Mobilink to Launch Blackberry Service

blackberry.gif Mobilink is set to take the cut-throat cellular competition to a different standard all together, they are planning to introduce Blackberry push services soon on their network. I have no idea how much the blackberry set would actually cost or anything about the service charges but it would surely be great to have this type of service in Pakistan giving true meaning to a true mobile office.

Read this press release that was published in May on the deal between Blackberry and Orascom. Can any insider provide any tips on the estimated launch or other tips?

11 Comments so far

  1. su (unregistered) on November 27th, 2005 @ 8:45 pm

    please define what is the Blackberry push ??

  2. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on November 27th, 2005 @ 8:58 pm

    Blackberry is a very user friendly cell phone device, it constantly stays in touch with your e-mailbox and forwards you all relevant information as needed, including files and other items.

    It differs from conventional cell phones – that the server pushes the email message to your cell phone as you receive it rather then you physically connecting every minute. The service is quite differenet than the GPRS service we use presently

  3. DAA (unregistered) on November 27th, 2005 @ 9:49 pm

    Great news! Any idea if a Cingular (American cellphone service) Blackberry would work here currently? A friend is visiting from the US soon and needs to brings her with.

  4. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on November 28th, 2005 @ 2:48 am internal source(my friend) had toldme bout this but i wasnt supposed to reveal it

  5. Saadie (unregistered) on November 28th, 2005 @ 3:05 am

    oh that would be kewl, I have heard Blackberry is lot useful and this would really give mobilink some advantage. Sets cost vary from 300-400+ $s

  6. Junaid (unregistered) on November 28th, 2005 @ 5:16 pm

    This is GREAT news. Every salesperson in USA has a Blackberry this is gonna make everyones work life more lucrative! American Blackberrys will not work in Pakistan because we use a differnet GPS frequency than USA…but if this had been on Telenors network then yes it would work…but Mobilink doesnt support that network ( i think its the 1800 mhz ).
    It is basically for the “road warrior” who is always on the road and never in the office to “check emails, etc”
    Basically Blackberry is a handheld device that lets you use it as a cell phone, and get emails instantly, and do personal management stuff.
    One problem is you can only send very limited emails to a Blackberry.
    Great job Mobilink!

  7. Faraz (unregistered) on November 29th, 2005 @ 12:28 am

    Interesting discussion on Blackberry’s. A few clarifications:

    1. Any quadband and most triband blackberries from USA should work in Pakistan once the service is launched. Most of the new ones in USA are tri/quad band and some of the older ones from Cingular etc might not work due to not being that.

    2. There is no particular limit on the # of emails being sent to blackberry and emails are easy to manage as it is full synchronized with the enterprise mail server etc.

    3. It is not based on the windows platform so most of the window compatible applications will not work on it.

  8. Dee (unregistered) on November 29th, 2005 @ 10:41 am

    Hi my husband works for (RIM) which makes Black berry product. It is pretty much like cell phone but with few exceptions. i.e, you can use it as e-messaging device, cell phone, web browser, roaming device and new version has a beautiful screen (unlike old ones).In CAnada if i am not mistaken its price is $200 plus taxes and then you have to pay every month for services just like anyother cell phone device.

  9. Junaid (unregistered) on November 29th, 2005 @ 7:53 pm

    We must mention Blackberry is having Legal Troubles in USA..hope that doesnt negativly effect all this.
    It be great if these Blackberrys (or in USA we call them “crackberrys” because they are addictive) can be assembled in Pakistan.
    On another telecom-note…according to Geo in April 2006 anyone with a mobile phone in Pakistan will be able to change providers AND keep their mobile number.

  10. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on November 29th, 2005 @ 8:05 pm

    Local Number Portability has been on the cards since Jan 05 – but it seems burecratic red tape can finally implement this – lets keep our fingers crossed. The loosers are Mobilink and Ufone who have been dragging their feet in this process by greasing up the top-brass

  11. HA (unregistered) on December 9th, 2005 @ 4:55 am

    I just saw it on Mobilink’s website. Seems like they already have started Blackberry service.

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