January 21, 2017

Sad: MTN Blackberry Service Will End By January 27th in Nigeria


MTN has joined GLO by announcing that it will discontinue Blackberry services (BIS) in Nigeria starting from the 27th of January 2017. This includes
Blackberry Internet Services popularly known as BIS. Though Glo has totally discontinued theirs.

In a message sent to subscribers on Thursday, MTN said:

Dear customer, MTN BlackBerry service
will be decommissioned on 27/01/2017.
Please upgrade to a smartphone and
enjoy 100% bonus on any data bundle
purchased.

MTN said about the issue : ” meaning you won’t be able to subscribe to any blackberry service by that date. However, you can upgrade to a smartphone and purchase any of our data bundles.”

This notification follows Whatsapp’s announcement that it will discontinue services for Blackberries on December 31st, 2016, a deadline which was eventually extended to June 2017.

On a good side of the notification, MTN promises Double Data Bonus once you upgrade to a new smartphone. So i will advise you to throw your kpalasa away and switch or upgrade to a smartphone.

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