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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.

• Blackberry Bold 9700 • Sun Cellular Now Offers Blackberry Service

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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ian
ian
8 years ago

blackberry curve 8520 phone settings handset please

fate.phil
fate.phil
10 years ago

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!

tigran
tigran
10 years ago

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 :)

Cleo Solman
10 years ago

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!

cindy
cindy
11 years ago

hi, query lang po… i registered sa sun BIS 7 days… bad thing is BBM at fb lang ang apps na gumamgana.. i cant login sa ym and google tlak

glencharles
glencharles
11 years ago

picking up from this comments thread, sir bryan says twitter is not included? wthell sun!

Choi (Red)
11 years ago

@Bryan so sad to hear that. I have been enjoying unlimited service with them so I still think that whoever configured your phone has messed up with the settings.

Good luck!

bryan
bryan
11 years ago

hi guys!sorry cant update you anymore but ive switched phones so im cancelling the unlimited bis and internet all together. happy BB’sing!

bryan
bryan
11 years ago

i know its just crazy, well i hope this unlimited internet and bis would work, i would ask them too if there is any cap for the internet usage. because when you say unlimited sometimes its not really unlimited(lesson learned)

Choi (Red)
11 years ago

@EU I am using minternet as my APN since day 1 of my BIS which is why I am wondering why @Bryan was asked to use a different APN

bryan
bryan
11 years ago

oo sobra pero that’s based from 2 months bill lang,2 months na yun putol din linya ko kasi its going over my credit limit so i opted to have the unlimited internet and BIS and take note im still waiting for their approval for 3 weeks!kaya wifi lang muna ako haay sun cellular

bryan
bryan
11 years ago

@eu yup i was, the unlimited BIS from sun is strictly for apps that are using the BIS for Blackberry,unfortunately twitter and foursquare are not included kaya i opted for unlimited internet and BIS kaya ayun

eu
eu
Reply to  bryan
11 years ago

bakit ganun? when I called last night sa Sun, the operator told me na pwede daw gamitin lahat ng Apps, i just need to make sure daw na blackberry.net yung APN ko :| ang labo naman nila :|

eu
eu
11 years ago

Hi, question. When you changed your APN to blackberry.net did SUN still charge you? Alin ba talaga dapat? blackberry.net o minternet? :D Thanks! :D

Choi (Red)
11 years ago

@Bryan that’s really bad news….I hope the unlimited service does you good. crossing fingers
Hehehehe

bryan
bryan
11 years ago

red, guess what im charged again for GPRS!hahahaha 3500 is my running bill,and i saw some of the apps i was being charged for(ones that require connection to the WAP browser) its CrunchSMS, Foursquare and XIMAD made apps, i went to their office today to settle it becuase really turning off the gprs will turn off the BIS altogether.so i ask for an alternative, now im signing up with the unlimited internet plus BIS for 1300, Sun murdered me.ahhahahaha 8000++ in 2 months

Choi (Red)
11 years ago

@Bryan No problem. Lemme know how it goes. Good luck! :-D

bryan
bryan
11 years ago

@red yeah i notice that too, because before switching over, i have globe di ba? and i was using opera mini for that and no charges showed up on my bill, but as sun didnt provide me any settings i was wary, so i just left my twitter,foursquare and facebook open. i was in bohol at that time and voila 5000++ phone bill, kaya di muna ako nagbubukas ngayon to see what apps really are using it. thanks for the advice though

Choi (Red)
11 years ago

@Bryan I’ve noticed that the 999 plan does not cover unlimited internet. if you do a lot of surfing, then, that probably is the culprit.

bryan
bryan
11 years ago

yeah i do have an add on for Php 999 on top of my monthly pan fee, they didnt give me the settings on the onset, siguro that was my mistake not letting them set it up, i assumed its the same as globe’s unlimited plan, because i was never charged for globe no matter what apps i use.next bill if it happens again i will definitely file a formal complaint

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