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  1. safir3672000's Avatar
    Hello,

    I live in France and have a BB 9320 - OS 7.1 for several years (with the French operator SFR).

    Phone calls, SMS, MMS, internet, email (gmail) without problems.

    Since 20/03/2019, I no longer have access to BIS and I have no more email sending and receiving. The rest is normal, even internet.

    Is this the consequence of the end of support for OS 7.1?
    Thank you.
    Cordially
    04-01-19 06:35 AM
  2. conite's Avatar
    Hello,

    I live in France and have a BB 9320 - OS 7.1 for several years (with the French operator SFR).

    Phone calls, SMS, MMS, internet, email (gmail) without problems.

    Since 20/03/2019, I no longer have access to BIS and I have no more email sending and receiving. The rest is normal, even internet.

    Is this the consequence of the end of support for OS 7.1?
    Thank you.
    Cordially
    It's the consequence of the end of BIS support from your carrier.
    04-01-19 06:47 AM
  3. safir3672000's Avatar
    A big thank you for your quick response.

    When you talk about my "carrier" you speak well of my telephone operator in France (SFR)?
    And not Blackberry.

    I ask the question because SFR still markets BBs in OS 10 and, of course, Android.

    This would mean that SFR would have cut access to BIS ONLY for BB OS 7.1 and earlier, like mine.
    What they did not want to tell me.

    Second question.
    If I buy a BB in OS10 cheap, can I have a break of the BIS in 1 or 2 years?
    Is it better to go directly to the Key2 LT, with a higher price, to be quiet long-term?
    Thank you again.
    Cordially
    04-01-19 08:23 AM
  4. conite's Avatar
    A big thank you for your quick response.

    When you talk about my "carrier" you speak well of my telephone operator in France (SFR)?
    And not Blackberry.

    I ask the question because SFR still markets BBs in OS 10 and, of course, Android.

    This would mean that SFR would have cut access to BIS ONLY for BB OS 7.1 and earlier, like mine.
    What they did not want to tell me.

    Second question.
    If I buy a BB in OS10 cheap, can I have a break of the BIS in 1 or 2 years?
    Is it better to go directly to the Key2 LT, with a higher price, to be quiet long-term?
    Thank you again.
    Cordially
    Only BBOS requires BIS. BB10 does not.

    I would still go to a modern device with the KEY² LE. App support is almost nonexistent on BB10.
    04-01-19 09:00 AM
  5. safir3672000's Avatar
    thank you so much.
    04-01-19 10:37 AM
  6. Lex24's Avatar
    OS 10 devices are not designed for BIS and lots of carriers (probably most of them) do not offer BIS with OS 10 BBs.

    If email is the only problem then you can try LogicMail. It is specifically intended to work on OS 7 and earlier BlackBerries without BIS, it uses carrier's data connection instead. I think OperaMini browser and UC Browser work the same way.

    The next step would be to trick some other apps to think that you actually have BIS. Aerize WiFiX is supposed to do it quite well, although I've seen some problems reported with OS 7.1 so a downgrade to OS 7.0 might be needed.

    I have never tested LogicMail or Aerize WiFiX myself because I still have BIS up here in Canada.

    LogicMail for BlackBerry

    http://aerize.com/blackberry/software/wifix/
    Last edited by Lex24; 04-08-19 at 06:01 AM.
    04-07-19 12:08 PM

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