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Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by lestat(m): 4:46pm On Oct 24, 2012
The word on the street is that Visafone in Nigeria are introducing BlackBerry Services onto their CDMA network and they are kicking things off with three models - the BlackBerry Bold 9330, BlackBerry Curve 9310 and the BlackBerry Curve 9370 -- what a fine selection. As a special promotion Visafone are offering some incentives to the first 1000 people who sign up to a BlackBerry plan with free accessories and even a chance to win a trip to Dubai.

We have covered the BlackBerry news from North Africa frequently over the last few months. It is another region where the BlackBerry is the number one selling smartphone if my memory serves me correctly. The Visafone shops will start taking pre-orders of the three new BlackBerry smartphones on Friday this week, October 26th.

Waldi Wepener, Regional Director for RIM in East, Central and West Africa, said, "We are proud to support Visafone with the launch of the BlackBerry solution to their customers in Nigeria, and to bring CDMA-enabled BlackBerry smartphones to the region with Visafone for the first time. The BlackBerry solution from Visafone offers customers a strong selection of smartphones and a wide range of services that connects them to people and information around the country, across the continent, and throughout the world."

Mr. Jim Ovia, chairman of Visafone, stated, "This partnership represents a big step forward in Africa's mobile history and we are very excited to be at the forefront of such a ground-breaking development in the Nigerian market. We have responded to our customers' demands for BlackBerry services by being the first to provide them with a suite of CDMA-enabled BlackBerry smartphones that best meets the region's growing mobile needs. More broadly, this launch is a major boost to the NCC's efforts to achieve growth of data usage and quality voice services to the country's 100 million active mobile phone lines."

Customers can find more details regarding the BlackBerry offers here. Are you in Nigeria? Will you be joining team BlackBerry? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

http://crackberry.com/visafone-nigeria-introduce-blackberry-services-their-cdma-network-three-blackberry-smartphones

Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by Nobody: 7:55pm On Oct 24, 2012
Still waiting for the day these bush Nigerian ppl will let go of this ratchet phone.

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Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by sarutobie(m): 7:58pm On Oct 24, 2012
Keep waiting

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Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by itsik(m): 8:03pm On Oct 24, 2012
Am third.
embarassedyeah!!!
Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by Ariyke: 8:03pm On Oct 24, 2012
Good for them
Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by berem(f): 8:03pm On Oct 24, 2012
*Ileke-IdI:
Still waiting for the day these bush Nigerian ppl will let go of this ratchet phone.
you dey call us bush people because we dey use Blackberry bah? No wahala.

BLACKBERRY FOR LIFE!!! cool

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Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by OkwaIfugo(m): 8:04pm On Oct 24, 2012
Nice for them.
hope starcomms follows suite.

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Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by sylve11: 8:05pm On Oct 24, 2012
*Ileke-IdI:
Still waiting for the day these bush Nigerian ppl will let go of this ratchet phone.

grin cool
Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by acidtalk: 8:07pm On Oct 24, 2012
This is what Starcomms should have long done.

I have been using Blackberry on my Starcomms line for over 3 years now. When I first converted from the sim to the Blackberry phone, I was told it will only run like a 1x and they battled with the configuration all to no avail.

Went to get another phone for the GSM. People who didn't know still laugh at me 1) for carrying 2 blackberry phones (2) for having a blackberry on a CDMA network. Some think is too much money, but deep inside us we know its a dead telecoms company's fault.


Good for Visafone all the same. They have surely thrown Starcomms and multilinks off the cliff to take the chunk of the CDMA market.
Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by chinnyonwu(m): 8:09pm On Oct 24, 2012
Shey I nogo de stand ontop roof to get network for my bIS? Except its 200 bucks for a year then I'd pass.

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Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by kisibo: 8:16pm On Oct 24, 2012
Na wah oo ..visaphone wey dere 3g netwok no dey ondo state nt to talk of osun or ekiti...abi hw dem want us to dey use edge on bb ?.........na wah ooo.

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Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by jude33084(m): 8:18pm On Oct 24, 2012
CDMA browsing enable phones are costly; too expensive angry

I hope τhe 3G signal will be great though wink
Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by sushieater: 8:32pm On Oct 24, 2012
its ik: Am third.
embarassedyeah!!!
Wow! Dis guy don win a trip to dubai o!
Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by seechris(m): 8:51pm On Oct 24, 2012
Long expected, I am going to get mine ASAP, cos visa network is not as jammed as the gsm providers, so am going to enjoy good uninterrupted bb services.
Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by newman10(m): 9:15pm On Oct 24, 2012
seechris: Long expected, I am going to get mine ASAP, cos visa network is not as jammed as the gsm providers, so am going to enjoy good uninterrupted bb services.

Good point there!
Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by donaremu(m): 9:39pm On Oct 24, 2012
kisibo: Na wah oo ..visaphone wey dere 3g netwok no dey ondo state nt to talk of osun or ekiti...abi hw dem want us to dey use edge on bb ?.........na wah ooo.
3G on GSM network is EVDO on CDMA network, 2.5G is 1x data which speed is still very reliable.
Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by Decryptor(m): 9:50pm On Oct 24, 2012
What do Nigerians see in this "Blackbanana" phone? It just amazes me o Still cruising with my HTC Touch Pro 2 (Windows Mobile) cool Blackberry is for gossips and flirts!

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Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by Onyenna(m): 9:51pm On Oct 24, 2012
undecided undecided SO........undecided
Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by Nobody: 10:01pm On Oct 24, 2012
jude33084: CDMA browsing enable phones are costly; too expensive angry

I hope τhe 3G signal will be great though wink

I disagree with you.
Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by Nobody: 10:03pm On Oct 24, 2012
Decryptor: What do Nigerians see in this "Blackbanana" phone? It just amazes me o Still cruising with my HTC Touch Pro 2 (Windows Mobile) cool Blackberry is for gossips and flirts!

Use a bill board instead.

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Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by 12inches1(m): 10:18pm On Oct 24, 2012
DanoskyZ:

Use a bill board instead.
Don't mind. Them...And ileke idi...Them bb haters. I am in contact with some important people via email on my bb... I have downloaded application forms for a particular job posting, chatted with my very good friend and still av time for ur hating azzess on NL #ileke. Idi and the likes all tonite on my precious BB that I love to pieces. Nobody bashes ur iOS and ICS so leave us BB users alone and let us rest.

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Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by gulfer: 10:31pm On Oct 24, 2012
Hmnmm, this is coming many years behind. A lot of peeps are already leaving blackberry for iOS and Android. Hope they won't lose so much for their investment?
Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by billante(m): 10:51pm On Oct 24, 2012
gulfer: Hmnmm, this is coming many years behind. A lot of peeps are already leaving blackberry for iOS and Android. Hope they won't lose so much for their investment?

They won't! Blackberry are just too lucky in nigeria! They control 50% of smart phones market in nigeria
I don't think d craze will fade away in long time to come

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Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by Decryptor(m): 11:05pm On Oct 24, 2012
billante:

They won't! Blackberry are just too lucky in nigeria! They control 50% of smart phones market in nigeria
I don't think d craze will fade away in long time to come
Stop decieving urself! It's already fading. I have used a BB before and with the current power problems in the country presently, the phone is wack! What kinna phone is that which drains battery life like hell and freezes constantly? BB my foot
Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by Teejayphillip(m): 11:05pm On Oct 24, 2012
Gudone... Wen is it kicking off? Letz Ơ̴̴͡.̮Ơ̴̴͡ if dey can survive Wat dey are abt doing... I wish dem luck,cos if I wish dem goodluck,nah 2 go bankrupt oo
Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by caseless: 11:08pm On Oct 24, 2012
Decryptor: What do Nigerians see in this "Blackbanana" phone? It just amazes me o Still cruising with my HTC Touch Pro 2 (Windows Mobile) cool Blackberry is for gossips and flirts!
HTC? oboi ur head dey dere! HTC stands out well ahead of BB. Pro 2 window mobile? Android OS thing....i no get BB time.
Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by mkoabiola: 11:20pm On Oct 24, 2012
Dey were sleeping b4.Na 2day dem wake up.
Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by HRHAgek(m): 11:38pm On Oct 24, 2012
Leave that thing joor. Make una de insult bb users de go. So long as na calls and sms b d mega tin, all of una android etc users no still beta pass Nokia touch light
Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by Maximus85(m): 12:51am On Oct 25, 2012
The simplest way to console yourself for things you don't have and can't afford is to hate that thing and talk rash about it.

So when someone condemns BlackBerry, its either he or she has an Iphone or a Nokia java phone.

I spend less on call credits when I am subscribed on my BB.

BB rule!!!!!!

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Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by Samabu07(m): 1:22am On Oct 25, 2012
caseless: HTC? oboi ur head dey dere! HTC stands out well ahead of BB. Pro 2 window mobile? Android OS thing....i no get BB time.
One of my mumu friend use that touch pro last two years. I still prefer BB cos of its cheap subscripiton and fast email connectivity!!!
Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by Nobody: 1:49am On Oct 25, 2012
*Ileke-IdI:
Still waiting for the day these bush Nigerian ppl will let go of this ratchet phone.

You stay stalking phone threads the way i stay stalking you
Re: Visafone Nigeria Introduce Blackberry Services On Their CDMA Network by caseless: 6:22am On Oct 25, 2012
Samabu07:
One of my mumu friend use that touch pro last two years. I still prefer BB cos of its cheap subscripiton and fast email connectivity!!!
lol@ 'mumu friend'. I'm using HTC fone with android operating system...my major problem has been the subscription...about 4k for one month subscription frm glo and etisalat, and mtn dosnt have subscription for htc fone except MB for smart fones. Even dou i buy mb for one month , it will only last me a week. Bb is cheaper anyway....

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