Question about Cell Phones
I bought my blackberry 9930 bold in America and am in South Africa on holiday but could not activate the messenger on the phone. What can I do to activate the blackberry messenger in South Africa?
You first need to buy R60 airtime for the network you are using such as MTN, Vodacom, Cell C etc. That R60 will be the amount you need for (BIS) Blackberry Internet Service. You need BIS to enable BBM (Blackberry Messenger) to work. Once you have topped up your airtime with R60, you need to dial *141*11# which should bring up the option to activate BIS. Choose BIS and not any other option. BIS is usually option 1, but just make sure you select to activate BIS. Once BIS is activated then you can go onto BBM (Blackberry Messenger) and you should be able to send messages. You then have internet access as well. The great thing about the BIS is that it lasts for a month, without you needing to pay anything after the R60 to send as many messages as you like for free on BBM, plus you can use the internet on your phone as much as you like too! I am experiencing a problem getting BIS on my Blackberry Curve which I shall ask a question about on this site!! Good luck :)
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