MTN South Africa has announced that the popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) instant messaging service is now available on its recently introduced entry-level Steppa smartphon which has taken the market by storm.
Customers can access the app by visiting the Google Play Store on the Steppa phone, search for the BBM Application and select the download option. The BBM application is free for download however data charges will apply.
“For our existing BBM users, this means that they can find even more people they want to talk to on BBM. It is as easy as checking out the Find Friends feature to see who has joined BBM that they might know,” says Mike Fairon, head of Product at MTN.
The MTN Steppa is available in selected retail stores for R499 on the MTN prepaid price plans. It is the most affordable smartphone in South Africa, breaking the affordability barrier of smartphones to deliver internet access and a high performance mobile phone handset to South Africans at an affordable price.