Glo Discontinues Blackberry Internet Service (BIS) Data Plans 

Over the years, GLO has helped mobile users and internet hungry users to stay up to date as a result of it’s cheap data plans. Thus, giving room for affordable data on Blackberry and Android phones.

There was actually a time when GLO BIS was trending. Not only for Blackberry users, but for Android users who were able to change their phone’s IMEI to a Blackberry IMEI.

Sometime in November, Etisalat discontinued it’s Blackberry internet Service plans. And now, GLO has followed suite.

Don’t get me wrong. This basically applies to those using older Blackberry phones. Likes of the bold 5, bold 6, curve 7 etc. If you are still using any of those Blackberry phones as your main phone in this present age where Android is very affordable, I wonder what’s holding you.

glo discontinues blackberry bis plans


Blackberry 10 users can still use the normal data plans on the GLO network. According to the information on Glo website, the BIS plans was discontinued effective December 17th, 2016.

An excerpt from the official announcement on their website reads thus:

Dear Customer, starting December 17, 2016 BlackBerry services on your device (BBOS7 devices) will no longer be available. You can still continue to use the device to Call and Text. We request you to migrate to a BB10, Android, Windows or iOS handset to use your remaining data.

This means that blackberry services for Blackberry OS7 & below, will cease to function. Impacted handsets i.e. Bold, Curve, Torch, Storm, Tour, Porsche will not have access to Blackberry internet services and Enterprise services.

Note: All Blackberry 10 and above OS device will continue to work as normal.

Which GLO Blackberry Data Plans Was Discontinued?

In simple understanding, these are the glo data plans for Blackberry that was discontinued:

  • BlackBerry Complete weekly plan
  • BlackBerry Complete monthly plan
  • BlackBerry Absolute weekly plan
  • BlackBerry Absolute monthly plan
  • BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS)
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES)

Recommended GLO Data Plan For Blackberry 10 Users

If you are using any of those older Blackberry phones, it’s better you upgrade to a blackberry 10 phone or an Android. IOS isn’t out of place though.

It’s no longer news that GLO internet plans which works on Android and virtually every other device, works well on Blackberry 10 phones. Just change the APN to gloflat or glosecure and you are good to go.

Personally, that’s the only glo data plan I can recommend for Blackberry 10 users. And guess what, it works for every app. At least, for those I have tried using it on.

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