Posted by Let's Talk About ... | Posted on 02-12-2011 | comments: 0| Posted in
In order to call Indonesia, you should be aware of some BlackBerry features. On January 10, 2011 RIM agreed to install web filters in the Indonesian market, following the request by Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology to filter pornographic websites. On January 17, 2011 RIM met Indonesia’s Communications and Information Technology minister and signed a commitment to abide the law. The deadline was January 21, 2011. Shortly before the deadline, Blackberry filtered all adult content in Indonesia. Furthermore, RIM is in discussions with the Indonesian Ministry of Information to build a local server network of aggregators to cut communications costs, to hire more local workers, and plans to establish 40 service centres in Indonesia. I guess that RIM have a reason to call Indonesia‘s government annoying.
BlackBerry is widely referred to as “CrackBerry” in Canada and the United States, which alludes to its excessive use by its owners and is a reference to the addictiveness of crack cocaine. Use of the term CrackBerry became so widespread that in November 2006 Webster’s New World College Dictionary named “crackberry” the “New Word of the Year.”
In October, 2011, BlackBerry users could not connect to the BlackBerry servers due to a major failure. The services were interrupted for almost 3 days in many parts of the world. BlackBerry had announced that it would give all its users free apps worth $100 in an attempt to express apology for its service disruption.
RIM is also criticized by many governments including Indian Government for making it hard to spy on their users. The messages sent from BlackBerry are encrypted and hence difficult to track. However, the Department of Telecommunication in India have successfully decrypted messages sent over BlackBerry and therefore messages sent over BlackBerry phones can now be tracked.
Cheap international calls will not let you down and will not have to make apologies like some of the aforementioned.