Rogers BlackBerry Bold drops to $299 October 1st

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Oh jeez, all those Rogers BlackBerry Bold early adopters just got RickRolled iPhone’d. No more than 6 weeks after initial launch, Rogers will be dropping the price of the BlackBerry Bold from $399.99 on a three-year contract to $299.99 on a three-year contract.

While it’s hard to look a cheaper Bold in the mouth (especially with the reduced Rogers data plans coming the same day), I know there are a lot of Rogers BlackBerry users asking ‘why now?’ Are BlackBerry Bolds not selling as briskly as Rogers would like. Does this have something to do with the ‘hero campaigns’ Jim Balsillie mentioned during RIM’s investors conference call?

Maybe the most important question: if enough Rogers subscribers complain, will they get a refund? Post a comment and let us know what you think.

  • Niro

    Heck yeah I would complain!! I got mine for 424 less 100 less 50 MIR, but still!!! IT’s the principle of the matter.

    You think a complaint based on a rogers employee ‘pressuring’ me to get the 30GB plan before aug 31 would work?

  • Niro

    Heck yeah I would complain!! I got mine for 424 less 100 less 50 MIR, but still!!! IT’s the principle of the matter.

    You think a complaint based on a rogers employee ‘pressuring’ me to get the 30GB plan before aug 31 would work?

  • Mephisto

    Nice, perfect timing for me as well as I was planning on getting the bold next month. Btw, as a consumer using the bold as a personal device, would I be getting the BIS or BES rates?

  • Mephisto

    Nice, perfect timing for me as well as I was planning on getting the bold next month. Btw, as a consumer using the bold as a personal device, would I be getting the BIS or BES rates?

  • Bla1ze

    @Mephisto

    The BES and BIS plans for the most part are seperate on Rogers as a consumer if u want BIS..Get a BIS plan.
    And you know if I wake up later and see $299.99 on the Rogers site I’m complaining, I haven’t even got the bill for my phone yet and already they dropped the price, it’ll be 30days exactly to the day,which still qualifys for a return and a new purchase at the “new” pricepoint if they wanna get sticky about it.

  • Bla1ze

    @Mephisto

    The BES and BIS plans for the most part are seperate on Rogers as a consumer if u want BIS..Get a BIS plan.
    And you know if I wake up later and see $299.99 on the Rogers site I’m complaining, I haven’t even got the bill for my phone yet and already they dropped the price, it’ll be 30days exactly to the day,which still qualifys for a return and a new purchase at the “new” pricepoint if they wanna get sticky about it.

  • Oakplank

    While I’m pissed-off to find out that my $399 Bold is now selling at $299, I’m happy that I have the 6 gigabyte plan that is no longer available.
    Now, if I could have the $299 Bold and the 6 gigabyte plan, that would be great.

    Maybe Roger’s will be giving out adjustments to those who complaint. After all, were there not $50 rebates floating around when the 6 gig plan was available (I never gor mine).

  • Oakplank

    While I’m pissed-off to find out that my $399 Bold is now selling at $299, I’m happy that I have the 6 gigabyte plan that is no longer available.
    Now, if I could have the $299 Bold and the 6 gigabyte plan, that would be great.

    Maybe Roger’s will be giving out adjustments to those who complaint. After all, were there not $50 rebates floating around when the 6 gig plan was available (I never gor mine).

  • Robert

    I phoned Rogers and complained and they gave me a $100 credit on my bill. Plus I still have the 6 GB plan.

  • Robert

    I phoned Rogers and complained and they gave me a $100 credit on my bill. Plus I still have the 6 GB plan.