No contract Blackberry phones are harder to find than no contract iPhone plans. There are companies willing to offer customers a SIM card with data that can be used in any unlocked phone, but not all phones are unlocked. Unlocked phones are altered so any SIM card can be used to activate service. You can purchase an unlocked Blackberry online or from some phone stores. The no contract Blackberry option is available from a few big names – but not as many as other smartphone options. Some cell phone critics believe the Blackberry phone is being buried behind phones like the iPhone and Android devices.
Cost, Rates, & Fees
Cricket Mobile: If you’re in the Cricket Mobile service area and you want a Blackberry, you’re in luck. Cricket is one of the few no contract Blackberry companies that offers a newer Blackberry with a no contract plan. The Blackberry Curve 8530 is an older Blackberry without a touch screen, so use is limited.
Boost Mobile: Boost is another company that offers the same Blackberry 8530 on as a no contract Blackberry phone. The phone retails for more than $170 and the buyer must purchase an unlimited daily or monthly plan from Boost Mobile for the Blackberry phone. The unlimited monthly plan for Blackberry costs $60.
TruPhone: A Tru SIM works in most unlocked phones. If you need to find out if your phone is unlocked, take out the SIM card and put the SIM from another phone in place of your SIM. If the phone works it is unlocked. You will be charged by the MB for data used with the Tru SIM, which means you could pay much more than you would from other no contract companies.
Red Pocket Mobile: Red Pocket Mobile is a SIM company that provides a SIM card for an unlocked cell phone. You pay $19.95 for the SIM and then pay a monthly no contract fee for service. The monthly plan must include data.
User Review Summaries
Users are generally happy with Blackberry phones if they like the Blackberry platform. No contract Blackberry phones are a bit different. There are some no contract plans that claim to offer talk, text and data plans for Blackberry, but the data usage of the phone is too much for the plan so they run out of data quickly. If you want to use Blackberry on a no contract plan, make sure the plan offer unlimited data.
No Contract Blackberry Customer Service & Billing Contact Info
Choose one of the companies above or another no contract Blackberry company for your cell phone service. You’ll need to look on the website provided by that company to find customer service and billing info. Some questions about no contract Blackberry phones can be answered by Blackberry.com. But, only questions pertaining to the phone – not service.
Not all companies offer the same service coverage. Check the map available from your service company.