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

June 15, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms

South African mobile operator 8ta announced a new BlackBerry Social & Email plan, which is a BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) offering.

Amith Maharaj, Managing Executive of Telkom Mobile (image: Telkom)

This plan offers, in addition to BBM, BlackBerry mail, Internet browser, social networking, and BlackBerry App World, a web-based e-mail account e.g. 8tamail, Gmail or Yahoo mail.

The new offering will be available at the nominal cost of R30.00.

This offering is designed to suit a lifestyle that demands real value. Customers will still enjoy the majority of what is offered under the full BIS offering. The main difference is that a customer may use one additional web-based email account as opposed to 10 web-based email accounts with full BIS.

“We are dedicated to providing our customers’ real value for money and tailor-made offerings. Being first to market also demonstrates the flexibility in our state of the art systems and network.” says Amith Maharaj, Senior Managing Executive of Telkom Mobile.

BIS is an easy-to-use, convenient and low-cost solution that provides users with access to the Internet, personal email accounts (including popular email accounts such as 8tamail, Yahoo! Mail and Gmail), 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.

“BlackBerry is a popular choice in South Africa and 8ta is proud to provide widely for the needs of this market,” concludes Maharaj.

This offer is available from Sunday the 17th June 2012 at 8ta Flagships Stores and Telkom Direct Stores nationally. BlackBerry customers can dial *180*3*1# to activate the BIS Social & Email subscription.

Staff writer

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