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BlackBerry

Overview

The BlackBerry Internet Service is an email and internet service for BlackBerry devices running BlackBerry 7.1 and earlier.

Designed specifically for independent professionals and busy individuals, the BlackBerry® Internet Solution provides access to core BlackBerry functionality without IT support. It’s a complete mobile communications solution that includes BlackBerry® Internet Service, a BlackBerry® smartphone, accessories and third party applications. Affordable and flexible, it works like a mobile phone contract: just purchase, activate and go!
The BlackBerry Internet Service is compatible with most leading email platforms. ‘Push’ technology automatically delivers email messages straight to you, so you don’t have to go and download your mail before you read it. And you can integrate up to ten business and personal accounts with a single BlackBerry device.

The benefits of BlackBerry Services

  • Fixed monthly fee: for internet browsing, social networking and email services.
  • Security:all incoming and outgoing wireless data and messages are encrypted and decrypted.
  • Data Compression:This makes internet access even faster on our world-class network.
  • SIMPLE:No existing corporate email infrastructure required.
  • MULTI-PLATFORM:Compatible with Microsoft Outlook®, Lotus Notes®, MSN®, Hotmail®, Yahoo® Mail plus POP3 and IMAP4 accounts.
  • RAPID:Fast, easy set up either via your computer or right from the device.
  • MANAGE MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS:Manage up to ten business and/or personal email accounts and configure each individually, with filters and auto-signatures. Use multiple inboxes and ‘sent from’ addresses, so you can choose the account you want to reply or compose from.
  • STAY IN SYNC:Synchronise contacts, calendar and organiser features with your home or business PC via USB cable.
  • GET ONLINE:Internet access on the go, with a familiar browsing experience.
  • VIEW DOCUMENTS:Open attachments including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint® (in slide format) and Adobe® PDF, plus image formats like BMP, JPG, TIFF and PNG.
  • COST EFFECTIVE:Get all of this including unlimited emails, on-device internet browsing, social networking and BlackBerry® Messenger (BBM™)—for only R2* a day.
  • FOR EVERYONE: Available to contract customers (bolted on to your existing contract) or prepaid users (who pre-pay for 30 days at a time)

Roaming with BlackBerry®

You can use BlackBerry® services in all countries where MTN offers Data Roaming, provided that your SIM card has been activated for Roaming. Standard data roaming tariffs will apply when you use BlackBerry services outside South Africa. You can benefit from the compressed data though.

How to use

Set up: BlackBerry® Internet Service vs. BlackBerry®

Enterprise Service?

BlackBerry Enterprise Service

Use this option if:

  • You want to receive messages from your corporate Microsoft® Outlook®, IBM® Lotus®Notes® or Novell® GroupWise® email account
  • A system administrator is managing BlackBerry® Enterprise Server within your company
  • You subscribe to a wireless service called BES that supports account setup using the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server Before setting up your email with BlackBerry® Enterprise Service, you will need to contact your IT department to request:
  • That an account be set up for you on your organisation’s BlackBerry® Enterprise Server
  • Your enterprise activation password

Set up your BlackBerry®

  • Dial 1555 and select option 3

Subscribe to BIS or any BlackBerry® service plan for MTN PayAsYouGo customers

  • Dial *141*2#

Subscribe to BIS or any BlackBerry® service plan for MTN
Contract customers

  • Contact your Service Provider or visit your nearest MTN store
Dedicated BlackBerry® Support

Phone: 1555 (from MTN) or 083 1555 from other networks (chargeable)

Email: blackberrysupport@mtn.co.za

Cost

What does it cost

 

Price Plans eligible for the BlackBerry® Product

BES & BISBES (incl. VAT)

BIS (incl. VAT)

MTN Anytime 50

R139.00

R59.00

MTN Anytime 100

R139.00

R59.00

MTN Anytime 200

R139.00

R59.00

MTN Anytime 350

R99.00

R59.00

MTN Anytime 500

R99.00

R59.00

MTN Anytime 750

R99.00

R59.00

MTN Anytime 1200

R99.00

R59.00

MTN Anytime 1500

R99.00

R59.00

MTN Off Peak 50

R139.00

R59.00

MTN Off Peak 100

R139.00

R59.00

MTN Off Peak 200

R139.00

R59.00



Troubleshooting

Q  Why am I being charged for a BIS download?

A  If you use BIS then internet and sending & receiving emails (with attachments less than 3 MB) is free. Attachments more than 3 MB will be charged for.
If you don’t use BIS and are on a Public APN or My MTN APN you will be charged for everything.
Remember: on BIS video and audio streaming is charged for, Whats app and Mxit is charged for, and Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and GTalk are free. Downloading Apps that don’t come with BIS is charged for. Downloading BB Apps are for free.

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