Planned North America BlackBerry Outage this Weekend!

By Kevin Michaluk on 6 Jun 2008 12:25 pm EDT

Just a reminder to all you party animal BlackBerry BIS users who don't plan on sleeping this weekend (or those of you working/visiting overseas on a different timezone) that you may experience temporary difficulties in receiving email messages. Here are the details:

North American Scheduled BIS Maintenance

June 7-8 North America
Maintenance Summary: BlackBerry Internet Service v2.4 - administrative maintenance

Impact: BlackBerry Internet Service subscribers may be unable to receive messages from integrated email accounts during the maintenance.

Change Window Start Date and Time: 7 June 2008 02:00:00 (EDT)
Change Window End Date and Time: 7 June 2008 06:00:00 (EDT)
% of Subscribers Affected:
100.00 (estimated0 Purpose: Server Upgrade

Change Window Start Date and Time: 8 June 2008 02:00:00 (EDT)
Change Window End Date and Time:
8 June 2008 06:00:00 (EDT)
Estimated Duration of Service Impact:
1  hour(s) and 0 minute(s)
% of Subscribers Affected:
100.00 (estimated) Purpose: Server Upgrade

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Forgive me for asking this but will there be any new features with BIS 2.4 or could this be in preperation for OS 4.5?


BIS 2.4 has been out for a while now, everything at this point is leading up to the North American upgrade to BIS 2.5 and support for 4.5/4.6 OS'es...Asia Pacific had their BIS 2.5 upgrade the other night.


That's some pretty serious outage time. Could this mean they are implementing some things on their server to get ready for 4.5? :)


what timezone does EDT stand for? Is it Canadian or something?


Why bother fixing 2.4, they should just release 2.5 already.

David B

EDT=Eastern Daylight Time. i.e. UTC -4

Anonymous same thing as EST (eastern standard time); just east coast time


No, it's not the same. Eastern "Daylight" time is different, as it is an hour different than Eastern "Standard" Time. It's the summer, man!

Anonymous it now....i just wouldn't have known its summer by the weather here in seattle


When there is an outage that affects BIS users, is it just mail and PIN messages or does that also include internet browsing (was always confused about what was considered BIS service). The reason I ask is that I was able to check the score of the the SUI/CZE and POR/TUR games and didn't receive any problems.