Exclusive: BSNL to withdraw BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) from service connections

BSNL has issued an internal note regarding the withdrawal of BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) from its service connections. It has come to light earlier that normal data services work just fine on BlackBerry devices even without the BIS (that’s true for some other connections as well). As a result, BSNL has asked its circles to withdraw the BIS plans.

What it means to BSNL Blackberry Customers:

Now let us talk about what this means for the customers. Getting a regular data recharge will suffice you just fine and you can browse the internet, check your mail and go on about using the regular services but all the functionalities of BB OS 7 (and the ones before that) can’t be accessed. BBM won’t be available and the same would hold true for BlackBerry world as well.


Some applications such as Facebook which require access to BlackBerry servers might not be able to run properly either. But majority of the applications which simply require an internet plan to run will work just fine. You can get yourself a regular data recharge and continue using your BB device with ease.

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  • Lovegin Francis June 7, 2014 8:51 pm

    @bsnl please stop your land line and BB also..

  • trick master June 7, 2014 5:13 pm

    now no more udp tricks

    so sad……………

  • sandeep kharbanda June 7, 2014 4:57 pm

    Hi friends

    Bsnl have taken a right decision to stop BBM special plans and now we all just have to pay as regular plans.

    Great step by DGM of BSNL.

    Best work…

  • Shuvam June 7, 2014 1:47 pm

    I myself use a BlackBerry device but it’s Z10 so it doesn’t require BlackBerry Internet Service. It works on normal Internet plan. And BlackBerry devices older to BlackBerry 10 generation is almost dead. Hardly anyone uses them in my friends circle now but there was a time when many had it and it was a premium device but none of them were on BSNL.

    BSNL here is taking few effective steps to improve its financial condition and removal of BIS is a good move coz its a dying platform and money can be pulled out from there.

    But what BSNL really needs to do is “Improve network quality and Customer Experience” for both Wireless and Wireline services. To do that, it needs to first upgrade its ageing and callous staff and bring corporate and target based working environment. Not just by raising tariff but making it attractive and competitive but most importantly by improving quality of service.

    Really want to see this PSU do good and care for Public Interest in near future 🙂

    • Rama June 7, 2014 2:15 pm

      *Actually BB7 devices still hold a vast majority of Blackberry shipments because of their low price tags and also because of their popularity in countries like Africa.Anyhow on a overall Blackberry does seem to be losing a lot of market share



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