Weekend Contest ‘Who Pays For Your Blackberry’

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This weekend’s contest is entitled ‘Who Pays For Your Blackberry’. We all know the Blackberry device is loved in the corporate world, so we’ll probably get a lot of answers that the Blackberrry was provided by the company. So this contest is fairly easy, post who expenses your monthly Blackberry bills. For the corporate Blackberry users, also state whether or not you’ll still keep your Blackberry if your company stopped paying for your Blackberry.

This week’s prize is a copy of trackIT: Vehicle Edition, a vehicle tracking system for Business and Personal use. Tracks maintenance, mileage, fuel, expenses and more.

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  • George M.

    My company pays for mine, although I love my Blackberry it would be hard for me to pay for it on my own. Probably because I’m use to having it for free.

  • George M.

    My company pays for mine, although I love my Blackberry it would be hard for me to pay for it on my own. Probably because I’m use to having it for free.

  • http://www.midspot.com/ Jon Barnhardt

    I pay my own way. After seeing others at work get one, and seeing how handy they are, I had to have one. I could never go back.

  • http://www.midspot.com Jon Barnhardt

    I pay my own way. After seeing others at work get one, and seeing how handy they are, I had to have one. I could never go back.

  • matt K

    My company pays for it, but I would NEVER give it up. Although my friends hate it.

  • matt K

    My company pays for it, but I would NEVER give it up. Although my friends hate it. i could NOT live with out it.

  • matt K

    My company pays for it, but I would NEVER give it up. Although my friends hate it.

  • matt K

    My company pays for it, but I would NEVER give it up. Although my friends hate it. i could NOT live with out it.

  • Ed S.

    My company pays for my 7100g and unfortunatly I don’t hink I could justify or afford to pay for it myself if my company stopped paying for it.

  • Ed S.

    My company pays for my 7100g and unfortunatly I don’t hink I could justify or afford to pay for it myself if my company stopped paying for it.

  • Jim Bask

    I pay for it myself. I probably don’t need it… but I couldn’t live without it. TMo $19.99 unlimited data add-on makes it an absolute no-brainer.

  • Jim Bask

    I pay for it myself. I probably don’t need it… but I couldn’t live without it. TMo $19.99 unlimited data add-on makes it an absolute no-brainer.

  • Pavel T.

    My company paid for the device and pays for the unlimited data plan. No wonder they call it a CrackBerry, because I am definitely addicted!

  • Pavel T.

    My company paid for the device and pays for the unlimited data plan. No wonder they call it a CrackBerry, because I am definitely addicted!

  • http://carmige.com/ Carla

    My company pays for my 7250. And yes, I can keep it when they stop paying for it.

  • http://carmige.com/ Carla

    My company pays for my 7250. And yes, I can keep it when they stop paying for it.

  • http://carmige.com Carla

    My company pays for my 7250. And yes, I can keep it when they stop paying for it.

  • JB

    I pay for mine and all my employee’s. I would keep it regardless of the business and I have had a few employee’s ask to buy theirs upon leaving the company and want to continue service on their own.
    The only time I won’t have my blackberry is if someone pry’s it from my dead hands…..

  • JB

    I pay for mine and all my employee’s. I would keep it regardless of the business and I have had a few employee’s ask to buy theirs upon leaving the company and want to continue service on their own.
    The only time I won’t have my blackberry is if someone pry’s it from my dead hands…..

  • Jeff P.

    My company (thankfully) covers the expense of my Blackberry. However, it is my wife that “pays” for it mostly. Can’t seem to put the dang thing down.

  • Jeff P.

    My company (thankfully) covers the expense of my Blackberry. However, it is my wife that “pays” for it mostly. Can’t seem to put the dang thing down.

  • http://kenclare.blogspot.com/ Ken Clare

    Had several Blackberrys through my large corporate employer. Now part funding my 7290 personally together with the not for profit weight loss surgery support group I run in UK. Couldn’t be without it tried but it hurts.

  • http://kenclare.blogspot.com/ Ken Clare

    Had several Blackberrys through my large corporate employer. Now part funding my 7290 personally together with the not for profit weight loss surgery support group I run in UK. Couldn’t be without it tried but it hurts.

  • AB

    my company pays the bill for my device. my boss is addicted to his device and now the whole upper management MUST use them and I have to train them, so I have 4 devices and a data-flatrate to play around ;o)

  • AB

    my company pays the bill for my device. my boss is addicted to his device and now the whole upper management MUST use them and I have to train them, so I have 4 devices and a data-flatrate to play around ;o)

  • http://www.dnnstuff.com/ Richard Edwards

    I’m starting a new job in two weeks and have been given a BlackBerry to start getting accustomed to. It’s being payed for by my new employer and I love it already.

  • http://www.dnnstuff.com Richard Edwards

    I’m starting a new job in two weeks and have been given a BlackBerry to start getting accustomed to. It’s being payed for by my new employer and I love it already.

  • Lloyd

    Company pays for my 7100g, since it’s used mostly for work I wouldn’t continue the service without a business reason.

  • Lloyd

    Company pays for my 7100g, since it’s used mostly for work I wouldn’t continue the service without a business reason.

  • Mark Hutchison

    As an employee of a provider I’m not sure that it’s accurate to say that my company “pays” for the service … but I’m certainly not paying any bills.

    Right now, mobile connectivity is essential to my job; if the company were to stop paying the bills I think the BlackBerry would still pay for itself with increased productivity.

  • Mark Hutchison

    As an employee of a provider I’m not sure that it’s accurate to say that my company “pays” for the service … but I’m certainly not paying any bills.

    Right now, mobile connectivity is essential to my job; if the company were to stop paying the bills I think the BlackBerry would still pay for itself with increased productivity.

  • Justin

    My company pays for it. The problem is I own the company! :-) However, if it wasn’t a company expense I wouldn’t have it. The monthly fee is just too expensive for me to pay it personally.

  • Justin

    My company pays for it. The problem is I own the company! :-) However, if it wasn’t a company expense I wouldn’t have it. The monthly fee is just too expensive for me to pay it personally.

  • Justin

    My company pays for it. The problem is I own the company! :-) However, if it wasn’t a company expense I wouldn’t have it. The monthly fee is just too expensive for me to pay it personally.

  • http://www.unwiredaccess.net/ Byron

    I run a small business that pays for my Black Berry and another phone in a sense. If it doesn’t make enouigh though I pay for it. So sometimes I do sometimes my little company does but somehow I am always paying for it….!!

  • http://www.unwiredaccess.net/ Byron

    I run a small business that pays for my Black Berry and another phone in a sense. If it doesn’t make enouigh though I pay for it. So sometimes I do sometimes my little company does but somehow I am always paying for it….!!

  • http://www.unwiredaccess.net Byron

    I run a small business that pays for my Black Berry and another phone in a sense. If it doesn’t make enouigh though I pay for it. So sometimes I do sometimes my little company does but somehow I am always paying for it….!!

  • Bruce

    Me. myself and I!

  • Bruce

    Me. myself and I!

  • Bruce

    Me. myself and I!

  • Jaime Pagan

    I do pay for it myself, my boses do not see the worth, however, I am a systems administrator that for all practical pourposes is on call 24/7 and this past summer two weeks after I had bought it, I went on vacation and was roughly 150 miles away when something went wrong with the system. I am glad that I had just installed desktop remote on it because i saved myself a 300 mile round trip plus the cost of gas. And we all know how expensive gas has become, not to say anything about how the wife would have been upset for me having to come back, and at the same time the bonus of being able to let her see how the need was real, and not a shiny new toy. (she hasnt seen the games on it yet, hahaha.)

  • Jaime Pagan

    I do pay for it myself, my boses do not see the worth, however, I am a systems administrator that for all practical pourposes is on call 24/7 and this past summer two weeks after I had bought it, I went on vacation and was roughly 150 miles away when something went wrong with the system. I am glad that I had just installed desktop remote on it because i saved myself a 300 mile round trip plus the cost of gas. And we all know how expensive gas has become, not to say anything about how the wife would have been upset for me having to come back, and at the same time the bonus of being able to let her see how the need was real, and not a shiny new toy. (she hasnt seen the games on it yet, hahaha.)

  • John C.

    I pay for it myself.

  • John C.

    I pay for it myself.

  • Meducate

    My company pays for it, but it was a struggle. Two years ago when I approached our CIO, I was a VP of Business Development and always out of the office. I was using my own phone (Sony Ericsson p800 then later Treo 600) to get my email, but it was tough. The CIO told me that there was no way that we would ever get Blackberrys. It’s two years later, we have a BES and 25+ users, and I just became the division President! I would absolutely keep the BB if the company didn’t pay for it, at least until something better came along! Like the Electron ;-).

  • Meducate

    My company pays for it, but it was a struggle. Two years ago when I approached our CIO, I was a VP of Business Development and always out of the office. I was using my own phone (Sony Ericsson p800 then later Treo 600) to get my email, but it was tough. The CIO told me that there was no way that we would ever get Blackberrys. It’s two years later, we have a BES and 25+ users, and I just became the division President! I would absolutely keep the BB if the company didn’t pay for it, at least until something better came along! Like the Electron ;-).

  • Carlos Martinez

    My company pays for my Nextel 7520. I would pay for service myself, however I would move to T-mobile as their service is more affordable than Nextel!

  • Carlos Martinez

    My company pays for my Nextel 7520. I would pay for service myself, however I would move to T-mobile as their service is more affordable than Nextel!

  • Andy C.

    My $$ covers Nextel’s unlimited data plan. Company pays the voice plan. I probably couldn’t afford both on my own.

  • Andy C.

    My $$ covers Nextel’s unlimited data plan. Company pays the voice plan. I probably couldn’t afford both on my own.