Would you pay for push email... without having BIS?
A question I see popping up on the BB10 forums a lot is: "Now that BIS is gone, I no longer have push email on my email@example.com email account. Waiting 15 minutes for email sucks!"
I have a nice idea which would help people with this issue, and I am wondering if they would be willing to drop £5 a month for this service... since this is the cost of BIS in the UK (roughly, carrier depending).
If I can get enough interest in this then I will seriously make it happen, and everyone who wants push email without BIS will have an option available to them, at roughly the same costs they experience previously.
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-09-2013, 05:20 PM #2
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In Germany it was a feature you paid for. Only in expensive contracts it was free. 4 Years ago i paid 5Euro for 1MB + 5Euro extra 5MB. 10MB extra cost for 6MB BB Data.
2Years ago i switched to a higher contract, so no more extra money for a BB. But, the 5MB BB Option does still exist. :-)
- CrackBerry Addict
02-10-2013, 10:53 AM #3
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BB10 supports IMAP push, which also Gmail supports - so instead of blaming trouble on BB10 - perhaps look at your email provider...
OK - just to stem this before it becomes another "RTFM - BB10 supports push email you n00b" thread - let me just clarify a few points:
- I understand fully the push support built into BB10 (I use ActiveSync myself, and I know how IMAP IDLE works and is supported)
- I understand why users with a BlackBerry.net email address are annoyed at losing a feature
- I understand the BIS used to cost some people money every month, and most of them used it to gain push email on POP3 mail accounts.
I am a very competent software engineer and I have a nice solution in mind which would allow users of POP3 mail systems to gain access to those mails via my own software - also providing them with a push mechanism for new mails. Should I have enough people interested and willing to pay me, I will seriously make this solution a reality.
@SwitchBeach - I hope this answers your question
I think that some of these picky comments are adding to the stupidity - instead of leaving what would be a very good feature for people to mature in the emerging BB10 ecosystem.
- CrackBerry Genius
02-10-2013, 03:22 PM #10
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I don't think you can do this profitably at the price you're proposing. Part of why this functionality is being dropped is that there are fewer and fewer users who actually need it.
Forward your POP3 to Outlook.com or Gmail and you get it for free, anyway. I realize, there's a population of users for whom this is either an unacceptable choice or an impossible one, but I honestly don't think there are so many that your proposal is feasible.
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