Yu launches BlackBerry service in Kenya
Kenya’s Yu has launched BlackBerry services across the country in a move that has already been welcomed by citizens.
According to a Yu statement, “the new services will enable subscribers to easily access e-mail, phone, text messaging, Internet, organizer and corporate data applications form a single, integrated device.”
Previously, those with BlackBerry’s in the country did not have access to all the services being offered by the smartphone manufacturer, which had left many questioning the telecom sector.
The move to launch the service should help boost overall Internet use and smartphone availability in the country, Yu said.
In addition to the new service, customers wanting to purchase their first BlackBerry will be given two free months of service on the new “BB complete plan” from any of the official Yu retail centers in the country.
“The operator will initially offer the BlackBerry Bold 9900, Bold 9780, Curve 8520 and Torch 9800. The handsets will not be locked to the network and customers can choose from eight distinct plans,” the company said.
The move has received massive praise from company officials in numerous industries who say it will make conducting business easier over mobile hand devices.