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Posts Tagged ‘Blackberry Internet Service’

  • MTN introduces new suit of BlackBerry service plans

    June 21, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN introduces new suit of BlackBerry service plans

    In an effort to simplify data access and offer more choice to BlackBerry customers, MTN today announced that from 14th July 2013, it will introduce a new suite of BlackBerry service plans to cater for all customer needs, based on their data usage patterns....

  • Etisalat reduces BIS charges by 50%

    June 13, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Etisalat reduces BIS charges by 50%

    Mobile operators Etisalat and MTN have reduced their charges for their Blackberry Internet Service (BIS) offering by 50 per cent in Nigeria. The decision was made shortly after Mobile Number Portability (MNP) came into effect in the country. “Etisalat had...

  • South Africa: MTN responds to concerns around BlackBerry

    April 19, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on South Africa: MTN responds to concerns around BlackBerry

    South African mobile service provider MTN has responded to concerns over its BlackBerry service offerings. The company revealed that they detected a technical error which caused tiered BlackBerry Internet Service customers to use data at a much faster...

  • MTN to possibly throttle BlackBerry internet usage

    November 1, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN to possibly throttle BlackBerry internet usage

    MTN is introducing new measures aimed at ensuring an improved Internet experience for all BlackBerry customers on its network. The company has announced that it will put in place regular traffic monitoring measures to counter the negative impact on the...

  • 8ta’s new social and email plan for BlackBerry users

    June 15, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on 8ta’s new social and email plan for BlackBerry users

    South African mobile operator 8ta announced a new BlackBerry Social & Email plan, which is a BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) offering. This plan offers, in addition to BBM, BlackBerry mail, Internet browser, social networking, and BlackBerry App World,...

  • Vodacom tightens noose on BlackBerry users

    May 7, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (14)

    South African mobile operator Vodacom has started the implementation of new measures that will prevent users from abusing BlackBerry’s fixed-fee unlimited internet browsing. It was revealed last year that 5% of the BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) users...

  • RIM’s co-chief executives step down

    January 23, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on RIM’s co-chief executives step down

    Although the formal announcement will only be made later today, Research In Motion’s Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis will step down from their posts as co-chief executives – after being in their positions for nearly 20 years. The moves come as part...

  • 8.ta launches BlackBerry Internet Service prepaid vouchers

    January 16, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 8.ta launches BlackBerry Internet Service prepaid vouchers

    8.ta has announced the availability of a BlackBerry Internet Service Prepaid Voucher that is ideal for the youth market or any other Prepaid BlackBerry smartphone user in South Africa. For R600, subscribers get R600 worth of airtime once-off, free BlackBerry...

  • ITNewsAfrica’s Most read stories of 2011

    December 15, 2011 • Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on ITNewsAfrica’s Most read stories of 2011

    This year has indeed been very exciting in the ICT industry. While some companies lost their lustre, others managed to entice new customers with innovative offerings and new products. Here’s a list of our most read stories of 2011: 1. BlackBerry...

  • BlackBerry: All systems go

    October 13, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on BlackBerry: All systems go

    After nearly three days of disruptions to their Blackberry Internet Service, Research In Motion has released a new statement, announcing that all systems are currently up and running “with significant improvement”. “Research In Motion (RIM), the...

  • RIM issues statement over BIS outage

    October 12, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (7)

    While millions of BlackBerry users are struggling to come to terms with the fact that their access to the BlackBerry Internet Service has been interrupted for a third straight day, notoriously shy Research In Motion has issued a statement regarding the latest...

  • Blackberry Internet Service down again

    October 11, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (34)

    Just hours after restoring their Blackberry Internet Service from a worldwide outage, it seems as if Research in Motion’s system has crashed again. The first blackout affected millions of customers and prevented them from using the basic internet services,...

  • Blackberry’s BIS service restored

    October 11, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (19)

    After many BlackBerry users were left in the dark yesterday due to a glitch with Blackberry’s Internet Service (BIS), Research In Motion seems to have resolved the problem and users should notice an improvement in connectivity. “RIM has isolated and...