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Friday, January 13, 2012

Airtel, Vodafone announce unlimited usage plan for BlackBerry

Telecom major Airtel and Vodafone on Thursday announced fixed fee-based plans with different terms and conditions which will allow unlimited use of BlackBerry Messenger Service to their customers.

While Vodafone’s plan to be launched next week under name ‘Go BBM’ unlimited access to BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) for Rs. 5 per day or Rs. 129 per month for prepaid. There will be fixed price of Rs 129 per month for post-paid subscribers, the statement said.

Airtel in a statement also announced unlimited BBM service usage plan for its post-paid customers against monthly rental of Rs. 129. This plan will also provide 300 local and national SMS to BlackBerry handset user, the statement said.

BBM has evolved as one of the popular social networks with over 50 million users. It offers instant messaging for BlackBerry smart phone owners, letting users communicate in real time with the people who matter most.

Additionally, as part of the introductory offer, subscribers who purchase a BlackBerry Curve 8520 or BlackBerry Curve 9300 smart phone by the end of February 2012 can avail one year of unlimited access to the BBM service from the date of purchase, Vodafone statement added.


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