TRA to suspend Blackberry Services from October 11, 2010

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Post by ROJ » 02 Aug 2010, 4:28 pm

^ this actually reminds of the spies who got arrested in Alpha Telecom in Lebanon for spying for Israel for more than a decade... So imagine what is happening with all the information going outside this country and back through a random computer on another continent... They have a point worrying about it..

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Post by Mr_boost » 02 Aug 2010, 5:03 pm

usaf23 wrote:
get the ifone..i guess that will be in total busines now...all those business guys who are email freakos...will get em..
xsijux wrote:
guess i'm buying the iphone *sigh* people are gonna call me a hypocrite
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xsijux wrote:guess i'm buying the iphone *sigh* people are gonna call me a hypocrite
Similar feelings here.


prob in iphone too

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Post by TNT » 02 Aug 2010, 6:12 pm

kartoos100 wrote:I think what ROJ is saying makes sense. I have been thinking(not really) about this and actually doing some research. UAE is worried because all of the data on the BB from the people in the UAE is stored on an external server in Canada. The UAE government (Etisalat or DU) does not have any access to this information. They have requested RIM for information regarding certain things and could not get a straight answer off RIM. All they have done now is threaten RIM to stop the services hoping that RIM will provide access or possibly let UAE have a server. This has been achieved in China for example.

So hopefully the TRA will have its way and it will be a win win situation for all of us. I would rather trust Etisalat with my information than RIM (in Canada or the States). But that is just me.

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Hmm, does make sense.

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Post by WKZ » 03 Aug 2010, 6:56 am

Its for a greater cause,all you BB users will actually upgrade to an iPhone
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Post by Ozimandius » 03 Aug 2010, 8:16 am

Nothing beats the BB in terms of ruggedness. Not a flimsy iPhone either. We have both types of users at work, and more than half the iPhone users have 'water damage' which isn't covered by warranty. On the other hand, the only thing BB users complain of is their track ball dying.

We're talking about business users, not tweens with the silly social package. Business users just need a tool for emails, and they're usually clumsy.
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Post by hater999 » 03 Aug 2010, 8:21 am

It's getting blocked here too
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Post by Ozimandius » 03 Aug 2010, 10:36 am

You actually thought Fatwa Land was going to be immune eh?
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Post by Ozimandius » 03 Aug 2010, 11:45 am

Speed kills, but you get there faster

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Post by hater999 » 03 Aug 2010, 6:00 pm

^Thats a sweet deal
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Post by Ozimandius » 03 Aug 2010, 6:05 pm

And an administrative nightmare. Unless I go for an iPhone Enterprise application.
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Post by hater999 » 03 Aug 2010, 6:51 pm

So after 12 months the mobile is your property right, after the contract finishes?
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Post by Ozimandius » 03 Aug 2010, 7:04 pm

I would assume so. My Account Manager said these offers will only be available should things go South and BB is banned in October. If not, we'll continue using BB.
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Post by kartoos100 » 03 Aug 2010, 7:16 pm

I have an iphone already. I guess I will have to dust it and think about using it in the future. Wonder if the email data limit remains unlimited when you have the iphone.
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Post by xsijux » 03 Aug 2010, 7:24 pm

Roj and Kartoos make good sense. i think in the end, RIM will fold and give in to TRA's wishes for a private server. After all, if i owned RIM, i certainly wouldn't want my product banned from one of the richest, most luxurious places in the world. Lets all hope for the best *fingers crossed*

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Post by ROJ » 03 Aug 2010, 9:54 pm

For people already registered along time ago, no changes apply for their services? thats what i understood...



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