Subscribers to BlackBerry service on MTN Nigeria are beginning to moan and groan about the removal of unlimited data on their range of BlackBerry Internet Services. Well, heavy users, really.
Here is the body of a message sent to me by an MTN BIS subscriber:
Sir, are you aware that MTN has started BIS data cap? 200MB for N1,500. They were deducting my money, so I called them to complain and I was told that there is no more unlimited data, and that I had exhausted my 200MB. Which was why my airtime was debited for internet use.
While MTN Nigeria still refers to their regular BIS plans as “Unlimited”, they have introduced a data cap on each of them.
In related news, BlackBerry recently introduced OS 10 to the market, which has BIS and the platform’s legendary data compression limited to just BBM (BlackBerry Messenger). All other internet usage is via regular mobile internet data. See Understanding the BlackBerry 10 BIS Controversy for details. MTN’s BlackBerry 10 plans also carry data caps.
Do you use your BlackBerry on MTN or other networks? What is the experience at this time? It is important that you be aware of what obtains on your network, so you are not caught by surprise.
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