In lieu of the holiday season, I've received confirmation from two of our sources that AT&T is offering 50 percent off of all of their BlackBerry models (including the Bold 9700). The devices start at $24.99, and rise to $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate. Of course, a new two-year agreement is required, along with a $30 BlackBerry data plan (since smartphone plans are required now, I don't see that as a huge hindrance).
The full press release can be found below. No word yet on whether the carrier is honoring a 30-day price match policy, however I'll be sure to update as soon as I hear more. In the meantime, if you're able to snag one at the promotional price, let me know!
AT&T is putting the holiday shopping sled into high gear with two great promotions available on the nation’s fastest 3G network. Beginning Friday, Dec. 4, AT&T* customers can get any new BlackBerry® smartphone, including the new BlackBerry® Bold™ 9700, at 50 percent off after mail-in rebate and two-year agreement. In addition, AT&T is offering the Samsung Solstice™, a compact touch screen phone, for free after a mail-in rebate. Both offers require a new two-year agreement and are only available for a limited time. The offers are available both online and in AT&T retail locations.
BlackBerry smartphones, a leading choice for consumers and mobile professionals alike are ideal for anyone that wants to keep in touch with friends, family and coworkers. Customers may choose from the following BlackBerry smartphones in the AT&T portfolio:
AT&T was the first U.S. carrier to offer BlackBerry service, and offers the best selection of smartphones. Plus, twice as many smartphone customers have chosen AT&T as any other carrier.
Free Samsung Solstice
he Samsung Solstice™ is available for free after mail-in rebate. (After $50 mail-in rebate AT&T Promotion Card with minimum $20 data or messaging package purchase and two-year service agreement.) The device features a full 3.0 touch screen; a virtual, landscape QWERTY keyboard; and Samsung’s unique TouchWiz™ user interface, which includes one-touch access to frequently used applications and social networks through new widgets for Facebook, MySpace and Yahoo! oneSearch™. The Solstice also provides customers with access to mobile broadband from the nation’s fastest 3G network, AT&T Navigator and AT&T Mobile Music with Napster Mobile® and eMusicTM Mobile. Featuring multiple messaging options such as Mobile Email, IM and MMS and equipped with a 2.0 megapixel camera with camcorder, the Samsung Solstice is perfect for capturing those spontaneous holiday moments.
For more information, customers can visit www.att.com/holiday09 or www.att.com/holidaygifts for additional details on AT&T holiday gifts, ideas and promotions. For the complete array of AT&T offerings, visit www.att.com