ALERT: National BlackBerry Outage

By Kevin Michaluk on 11 Feb 2008 05:33 pm EST

Update: Reports in the forums and elsewhere show that things seem to bet getting back to normal. Pheww. Not sure what the cause of all this was, but am sure we will find out in the days ahead.

Here we go again, looks like another BlackBerry outage. Seems to be on RIM's end and is affecting both BES and BIS users across North America. Service interuption levels are varying. Click through to the Forums link at the bottom to stay on top of what's going down! 

(From RIM) - BlackBerry subscribers may be unable to send or receive messages. Subscribers may also be unable to register their device, roam in another location, or use other services such as Internet browsing.

BlackBerry Internet Service subscribers may be unable to use the BlackBerry Internet Service web site or perform activities such as creating new accounts, accessing their Internet mailbox, integrating third-party email accounts, or viewing email attachments.

Devices may not receive new service books. BlackBerry Connect and BlackBerry-enabled devices that require a new PIN may be unable to receive the PIN.

BlackBerry Enterprise Servers may be unable to connect to the BlackBerry Infrastructure.

Wireless service providers and device resellers may be unable to use BlackBerry administration web sites or perform activities such as creating subscriber accounts or provisioning services for subscribers.

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Reader comments

ALERT: National BlackBerry Outage


I heard about this last night and this morning on the news. I am surprised my mother and I were fine for it being as wide spread as it was. We didn't have any issues at all. We are in Arizona so maybe it didn't reach us?

this may not be the place to ask but... im with Sprint, yeah i know i know, anyway, when im in my bb messenger and want to add a contact, does anyone know why it takes so long for the person im requesting to get my request? is there something i can do or is it just how it is?