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BlackBerry Internet Service - MTN gives the facts regarding unlimited plans and BBM

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There seems to be some confusion about whats happening with the BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) at the moment so it's time to set the record straight. The BlackBerry Internet Service (BlackBerry Messenger/BBM, email, social networks and instant messaging, browsing, BlackBerry World etc) will remain alongside BlackBerry 10.  Also, that the packages for BlackBerry Internet Service (available from carrier partners), will remain, especially in emerging markets).  MTN in South Africa has publically stated below that they will not discontinue support for BlackBerry Internet Service.  The coverage reads as if BlackBerry Internet Service is being discontinued entirely. This has been reported by more than one news site over the last day.

Three UK offers free BIS for a year with Pay As You Go BlackBerry smartphones

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Three UK offers free BIS for a year with Pay As You Go BlackBerry smartphones

Three UK is currently offering customers who purchase a BlackBerry smartphone on Pay As You Go from them free BIS for a year. That's right, no need to pay £5 a month for your BlackBerry data for one year.

One thing to note with this offer is that you must top up at least £10 every 28 days for the offer to stay valid. With your £10 top-up you can get the All-in-One 10 Add-on. This gives you 100 mins, 3000 texts and 500MB of data a month. 100 mins seems pretty low for some but now there's BBM 7 with voice calls so that may help out if you have other friends and family members with a BlackBerry device. Alternatively, you can top-up £15 and get the All-in-One 15 Add-on. This plan gives you 300 mins, 3000 texts and All-You-Can-Eat data every month. Since you won't have to pay the extra £5 a month for BIS, this plan sounds pretty good.

BlackBerry Internet Services to be supported by giffgaff

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Sprint rolling out BIS 4.1 tomorrow?

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BlackBerry Internet Service 4.1 goes live in Europe

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Some good news for those of you who live in Europe. RIM and carriers have rolled out BlackBerry Internet Service 4.1 after having completed the transition in Asia Pacific last month. European users, and in this case -- Alain from Paris are now reporting larger attachments and various other features BIS 4.1 brings are now working as expected. Next on the list for rollout is North America, you can jump on past the break for a refresher of what's new in BIS 4.1. Keep in mind, some features may not be available to all devices and may not fully be enabled until BIS 4.1 is rolled out to everyone.

Thanks, Alain!

Research In Motion details official BIS 4.1 features

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We heard back in March that we would soon see an update to BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS). As revealed back then, we will be seeing improvements to email including large email and native attachment support, inbox priming for new account integrations and additional language support. In addition to this, changes to the email flow on SIM swap means you'll want to be extra careful when switching devices, especially if you plan on selling your old BlackBerry. That's right, make sure you do a security wipe before passing it on. Who doesn't do that anyway? Seems like common sense to me. You can check out the full Overview from the BlackBerry Knowledge Base after the break.

For those of you wondering how you get the BIS 4.1 update, well, there is no way to get it, exactly. The update will be rolled out by RIM at some point and pushed to your device.

Source: RIM

BlackBerry Internet Service 4.1 gets detailed

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BlackBerry users will soon be getting a much needed update to the BlackBerry Internet Service, commonly known as BIS. According to information N4BB received, we can expect to see BIS 4.1 come in waves with Asia Pacific first (September 10th), Europe next (September 23rd) followed finally by North America (October 8th).

It looks like new BlackBerry devices running BlackBerry OS 7 will have increased message limit sizes, including the body of the email and attachments sent/received. This means fewer truncated emails and a reduction in the amount of times a user will need to hit "receive more". It is unknown at this time if these changes will also be available for pre-BB7 devices.

There are also changes being made to email accounts, such as when adding a new email address to your BIS account, the last 20 emails on the server will be pushed to your device. Additional changes include added security for email accounts and the ability to switch SIMs with no interruption to email service.

To see more of what's in store with the BIS 4.1 update, check out the rest of the slides after the break, and if you'd like to discuss the changes head on over to the forums.

BIS 3.2 rolled out to North American BlackBerry users

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Having seen BIS 3.2 released to APAC and EMEA users already, many folks in North America should now be waking up to find that their BlackBerry Internet Services has now been updated as well. Reports from all major carriers indicate that the update went as planned and the new options are now available. Those options include:

BlackBerry Alert: BlackBerry Internet Service outage?

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BlackBerry Internet Service 3.0 Details Leaked... Again

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