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.
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.
Read the rest HERE.