-22-14 10:30 AM
  7. medic22003's Avatar
    The only way you are going to get a 300 dollar z10 is unlocked from bbry or used or direct from an employee

    Posted via the Android CrackBerry App!
    I got my off contract z10 for 200 from a Verizon sales rep. Kinda fell into it. Was just in the right place at the right time.

    Posted via CB10
    03-22-14 10:56 AM
  8. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, Straight Talk.

    Why don't these offer a Z10 for $299?

    I'd love a new BB but am not willing to pay the high contract carrier fees per month.
    My guess is that they simply don't think they would sell enough of them to make it worth offering them. If the carriers thought they could make money with BB10, they'd carry them.
    03-22-14 11:51 AM
  9. neoberry99's Avatar
    You're right Troy...Carriers are out to make money.

    If the carriers thought tin cans and string would generate profits they'll would be trying to shove those down our throats.

    Posted via CB10
    03-22-14 12:07 PM
  10. nelsonpml's Avatar
    Koodo has the Q5 off contract for $150....

    Posted via CB10
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    03-22-14 12:10 PM
  11. code2solutions's Avatar
    Verizon has the Z10 for 299 off contract.

    Posted from my Z10 via CB
    03-22-14 12:43 PM
  12. spacemanZ10's Avatar
    Try refurbished iPhones. Com. I got my z10 there!

    Posted via my splendid Z10
    03-22-14 01:23 PM
  13. raino's Avatar
    Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, Straight Talk.

    Why don't these offer a Z10 for $299?

    I'd love a new BB but am not willing to pay the high contract carrier fees per month.
    Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile are easy to answer: there's no Z10 or Z30 (yet?) for their parent company--Sprint. Plus device portability on CDMA networks is stickier, unless devices are specifically designed for these networks.

    Straight Talk, etc. (GSM MVNOs)...I don't know. Maybe these carriers' customers aren't traditional customers for BB devices? Plus do these prepaid GSM carriers sell iPhones and other higher end devices? I could be wrong, but AFAIK, people just buy them off of the big two GSM carriers (AT&T and TMO,) unlock them and then use them on these prepaid carriers.

    The only way you are going to get a 300 dollar z10 is unlocked from bbry or used or direct from an employee
    You really, really have no idea about North American device pricing, do you?

    Set Your Location

    BlackBerry Z10 - Black cell phone from AT&T
    03-22-14 04:57 PM
  14. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    You're right Troy...Carriers are out to make money.

    If the carriers thought tin cans and string would generate profits they'll would be trying to shove those down our throats.
    Exactly right.

    Most people who use pre-paid carriers buy phones in the <$200 category, which is why most pre-paid carriers offered Curves until last year - they fell within that price-point. It's only been the last 12-18 months or so that more pre-paid carriers have offered a few higher-end devices, and those come from their parent companies, and are mostly from the Top 3 most popular devices.

    But the bottom line is always money. Products that generate sales and make money get stocked, and ones that don't, don't. That's true in retail markets everywhere.
    03-22-14 05:05 PM
  15. StayClassy101's Avatar
    You can get the Z10 for 200$ used if you wanted, and take it to the carrier of your choice(gsm wise). You just have to be willing to look.

    Posted via my Z10. Keep it Classy.
    03-22-14 06:50 PM
  16. Brewer James's Avatar
    I agree if that Z10 was selling for $199, I think a lot of prepaid customers would snap it up. I know I would.
    03-23-14 12:33 AM
  17. Brewer James's Avatar
    One more thing, clearly Blackberry has a huge overstock of the Z10's. I know BB would love to make 40% on them, but they're not, they sitting in warehouse somewhere. Would it not be better to price them down to $199 an get them in consumers hands, who once they get them and see what a good device can tout the device to others and eventually deplete the inventory.
    03-23-14 12:40 AM
  18. Zacharyw70's Avatar
    Official BlackBerry store has the Unlocked Z10 in White or Black for $299.99 was previously $199.99 during the holidays and that sold like hotcakes. They should lower the price and I would be they'd get more people interested into the OS again, I know I would love a Q10 sale just to try it out and see how the keyboard is.

    BlackBerry Black Z10 - ShopBlackBerry.com
    03-23-14 01:09 AM

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