The BlackBerry KEY2 isn't a smartphone for everyone, but for fans of the BlackBerry brand or those that just want to have their physical keyboard back, it's the go-to choice if you're buying a new phone in 2018.
If you live in the U.S. or Canada and are interested in getting a KEY2 for yourself, we've put together a guide of where exactly you can pick up the phone. We'll continuously update this as more info becomes available, but for now, let's jump right into it.
The KEY2 hasn't been announced for any carriers, but BlackBerry is making it available unlocked through multiple channels. It's up for pre-order now and will be followed by full sales on July 13. The U.S. unlocked KEY2 is designed for use on T-Mobile and AT&T, as well as their prepaid subsidiaries — so no, there isn't support for Verizon or Sprint here.
Amazon is charging $649 for the unlocked KEY2, in either silver or black. If you want to finance your purchase, Amazon offers 12-month no-interest payments for purchases over $599.
If you prefer to buy from Best Buy, you can get either color of the KEY2 from BestBuy.com for the same $649 price. Best Buy hasn't committed to having the KEY2 in stores, at least at the start, but there is 12-month no-interest financing for purchases of $399 or more.
The first Canadian carrier on our list, Bell, is selling the KEY2 for as little as $99.99 CAD if you purchase it on a 2-year term with at least 1GB of data on your account and a minimum of $80/month per user.
Alternatively, you can pay $299.99 with a 2-year term and 1GB of data with a minimum of $70/month per user or shell out $874.99 with no term requirement.
Rogers is also carrying the BlackBerry KEY2, and if you purchase the phone with a 2-year Premium+ Tab, you'll only pay $95 upfront.
The upfront costs increases as you choose less expensive monthly rates, and should you decide to buy the KEY2 outright from Rogers, you'll be spending $799.
Moving over to SaskTel, you can pick up the KEY2 for as little as $99.99 + $10/month with Plus Pricing when you purchase the phone on a 2-year Plus Pricing Voice and Data plan.
The price goes up to $299.99 when you get the KEY2 with a regular 2-year Voice and Data plan, if you decide to go monthly, prepaid, or buy the phone without any sort of plan, you'll have to hand over $799.99.
To help offset that cost, SaskTel is offering a $150 credit + the trade-in value of your phone when you trade in your old handset and buy the KEY2. This promotion is valid through July 31, so be sure to take advantage of it sooner rather than later!
In regards to TELUS, pricing for the KEY2 starts at $100 upfront and then $105/month when purchased with a 2-year plan. If you want a cheaper monthly rate, you can also spend $300 and then $95/month.
However, if paying month-to-month for a phone isn't for you, TELUS will sell you the KEY2 on its own if you hand over $870.
If you're not about that carrier life and prefer buying your phones unlocked, you have several good options in Canada
No matter which retailer you decide to buy from, the unlocked KEY2 is going to cost you $829 CAD.
Updated July 11, 2018: Updated availability info for Canada now that the KEY2's been released.
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