Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: BSNL Chennai Telephones has announced the launch of BlackBerry services for its GSM post-paid mobile users.

A Chennai Telephones press release said the service would be available as BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) for individuals and BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) for corporate clients.

BIS offers push mail technology to send or receive mails, access to WAP, WML and HTML sites, chat facility through Yahoo Messenger and Google Talk, access to social utility sites and high speed transfer rates of data/audio/video.

The package falls under three plans with a monthly rent of Rs. 299, Rs. 499 and Rs. 999. BES has access to enterprise and corporate mail, calendar, contacts, tasks and notes and instant messaging web based and enterprise applications. The monthly rentals are Rs. 425, Rs. 625 and Rs. 875. Customers can contact the toll free line 1503 to register a request. Customer service executive will visit the user at a convenient place and time and book the connection. At present the BSNL is offering BlackBerry 8700g and the Curve versions that are 2G enabled and the 3G enabled BlackBerry Bold 9000 Smartphone. The handsets will be available at the CSC at RK Nagar from May 11.