It was reported earlier this month that Verizon is going to launch the BlackBerry Classic on February 26th. We didn’t hear back then just how much this smartphone will cost on the nation’s largest carrier. Verizon itself hasn’t confirmed pricing so there’s ample ground for speculation. A new report claims to bring us this information though. The report also reveals that Verizon might offer a $50 rebate with each purchase of the BlackBerry Classic.
BlackBerry Classic is one of the two high-end devices that the Canadian manufacturer launched last year. It has been available for purchase through Amazon unlocked and off-contract for a couple of months now.
Apart from Verizon, AT&T is the only major carrier that is selling both the BlackBerry Passport and Classic. AT&T has already confirmed pricing and availability for these smartphones.
N4BB reports that Verizon is going to launch the BlackBerry Classic for $149.99 with a two year service contract. Customers will be able to take advantage of a $50 mail-in rebate, which is also applicable on the Q10 and Z10, ultimately bringing down the price to $99.99 on contract.
Verizon’s price is higher than AT&T, which is selling the same device for $49.99 on contract, the rebate doesn’t really make it a great value for customers who are open to switching carriers and are looking out for the best possible price.
That said, Verizon customers will appreciate the rebate, which knocks off $50 of the BlackBerry Classic’s price.