With all the unlimited tariffs out there these days, RIM and T-Mobile have come up with an interesting twist for the Blackberry Pearl 8110. For a one-off payment of £179.99 T-Mobile is offering a year’s worth of unlimited email and internet.
No, you heard that right, unlimited email and internet. The offer available in T-Mobile stores from 1 May means you’ll need additional pay-as-you-go top-ups for calls, texts and MMS.
“The ‘Pay once’ concept is a market first, giving people the chance to experience the hugely popular BlackBerry email service and access to internet sites and social networks on the move for a year – all for just a single payment of £179.99,” says T-Mobile and RIM’s press statement.
T-Mobile is no doubt hoping the research about consumers not caring about social networking on mobile phones is wrong!
At the UK launch of the new tariff, a T-Mobile spokesman said the Pearl was a great choice for this package. “It looks just like a phone and is instantly recognisable but comes with a terrific amount of options,” he said.
As a reminder, the T-Mobile BlackBerry Pearl 8110 smartphone features:
* Silver finish
* 2-megapixel camera for photos and video
* In-built GPS
* 3.5mm earphone jack for listening to music on the move
* Pre-loaded quick-links to sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Flickr
* A user-friendly SureType QWERTY key pad.