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Pay As You Go - Blackberry Add-On

Status: Implemented
by ssingh on ‎20-05-2010 19:15

So far only 2 mobile providers in the UK offer blackberry services on PAYG; Orange and T-Mobile. At £5 a month with Orange you get access to the Blackberry Internet Service (Email,Blackberry Messenger, MSN Messenger, Facebook, Twitter etc.). Orange however for texting and calling is quiet expensive. If GiffGaff were to offer Blackberry services on its PAYG service, it would give GiffGaff a competitve advantage in the market. It would firstly be an affordable choice for texting and voice calling, but what would set it out amongst the other providers even more is that they offer Blackberry on PAYG.

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by jonc ‎21-05-2010 02:56 - edited ‎21-05-2010 02:57

It could be an add on in addition to internet ( as the Blackberry service books are really a different service running over GPRS anyway).

 

The thing about prepay BIS Blackberry is that you don't get the enterprise level BES push features unless you pay loads more on contract... However at work we've just upgraded our mail server to BES Express (sounds like an 80's dance record) which allows basic BIS users all the benifits of BES on a prepay BIS account... but I dirgress.

 

TBH, IMHO Blackberries are pretty poor for email unless you have the full £££$$$ corporate server package but this would be great for my old 8310.

 

Jonathan

by misterlj on ‎20-08-2010 09:08

It'd be good to see GG introduce it. @ gawright BIS is the connection to RIM's network which enables you to recieve / send emails and use blackberry messenger. Without BIS you will not be able to use these services.

by gawright on ‎20-08-2010 12:52
Hi Thanks for replying. I realised that but I don't understand what advantage it gives over standard methods. All other smartphones can send email and access the internet without the network providing specialist servers. What the advantage of the non standard blackberry method?
by evesasha7 on ‎19-03-2011 20:18

recently bought a 'Blackberry 8520' but discovered I can't used internet on GG ! Big mistake, going back to O2

by aandms on ‎19-03-2011 20:21
@evesasha id wait around a few weeks, you never know whats around the corner :smileywink:
by lotty2011 on ‎02-05-2011 19:06
I think giffgaff should have a goddy bag for blackberrys which 4 ten pound you get 250 mintues unlimted texts and unlimted blackberry sevices and then u would see the money come flying in because the goody bags are very good and people with blackberrys would love it beacuse I know if you do that I will be topping up every month hope you think about what I have said beacuse loads of people have blackberrys :smileyhappy: xx
by paddy_o_furniture on ‎06-05-2011 19:47

t-mobile have 6 months free BBS at the moment on PAYG.  Need to get my youngest back to GG as I like the free calls (even when she's out of credit) but she can't do without BBM for some bizarre reason.

by duaanl on ‎07-05-2011 09:34
Please get a BIS server… I want 2 get a BB but I can't cos I want BBM 2
by lewis2k11 on ‎07-05-2011 22:54

this is a good idea

by royboy64 on ‎08-05-2011 22:09
Can i keep / Port my number to giffgaff?
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