giffgaff, a SIM only network in UK, has started to offer BIS to their customers. This means any customers that are using BlackBerries on the giffgaff network will not be able to take advantage of BBM, BlackBerry email, and all of the other good things that are tied into BIS service.
We Nerds here just can wait until the BBX platform is to be release soon, just not soon enough! We are look forward to some of the upcoming feature such as today that, it will included the new 4G LTE making BBX just that much better. Alec Saunders, VP of Developer Relations and Ecosystem Development, recently [...]
RIM has sent a tweet out via @BlackBerry letting the world know that they are investigating why some users are experiencing BIS delays. Me personally I have been experiencing a bit of a lag when sending BBM’s and emails.
Videotron announced yesterday that they are going to carry the Bold 9900.
New details have come out regarding RIM’s investigation into the 3-day service outage that occured world wide last month. There are some additional solutions that are being discussed in Waterloo to resolve the issue and prevent it from happening in the future. Hit the break for more info…
Last month Vodafone announced a new prepaid plan for its users with this Blackberry user will have the option to have Blackberry Internet Services (BIS) that is affordable. And today they have announced that the new low rate of QR49/month for BIS is now permanent. Vodafone is giving customers a data usage of 300 MB and [...]
The BlackBerry® DevCon Americas 2011 General Session Keynote from this morning was great we wanted to highlight on some of the highpoints form the Keynote hit the jump to get in on all that went on! The original casting of the keynote took place at http://www.blackberrydevcon.com/americas/webcast
MobiFone to offer competitive service plans for individuals and corporate customers Hanoi, Vietnam – MobiFone and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced plans to launch BlackBerry® services for MobiFone customers in Vietnam. The BlackBerry services will enable customers to take advantage of RIM’s industry-leading mobile communications solution as well as a [...]
With BlackBerry users in Europe, the Middle East and Africa being the most deeply affected by the BIS outage last week, it comes as no surprise that some carriers are doing some thing a little extra for their customers. While the BlackBerry outage was of no fault of the carriers, this is still a prime [...]
Research In Motion’s recent BlackBerry outage has been the worst that company has ever faced since the company has been founded. Global markets across the world in the Middle East, Europe, parts of South America, Canada, Africa and the United States, were without Blackberry Services including push emails and BBM. It has been rumored that RIM would [...]
BlackBerry users in Mexico will be compensated for loss of service from the BIS outage this week. The Mexican units of America Movil SAB and Telefonica SA will reimburse users of BlackBerry telephones for service interruptions yesterday, the companies said in separate statements.
Earlier today on the Blackberry Service Update Press Conference today, RIM Co-CEO Mike Lazardis stated that all global services have been restored. This outage has last for the past three days with sporadic Blackberry outages across the globe in the US, Canada Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. RIM is focusing on the backlog traffic that [...]
Wednesday 12th October – 23:30 (GMT-5) In Europe, Middle East, India and Africa, we are seeing a significant increase in service levels. Service levels are also progressing well in the U.S., Canada and Latin America and we are seeing increased traffic throughput on most services, although there are still some delays and services levels may [...]
RIM has just posted this update to the ongoing BIS outage that has been ongoing since Monday in some parts of the world. This update letter comes directly from RIM’s Chief Information Officer Robin Bienfait, and lays out that most BlackBerry services are coming back online. Personally I am still having issues here in Ottawa, [...]
In midst of the Blackberry Outages in affected areas including the Americas, RIM has launched a webpage to update on the status on Blackberr Services. The last update reported this morning at 9:45 (GMT-5) BlackBerry subscribers in the Americas may be experiencing intermittent service delays this morning. We are working to resolve the situation as quickly as [...]
RIM sent an email to some of their customers regarding a recent password attack that Russian hacking team Elcomsoft claimed as their work. When it comes to offline password systems, such as BlackBerry’s ID program, they are susceptible to brute force password guessing because of the missing hardware protection. RIM has released this email to answer [...]
Over the last three days there has been a major BIS outage in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. RIM reported that the issue was failure of a core switch and the backup procedure did not work. Well this morning we can now report that Canada, Mexico and the US are now affected. There has [...]
RIM reported to the AP news that the BlackBerry outage that has been effecting EMEA region for the last two days was caused by a “core switch failure”. The cause for the outage was the extreme data delay that happened when they switched from the core that they were using at the time. I would [...]
RIM Apologizes for BIS Outage in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, India, Brazil, Chile and Argentina
Well it seems that RIM may not have fixed the issue with BIS in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, India, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. Many Blackberry users are still without email, BBM or internet for most of the day due to some server issues in the affected areas. While RIM had stated an apology and [...]