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Hotlink to offer Blackberry Plans as well

This is a follow up on my earlier post “Celcom- 1st to offer Prepaid Blackberry
Hotlink on last week has also announced that it would offer a prepaid Blackberry plan for the Blackberry Curve 8520, that will be launched within this month.

I don’t have much details on the Hotlink Blackberry Prepaid plans, but similar to Celcom you can pre-order the new Blackberry Curve 8520 here.

As for Celcom, three Blackberry Internet Service (BIS) data plans will be available on the Xpax Blackberry plan- day, week and month. Also it is believed that Celcom will subsidise the Blackberry Curve 8520, allowing the price to fall slightly below RM1,000.

I have been using the Blackberry Curve 8520 for almost 3 days now. Although it does not have 3G & GPS, the experience so far has been good with battery life lasting more than a day, on moderate use. However I think Blackberry for the consumer market would be useless if they(consumer) cannot afford the Blackberry data plans. I hope both Celcom & Maxis will offer acceptable pricing for the Blackberry Internet Service and not to forget, education on Blackberry for the consumers.

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