Now before you start losing your sh*t and crying that Blackberry is doing away with the R59/month subscription, take a moment…calm down, breathe and let’s try to understand this shall we. First things first…it’s only the new Blackberry 10 devices which will undergo BIS changes due to the new operating system. So your current device will still be fine. You will still be able to do exactly what you’re doing now. Secondly…should you get a new Blackberry 10 device, bare in mind that all your mates with iPhones and Samsung Galaxy’s etc. have been paying for data packages all this time and they havn’t suffered a life ending crisis.
This from the tech savvy folks at Mybroadband who managed to get 8ta to spill some beans on the BIS changes.
“Subscription charges on the popular BIS data packages (hence the unlimited, flat-rated data packages) will fall away with the BlackBerry 10 operating system.”
“8ta said that it will be offering a range of data and voice packages to cater for the varied needs of BlackBerry 10 users.” [more HERE]
Ok so it doesn’t come as a surprise since it has already been mentioned in the press way back in May 2012 that BlackBerry 10 devices would no longer access the BlackBerry servers as they do now and that while the BBM service will still use BIS, other data services like web surfing will use regular Internet APN (Access Point Name).
Which means BB 10 users will have to buy data bundles just like the iPhone/Samsung brigade.
How will this affect Blackberry in SA? We’ll just have to wait and see hey.
What do you think? Will this new development affect your decision to buy the Blackberry 10 devices?
Specs, features and demo videos HERE.