Blackberry services down worldwide, Egypt affected

Ahram Online, Monday 10 Oct 2011

Egypt is just one of the countries experiencing disruptions in messaging services, with operators blaming Blackberry makers

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The outage hit users in Europe, Africa and Asia (Photo: Reuters)

Blackberry users in Egypt and in other parts of the world are facing problems with their services, but service providers say it's the manufacturers' fault.

Twitter accounts of the three major Egyptian mobile carriers have been flooded with complaints from disaffected users about the service outage.

"There is Blackberry outage, it's from RIM side (Blackberry Manufacturer), stay tuned with us till further updates," said the official Twitter account of operator Vodafone Egypt.

BB services seem to be down across several networks in Middle East as well as the rest of the world.

Mobile carriers in Bahrain, UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have also announced the outage. T-mobile and Orange carriers in the United Kingdom are announcing disruptions in services too.

Users in Italy, Spain, South Africa, India have also reported outages. 

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