1. Frehley's Avatar
    Sorry if I am rehashing this question, but I have not come across a definitive answer. ANY help would be appreciated. My unlocked Rogers Z10 is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow.

    Thanks!
    02-07-13 08:02 PM
  2. shabbs's Avatar
    The answer is no. That email address was tied to BIS. BIS is no longer part of the equation with BB10.
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    02-07-13 08:05 PM
  3. Frehley's Avatar
    The answer is no. That email address was tied to BIS. BIS is no longer part of the equation with BB10.
    I thought that I had read, here on Crackberry, that when activating your new BB10 device, (I'm on AT&T with an unlocked Rogers device due to arrive tomorrow) that the carrier would offer the option of continuing the BlackBerry data plan or accepting the "standard" wireless and data plan. Let me know if I have misread, or misunderstood.

    Thanks.
    02-07-13 08:12 PM
  4. M.Rizk's Avatar
    I thought that I had read, here on Crackberry, that when activating your new BB10 device, (I'm on AT&T with an unlocked Rogers device due to arrive tomorrow) that the carrier would offer the option of continuing the BlackBerry data plan or accepting the "standard" wireless and data plan. Let me know if I have misread, or misunderstood.

    Thanks.
    Short Story: Rogers lied.
    Long Story: Rogers is offering BIS with Streaming enabled. Streaming means your BlackBerry OS(Legacy devices) can use Rogers APN to stream Youtube, and access any other website not only streaming. BIS on Rogers will work yes because the BlackBerry 10 will use Rogers APN to do everything. But will not use the real BIS part inside the Half fake BIS plan. So the final point is No BlackBerry 10 doesn't support BIS at least for now.
    02-07-13 08:16 PM
  5. shabbs's Avatar
    I thought that I had read, here on Crackberry, that when activating your new BB10 device, (I'm on AT&T with an unlocked Rogers device due to arrive tomorrow) that the carrier would offer the option of continuing the BlackBerry data plan or accepting the "standard" wireless and data plan. Let me know if I have misread, or misunderstood.
    Yes, you can continue with your old BB data plan, it will still work, but you won't have the email address that came with the BIS setup. This is what I did when I upgraded. Rogers does mention in it's FAQ that you can setup forwarding for your blackerry.net email address for 1 year to ensure you don't miss anything.

    http://www.rogers.com/web/Rogers.por...upport_results

    If you have stuff being sent to it, suggest you have it sent to a different email address.
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    02-07-13 08:20 PM
  6. Frehley's Avatar
    Yes, you can continue with your old BB data plan, it will still work, but you won't have the email address that came with the BIS setup. This is what I did when I upgraded. Rogers does mention in it's FAQ that you can setup forwarding for your blackerry.net email address for 1 year to ensure you don't miss anything.

    http://www.rogers.com/web/Rogers.por...upport_results

    If you have stuff being sent to it, suggest you have it sent to a different email address.
    Thanks shabbs, so if I understand correctly, I will cannot create the @blackberry.net email account on my new Z10, but I can configure it to forward any email sent to the @blackberry address to another another email account?

    Thanks for all of the help!!
    02-07-13 08:31 PM
  7. jrobertson73's Avatar
    I was notified today from Telus bis account will be gone in 1 year, they are giving a Web interface for checking mail so you can update contacts for 1 year

    Posted using CrackBerry App on BB10
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    02-07-13 08:34 PM
  8. shabbs's Avatar
    Thanks shabbs, so if I understand correctly, I will cannot create the @blackberry.net email account on my new Z10, but I can configure it to forward any email sent to the @blackberry address to another another email account?
    Correct, you can't add the @blackberry.net email config to your Z10. The forwarding service was provided by Rogers on their web site. Not sure if any other carrier is doing the same thing. This would apply only if you have an existing @blackberry.net email address with Rogers.
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    02-07-13 08:35 PM
  9. cnote2's Avatar
    when i tried to add my @blackberry.net email to my z10 it said it was not compatible .. and i havent changed my plan yet ...
    02-07-13 08:40 PM
  10. Frehley's Avatar
    Correct, you can't add the @blackberry.net email config to your Z10. The forwarding service was provided by Rogers on their web site. Not sure if any other carrier is doing the same thing. This would apply only if you have an existing @blackberry.net email address with Rogers.
    Thanks again shabbs and jrobertson73...you have provided exceptional advice!

    Ooops, I should have asked if I need to set up the forwarding of incoming emails to the @blackberry.net address prior to activating the Z10.

    Thanks to all for your help!
    Last edited by Frehley; 02-07-13 at 09:09 PM.
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    02-07-13 08:40 PM
  11. lunaticwithin's Avatar
    when i tried to add my @blackberry.net email to my z10 it said it was not compatible .. and i havent changed my plan yet ...
    As others have said, the @blackberry.net email does not work on the new BB10 phones. Your carrier should be offering a way to setup forwarding for one year.
    02-08-13 12:05 AM
  12. Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes's Avatar
    You cannot sign up for a blackberry.net email on a bb10 device. If you previously had one on a bb7 or older device they will forward your emails of that blackberry.net account to another email address on your bb10 for one year. When that "one year" started I do not know. I suspect about Feb 2014 they will stop forwarding.
    02-08-13 12:15 AM
  13. BergerKing's Avatar
    Since BIS made the BlackBerry legacy devices the actual 'server' for the blackberry.net email address, and the only place you could actually retrieve an email was on your handheld, without 10 being tied to BIS any longer, the forwarding would be the only way to get those emails. BIS is going bye-bye, it is inevitable, and it is time to embrace the future.
    02-08-13 01:39 AM
  14. M.Rizk's Avatar
    Since BIS made the BlackBerry legacy devices the actual 'server' for the blackberry.net email address, and the only place you could actually retrieve an email was on your handheld, without 10 being tied to BIS any longer, the forwarding would be the only way to get those emails. BIS is going bye-bye, it is inevitable, and it is time to embrace the future.
    It wish your generic Data Plan embraces your Roaming Bill. lol
    02-08-13 05:04 AM
  15. smoothrunnings's Avatar
    You MUST understand that BIS is gonzo it will not work with BB10 devices for the simple reason that BB10 devices aren't the same thing as your 9900. Inside you need to add your email accounts to your Z10. Like others have already said you need to get in contact with your carrier to find out if they will provide BB10 customers with a way to forward their @blackberry.net email to their BB10 devices for the time being, this will be a temporary solution for you to tell all your @blackberry.net friends via email to stop emailing you at @blackberry.net.
    02-08-13 05:30 AM
  16. Bla1ze's Avatar
    02-10-13 01:29 AM
  17. shabbs's Avatar
    Great article Bla1ze. Has links to all the carriers' forwarding pages for those who want to set it up.
    02-10-13 08:24 AM

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