Today, Blackberry services are the most popular amongst the mobile phone users. Every top telecom company like Reliance, Airtel, Vodafone, BSNL is providing this service to its customers. Recently MTNL has also launched Blackberry services for its customers and its subscription rate is very less. Let's do an analysis about Blackberry service.
What are Blackberry Services?
Blackberry Internet service (BIS), one of the leading wireless solutions, allows its hi-end users to access their POP3, IMAP and Outlook Web App instantly email accounts without connecting via a Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES). Moreover, it also offers its customers access for full suite of business applications for e.g. Organizer & PIM functions (Contacts, Calendar, Memos), Email, SMS, Internet browsing, viewing attachment, Phone and Robust partner and solutions ecosystem – applications. So by availing these Blackberry services on your mobile, you can easily check your inbox, talk over phone and browse the Internet simultaneously. Moreover, you can also schedule and coordinate appointments in the middle of meetings, log in orders, raise approval request and much more. Besides, you can also stay connected to your friends, colleagues, customers etc. from any place without any hassle.
List of Blackberry Services
Email: Check your inbox over your phone without any hassle
Phone: Stay in touch with your dear ones anywhere anytime
Organizer: Organize your contacts, tasks, calendar, memo pads and get alerts on mobile
Internet browsing: Browse & surf the web while on move
SMS/MMS: Enable you to send regular Short Message and Multi-media message services.
Instant Messaging: By availing Blackberry services, Stay in touch with GTalk buddies and Yahoo messenger or you can also try Blackberry messenger
Attachment viewing: View attachments whether its JPEG, TIFF, BMP, MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint or Pdfs.
Social Networking: Always get in touch with friends through Orkut, Facebook etc.
About BlackBerry Messenger
BlackBerry Messenger, an instant messaging program for BlackBerry-to-BlackBerry communication, allows two people with BlackBerry mobiles to chat in real-time from any place in the world so long as they have data service. There is no per message charge With BlackBerry Messenger like there is with SMS; messages are sent through RIM servers as similar as email messages. Moreover, you can download it from www.blackberry.com/messenger. For installing BlackBerry Messenger, you have to connect your device to your computer and install it using Application Loader in Desktop Manger.
Free Services in Blackberry
Many of you don't know what is actually free on Blackberry. The free services are given below:
- You can get unlimited usage of email and the Internet from your BlackBerry device, if you're using the Blackberry Internet Service Browser as your default browser.
- Using the BlackBerry Internet Service, received email messages can not exceed 8 MB (Limited to 5 MB for the attachment plus 3 MB for the email message), regardless of the size of the customer's email mailbox.
Paid Services in Blackberry
Streaming (data/content transmitted in real time, over the Internet, viewed on a cellular handset) will be billed in accordance with the customer's prevailing data tariff plan and it will not constitute part of the unlimited on-device browsing (reading content on websites, on the Internet, from a cellular handset) offer.
- 2MB for Blackberry-supported document files
- 5MB for BlackBerry-supported media files
- File download using the BlackBerry Internet Service is supported and you should be able to download BlackBerry supported file types. The maximum size supported is as follows:
Valuable Tips and Tracks
- Streaming video and audio, eg. Youtube – any time your phone asks you if it can connect to WAP you will be charged.
- Many 3rd party apps that did not come with your phone will be charged for (assume they're charged until you've tested them). For example Opera Mini and the Bolt Browser and charged applications (but there is a way to force them to use BIS). An easy way to tell you're on 3G is the B icon next to the '3G' icon disappears (or your edge will be in small letters) when you initiate an internet connection with these applications (first load a page and quickly hit the red button to go to the home screen to check).
- Using the network browser – in your browser go to options – Browser Configuration – the first option is browser make sure ‘Internet Browser' is selected and not ‘MTN' or ‘Vlive' as you will be charged for the network browser. Also under the general options – advanced options – browser ensure that ‘internet browser' is selected.
- Absolutely everything else is free – e-mail and attachments, all browsing and downloading done with the default internet browser, instant messaging via BB Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, and Google Talk, any application that makes (or can make) use of BIS e.g. Viigo, Google sync, Facebook.