RIM BIS Downtime Upcoming: BIS 3.0 Upgrade For North America

Posted on 20. Mar, 2010 by in BlackBerry

It looks like RIM is alerting everyone of their impending BIS 3.0 upgrade and the downtime that will occur as a result of that.  The scheduled downtime will effect North American customers only.  The details of the upgrade, including time frame, are listed below:

  • There will be scheduled network maintenance by Research In Motion (RIM) affecting BIS customers between 0100 CT / 0200 EDT on March 28th and 0500 CT / 0600 EDT on March 28th.
  • Blackberry will be performing a BlackBerry Internet Service v2.8 upgrade to BlackBerry Internet Service v3.0
  • BlackBerry Internet Service subscribers may be unable to send or receive messages using their BlackBerry hosted email account or integrated third-party email accounts, view email attachments, activate email service, or request to see “”more”" text during the maintenance.
  • Wireless service providers and device resellers may be unable to create subscriber accounts or provision services for subscribers.
  • The estimated duration of impact is 4 hours and affects 100% of BIS customers.

If you are curious what enhancements you will see from the BIS 3.0 upgrade you can read about it in this document.

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