Unitel begins offering BlackBerry services in Angola

Unitel Launches BB Services in Angola
By Jared DiPane on 12 Mar 2012 02:46 pm EDT
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Unfortunately BlackBerry services are not available in every country of the world currently, but RIM has been working hard to continue to bring them to new areas. The most recent addition of BlackBerry services is Angola, South Africa. The services will be brought through Unitel,  and not only will they offer users the option of personal internet but they will also support corporate users at launch as well.

Miguel Martins, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Unitel, said: “We are excited to be able to provide our corporate customers with the BlackBerry service. We believe our subscribers will enjoy the benefits of productivity, efficiency and easy access to email and enterprise applications that the BlackBerry solution offers.”

Expansion is what we love to see from RIM. As new markets are added with service, more users can benefit, and RIM will continue to grow. Full press release after the break.

UNITEL and RIM Launch the BlackBerry Service in Angola

Luanda, Angola and Waterloo, ON - Unitel, S.A. and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the launch of the BlackBerry® service for customers in Angola.

The BlackBerry service supports easy wireless access to email, organizer, web, multimedia and other business and lifestyle applications. Unitel customers will now be able to enjoy the freedom and productivity benefits of using BlackBerry® smartphones to stay connected to people and information while on the go.

At launch, Unitel will offer BlackBerry service to corporate customers using the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server software, which provides a reliable, manageable and secure wireless solution for enterprise email systems and applications .

Miguel Martins, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Unitel, said: "We are excited to be able to provide our corporate customers with the BlackBerry service. We believe our subscribers will enjoy the benefits of productivity, efficiency and easy access to email and enterprise applications that the BlackBerry solution offers."

Waldi Wepener, Regional Director at RIM said: "We are pleased to work with Unitel to offer the BlackBerry service to customers in Angola. Angolan subscribers can now enjoy the exceptional user experience offered by BlackBerry smartphones to stay in touch with the people and information that matters most to them throughout the day."

For more information on BlackBerry service plans from Unitel, please visit www.unitel.ao or call 19300.

5 comments

howl078

Your article looks like you are saying Angola is in South Africa.

Blackberry_boffin

You my friend need to understand that although there is a country called South Africa, there are several countries in 'south Africa'.
Or would you rather he said southern Africa?

Fanie Greyling

I have been to UNITEL a few times and have even registered and paid the 500akz to obtain the BB services, ie BBM, email etc etc etc, however nothing i do activates the service, today i was told by another UNITEL employee the reason i cannot connect is the fact that i bought my handset outside Angola, he said i need to purchase a handset in Angola, i find that strange, can someone perhaps assist and direct me into the right direction.