Guess what Verizon fans — it’s almost back to school time and you know what that means… BOGO. Yep, Verizon’s ever-successful ‘Buy one BlackBerry, get one free’ sale is back in full effect beginning today but this time around there’s a twist. No longer are you confined to a second BlackBerry for the “GO” portion of the deal. The new BOGO promo, or BOGA as they’re calling it, includes netbooks and mobile broadband devices as well. The promo applies to any Berry: Tour, Storm, Pearl Flip or whatever else floats your boat. Buy one and you can choose any other BlackBerry, netbook, PC card, USB modem or even a MiFi for free (lesser or equal value rule applies). There is a rebate involved so you’ll have to lay out some cash up front but it’s still a solid deal. This round of Berry BOGO action is all set to run through October 10th so you have plenty of time to choose your ideal BlackBerry and its ideal companion. Oh yeah, and with all the free space this promo will leave on warehouse shelves, it’s probably safe to expect a few new handsets from Big Red in the weeks following the promotion’s end. Wink, wink.

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Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.