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Old 08-21-2007, 03:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, my company is starting to run low on licenses and we are starting to look for who to purchase additional ones from. Currently we have 300 and are looking to get an additional 10 since we have about 15 still to go. I asked for a price quote from AT&T and got the following breakdown - 10 for $699 or 5 for $429. I'm going to check with T-Mobile but it seems high. Anyone know where to purchase them cheaper?

I heard a rumor that BlackBerry will give you them for old BlackBerries. Anyone know anything about this program?

Let me know how you do it. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Old 08-21-2007, 03:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I believe that is the RIM pricing that cingular quoted you. That's what we pay - but we just buy directly from RIM. Definitely give t-mobile a shot and see if you can strike a deal, but don't hold your breath.

I think you would have better luck with Sprint or Verizon if they are one of your carriers - they charge so much for their plans that they are usually more willing to get you good deals on the one time costs.

I don't know anything about CALs for old BB's but that could come in handy since I have a box of about 25 of them!!
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Sprint will sell to anyone (customer or not) and they are about 15-20% off the MSRP that RIM posts. Aside from that, CDW used to be 10% off the MSRP. Carriers will sometimes give you free licenses for each device you've purchased (or in our case, they'll just give us a 100-user CAL or a BES SRP upon request to play 'catch up' with our device purchases).
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I did a mass upgrade of 30 regular Verizon phones to Blackberry 8703 in a 10 day timeframe. Then I asked Verizon to "show me the love" since I was generating so much revenue for them in such a short period of time. And they did... they sent me 30 free licenses. Now THATS some serious love.
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