Massive Blackberry Outage

12/17/2009:

Are you a Blackberry user? Wondering why email is so light today? No, it’s not a major religious holiday, RIM is having issues!

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RIM: We’re working on the BlackBerry outage

Research In Motion Ltd., maker of the BlackBerry phone, said Thursday that some of its North American customers are experiencing outages with the phone’s BIS, or BlackBerry Internet Service which is affecting their email service.

RIM said in a statement that its technicians are working to resolve the email issue. The Waterloo, Ontario-based company said that the phone service, browsing and “PIN-to-PIN messaging” were not affected.

The email outage is affecting all BlackBerry users, regardless of their carrier, according to Jeffrey Nelson, a spokesman for Verizon Wireless, the largest U.S. wireless carrier.

According to the Canadian Press, the last major BlackBerry outage was in February 2008, , when an upgrade to the wireless system appeared to have been behind a three-hour service disruption affecting millions of users in North America.

From International Business Times

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hobposer
hobposer
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 11:45 pm

Same here, yikes, iphone here i come

plywood
plywood
Reply to  hobposer
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 11:14 am

Check the other ‘The Best: Blackberry 9700 Bold2’ thread, AT&T (i.e. iphone) has signal strength issues in Hoboken.

In response to midtownauthentic who said:

Same here, yikes, iphone here i come

xyzpdq
xyzpdq
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 11:41 pm

Here we go again. No e-mail or Facebook updates on the Blackberry tonight. Tried to access Hoboken411 on the Blackberry and all I get is an error message.

theglobeandmail.com/news/technology...weeps-north-america/article1409608/

bryan999
bryan999
Thursday, December 17, 2009 3:58 pm

For anyone interested: I was able to confirm that users on their company’s Blackberry servers coasted right through this one…

Kingfox
Kingfox
Reply to  bryan999
Thursday, December 17, 2009 11:03 pm

Yes, BES users were fine, only BIS customers were affected.

In response to bryan999 who said:

For anyone interested: I was able to confirm that users on their company’s Blackberry servers coasted right through this one…

aurora
aurora
Thursday, December 17, 2009 3:34 pm

Mine just started coming in, and I think with all the beeping, my battery is going to explode!

beebsho95
beebsho95
Thursday, December 17, 2009 3:06 pm

This explains the problem I was having this morning. Thanks for the info 411!

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