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  • MTN confirms no more unlimited BlackBerry Internet Service as of 1st March
    Posted by on Feb 26th, 2013

    MTN is the first of the major mobile providers to confirm that it will be killing its unlimited BlackBerry Internet Service as of 1 March 2013. MTN announced that the current format of the pre-paid R59/month Blackberry subscription is coming to an end and instead will be replaced by BlackBerry Absolute which will be capped at 200MB.

    MTN assures Blackberry customers that the 200MB limit will be within the majority of users usage patterns. Cue all the porn watchers shaking their heads saying not a f**k.

    blackberry absolute

    Current MTN subscribers have reported getting an SMS notification saying:

    “Yello, to ensure a world class internet experience for all MTN customers, the BlackBerry BIS package on the MTN network will be capped at 200MB & will be offered as a new plan called BlackBerry Absolute as of the 01/03/2013.”

    If you’re on an MTN BlackBerry contract and wanna know how it will affect you…worry not, you’ll be fine till your contract expires.

    This from the MTN website in the section of usage policy.

    I have also read that MTN will be giving users an additional 200MB during the first 3 months of implementation. Not entirely sure whether that means 400MB in total and if it is for all devices or just the new BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Will clear that up when i get the press release.

    Right..i’m not an MTN customer so can’t say for sure how this 200MB limit is gonna hold up, but im interested to see how long it will last the average user.

    UPDATE: here’s official words from MTN on the changes and that additional 200MB in the first 3 months.

    blackberry absolute

    Read the rest HERE.

    Shuayb says:
    February 02, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    This is absolute bull crap. But I had a feeling this would happen. I don’t know why South African mobile and data service providers can’t offer affordable services. Its absolute BS that we have to pay so much in relation to other countries.

    Calvin says:
    February 02, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Your bis is useless in other places,especially in rural areas because of lack of receptiom

    Deno says:
    February 02, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Providers are there to milk whatever they can from the masses before they’re forced to lower their prices.

    Lebo says:
    February 02, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    MTN is really starting to get annoying. This whole new BS is really confusing people and it’s actually running
    bad. It’s just wrong!

    Anelisa says:
    February 02, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Goodbye MTN

    dissapoited says:
    February 02, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    MTN is trying to hard to make it look good with there advertising and make you think they helping you and doing the community some good “”very misleading!!!”…..but in actual fact they are sucking us dry with all their bullshit scams.

    February 02, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    If BIS is finishing and uncapped is no longer, then one might as well shift to other smartphones like iphone5 or Samsung Galaxy S3

    loser. says:
    February 02, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    what a nice way of chasing away customers…..stop wasting your time with all ths advertisements and leave the space for well deserving Vodacom , you dying FASTER!!!

    WTF!! says:
    February 02, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    A very good way of chasing the customer away. Lol.
    MTN is dying fast. Oh God this is a clear chance of Vodacom to gain more customers. Good Night MTN!! Dumela Vodacom :)

    stephen says:
    February 02, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    As far as am concerned,I stopped using mtn d very moment dy used me as a scape-goat@truth is I love downloadin@instead of empty-hen to stop me,I’d rada move onto glo…toping@n jst switch onto ma laptop wif its bundle sub…who knws,I might also be assistin ma sef wif tweaks

    Lebogang says:
    February 02, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Well am jc w8in to c if dis 200MB will realy last 4 a full month,but as iv seen so far it hev been jc a week iv instslld this new blackberry plan bt already am left with 90MB ,lol I dnt c anyone wu will b left using dis Mtn sim in future,I mean it is obvious tht we all gonna turn our back on Mtn ,whatever reason ttht encouranged them to change 4m Bis to Blackberry plan is absolute a turn back to Mtn customers,Mtn is killing itself and is chasing their customers away

    nomkhitha pikelela says:
    February 02, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Yhuuuuuuu this is sooo unfair °….°̩ mean like °̩ paid ma BIS and its supposed to expire only after 30 days buh now °̩ only got 26 days °̩ call the consultant and it speaks strong english like really I’m only 14 …°̩ swear imma change to vodacom cause yi’kaka

    nomkhitha pikelela says:
    February 02, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Okay °̩ just realised what °̩ wrote did not make sense….but ma point was I’m changing to vodacom cause really MTN is jus full of crap now °̩ mean we don’t even know how this 200MB thing works…now I’m stuck here don’t knoiw what do like really ………I’m CHANGING TO VODACOM

    nomkhitha says:
    February 02, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Okay so like °̩ get an sms saying that °̩ used all ma BB fair allowance then °̩ call MTN to find out what it is instead °̩ get a retarted consultant telling me about fuckin bundles….so °̩ decide to go to google and find what °̩ need and this absolute shit is not what °̩ wanted to hear or read its BULLSHIT like really its jus confusing people….°̩ swear °̩’m changing to Vodacom and imma encourage all BB users °̩ know to stop using MTN and change to Vodacom…..

    Thobeka Sheyi says:
    February 02, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Hey guurl slow dwn..nd 2nd of all Vodacom z the best…talkin frm experience

    Nadia says:
    February 02, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    This Blackberry Absolute ia aload of BullShit. I’ve got an MTN contract and I got my upgrade 3 days ago. I took a new BB and asked the sales Clerk if BIS is included which he replied YES!!! Now 1 day later I get an sms telling me I’m half way with my Bundle… WTF. Do they really expect me to pay a monthly fee of R349 for 200mb and then pay extra money 4 more internet access. FCK ths I’m switching to Vodacom and IM NOT paying my CONTRACT!!! No one even explained this shit to me. And when I contacted this customer care I was told that I had already signed. Well ther flippen sales clerk didn’t even explain anything to me. Bye Bye MTN….. Hello Vodacom:D

    Mustee says:
    February 02, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Scrap nonsence this people are foolish looks like the 1nt to reduse there coustomers

    Mustee says:
    February 02, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Scrap nonsence this people are foolish looks like the 1nt to reduce there coustomers

    Viper@ 666 says:
    February 02, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    this sucks im paying extra now, so im changing to vodacom because its much affordable goodbye MTN. you are scaming us.

    Viper@ 666 says:
    February 02, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    people Vodacom is the way if you still wants your BB services, because now we can’t afford MTN.

    Thomas says:
    February 02, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    i don’t have much to say. the very day my BB data expires that is the day am gonna crush my mtn sim

    Jeremiah says:
    February 02, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    I have used mtn years before and early on already picked up on the scamming. The USA have been using BB damn near forever… In population count they outrank us by billions… So why now would SA after having bb merely for a few years want to pull a stunt like this… Oh I know… Milk the cashcow for all she is worth till she’s bled dry then find a new trend to bullshit them with. Its not just MTN, look at this e-toll crap, look at the state of our nation, look at Eskom, look at our crime, just look at everything!!!! This country doesn’t give a damn about its people, its in it to win it and then bail as always… Fool us into believing they really give a shit just to win favor then screw us. We are one of the only countries that pay out our ears for internet and numerous other “services”… Little old us carry the blame of “consumers over-indulging”… What crap is that? We are more moderate than most. Its the bloodsucking vampires that govern our finances that are over-indulging and raping our people of fair opportunities for their own benefit! I’ve been with Vodacom now for over a decade and haven’t looked back since. I’m stickin to it. MTN-followers, my heart goes out to you… Its never too late to make the right decision… Follow through and reap the very rewards these “tycoons” try to deny you. Its so flipping sad hey… This is what we pay and pray for… Then THIS is what we get for it. Very flipping sad.

    omphemetse says:
    February 02, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Hi I loaded bis 11days ago and now I just got a message saying it expires in 48 hours…aint it suppose to expire after 30 days? Or something changed that I as a MTN customer don’t know about??please help!
    Thanks!

    February 02, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Dear sir/madam.

    This is a complaint message from a sad experience and a bitter heart MTN customer. I subscribe to MTN blackberry bbc monthly bis. My phone at first it work fine, but since Sunday yesterday it stopped to connect. Initially i thought it was network problem but i later learnt that this is getting worse, i cannot browse since Sunday yesterday and my balance says i am in fair usage and expires next month. My opinion is how can this be rectify because i need to finish my subscription on my device before i work away. So i urge your company to rectify this problem as money is not growing on trees. My number

    Regards.
    One disappointed customer

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