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BlackBerry Service now on Sun Cellular

Digitel Mobile Philippines, Inc. and Research In Motion today announced that Sun Cellular is now offering BlackBerry Internet Service together with the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphones to customers in the Philippines.

By subscribing to Sun Cellular’s postpaid BlackBerry service plans, customers can enjoy the benefits of staying connected with their friends, family and colleagues using push email as well as instant messaging applications including BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) and Yahoo Messenger. Users can also stay on top of updates from their friends on social networking services such as Facebook and Twitter while on the go. With Sun’s nationwide GPRS/EDGE and expanding 3G nationwide coverage, BlackBerry smartphone users can also enjoy Internet access across the Philippines.

“We are very excited to offer BlackBerry Internet Service in the market,” said Ricky G. Peña, Vice-President for Postpaid and New Business Marketing. “This is what our customers have asked for and we are very pleased to introduce the BlackBerry solution to our customers.”

Sun Cellular is now offering add-on service plans for BlackBerry smartphones to existing postpaid subscribers as well as new subscribers who want the convenience of connectivity at their fingertips. Sun Cellular’s add-on plans for BlackBerry Internet Service come in both unlimited and metered variants.

“We are very pleased to offer the BlackBerry solution on Sun Cellular’s network,” said Gregory Wade, Managing Director of Southeast Asia. “BlackBerry smartphones, together with Sun Cellular’s service plan offerings, will appeal to a broad spectrum of customers who want to be able to enjoy advanced communications and multimedia features with a highly refined mobile experience.”

The BlackBerry Internet Service plans, together with the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphones, will be initially available at select Sun Shops: Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Metro East, Robinsons Manila, TriNoma, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Park Square, SM Marilao, SM Megamall, Festival Mall, SM North EDSA, SM Cebu and Ayala Cebu. Availability will also soon be expanded to all Sun Shops.

The BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Curve 8520 Smartphones

The BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone includes an extensive array of high-end communications and multimedia features in a compact and highly refined design that will appeal to users for both professional and personal use. It offers top-of-the-line performance, functionality and features with support for 3G HSDPA networks around the world, a next-generation (624 MHz) processor, 256 MB Flash memory, optical trackpad, built-in GPS and Wi-Fi, a 3.2MP camera and a dazzling, high resolution display.

The BlackBerry Curve 8520 is an incredibly approachable smartphone. In addition to providing customers with the industry’s leading mobile email, messaging and social networking solution, the Wi-Fi-enabled BlackBerry Curve 8520 is incredibly compact and convenient. It features an innovative optical trackpad, which makes scrolling and selection smooth and easy for a great navigation experience. It is also the first BlackBerry smartphone to feature dedicated media keys that are smoothly integrated along the top of the handset, giving customers an easy, convenient way to control their music and videos.

For pricing and additional details, please visit www.suncellular.com.ph or contact Sun Cellular’s authorized retail channels.


  1. MobilePinas

    Hope they could offer an affordable mobile phone for Black Berry. Still look forward to that.

  2. tellimflos

    I have a feeling our mobile phone companies won’t offer the full Blackberry service of push-emails, unlimited internet access on top of YM, BBM, Facebook and Tweeter because this move will kill its bread-and-butter SMS or texting. The packages that are currently available in Manila are still limited and pricey compared to what Indonesian mobile phone companies are offering. For example, XL mobile in Indonesia has a prepaid full BB service for a mere IDR 5,000 or Php25 per day or Php 750 per month. In fact, they have a monthly package of IDR90,000 or Php 450. How can mobile companies afford to offer these packages in Indonesia while Philippine mobile companies can only offer the BB service for postpaid users for triple the amount?


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