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Blackberry Curve support ending

Johnny_Saturnin
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Hi there.

 

I've received a notification that from January 2022 older Blackberry devices will no longer be supported. When I've looked at the O2 website it's not clear if this just relates to internet and the phone will still work for calls and texts.

I'd upgrade the phone but it's for an elderly relative who wouldn't easily get used to a different phone. She only uses it for phone calls and SMS/ MMS.

So, does anyone know if the phone will still be useable after January 2022?

 

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madasaf1sh
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@Johnny_Saturnin 

 

Blackberry announced this a long time ago, that BIS (Blackberry Internet Services) where been sunsetted in Jan 2022 as they are turning off the infrastructure.

 

BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS Services FAQ — End of Life

 

And SMS and Phone Calls can't be guaranteed to still work, so it might be time to upgrade I'm afraid.

 

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@Johnny_Saturnin 

It's just BIS that will no longer be supported, so that's data, email, internet side of things.

Calls and texts will not be effected.

I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

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@Johnny_Saturnin 

 

Blackberry announced this a long time ago, that BIS (Blackberry Internet Services) where been sunsetted in Jan 2022 as they are turning off the infrastructure.

 

BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS Services FAQ — End of Life

 

And SMS and Phone Calls can't be guaranteed to still work, so it might be time to upgrade I'm afraid.

 

madasaf1sh_0-1637922250439.png

 

Current Phone: Motorola Razr 5g
I also have a Planet Computers Gemini

I work in IT as an Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Tools Administrator (Office 365, Slack and much much more) and manage hardware both Mobile and Desktop / laptop, my desk is a bit like PC World

--
We are all customers and dont have access to any o2 accounts





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