“Bell Canada, one of the major network operators in the brand’s homeland, confirmed its customers were experiencing problems,” Christopher Williams reports for The Telegraph. “Meanwhile BlackBerry users in the United States, Japan and Singapore reported similar difficulties getting online.”
“The firm faced growing calls for compensation from users all over the world. European, Middle Eastern and African BlackBerry owners have now endured three working days without mobile internet access, including email and instant messaging,” Williams reports. “RIM made no comment on the whether it would offer any money back as it battled to restore services. Users bombarded its Twitter accounts with demands for compensation on Wednesday afternoon.”
Williams reports, “Etisalat, a mobile operator in the United Arab Emirates’, became the first network to announce its customers will be compensated. Both contract and pay-as-you-go customers in the Gulf state wil receive free service equivalent to three days’ BlackBerry usage. British operators have made no comment on compensation, but it is understood they do not expect to offer any and blame RIM for the outage.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Public Service Announcement for CrackBerryheads:
After being run over by Apple (who backed up and ran over them again four more times), RIM is self-immolating. Soon, they won’t be around to compensate their employees, much less you.
BlackBerry devices are horribly antiquated tech. DinoBerries. Stop being silly. What you want is an Apple iPhone 4S. If anyone tells you to get an Android device instead, they hate you. We, on the other hand, are here for you and we promise to answer any questions you might have about your new iPhone.
Now, go get in the queue at your local Apple Store or area iPhone carrier or preorder online ASAP.
We now return you to your semi-annual worldwide service outage.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]
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