BlackBerry Ends T-Mobile U.S. Licensing Agreement

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BlackBerry announced that it will not renew the T-Mobile U.S., Inc. license to sell BlackBerry products when it expires on April 25, 2014.

BlackBerry customers on the T-Mobile network should not see any difference in their service or support. BlackBerry will work closely with T-Mobile to provide the best possible customer service to any customer remaining on the T-Mobile U.S. network or to any customer purchasing devices from T-Mobile’s existing inventory.

Full announcement:

WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – April 1, 2014) – BlackBerry(R) Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a world leader in mobile communications, today announced that it will not renew the T-Mobile U.S., Inc. license to sell BlackBerry products when it expires on April 25, 2014.

BlackBerry customers on the T-Mobile network should not see any difference in their service or support. BlackBerry will work closely with T-Mobile to provide the best possible customer service to any customer remaining on the T-Mobile U.S. network or to any customer purchasing devices from T-Mobile’s existing inventory.

BlackBerry is also working closely with other carrier partners to provide consumers and business users with alternatives should they decide to transition to another carrier and remain with BlackBerry for their long-term device and service needs. For additional details, offers and assistance, business customers and consumers can go to http://us.blackberry.com/smartphones.html.

“BlackBerry has had a positive relationship with T-Mobile for many years. Regretfully, at this time, our strategies are not complementary and we must act in the best interest of our BlackBerry customers. We hope to work with T-Mobile again in the future when our business strategies are aligned,” said BlackBerry CEO and Executive Chair, John Chen. “We are deeply grateful to our loyal BlackBerry customers and will do everything in our power to provide continued support with your existing carrier or ensure a smooth transition to our other carrier partners.

2 thoughts on “BlackBerry Ends T-Mobile U.S. Licensing Agreement

  1. The key words here is BlackBerry ENDED the relationship.
    This is a very good move by John Chen. This shows BBRY is not just going to sit around and take abuse without retaliation.
    T-Mobile is useless at this time, and many that went into the stores to buy and/or inquirer about BB10 devices were greeted by lies and manipulation.

    BBRY don’t need this trash. They’ll be crawling back to BBRY in good time with a positive attitude. Until then, good bloody riddens.

  2. Mr. Chen had a big clash with T-Mobile concerning their offer of an Iphone to the BB users.
    Clearly the “strategies are not complementary”.
    BlackBerry is putting some muscles in the business, finally.

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