1. CrackBerry Question's Avatar
    I have received the following text message:

    "From: -EE-
    Received: 26 Sep 2019 11:19
    Subject: Hi,

    Hi, BlackBerry Internet Services (BIS) will be switched off on 31 October 2019.

    If you use a Blackberry device pre BlackBerry 10 (ie. Curve, Bold, Torch, Storm, Porsche), it will no longer have access to the following applications: Blackberry Email, Blackberry Messenger, Blackberry World, Facebook and Web Browsing.

    You'll still be able to use your phone to make and receive calls, send and receive texts, and may be able to use data through a WiFi connection or your data plan allowance. "

    Is this just EE in the UK or has my long-term use of the mighty 9300 finally come to an end? I still use it for calls, texts, and multi email accounts - its the best thing out there and with a QWERTY keyboard. (Yes I also run and Android but its not as good for my uses)
    09-27-19 05:53 AM
  2. conite's Avatar
    I have received the following text message:

    "From: -EE-
    Received: 26 Sep 2019 11:19
    Subject: Hi,

    Hi, BlackBerry Internet Services (BIS) will be switched off on 31 October 2019.

    If you use a Blackberry device pre BlackBerry 10 (ie. Curve, Bold, Torch, Storm, Porsche), it will no longer have access to the following applications: Blackberry Email, Blackberry Messenger, Blackberry World, Facebook and Web Browsing.

    You'll still be able to use your phone to make and receive calls, send and receive texts, and may be able to use data through a WiFi connection or your data plan allowance. "

    Is this just EE in the UK or has my long-term use of the mighty 9300 finally come to an end? I still use it for calls, texts, and multi email accounts - its the best thing out there and with a QWERTY keyboard. (Yes I also run and Android but its not as good for my uses)
    This is a carrier-by-carrier decision. It's not turning off at the source - at least in the immediate future.
    09-27-19 09:02 AM
  3. joeldf's Avatar
    Yeah. Some carriers around the world have already turned off BIS through their systems. Some have threatened for a while that it will go away. Some will hang on to it for as long as BlackBerry maintains it.

    Guess EE decided on a hard shut-off date.
    09-27-19 09:45 AM
  4. zer0ten's Avatar
    The life support is slowly being switched off. The end of BB is near.
    09-27-19 09:45 AM
  5. cgk's Avatar
    I have received the following text message:

    "From: -EE-
    Received: 26 Sep 2019 11:19
    Subject: Hi,

    Hi, BlackBerry Internet Services (BIS) will be switched off on 31 October 2019.

    If you use a Blackberry device pre BlackBerry 10 (ie. Curve, Bold, Torch, Storm, Porsche), it will no longer have access to the following applications: Blackberry Email, Blackberry Messenger, Blackberry World, Facebook and Web Browsing.

    You'll still be able to use your phone to make and receive calls, send and receive texts, and may be able to use data through a WiFi connection or your data plan allowance. "

    Is this just EE in the UK or has my long-term use of the mighty 9300 finally come to an end? I still use it for calls, texts, and multi email accounts - its the best thing out there and with a QWERTY keyboard. (Yes I also run and Android but its not as good for my uses)

    I *think* Vodafone still has BIS services but I would not expect it to last much longer on any network - it's a network for devices that haven't been sold by carriers in five (six?) years and the number of users must be tiny.
    09-27-19 10:37 AM
  6. vanillatwin's Avatar
    Just to be sure, this doesn't include devices such as Keyone correct? Also, for the BB Classic for example, could another browser be downloaded to be able to go on the internet using WiFi?
    09-27-19 02:53 PM
  7. howarmat's Avatar
    Just to be sure, this doesn't include devices such as Keyone correct? Also, for the BB Classic for example, could another browser be downloaded to be able to go on the internet using WiFi?
    Only affects the BB0S 7 and below devices, not bb10 or bb android devices
    vanillatwin likes this.
    09-27-19 02:57 PM
  8. vanillatwin's Avatar
    09-27-19 03:03 PM

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