Blackberry Hits Critical Mass – Goes Prepaid on TMobile

You know the Blackberry is a commodity item when it is offered as a prepaid phone.

T-Mobile said Wednesday it will sell a pay-in-advance BlackBerry smartphone that doesn’t require a contract or credit check.

The BlackBerry Curve 8520 is one of the four handsets offered through the Bellevue, Wash.-based carrier’s new T-Mobile Complete package. The kits start at $59.99, which includes the first month of service, and customers will have their choice of voice, text and data plans starting at $50 a month.

Not bad for $50 a month. Seems like T-Mobile is playing catchup to MetroPCS which already offers a $50 unlimited Blackberry plan but requires a contract. All in all I think this is a win for consumers that a Blackberry is so prevalent that it can now be a prepaid phone.

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