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BlackBerry KEY2 LE (champagne) w/ 64 GB memory Android smartphone (unlocked), $200 w/ ATT activation or $250 + $50 bundle discount without activation @ Best Buy

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Best Buy [bestbuy.com] has the BlackBerry KEY2 LE (champagne) w/ 64 GB memory Android smartphone (unlocked) for $200 w/ AT&T activation or $250 + $50 bundle discount without activation. If you don't activate today, you can save $50 with this AT&T prepaid SIM kit and AT&T prepaid phone card bundle offer [bestbuy.com].

This phone works with Verizon. The "* Phone will not work with Sprint, Verizon Wireless, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile or any other CDMA network." on the Best Buy page is incorrect.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/blac...Id=6307399

In case you are wondering why I chose this phone above all others, here are some of the reasons:

1. Physical keyboard allows for 52 shortcuts. For example, pressing "W" initiates a text message to my wife and holding down the same key dials her number. Another example is I have the "F" key set to turn on the flashlight via a long press.
2. Physical keyboard is a joy to type on. However, if you are used to typing on virtual keyboards, it will take about 1-2 weeks to get used to this keyboard.
3. Top-notch security and privacy.
4. Productivity-focused apps like the Hub.
5. Security- and privacy-focused apps like DTEK and Password Keeper.
6. Three finger swipe down anywhere on the screen to launch the very cool Privacy Shade (see this screenshot [googleusercontent.com]).
7. Convenience key is handy.
8. Fingerprint reader integrated into the space bar is a genius idea.
9. Monthly security updates.
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Upgradeable to Android 9.0? I think it comes with Oreo.

I'd probably wait for the sales on the Moto Z3 Play (even 64 GB) with amoled screen and Moto Actions, unless you need the keyboard or blackberry encryption.

It's really $250 unless you have a major carrier to activate today, no? I don't want to spend the effort to cancel/port just to save $50. This is the standard BB listing tactic now
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Not for me but I like that somebody is trying phones that are different than an all glass rectangle.

Price seems reasonable-ish.
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Upgradeable to Android 9.0? I think it comes with Oreo.

I'd probably wait for the sales on the Moto Z3 Play (even 64 GB) with amoled screen and Moto Actions, unless you need the keyboard or blackberry encryption.

It's really $250 unless you have a major carrier to activate today, no? I don't want to spend the effort to cancel/port just to save $50. This is the standard BB listing tactic now
Not yet upgradeable to Android 9, but it should be coming.

You can sell the $50 prepaid card and SIM kit.
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Not yet upgradeable to Android 9, but it should be coming.

You can sell the $50 prepaid card and SIM kit.
sorry, I read "With Activation" and assumed it was only the Postpaid discount. Looks like you added the point of the Prepaid card as well. Not the worst.
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sorry, I read "With Activation" and assumed it was only the Postpaid discount. Looks like you added the point of the Prepaid card as well. Not the worst.
I have updated the title and description to be more clear.
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Basically phone is free?
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Just to confirm it's unlocked?

And it's the Dual SIM model?

Would really like to try this out.
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Just to confirm it's unlocked?

And it's the Dual SIM model?

Would really like to try this out.
Yep, unlocked and dual SIM.
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Basically phone is free?
Um, no. It's $249 plus tax for most people. $199 plus tax if you activate it as a new line or customer.
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why do you want to press one button and then your wife will be on the other side of the line ...
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why do you want to press one button and then your wife will be on the other side of the line ...
Risky, I know. Smilie
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Yep, unlocked and dual SIM.
Thanks. I'd like to use ATT for data, and Verizon for phone only. Some Q/A in the BestBuy listing says it is compatible with Verizon, but I can't seem to find much information on which bands are supported in which slot. I assume they support different bands. Do you happen to know? TIA.
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Wow.. this BlackBerry I haven't seen before and Razr announced? Back to 2006 nostalgia is strong.
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Thanks. I'd like to use ATT for data, and Verizon for phone only. Some Q/A in the BestBuy listing says it is compatible with Verizon, but I can't seem to find much information on which bands are supported in which slot. I assume they support different bands. Do you happen to know? TIA.
I'm using it with Verizon so it's compatible. As far as the bands, you can get that info on GSMArena [gsmarena.com] by clicking in the "NETWORK" row.
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