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Finally! Your Normal Data Plans Will Work With Blackberry 10 Devices, No Need For BIS

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Finally! Your Normal Data Plans Will Work With Blackberry 10 Devices, No Need For BIS

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The BlackBerry Z10 is coming out soon — so close! — and just in case you were wondering, no, you won’t have to change your current plan.

Unlike older BlackBerries, the Z10 does not require an explicit BIS plan; in fact, it requires a regular data plan. BlackBerry-only plans such as Blackberry Personal E-mail Plans, BlackBerry Social Plans and BBM only will not work with the new Z10. The same is true of all other carriers as well.

This means that if you’re transitioning over from an iPhone or an Android with a data plan, just stick your SIM card in the Z10 and everything from the browser to BBM will work without issue. Of course, you’ll need a microSIM in order to connect to the network, so older devices (or iPhone 5 users) will need a new one.

When it comes to enterprise users who will be running their BlackBerry 10 phones via a BES10 server, a special BlackBerry BES plan will be required – so nothing has changed there. Being on BES10 is what enables features like BlackBerry Balance to function. However, if you’re in a business where you’re going to be running your BlackBerry 10 phones alongside iOS and Android devices with no BES in place, then no BlackBerry data plan is required – you’re in the same situation as a consumer.

[Mobile Syrup]

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Shivaank Rana
Shivaank Rana
iGyaan's Carlos Santana! Shivaank loves Apple products! He stays up to date with the latest happenings of the tech world and gets his hands dirty with the latest Gadgets! Follow Him on Google Plus : Google+
18 comments
Saavadhe
Saavadhe

 @igyaan  any idea whether this also applies to the current BB's available in INdia

Saavadhe
Saavadhe

igyaan  any idea whether this also applies to the current BB's available in INdia

Shivaank
Shivaank

@Saavadhe  igyaan Current Blackberries would still require BIS I'm afraid.

RishabhTank
RishabhTank

 @igyaan  does that also mean normal in india the normal data plans for other mobies will work for BB Z10?

RishabhTank
RishabhTank

igyaan  does that also mean normal in india the normal data plans for other mobies will work for BB Z10?

pavanbawdane
pavanbawdane

@RishabhTank  igyaan It should work. But its India and nobody can really predict what our carriers would bring. :)

RishabhTank
RishabhTank

@Shivaank  that would be one of the greatest news for me :D as i am thinking of moving from LAGdroid to BB10 :D

RishabhTank
RishabhTank

@pavanbawdane man i would surely buy this if that crappy 400rs internet+BBM plan would vanish.

Shivaank
Shivaank

@RishabhTank  igyaan Rishab we expect normal data plans to apply in India as well.

Shivaank
Shivaank

@RishabhTank Z10 or Q10? :)