BlackBerry services running at full capacity

2011-10-14 18:10
Johannesburg - BlackBerry services were running at full capacity again after this week's outages, BlackBerry maker Research in Motion said on Friday.

"Once again, Thank you for your patience," it said.

On Monday, half of Tuesday and on Wednesday, the popular communication device did not work due to a communication failure.

The estimated two million BlackBerry users in South Africa would get some compensation to make up for having no service.

Vodacom said on Friday it would give its BlackBerry customers 20 free Vodacom to Vodacom calls, after the three days of service disruptions and outages this week.

They would also get 20 free SMS messages.

"It is only fitting that we do this as a gesture of appreciation for their patience," said Portia Maurice, Vodacom's chief officer for corporate affairs.

Cell C said it would give its customers R10 off the cost of their BlackBerry Internet/Enterprise Service for the month of October.

It would also throw in 10 free SMS messages for the time they could not use BlackBerry Messenger.

MTN said it would pass a R10 credit to affected users.

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