If reports that I am getting is anything to go by, Etisalat has plugged the hole that gave non-BlackBerry users access to 3GB of data for just N1,000 via their BlackBerry Complete subscription. If you had subscribed before the hole was plugged, you should be able to continue to enjoy your data, but it does not look like you will be able to use it at renewal. If you renew, your money will indeed be deducted, but it isn’t likely to work on a non-BlackBerry device.
Meanwhile, some mobilistas are blaming Mobility for spilling the beans, which supposedly led to Etisalat blocking this. I dunno. The info was everywhere else already anyway. It was only a matter of time.
I will miss this hack. Yes; I used it too! Again, the message seems to be: if you want to enjoy BlackBerry-style data tariffs, go get a BlackBerry smartphone. Oh, well…..
And yes; have a merry day!
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 HDML/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.