MTN Nigeria unveils BlackBerry 10 data plans

MTN have revealed that the unlimited data
service that had become a hallmark of BlackBerry devices in most African countries
will not be offered with the BlackBerry Z10 on network.
MTN gave the warning to customers that
devices running on the new BlackBerry 10
platform will not support the existing
BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) data

Previously there was some industry speculation that certain BlackBerry services, particularly BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), might remain unlimited even if all other data use is capped.
Older BlackBerry devices need a subscription to BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) for features such as BBM and e-mail to work.

MTN has then released three (3) data plans for its blackberry 10 devices called BB10
lite , BB10 MiDi and the BB10 Maxi . All with
options of weekly plan or monthly plan.

The worry about the BB10
plans is the data cap, considering that same network provider gives unlimited data to older Blackberry devices for 1,500 Naira, while for the BB10 customers will have to pay 3,000 Naira to get 1GB of data. Today (22nd February, 2013) marks the end of
the pre-ordering of blackberry z10 from MTN in Nigeria and we expect to start getting the phones anytime from now.

Pre-ordering the blackberry z10 is also
available by other networks but the data plan for them is yet to be known.

Adeola Adebowale

I am a believer in good.