MTN will be stopping Blackberry services in Nigeria starting from the 27th of January 2017.
In a message sent to subscribers on Thursday, MTN said:
“Dear customer, MTN BlackBerry service will be decommissioned on 27/01/2017. Please upgrade to a smartphone and enjoy 100% bonus on any data bundle purchased.”
When contacted on this issue, MTN said: ” it means you won’t be able to subscribe to any blackberry service by that date. However, you can upgrade to a smartphone and purchase any of our data bundles.”
This notification follows Whatsapp’s announcement that it will discontinue services for Blackberries on December 31st, 2016, a deadline which was eventually extended to June 2017.