New MTN BlackBerry Absolute package revealed

MTN plans to launch a new BlackBerry Absolute service as a replacement to their current uncapped BlackBerry BIS product

By - February 6, 2013
MTN BlackBerry Absolute thumbnail

MTN BlackBerry customers will no longer be able to buy the uncapped BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) package from 1 March 2013. It will be replaced by a new capped service called “BlackBerry Absolute”. This is according to an MTN document dated 5 February 2013.

According to the document, the new MTN “BlackBerry Absolute” service plan, which will also cost R59 per month, comes with a 200MB “fair use” limit. An out of bundle rate of R0.65 per MB will apply when the 200MB limit is reached.

“The current BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) which offers users uncapped usage on the blackberry.net APN will become legacy,” the document states. “This is in line with the MTN Smartphone strategy and the shift in focus from uncapped to tiered capped services.”

The letter goes on to say that the Blackberry Absolute service plan can now be packaged with MTN Anytime, MTN OffPeak, MTN Procall, and MTN Internet packages, including their TopUp variants. This service will be available to all PayAsYouGo plans as well.

MTN BlackBerry tiered plans leaked stucture

MTN BlackBerry tiered plans leaked stucture

According to the document, MTN customers will be able to load an Internet bundle once the BlackBerry tiered service “fair usage” is depleted.

MTN was contacted for comment, but said that no official statement has been released and therefore the new BlackBerry package should only be seen as speculation at this stage.

Cheaper BlackBerry Service plans from MTN

Guess where all the BlackBerry data hogs are?

Surprising BlackBerry usage stats

MTN to throttle BlackBerry abusers

Beware of being sued for your BlackBerry transfers

MTN planning BlackBerry packages from R14.95, but capped

Forum discussion

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – more technology images

Join the conversation

Connect with Us

androidappletwitterfacebookgoogleplusfeednewsletter

Poll

How would you describe your broadband service?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Computer analyst in court for stealing company information, extortion

hacker cyber crime silhouette

Two men are expected back in court on Tuesday for allegedly trying to extort $1 million from an insurance holding company.

Massive Afrihost ADSL problems

Afrihost adsl

Afrihost subscribers have been complaining about slow speeds and high latency on ADSL, while the company promises improvements are coming.

Here is how much Dimension Data paid for MWEB Business

Dimension Data Didata

Naspers has released its results for the year ended 31 March 2015, which reveal how much Dimension Data paid for MWEB Business and Optinet Services.

MultiChoice preparing to compete with Netflix as profits fall

DStv on remote

While revenue at MultiChoice has increased 17%, Naspers has reported lower profits from its video entertainment division.

X

Newsletter Subscription


Name
Email *
Enter the following to confirm your subscription *
Captcha image


Free MyBroadband Newsletter
Subscribe
X
bool(true)