Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sun Cellular now offers BlackBerry Service

Digitel and RIM 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 select 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 doesn̢۪t have the details nor the listed postpaid plans include any 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.

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