Virgin Media has slashed the price of owning a BlackBerry Curve 8520 with a new £12-per-month contract deal.
The carrier has cut prices further for broadband and TV customers and students who will pay £10 per month, while students with NUS Extra cards get a 15 per cent discount.
Subscribers are entitled to 50 call minutes and 250 texts per month, plus unlimited web and email access. Existing Virgin Media will also get free calls to Virgin Mobile from their home phones and unlimited internet and email access.
Jonathan Kini, director of mobile at Virgin Media said: “BlackBerry is no longer just for business users, and our exceptionally competitive deals can only help BlackBerry smartphones become an even bigger breakthrough device for consumers.
“Popular with families, students and teens loving its class-leading email, social networking and instant messaging features, our new unbeatable deal slashes the cost of this fantastic phone for anyone looking to stay connected.”
Features of the Curve 8520 include enterprise-class push email, a physical QWERTY keyboard for easier text entry, a two megapixel camera and expandable memory of up to 32GB.
The handset also offers access to hundreds of titles from BlackBerry App World, manufacturer Research in Motion’s software download store.