I'm pretty sure that lots of Android device users in Nigeria can never forget Glo Blackberry Internet Service (BIS), because there was a time Glo Blackberry Plan rescued internet users from the high cost of data bundle through the IMEI tweaking on Android Devices.
Etisalat NG started the trend by discontinuing Blackberry Plan, commonly known as BIS subscription on Blackberry OS7 despite the facts that WhatsApp extended their live support to Blackberry devices till June 2017.
It's so sad to know that Glo Nigeria has also ended support for the Blackberry OS7 device. Which means that users can no longer subscribe to any of the BB 0S7 internet subscriptions. Below is what was posted on Glo Blackberry Plans portal page.
Dear Customer, starting December 17, 2016 BlackBerry services on your device (BBOS7 devices) will no longer be available. You can still continue to use the device to Call and Text. We request you to migrate to a BB10, Android, Windows or IOS handset to use your remaining data.
It means that the below Glo BIS Plans will be unavailable for purchase & renewal with effect from 17th Dec 2016
- BlackBerry Complete weekly plan
- BlackBerry Complete monthly plan
- BlackBerry Absolute weekly plan
- BlackBerry Absolute monthly plan
- BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS)
- BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES)
Imagine! How can someone use a Smartphone without internet service?
No matter how you love your Bold 5, Torch, Curve or Storm, this is the high time for you to migrate to an Android device or iPhone. Even Blackberry makers no more using the OS.
Tecno, Infinix, Gionee, and Innjoo Mobile Company need to show last respect with a moment of silence for the dead of the Glo Blackberry Internet Service (BIS), because Glo Bis was one of the hunting knife used by bloggers to make MediaTek device popular in Nigeria. RIP BlackBerry. RIP Glo Blackberry Plan.