Sun Cellular now offers BlackBerry Service

Digitel and RIM today announced that Sun Cellular is now offering BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) with the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Curve 8520 to customers in the Philippines.

The BlackBerry Internet Service plans, together with the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphones, will be initially available at selected Sun Shops — Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Metro East, Robinsons Manila, TriNoma, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Park Square, SM Marilao, SM Megamall, Festival Mall, SM North EDSA, SM Cebu and Ayala Cebu. Availability will also soon be expanded to all Sun Shops.

I checked the website and the newsroom doesn’t have the details nor the listed postpaid plans, including BlackBerry handset. I am told they have not released how much the BIS postpaid service will be but it should come out anytime soon. Likewise, if you inquire on the listed shops above, you may not get any specific details as well.

More on this as we get details on pricing plans for postpaid and prepaid. Hopefully, it will be cheaper.

Update: Here are the initial details of BlackBerry Plans from Sun Cellular:

  • BB Plan 2500
  • BB Add-on 700 (10MB quota)
  • BB Add-on 999 (Unlimited BIS)
  • BB Add-on 1399 (Unlimited BIS + Internet)

BB Add-on Plans are available for the following:

  • Plan 350
  • Plan 600
  • Plan 1000
  • Plan 2000
  • Plan 3500
  • Elite Series Subscribers

*6-month lock-in period for Add-On plans.

BlackBerry Curve 8520 is free at Plan 2500 while BlackBerry Bold 9700 is Php15,000 at Plan 2500.

84 Comments on this Post

  1. I used to be recommended this blog by means of my cousin. I am no longer sure whether this put up is written by means of him as nobody else understand such certain about my difficulty. You’re incredible! Thanks!

  2. True ang labo nila, nag email ako regarding this:

    “How do I know if I am using the BlackBerry service and not the mobile internet service while browsing?
    As a default, BB browser activities utilize the BB service. If you download a third party browser (e.g. Bolt) on your BB handset and browse using it, that’s the time that you are using the mobile internet service of Sun.”

    Pero wala ako nakuhang matinong sagot. Napaka generic sabi lang di ako naka unlimited mobile internet.

    Ask ko na lang po kayo for help. Yun po bang BB browser na tinutukoy nila ay yung globe ang icon? If so, yung browser na yun is using BIS instead of WAP/GPRS? So pwede po mag browse sa internet using that browser? Or sun cellular BIS is purely for social networks, chat, email lang? And using BB browser charges to mobile internet na? thanks :)

  3. fate.phil

    SO GUYS, IS THE BBM SERVICE OF SUN OK? coz im hearing a lot of complaints about globe eh, im planning on getting a BB but im stuck as to which provider. and please, define “OK”. Thanks a bunch!

  4. blackberry curve 8520 phone settings handset please


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