Virgin Mobile SA partners with Blackberry

August 26, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms

Virgin Mobile SA and Research In Motion (RIM) today announced the launch of the BlackBerry solution for Virgin Mobile SA customers in South Africa.

RIM's BlackBerry Curve 9370 (image: GSM Dome)

The BlackBerry solution brings together smartphones, software and services to allow easy wireless access to email, messaging, social networking, phone, calendar, web, multimedia and other business and lifestyle applications.
Virgin Mobile SA customers will now be able to enjoy the freedom and productivity benefits of using their BlackBerry smartphone to stay easily connected to people and information while on the go.
Virgin Mobile SA will offer BlackBerry Internet Service for all its clients. BlackBerry Internet Service is an easy-to-use, convenient, low-cost solution that provides users with access to the Internet and up to 10 supported corporate and personal email accounts, as well as BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) and popular social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. It also provides access to a wide range of mobile applications on BlackBerry App World.
At launch, Virgin Mobile SA will run a new ‘have it all’ promotion which offers just that – social networking, email, web browsing and BBM, plus 1000 SMSs free every month.
“We are thrilled to launch the BlackBerry solution and to be able to offer a range of BlackBerry smartphones and services to the South African market,” said Steve Bailey, CEO of Virgin Mobile SA. “This further illustrates how we listen to our customers and provide them with what they want. We are launching with some very competitive offers, and feel certain our customers will find an offer to suit their individual needs.  And with our offering of BlackBerry Internet Service as well as 1000 SMSs free every month, this really is allowing our customers to have it all.”
“We are pleased to work with Virgin Mobile SA to offer the BlackBerry solution to customers in South Africa,” says Craige Fleischer, regional director for Southern Africa at RIM. “BlackBerry smartphones have been embraced by both business users and consumers throughout the world and are widely recognised for delivering an exceptional user experience.”
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