South Africa and Waterloo, ON – MTN and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the availability of prepaid BlackBerry® service plan for MTN customers in South Africa. MTN prepaid customers will now be able to enjoy the benefits of using a BlackBerry® smartphone to stay connected to people and information on the go.
The Prepaid BlackBerry® Internet Bundle service plan from MTN includes unlimited data usage for mobile email for up to 10 supported corporate and personal email accounts, attachment viewing, Internet browsing, social networking, instant messaging and other mobile data applications for as little as R59.00 for a period of 30 days.
“We are proud to partner with RIM to offer our customers the option of prepaid BlackBerry service plan,” says Serame Taukobong, chief marketing officer of MTN SA. “This summer, MTN is bringing the true spirit of ‘Ayoba-ness’ to all our loyal customers. This pay-as-you-go offering extends the BlackBerry solution to MTN prepaid customers who want to access emails, the Internet, social networking sites and other applications from their BlackBerry smartphones, without sacrificing the flexibility of a prepaid subscription.”
Deon Liebenberg, regional director for Sub-Sahara Africa at RIM, commented: "We look forward to expanding our presence in the South African market with this new offering. With its prepaid BlackBerry service plan, MTN can expand the reach of the BlackBerry solution to an even broader audience in South Africa."
The Prepaid BlackBerry service plan from MTN provide customers with a flexible payment solution to suit their individual needs.
- By dialling *141*11# followed by 1#, a customer will be able to activate the Prepaid BlackBerry Internet Bundle service plan on their account.
- By dialling *141*11# followed by a 2#, a customer will be able to deactivate the Prepaid BlackBerry Internet Bundle service plan on their account.
- By dialling *141*11# followed by 3#, a customer will be able to check the renewal date of the Prepaid BlackBerry Internet Bundle service plan on their account. .
For further information, MTN customers can call 083 1555.
Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a multinational telecommunications group, operating in 21 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: "MTN". As at 30 June 2009, MTN recorded 103,2 million subscribers across its operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. The MTN Group is a global sponsor of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ and has exclusive mobile content rights for Africa and the Middle East. Visit www.mtn.com and www.mtnfootball.com
About Research In Motion
Research In Motion (RIM) is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications. RIM technology also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity to data. RIM’s portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry® wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld™ product line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. RIM is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.
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