Yongs, 14 Nov 2014From anyone in South Africa,does this phone uses BIS? I'm using BB for the past 3-4 yrs.
and I'm not using any BB plans.
1st you should activate Normal Internet Plan on ur SIM, than insert that SIM in any Non-BB phone.
Then Switch/insert ur SIM, (on which u've activated normal Internet Plan) into the BB phone in which u want to use.
Then start using it Internet...
If not working, then ur BB phone does not support Normal Internet Plans.
Many BB phones does not support Normal Internet Plans.
If its work, then Hurry....
Anonymous, 16 Nov 2014dont need this ugly phone.LolDon't need don't buy,it is not for you
The BB passport is just an absolutely beautiful thing that has ever happened in the smart phone industry. I used different types of phones from the iPhone to htc phones but none of these compares to the quality of clarity, performance, ease of use, network connections. The list goes on and on. All you need to do is get one and see the difference in this beauty as compares to other smart phones(toys).
Ramesh,you are not alone.Bottomline,it is beauty in the eyes of beholder,a matter of perception,preference ,beliefs and loyalty.Cheers.
shareef, 15 Nov 2014How did you sideload it?try google ,how to sideload snap.
I am a big Apple user (have 3 ipads, 3 iphones, 2 macbook pros). But there were several issues using my iphone for work such as - battery life, call quality, typing, screen real estate etc. Bottomline, i got the Blackberry passport unlocked from ShopBB to test this (being skeptical but open because of the 30 day return policy). My experience so far (my wife has the Iphone 6) is that we both love this phone. Blackberry Hub (single place for all messages) and Blend are really superb on top of battery life (mine lasts me atleast 2 plus days before it needs a charge), speakers, apps (all my needs are covered on Amazon App Store) etc. BB 10 is so much smoother than IOS ( i never thought i would say this). It is not as heavy or big as i expected it to be. Easily fits in my jeans and pant pockets. Also, i am not a big fan of single handed typing (usually people do this when they text and drive) as they are put other people's life in danger. Also, i was a two handed typist on my iphone as well.
Broken Arrow, 15 Nov 2014As a phone, it is just ugly. Okay as a terminal.You must see the phone in person not pictures.
szeifryl, 14 Nov 2014Have this device for two weeks. Everything is going well. Fast and no lags. I love the speaker... moreinstalling apps via 1mobile market or other Android market is not Sidloading. Sideload is the progress when you install an app to you BlackBerry 10 phone via a computer
Yongs, 14 Nov 2014From anyone in South Africa,does this phone uses BIS? All New BlackBerry phones will not work on BIS.
BIS is for the OLD PLATFORM.
Yongs, 14 Nov 2014From anyone in South Africa,does this phone uses BIS? No BB10 devices use BIS.
All BB10 devices use conventional data plans like all other modern smartphones, i.e. iPhone or Android. No BIS subscription is required, nor does it matter that your carrier specifically know you have a BB10 device.
Allyssa, 13 Nov 2014I'm looking into getting my fiance and I new phones for Christmas, I've always LOVED Blackberr... moreIt's great phone fast Internet and they have more app options since they have amazon app world on BlackBerry passport vine igrann which is the insatgram app for BlackBerry they ahve microsoft programs like excel and world are 10 times better then apple android last but not least it's battery lasts for ever no matter how long u use it, not mentioning high security and alooooot of features , once u try black u never go back
This device quite ok. Don't compare it to iPhone. This device just different. This device is intended for professional in office environment as BlackBerry intended too. Email experience is great, hub is sync perfectly once u know how. Yeah don't play game with it, cause u will feel stupid. Battery life is really good. Screen is awesome. Calling quality is good, but speaker placement in your ear is important when u make calling because the awkward size of this phone but can get used overtime. That's it.
Have this device for two weeks. Everything is going well. Fast and no lags. I love the speakers its so loud. Keyboard so nice to use. Overall performance is great. Just having little problem with lack of some major apps. Like tango and viber. But I sideload it via one mobile market and amazon market. Just I think its not that polish and compatible with passport for now. But its 90% working
Allyssa, 13 Nov 2014I'm looking into getting my fiance and I new phones for Christmas, I've always LOVED Blackberr... moreIn all honesty there is no "BEST" phone. I worked at an independent dealership, it is literally my job to familiarize myself with each model and each brand of phone before I sell a phone to a client. Each person will have a different preference and opinion for each device brand as well as their operating systems. It is all entirely dependent upon what it is you need to be able to do with the phone in particular. I activate iPhones, Android devices, BlackBerry's, and Windows phones everyday and yes iPhones are definitely a preferred model when it comes to popularity but to be quite frank they are also the phones we see coming in with by far the most issues; from broken screens and broken/damaged housing to the phone's actual enclosure, freezing, email issues where it won't let the user send out emails out of the blue, intermittent service (with a vast amount of providers so its not the providers necessarily), and Apple as a whole is nowhere near as secure with anything as everyone assumes they are. However, the product itself is beautiful and amazingly simple to use which is why most of the iPhones we activate in-store are for first time smartphone users. Almost every DIE-HARD Apple fan we have are always very open minded to switching to a different type of phone and a lot of them already have here in Canada. Personally I have had all three operating systems as my own personal devices and BlackBerry is by far the best operating system I've come across. BlackBerry as a whole is perfect for me thanks to its very secure server and ability to encrypt, its hands down the most durable type of phone I've ever had, best reception out of every phone I've ever had and it does absolutely everything I need it to. For example, I have a cabin that is over 70 kilometers outside of our town here and can make a call, browse on the web, send a text message/email from all the way out there JUST BECAUSE I HAVE A BLACKBERRY! The additional built-in antenna is phenomenal, I am the only one in my family able to have FULL FUNCTIONAL use of my phone out there. I've even tried bringing some of my other phones out there just to give it a shot and REALLY PUT THEM TO THE TEST. No iPhones work out there at all whatsoever, no HTC's, no Samsung's, no Motorolla, not a single other brand I had worked except my BlackBerry. So for me that is a huge deal. Again, due to the fact that the cabin is over 70 km from town, if something bad were to ever happen and I needed to make an emergency phone call immediately to get a helicopter out there or a plane I would never be able to even make that call with ANY of my phones... except BlackBerry.
Again it's entirely dependent upon one's preference and what they need to be able to specifically do with the device but for my personal lifestyle, I could never ask for a better phone, nor a better brand.