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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 peterb on ‎20-05-2010 20:42

would love that

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 gawright on ‎06-08-2010 10:23

Out of interest, what does the BIS allow you to do that you can't do with standard Internet access?

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:
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