1. CrackBerry Question's Avatar
    I upgraded to classic but miss my bold's small form factor. I would luv to find a way to continue using the bold. Q10 is nice but doesnt have the joy stick (cursor). I saw a video on utube that was running android on an older bb but that was dated (2012)
    08-31-16 06:28 PM
  2. thurask's Avatar
    End of Support August 26, 2016

    BlackBerry Business Cloud Services End of Sale and Support
    This is what I use to connect to Office 365 Exchange Server (BES).
    I was told my only option was to move to BB OS ten devices.
    I was also told BIS was to be turned off also (on pre OS ten devices).
    Was I misinformed?
    Big difference between just Exchange support and BIS as a whole. BIS, surprisingly, is still around for the foreseeable future.

    Anyway, BB10 devices can connect to Exchange just fine, as well as using regular data instead of specialized BIS.
  3. Ursus Rufus's Avatar
    I upgraded to classic but miss my bold's small form factor. I would luv to find a way to continue using the bold. Q10 is nice but doesnt have the joy stick (cursor). I saw a video on utube that was running android on an older bb but that was dated (2012)
    Hi there. There's tonnes of us still using a Bold. Happily and easily, too, I might add.

    Join us at this thread: http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe...arity-1073999/
    08-31-16 07:49 PM
  4. Heavens1's Avatar
    What rim shut off (as per thread title)?

    --Classic, 9700, Playbook, flip - posted using crackberry app --
    08-31-16 07:49 PM
  5. Ursus Rufus's Avatar
    Not sure what you mean by that part exactly. Sorry.
    08-31-16 07:51 PM
  6. Heavens1's Avatar
    OP's thread title mentions 'rim shutoff'.
    08-31-16 07:54 PM
  7. Ursus Rufus's Avatar
    Thanks I get that. But not sure what that means? Did I miss something or ...

    Maybe time to call it a night.
    08-31-16 08:01 PM
  8. Ursus Rufus's Avatar
    OP's thread title mentions 'rim shutoff'.
    Sorry Heavens1 I understand now. You were also wondering. I mistook you for the OP. Sorry haha. Long day
    08-31-16 08:03 PM
  9. mofoahh's Avatar
    what are you talking about? rim shutoff? I am confused and the bold is still a usable device.
    08-31-16 08:24 PM
  10. Ursus Rufus's Avatar
    what are you talking about? rim shutoff? I am confused and the bold is still a usable device.
    Yep. Agree on all counts. OP has disappeared though. Bah

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    08-31-16 09:33 PM
  11. nycwayne's Avatar
    End of Support August 26, 2016

    BlackBerry Business Cloud Services End of Sale and Support
    This is what I use to connect to Office 365 Exchange Server (BES).
    I was told my only option was to move to BB OS ten devices.
    I was also told BIS was to be turned off also (on pre OS ten devices).
    Was I misinformed?
    08-31-16 10:22 PM
  12. goku_vegeta's Avatar
    What rim shut off (as per thread title)?

    --Classic, 9700, Playbook, flip - posted using crackberry app --
    There are some countries who have carriers which have have actually ended BIS service, I believe this is what the OP is talking about.
    08-31-16 11:22 PM
  13. onlybuggin's Avatar
    I just retired my curve for the second time. My z30 was down for service much of the summer. Fired up the curve. It was nice to revisit why I loved that phone although I missed how much more I can do on the 30. Fixed the 30 and now I'm again missing what the curve does better.

    Posted via CB10
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    09-01-16 12:31 AM
  14. thurask's Avatar
    End of Support August 26, 2016

    BlackBerry Business Cloud Services End of Sale and Support
    This is what I use to connect to Office 365 Exchange Server (BES).
    I was told my only option was to move to BB OS ten devices.
    I was also told BIS was to be turned off also (on pre OS ten devices).
    Was I misinformed?
    Big difference between just Exchange support and BIS as a whole. BIS, surprisingly, is still around for the foreseeable future.

    Anyway, BB10 devices can connect to Exchange just fine, as well as using regular data instead of specialized BIS.
    09-01-16 12:35 AM
  15. Heavens1's Avatar
    Big difference between just Exchange support and BIS as a whole. BIS, surprisingly, is still around for the foreseeable future.

    Anyway, BB10 devices can connect to Exchange just fine, as well as using regular data instead of specialized BIS.
    So no truth to the rumour that BIS will be pulled in 2017?
    09-01-16 12:37 AM
  16. thurask's Avatar
    So no truth to the rumour that BIS will be pulled in 2017?
    No signs for or against it.
    09-01-16 02:19 AM
  17. Loc22's Avatar
    I upgraded to classic but miss my bold's small form factor. I would luv to find a way to continue using the bold. Q10 is nice but doesnt have the joy stick (cursor). I saw a video on utube that was running android on an older bb but that was dated (2012)
    Where are you located? BIS has stopped services here for 2 years already. I know it will continue to shut down one territory at a time.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    09-01-16 06:13 AM
  18. Heavens1's Avatar
    I've still got BIS on my 9700 on Optus in Sydney. Legacy devices still have it provisioned.
    09-01-16 06:16 AM
  19. Ursus Rufus's Avatar
    Canada here. I was on a plan with Fido from about 3 or 4 years ago which didn't have much data so inquired about newer plans.

    I also asked about BIS, because I have a 9900 which on my old plan wasn't fully functional.

    Tech support person said BIS is now included with all new Fido plans for the last year or so.

    If you ask me, that's the opposite of being shut down.
    09-01-16 07:00 AM
  20. David Tyler's Avatar
    Tech support person said BIS is now included with all new Fido plans for the last year or so.
    BIS is also free now on AT&T in the US.



    Passport SE: All the snooty prestige of a device with a precious metal in the name at less than half the price!
    Ursus Rufus likes this.
    09-03-16 10:53 AM
  21. ohaiguise's Avatar
    BIS, surprisingly, is still around for the foreseeable future.
    .
    Why is it 'surprising'? Should the several million people still using those devices get their internet access shut off, and if so why?
    09-03-16 11:26 AM
  22. thurask's Avatar
    Why is it 'surprising'? Should the several million people still using those devices get their internet access shut off, and if so why?
    BlackBerry hasn't acknowledged BBOS or BIS for several years now, they've created and EOL'd several products and services in that time frame.
    09-03-16 01:58 PM

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