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We Help A Listener Get One More Blackberry

Gloria in Detroit, Michigan listens on CKLW 800 AM asked us about getting a Blackberry

Blackberry Classic

Gloria asked: “I used to have a Blackberry but it got stolen. I couldn’t afford to replace it so I went into Metro PCS and they had like a Blackberry knockoff. That was fine. Then they joined up with T-Mobile and they wouldn’t do that type of phone anymore. They said I had to get touchscreen. I hate it. In fact when i get a new one, I’m gonna take this one and smash it just to show it what I think of it. I believe I can buy a Blackberry refurbished on Amazon. Would I then be able to take that somewhere to get it hooked up with service?”


Gloria, you don’t even have to get a refurbished Blackberry from Amazon, you can go on and buy a brand new unlocked one that will work on T-Mobile for as little as $60. It’s not the most modern Blackberry phone, but our point is that you can still find them new if you try at retailers and on

Most, if not all, unlocked GSM Blackberry phones should work with your T-Mobile account. Just make sure you’re not looking at a CDMA phone. T-Mobile currently uses frequencies in the 2, 4, and 12 band numbers, which means 700Mhz, 1700Mhz, and 1900Mhz.

Keep in mind that Blackberry has said that it will stop designing its own devices

Keep in mind that Blackberry has said that it will stop designing its own devices, and the most talked about models they have put out in the last few years are the Priv and the DTEK60, both of them are Android phones.

What that means is that, long term, you probably won’t be able to hold on to your classic Blackberry phones and you will have to move on to touchscreen phones.

Sorry, Gloria.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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