Orbitz is offering a free Blackberry 6710 ($99 value) device to travelers. Well, not so free considering you have to signup for the following plan.
One year premium data plan (unlimited email) required at $29.99/month plus a $35 activation fee through a designated service provider, and $9.99 shipping and handling required. Local calls at $0.20/minute.
Orbitz will give you a $85 rebate for signing up, which will cover the first month. The only problem is that most plans lock you in for a year, even 2 years is common. So, I guess nothing in life is free.
See press release below.
Orbitz, the site that makes travel easier, today announced an exclusive new promotion that offers customers a free* BlackBerry 6710 (a $99 value) with every purchase made on
http://www.Orbitz.com . Orbitz is the first major merchant in North America to use BlackBerry(R) devices for this type of promotion, which will run from Jan. 3 through May 15, 2005 or while supplies last.
“We know our customers are busy individuals and, whether they’re traveling for business or just for fun, we understand their need to stay connected while on the road,” said Mike Sands, president of Orbitz.com. “As one of the
biggest ‘can’t leave home without it’ items for travelers, BlackBerry is the perfect partner for Orbitz to further help us deliver on our commitment to make travel easier.”
After booking a flight, rental car, vacation package or hotel on http://www.Orbitz.com , users simply click on the free* BlackBerry link on the post-purchase confirmation page, or in the post purchase confirmation emails. To receive the free* BlackBerry, customers must sign up for a one year service plan at $29.99/month through a designated service provider. New customers will also receive $85 of mail-in rebates to cover the $35 activation fee and the first monthly service fee.
“The two million BlackBerry subscribers are a strong testament to the growing demand for mobile connectivity,” added Marc Resnik, CEO of PageMaster Corporation. “For people who travel frequently, staying connected while on the go is a must and Orbitz is giving its customers the peace of mind and freedom that comes with knowing you’re connected wherever your travels take you.”
For more information about getting a free* BlackBerry, visit http://www.orbitz.com/blackberryoffer .
*Terms and Conditions
Customer must make a qualifying purchase on Orbitz to be eligible for offer. One year premium data plan (unlimited email) required at $29.99/month plus a $35 activation fee through a designated service provider, and $9.99 shipping and handling required. Local calls at $0.20/minute. Additional phone plans available. Early termination fee applies. Customer must qualify for credit to be eligible for offer. Offer good only in the USA where service is available. BlackBerry is a registered trademark of Research in Motion Limited. Customers will be eligible to receive $85 in customer mail-in rebates with new service agreement. Offer expires on May 15, 2005 or while supplies last.