In contrary to the huge decline of the worldwide market share of RIM, the maker of BlackBerry handsets, based on the latest quarterly report from Gartner, the number of BlackBerry users is apparently growing here in the Philippines. Why? Because one gets to have the cheapest plans or packages for online messaging, browsing, social networking, etc.

Unfortunately, a slew number of BlackBerry users (or soon-to-be ones), including you perhaps, are still not yet aware of the options you have to make the most out of your BlackBerry device and its services, even just being a prepaid subscriber.

Don’t fret. I have compiled the BlackBerry service plans or packages available for prepaid subscribers here in the Philippines.

For SMART BlackBerry Prepaid subscribers:

  Package Package Details Rate Syntax Access Code
BB UNLI DATA Daily
  • Unlimited BBM
  • Unlimited Social Netorking
  • Unlimited Surfing
P50 BB DAY 2207
Weekly P300 BB WEEK
Monthly P599 BB MONTH
BB LITE SOCIAL Daily
  • Unlimited BBM
  • Unlimited Social Netorking
P35 SOCIAL DAY
Monthly P299 SOCIAL MONTH
BB LITE EMAIL Daily
  • Unlimited BBM
  • Unlimited BB E-mail
P35 EMAIL DAY
Monthly P299 EMAIL MONTH
BBM ONLY* Daily
  • Unlimited BBM
  • 10 minutes on net voice
P15 BBM DAY
Monthly
  • Unlimited BBM
  • 15 minutes on net voice
P99 BBM MONTH

 
*To use the the free minutes of BBM Only Plan, dial *2207 + 11 digit mobile number of the person you are trying to call. (ex: *220709181234567)

To register, text <SYNTAX> and send it to 2207. e.g. BB DAY to 2207

For GLOBE BlackBerry Prepaid subscribers:

  Package Package Details Rate Syntax Access Code
BB CHAT 1 Day
  • Unlimited BBM
  • 100 SMS to Globe-TM
P15 BBCHAT15 8888
BB SOCIAL 30 Days
  • Unlimited BBM
  • Unli Social Netorking
P299 BB SOCIAL ON
BB MESSAGING 30 Days
  • Unlimited BBM
  • Unli Social Netorking
  • Unlimited BB E-mail
P299 BB MSG ON
BB MAX 1 Day
  • Unlimited BBM
  • Unli Social Netorking
  • Unlimited Surfing
P50 BBMAX50
15 Days P220 BBMAX220
30 Days P599 BBMAX599

 
To register, text <SYNTAX> and send it to 8888. e.g. BB MSG ON to 8888


Unfortunately, SUN CELLULAR is not yet offering BlackBerry prepaid plans but we’re guessing they will very soon. Hopefully, within this year.

If you’ve got comments, questions or concerns regarding these prepaid plans, feel free to leave them in the Comments section below.

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Ram Mancelita is the founding Editor of TechBuzz. He has been recently awarded as the 2013 Technology Blogger of the Year and the 2012 Best Cebu Technology Blogger by the Cebu Bloggers Society and Best Cebu Blogs Awards, respectively. Get to know him better by visiting his personal blog at Mancelita.com or following him on Twitter at @mancelitaRam.