It was with some trepidation that I slotted my GloMobile SIM into my Blackberry 9810 a few days ago. My first romance with Glo Blackberry Internet Subscription (BIS) in July 2010 had ended up a disaster. Back then, the connection was very epileptic and unstable. I would often go for hours without BlackBerry service. Eventually, I gave up on Glo BlackBerry service and got rid of my BlackBerry Tour 9630. There was only one word to describe it: crap.
I have since avoided Glo BlackBerry like the plague. Whenever I needed to review a BlackBerry device, I would go for the often more stable service from Etisalat.
However, I was active on Glo BIS for seven (7) days and it was a more stable affair. As a matter of fact, there was hardly any service failure besides a couple of minor moments. I daresay that I was impressed. Speed was very good for both general browsing and downloads. Or was I just lucky this time around?
I did have one issue: using BlackBerry’s mobile hotspot, deductions for usage were done to my airtime even though I had an active data plan and had the GloFlat settings enabled under TCP/IP settings on my device. Besides that, my experience with the service was good.
I know that performances of these services are often location dependent. If you use Glo BlackBerry service, what have been your experiences in recent times?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.