Cable & Wireless Introduces Pre-paid Option for BlackBerry in the BVI
Offers BlackBerry Pearl for just $149 with postpaid service

Cable & Wireless, a leading full-service telecommunications provider in the Caribbean, and Research in Motion (RIM) announced today that voice and data services for BlackBerry smartphones are now available from Cable & Wireless for pre-paid bmobile customers in the British Virgin Islands and other countries in the region.

To compliment the launching of pre-paid BlackBerry in the BVI, Cable & Wireless is making available the BlackBerry Pearl 8120, with Wi-Fi, for just $149 with post-paid service and $249 with pre-paid service. The offer is available from 1st – 15th August 2008.

“Once again, Cable & Wireless is the first mobile operator in the BVI to make available Pre-paid BlackBerry Internet Service in the British Virgin Islands. We continue to make good on our brand promise by providing leading technology, the best choices, and value for money at the lowest prices,” commented Vance Lewis, Chief Executive Cable & Wireless (BVI) Limited.

According to Yankee Group, pre-pay customers account for a large portion of the global mobile market, including approximately 83.5% of Latin America subscribers in 2007. “Cable & Wireless’ introduction of a pre-paid option for BlackBerry Internet Service in the Caribbean is a significant step in extending the reach of BlackBerry smartphones to more consumers in the region,” said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion

“Our customers have asked for this service and we are extremely proud to make the world of BlackBerry available to them. We are also excited to introduce this service to over 1.2 million of our pre-paid users, giving them the ability to stay connected to the Internet and stay in touch wherever they are for a low fixed price,” said Richard Dodd, Chief Executive of Cable & Wireless Caribbean.

Cable & Wireless mobile is leading industry by providing a pre-paid BlackBerry Internet Service plan to its customers in the Caribbean.

Pre-paid customers subscribing to BlackBerry Internet Service can access up to 10 supported business and personal email accounts (including most popular ISP email accounts) from their BlackBerry smartphone. Customers will also be able to select from a wide range of powerful BlackBerry smartphones such as the BlackBerry Curve 8320 and BlackBerry 8820. All provide a renowned mobile experience for email, phone, messaging, web browsing, multimedia, organizer and other applications.

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