10 Oct Your Blackberry is More Valuable Than You Think
In a bid to increase uptake of their Blackberry 7 handsets, Research In Motion (RIM) have announced a Blackberry trade-in program for business customers planning to upgrade to Blackberry 7 handsets.
RIM’s trade-up website is offering up to $100 cash, per device, for customers retiring six or more older BlackBerry handsets and wanting to upgrade to Blackberry 7 handsets. To be eligible, business customers need to purchase at least six Blackberry Bold 9900 or 9790 handsets from an Australian carrier between September 1 and November 30 this year, and provide RIM with a copy of a proof of purchase for the new handsets that contain the handsets’ IMEI numbers. The number of phones to be traded in must equal the number of new Blackberry Bold 9900’s or 9790’s bought as well to be eligible.
The trade-in value of your old Blackberry handsets (which include the Pearl, Curve, Bold, Storm, Torch 9860, 8700 series and 8800 series) are determined by the condition and model. These old handsets are required to have been purchased in Australia from an Australia carrier and must be in working condition with no damage and the handset’s battery must be included, however the old phone’s box and cables are not required to be returned.
Collection of the old handsets is arranged by RIM and traded in devices may be resold by RIM to retailers, wholesalers or consumers. All personal or corporate IT policies will be removed by RIM’s Global repair Service prior to the sale, so you will not have to worry about security, though it is recommended to completely wipe the device before sending them in to RIM.
Visit RIM’s trade- up website for a quote for your old Blackberry devices, as well as full terms and conditions and for more information.