Boost Mobile is now offering a monthly unlimited plan on the BlackBerry Curve 8330. The device costs $249.99 and the plan is $60 per month for, pretty much, unlimited everything.
Pre-Paid BlackBerry Plan
For a little over a year I’ve thought that a Pre-Paid BlackBerry would fly in the U.S. It would appear that T-Mobile now agrees with me.
We are hearing reports of a $299 T-Mobile BlackBerry Pearl II that doesn’t require a contract on sale at various Best Buy and Target stores around the country. I wonder how long it will be before any of the other big wireless carriers will offer similar deals? I’d be willing to bet that we will see more devices offered at a lower price point when we do.
Last week we heard tidbits of a deal between Alcatel-Lucent and Research in Motion that would bring pre-paid BlackBerry plans to emerging markets around the world. I wonder, however, if pre-paid BlackBerry plans here in the U.S. would be a hit?
Is there a big enough market for would be, pre-paid, BlackBerry users that it would warrant RIM, the wireless carriers, and even a few of the MVNOs like Virgin Mobile, Revel, Helio, etc., coming out with pre-paid BlackBerry plans?
T-Mobile has done pretty well with the SideKick. Would a pre-paid BlackBerry have similar success.
Let us know what you think.