Trinidad - Busy business executives and managers, as well as legal and medical professionals were the first people in Trinidad to discover and embrace the incredible value of a BlackBerry® smartphone. But that picture has been changing and will do so even more, now that pre-paid bmobile customers can access the proven functionality of BlackBerry® Internet Service. TSTT and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) announced today that voice and data services for BlackBerry smartphones are now available for pre-paid bmobile customers. Prepaid services for BlackBerry smartphones are an affordable and convenient option that gives customers powerful communications capabilities with the control of a weekly ‘pay-as-you-go’ service. More than 75% of bmobile users have pre-paid service. Now they will be able to utilize a BlackBerry smartphone for email, web browsing and the hugely popular social network applications from face book, windows live messesger, Yahoo messenger plus access thousands of other mobile business and lifestyle applications while still using regular top-up options on bmobile.
“TSTT’s introduction of a pre-paid option for BlackBerry Internet Service in Trinidad and Tobago is a significant step in extending the reach of BlackBerry smartphones to more consumers in the country,” said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. Anthony Joseph, Executive Vice President Mobile Services at TSTT praised customers for giving TSTT the impetus to develop the service. He noted that pre-paid customers had been generating a lot of discussions about the importance of mobile communication for them. “Students, young professionals, trades people, small and micro business owners -- everyone has endorsed the benefits of being connected while on the go. Pre-paid BlackBerry service was the enhancement they have been asking for to improve how they organize their personal and professional interests.” Pre-paid customers subscribing to BlackBerry Internet Service can access up to 10 supported business and personal email accounts (including most popular ISP email accounts) from their BlackBerry smartphone. Customers will also be able to select from a wide range of powerful BlackBerry smartphones, such as the BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8120, BlackBerry® Pearl™ Flip 8220 and BlackBerry® Bold™ smartphones. All provide a renowned mobile experience for email, phone, messaging, web browsing, multimedia, organizer and other applications.