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Registered: ‎08-20-2013
My Device: Bold 9900
My Carrier: Irancell
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Using Blackberry Bold 9900 BBM services without BIS in Iran, Possible??

Hey everyone!

 

  I've moved to Iran recently and I own the Bold 9900, The BIS is not supported by any providers in here and I'm using a pre-paid simcard (Iran-cell). Unfortunately they donot even have the GPRS setting for my phone in here.  I looked through the net and read different answers to my own question saying that there's no way I can use my BBM here without the data plan, at the same time I overheard s.o saying they could use their BBM in here,... So just to make sure... Is there anyway I can somehow use my BBM in here? I tried connecting to wifi but that didnt work, could not even use the WhatsApp...

 

Thanks a lot!!

 

-A

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Re: Using Blackberry Bold 9900 BBM services without BIS in Iran, Possible??

Hi and Welcome to the Community!

With legacy devices (e.g., pre-BB10), a BIS plan of some kind is indeed required from some carrier that can provide it. With BB10, the requirement for BIS is removed. Perhaps that's why others you know of are able to use BBM...if they are on BB10 devices, then they can function just fine with generic data plans. Many apps beyond BBM also require BIS plan -- as I recall, WhatsApp is one of those (but you should check the WhatsApp site to find out for sure).

Good luck!

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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-20-2013
My Device: Bold 9900
My Carrier: Irancell

Re: Using Blackberry Bold 9900 BBM services without BIS in Iran, Possible??

Aww....

thanks soo much! great and enough info!

wish I knew about it before moving here so that I could trade my phone with the new BB10!!

 

thankss anyways 

-A