Verizon launching new BlackBerry promotion

Verizon Wireless is introducing a new buy-one-get-one-free promotion for Research In Motion's BlackBerry devices, but is expanding the offer to other devices including netbooks and PC cards.

Verizon spokeswoman Brenda Raney said that if customers buy a BlackBerry 8703e, 8830, Curve, Storm, Pearl Flip or Tour they can get another device of equal or lesser value for free after any applicable rebates. But unlike the carrier's previous BlackBerry promotion, the new offer includes other devices such as netbooks and PC cards. News of the promotion first appeared on the Boy Genius Report blog.

The carrier has been aggressive in its pricing of late. Earlier this month, Verizon cut the price of most of its existing smartphones to $99 or less when customers sign a two-year contract.

Verizon first introduced the BlackBerry buy-one-get-one promotion in February, and it played a major part in helping RIM increase its U.S. consumer market share in the first quarter, according to the NPD Group. Verizon ended the initial promotion in June.

For more:
- see this Boy Genius Report post

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