The Giant provider of affordable internet service Globacom has recently announced the discontinuity of its BIS – Blackberry Internet Service Plans.
SEE ALSO: Glo Blackberry Plans; subscription codes and how to subscribe
If you are still using Blackberry devices that operate on lower versions of blackberry OS like the OS7, there are signs that you really need to dispose those phones ASAP as Glo has already withdrawn data support.
Etisalat Nigeria was the first to discontinue BIS service and now Globacom has followed suit; there are also signs that other mobile networks may discontinue theirs within the next few months.
Below is the announcement made by Glo regards the discontinuity of Glo BIS data plans
“Dear Customer, starting December 17, 2016 BlackBerry services on your device (BBOS7 devices) will no longer be available. You can still continue to use the device to Call and Text. We request you to migrate to a BB10, Android, Windows or iOS handset to use your remaining data”.
From the statement above, higher Blackberry devices running OS 10 and above have nothing to worry about.
List of Blackberry Phones that are affected
- Blackberry Bold series
- Blackberry Curve series
- Blackberry Torch series
- Blackberry Storm
- Blackberry Porsche
The List of Glo BIS plans that has been discontinued
Blackberry Complete Weekly Plan
Blackberry Complete Monthly Plan
Blackberry Absolute Weekly Plan
Blackberry Absolute Monthly Plan
Blackberry Enterprise Service
Blackberry Internet Service Plan
In conclusion, if you are using one of the Blackberry phones mentioned earlier, it is very much advisable, you start looking for alternative phones preferably Android phones as they are cheaper and offer more functions and apps.
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