October 11, 2011 Leave a comment
Really. I’ve got no service. Day 2:
The Blackberry Internet Service was disrupted for the second time in two days in South Africa on Tuesday.
The service interruption was felt in Europe, the Middle East, India, Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Africa, said Research in Motion (RIM) – the company that manufactures Blackberry.
The company would not give details on the cause of the problem or how long it was expected to last.
“We are working to restore normal service as quickly as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused,” RIM said.
On Monday, Blackberry users experienced a similar outage.
The service was restored for several hours on Monday, but faltered again on Tuesday.
Many users vented their frustration on social media sites like Twitter.
One said: “Ok, this BlackBerry thing is ridiculous now. And if I see one more tweet from a smug iPhone user…”
Others sought solace in humour.
“Its thoughtful of BlackBerry to honour Steve Jobs by having two days of silence,” said one tweet.
“Flight attendant just said to switch all our phones off, this includes all Blackberries… everyone chimes ‘dont worry they keep themselves off’,” said another. – Sapa
Anway, that’s it. Can’t blog like this. I’m off to bed. Goodnight!