GloMobile has introduced a special BlackBerry package, dubbed BlackBerry U, which offers the lowest uniform tariff structure for Prepaid BlackBerry users on any network in the country.
With BlackBerry U, all existing and new Glo prepaid Blackberry subscribers can now enjoy a call rate of N25 per minute or 42 kobo per second for all calls including Glo-to-Glo and Glo to other networks as against the present N42 per minute or 70 kobo per second.
This makes Glo BIS the best BlackBerry internet service deal in Nigeria at the moment. BlackBerry uptake on the Glo network and in the country is likely to witness an increase because of this.
Steps to Get Started
Activate any blackberry prepaid package from Glo by sending the keyword of the package of choice to 777, e.g., Text ‘BISMONTH’ to 777 for the monthly prepaid blackberry package. Here are the available BIS packages on the Glo network:
|Package||Keyword||Service Rental||Validity||Data bundle|
|BIS Month||BISMONTH||N4,800||30 days*||UNLIMITED|
|BIS Week||BISWEEK||N1,500||7 days*||UNLIMITED|
|BIS Day||BIS Day||N400||24Hrs*||UNLIMITED|
*All plans are “unlimited”, but there is a fair usage policy on them all, so don’t go downloading heaven and earth.
Once the Prepaid Blackberry package of choice has been activated, simply text “U” to 7070 to begin enjoying the lowest call rate at N25/min or 42k/sec.
Non-BlackBerry Smartphones Supported
In a surprising twist, Glo says that apart from BlackBerry devices, BlackBerry Connect software on which BlackBerry U runs can also work with devices from manufacturers such as HTC (Only factory pre-installed models of HTC TyTN II, Touch Diamond, Touch Pro and HD), Nokia (E90, E61, E61i, E70, E51, E65) and Sony Ericsson (P1i, W950, Xperia X1).
These devices can also be configured to access niche packages which BlackBerry devices provide. These include connection to push email and access to social sites like Facebook and Twitter.
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