BlackBerry Q10 contract price on Cell C announced

The BlackBerry Q10 will be available on Cell C contracts from tomorrow

BlackBerry Q10

Cell C revealed today (31 May 2013) that it will be offering the new BlackBerry Q10 on its Straight Up contract packages from 1 June 2013.

Until now, Vodacom was the only mobile network operator in South Africa selling the device, though Cell C, MTN, and Telkom Mobile have all stated their intentions to offer it on contract.

This announcement follows yesterday’s introduction of Cell C’s new “Straight Up Infinity” contract package, which offers unlimited voice calls to other Cell C subscribers.

In addition to a BlackBerry-style QWERTY hardware keyboard, the BlackBerry Q10 features a 3.1-inch touch display, and support for Near Field Communications and Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology.

None of the models of the device support the 2,100MHz LTE band which Cell C has announced it will be using for the technology.

The table below summarises the contract deals Cell C said it will be offering:

BlackBerry Q10 on Cell C Price Data Voice SMS
Straight Up 100 R429 100MB + 500MB (BB Lite) 100 minutes 100
Straight Up 200 R499 200MB + 1GB (BB Essential) 200 minutes 200
Straight Up 400 R649 400MB + 2GB (BB Premium) 400 minutes 400
Straight Up 800 R949 800MB + 2GB (BB Premium) 800 minutes 800
Straight Up Infinity R999 3GB + 500MB (BB Lite) 0 (“infinite” on-net) 0
Unlimited BBM on all Cell C BB plans; BB Premium includes BES.

Update: New information from Cell C on Monday (3 June 2013) included details on the BlackBerry data plans that would be included with the BlackBerry Q10. The table now reflects this.

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