If you been waiting for the BlackBerry Z10 in the US the wait is almost over for those of you on T-Mobile. AT&T and BestBuy have made the device available since last week, but T-Mobile and Verizon are getting ready to make their version of the Z10 available this week. Tomorrow March 26th T-Mobile CEO will announce changes in their strategy along with some of the cities where LTE will go live and among the first devices to support LTE is the BlackBerry Z10. I’ve been using the Z10 on T-Mobile and the device offers some really fast browsing speeds on HSPA+, now I am really looking forward to them bringing LTE nationwide. Over the weekend T-Mobiles new value plans went live and those include some really competitive. To see their new plans head over to their website at this link.
- The lowest plan is the $50 unlimited talk, text, and 500MB of data (Increase data limit with $10 for two more GB)
- Tiered data plans come with free Mobile Hotspot
The Z10 should do well with it being one of the first LTE devices to go on sale on the same day of their new UnCarrier strategy. T-Mobile is trying to change the way they sell devices to consumers by allowing consumers to buy devices without the two year contract, lower pricing on plans but without the device subsidies. Time will tell how this new strategy will do for T-Mobile. The new way to buy cell phones with T-Mobile will allow consumers to purchase a new device with a nice down payment and then billed them over several months until the device is paid off. A few years back they began rolling out this options and looks like they build on it with the new value plans.