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How to browse with MTN BIS using Swiftervpn | Nairotech

Happy new month friends and welcome to yet another month of love and hope. It comes to  my notice that most Nigerians still find it challenging accessing the net with their Pc due to MTN high cost of Pc data bundles/plans. For me i can not stay a day without accessing the net both on my Laptop and Phone.  Dunno about you?

I currently use an Andriod Phone, specifically (Samsung Galaxy III) and i also use my MTN BIS with a VPN software to browse without having to Root it. That aside, i wrote a post similar to these last two weeks on How to browse with your MTN BIS via SANDWICHVPN but i only showed you how you can use the Demo servers. The sandwichvpn has very good service but unfortunately i didn't pay for their service but only rocked their Demo account. lol

You can give them a try though, so today let's talk about swiftervpn. Swiftervpn so far is one of the cheapest vpn service i've seen and used so far, not saying cheaper vpn service don't exist but only saying this from the little research i've done. Their services is good, reliable and trusted. I intend paying for Sandwichvpn which cost #600naira, but later i found Swiftervpn was cheaper which cost just #400naira and i opted for it. 

First of all, i visited their site and registered, so after registration i confirmed my Email immediately by activating it and then i downloaded the swiftervpn to my windows 7 system, followed the instructions and guide as you can see below:

NOTE:  You must be subscribed to a Blackberry browsing plan (BIS) to use SWIFTERVPN, please use these link to check out the blackberry plans and choose the one that best suits you, because you can choose the Daily plan of #100naira, Weekly of #500 and Monthly plan of #1,000naira. Click here to see the subscription codes

For windows 7 users , please right click the software and always open as an "Administrator"

                How can i browse with Swiftervpn? 

1). Enter your username and password you filled in the form while Registering, and select UDP as your server and protocol . See the Registration Page Here

2) Now, goto 'Options' tick Enable and select the skin color you'll want to use.

 3) Click "Server Port" and under Remote port 'select' Other and input "500" and under "Locate port" tick 80

 4) When you are done with the above procedures just go back to the main window and click connect, you should see it showing "verifying'' blablabla

5) Waddaaaa, you are now connected and now free to surf with SWIFT access

If you don't know how to configure your modem to browse with Swiftervpn please read this post How To Enjoy Unlimited Browsing On PC/Tablet With MTN BIS Subscription Using PDPROXY because i talked about it there

1] In-case of any connection problem, first check if your modem is connected.
2]Then,click the middle icon of the 3 icons beside the connect button on the vpn
3]You will then click on Remove tap driver, wait for it be bring a message "successfully deleted".
[4]Then click on add tap driver, and wait for the message "successfully added"
5]Then you can close the software, and relaunch it.
6]Then click connect.
7]Sometime you might need to restart your laptop. Please do that.
Happy surfing...

PLEASE, NOTE:  You can goto the Swiftervpn Resellers page to pay for these service, it's just #400naira/month or $2.6/month, you can alternatively pay for 3 months which is just #1,200naira or $8.

Soon, i'll post how you can make $10.5 dollars everyday with the help of swiftervpn so if you don't want to be left out, kindly like our FACEBOOK Fanpage Here and Follow us on Twitter here
Don't just read and walk away, please make sure you comment if you have any contribution or challenge


Mtn has finally blocked the allowance of tethering blackberry. net on BIS. Which means you can't use your BIS subscription on any other device like PC, Modem, Nokia, iPhone & Android Devices.

Seriously, i've been rocking this cheat for the past 3-4 months and when i noticed it has been blocked, i felt really dissappointed and thought of switching to Etisalat 200MB internet monthly bundle plan.

mtn magic sim

I really rocked the MTN BIS Browsing plan because of the 3G availability coverage on MTN in my area (A Remote Location) where i reside currently. I was traumatized for a week because i was forced to stay off PC browsing which lead to this research and idea i'm dishing out today.  My Friend Bright Vincent i gave the cheat too 2 months ago called to inquire if mine was working immediately his PC stopped browsing.. He just subscribed for a month bundle and had only browsed for two weeks before he was disconnected.. What a horrible experience!

Different people keep complaining that Subscription MTN Bis Is no More working on Non Blackberry Devices.. Today, I can say it loud and clear that Most Heavy Internet users are Browsing on their Laptop using the Blackberry BIS Subscription without the Network stoping them.

To use PD proxy with MTNblackberry services in Nigeria all you need do is:

>> Subscribe for the blackberry Daily/weekly/Monthly Plan..

>> visit and Register Free Account, After that Download PD Proxy Software

>> Configure your modem thus; Apn-blackberry. net || Password/username: web

>> CONFIGURE Your PD-PROXY with Below Settings:

1. After downloading open the the folder and install it.

2. launch the application and input your username and password you created.

3. choose any of the server apart from the demo then select ICMP.

4. goto setting click advance settings

5. click on PROTO OPTIONS & TYPE = 500



runs evry application dat need internet connection!.

For firefox users choose: No proxy

PLEASE,NOTE: The free account is limited to 3Gig /month but the premium account is unlimited. You can Sign up another Account after Exhausting the 3Gig.

Soon, i'll be post how you can use your Andriod Phone with MTN BIS SUBSCRIPTION with a free Andriod app of 1.5mb. If you don't want to miss out on this, kindly like our FACEBOOK Fanpage Here and Follow us on Twitter here

You Turn:

Have you been using the MTN BIS PLAN to browse on your PC, if yes.. how did you feel while been disconnected by the MTN NETWORK and what other alternative have you been been using to surf on your PC before you came across this post???

If you have any problem trying to connect using PD- proxy don't hesitate to comment below and i'll reply immediately with the solution

How to transfer Money via any mobile with Firstmonie By First Bank

Banks are introducing easier ways for customers to use their services. Make payments for goods or services purchased, make cash withdrawals and transfer money at anytime.

Mobile Banking services which allow you to send and receive money from your phone has been launched by Mobile Networks such as MTN and banks in Nigeria such as GTBank, UBA and now First Bank

In this post we'll explore First Bank Nigeria PLC Mobile Money service called FIRSTMONIE which was recently launched. Here's What you need to know, how to get registered, Fund your account, Transfer and receive money.

What is Firstmonie?

Firstmonie is a mobile payment service that enables phone users to send and receive money, pay bills, buy Airtime and lots more with their Mobile phones without a bank account. The mobile phone number serves as the account number.

Who is eligible for Firstmonie?

All phone users aged 18 years and above.

Is Firstmonie accessible on all Phone types?

Yes. It is accessible on low-end phones, feature phones, smartphones, SIM based tablets etc.

Can I use Firstmonie on any mobile network?

Yes, FirstMonie works on all mobile networks (MTN, GLO, Airtel & ETISALAT) in Nigeria.

How to transfer Money via any mobile with Firstmonie - By First Bank Nig

What are the services on Firstmonie?

A. Registration for Firstmonie
B. Fund Wallet / Cash Deposit: I. At Agents location, II. At ATM, III. From Bank Account IV. From Card(s) Account
C. Send Money: I. To any Mobile Phone in Nigeria III. To any FirstBank Account III. To Other Bank Account
D. Cash Token
E. Cash Token Generation/Redemption & Cash withdrawal : I. At Agent II. At ATM III. At FBN Branch
F. Pay Bills like I. Utilities (PHCN) II. Cable TV (DSTV, Star-times) III. State payments IV. Donations V. Investment & Insurance VI. Airline and Embassy etc VII. Airtime purchase on (Airtel , MTN, GLO and Etisalat) VIII. Shopping/Purchase at Merchant location.
G. Others: I. Mini Statement II. Check Balance III. Add/Delete Beneficiary IV. Change PIN

How can I register on Firstmonie?

A. You can register via three channels: I. USSD II. Internet (Web & WAP) III. At our agent�s location

B. How do I register using USSD?
On your phone simply dial *894# and follow the prompt

C. How do I register on the internet?
Go to and completes our online registration form

D. How do I register at Agent Location?
Look out for any Firstmonie agent around you and walk up to them to register you on Firstmonie.

What is the cost of registering on Firstmonie?

Subscription/registration is free.

Is my registered information safe and secured?

All provided information is safe, transactions are secure.

Can I change my PIN after registration?

Yes, you can change your PIN

How do I Change My PIN ?

Launch Firstmonie on any of the channels; go to �My Firstmonie Services� on the main menu and select �Change PIN�

Download United Bank For Africa Mobile Banking Application

Nigerian Banks really wish for you to depend on them for unfussy work for example checking your bank remains, transfering cash to friends and relations,or maybe just footing a fee. This banks intend to support a FIGURE IT YOURSELF standpoint, which is a major reason why most Banking industries in Nigeria are making public Internet Banking, Portable Banking, Master Card / Visa payments, POS terminals, ATM, Online Foreign Currency Trade and several other services which provides customers 24 hours access to bank services.

It'll help and assist everybody even the our economy & the Central bank of Nigeria that is forged to elevate cashless policies.

Download United Bank For Africa(UBA) Mobile Banking Application

For me, i've used GTBank E-Banking   services that has helped  made my not going to the  the bank, i know  the Current campaign By UBA to boost their UMobile Feature will have same effect  on customers.

Saying Goodbye to Banking Halls with U-Mobile Application
Account Holders in UBA BANK both (Current and Savings), Credit and Debit card users who have a  Blackberry, Nokia, Samsung or any other phones that run  on Android, Synbian or Java Enabled can lighten movement to banking halls by installing   UMobile Appliication.

Thing U-Mobile Can Do For You?

    - Management Account : Checks Account Balance, Generating List of  Last 5 transactions
    - Bank Transfers: In-Bank transfers, sending money to any other bank, making transfers to other UBA business offices
    - Payment Of Bill :Having acccess to pay bank bills like DSTV, SWIFT, PHCN,  & several others.
    - Airtime Recharge: Being able to get Airtime to all networks.

How To Register U-Mobile:
We can register  U-Mobile using Accounts, Prepared card or Debit Card,  by sending a mobile SMS to 20220.. A PIN will be made available & Delivered to your mobile.

   Download UMobile iPhone App      Download UMobile for Java Phones  Download UMobile Android App


I just thought it's wise to come-up with this for our Game Boy lovers who use Andriod devices. Game-boy games are quite engaging that's the major reason i never really loved Game-boy games and maybe i was thinking it'll steal lot's of my time if i get addicted to playing it. Though, i remember getting one for my self last year but i finally gave my kid bro due to my stated fears. They say, one man's food is another man's poison; i may no longer like Game boy games but others do.
Ok, Buddy! i won't take much of your time because i know you just want me to go straight to the reason you are reading this right now. Let's proceed!


1. You will need to Install a Gameboy Advance Emulator on your Andriod Device via Google Play Store. You can do this by Opening your Play Store & Search for "VGBA" or click Here to get to the Page where your Can download and Install it.
Note:- The Emulator is not Free, Its Cost $4.99 {N820} for a Lifetime, You can download & Re-Install for Free on other Andriod Device and you can easily Purchase things on Play Store with your GTBank ATM Card.
2. After Purchasing & Installing the VGBA Emulator Successfully on your Device, The next thing is to Download Free Gameboy Games on your Device and Start enjoying it.
3. To Download Cool Gameboy Advance Games Roms, Visit or and Click on Gameboy Advance.
4. The Games are in .Zip Format, Just Download as many as Possible into a Specific Folder on your Phone, Then Open the VGBA App, Locate any of the Downloaded Games and Click on the, The Emulator will Unpack the Game and the Game will Start.

» For Cool Games, Below are few Links to Download Some Lovely Gameboy Advance Games to Enjoy on your Andriod Device.
1.Download Road Rash Here
2. Download Mario Kart Super Circuit Here
3. Download Super Mario Advance Here
4. Download Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart Here
5. Download Mortal Combat Here 
6. Download Winning Eleven Soccer Here 


I just showed you how you can play Gameboy Anvance games on your Andriod device, so let me know if you like this tutorial and if by chance you have any contribution please don't hesitate to add your thoughts using the comment box below and you can join us on Facebook for more juicy updates and tutorials. 

How To Transfer Cash From GTB to Other Banks in Nigeria with ease

Some years ago, i always wanted to transfer funds from my Gtbank savings account to other banks we have in Naija, but was impossible. Unlike UBA Bank that enables transfers to be made using a 3rd party transfer to other banks in Nigeria with just the use of your Savings account, Gtb plc has not yet enabled this feature on there banking platform

How To Transfer Cash From GTB to Other Banks in Nigeria with ease

Just today, i woke just to see a wonderful text from GTB BANK, sorry it was actually an Email. Telling me they just enabled this feature on their platform. woohoo! just what i have waited for this past years.

Right now, I make unlimited transfers on my  UBA, First Bank, Skye, Zenith,  Ecobank, & various  banks in Naija without a Current Account with Gurantee Trust Bank. What a wonderful feeling! Sending and receiving cash has justgot easier.

How can i transfer money with the new GTB Platform?

1. Just visit your Gurantee Trust Bank Internet Banking account at:

2. Click the Transfer button to expand the area & just click the button NEFT Transfer to Other Banks

3.  Now, just fill out the transaction information on the  page. Just before you move on, just add Add Beneficiary.  just click the box just infront of ‘To’ & click  Add New Beneficiary

4. When you are filling every bits of the required details, then you can now transfer whatever money you've wished to transfer to your recipient.

5. They will ask if ttruly you want to make transfers? just reply with a simple Yes option and move on.

6.  Now, the confirmation page is now been brought straight in your face,  just key in the generated Capcha code in the box.

7. Just tap the Submit key & watch your transfer being processed & the cash sent as keyed in..

Gurantee Trust Bank made it feasible that the max amount to be transacted is N500,000. I love this alot.

So, tell me your view on this new Gurantee Trust Bank's Platform and what you think ?
Use the comment box to tell me..

How to Create Animated Images with PaintCAD

Just as Idesigner is one of the best graphics tool for Symbian/S60, so also paintCAD still remains the best image editor for Java/S40 devices.
Among the long list of the functionality of paintCAD, we're gonna discuss how to create animated gif images.
This animated gif image below was actually created with paintCAD.

Since some mobile browsers are static, you might not see the animated effect (if you are on mobile) except you download the image and view it on your phone.

How to Pack Animated Gif Images with PaintCAD

Before I we continue, let me throw a speck of light on animated gif images. An animated gif image is primarily composed of a set of images (called frames) that is packed to a single gif image. For the animation to take effect, it displays the first frame, the second, the third, and continues to the last frame, them it starts afresh.
So what paintCAD actually does is to pack the frames (in gif format) to a single gif and thus it's animated.
Also note that paintCAD cannot pack gif images it didn't create or save.

Fire up paintCAD, and select 8bpp mode. Create a new image or open an existing one — the first frame. Mine is just a text as you can see below:

Screenshot of the first frame

Press "0" (zero) > Save > GIF, and save it as 1.gif.
Next, create/open the second image — the second frame.

Screenshot of the second frame
This time, save it to 2.gif

Create the subsequent frames and save it to gif format as 3.gif, 4.gif, 5.gif ... 10.gif, etc — it doesn't have limit to the number of images allowed. For example mine is 12.
When you're done with creating the images, press "0" (zero), press the right navigation key twice and select "Pack aniGIF". 
PaintCAD'S main menu

Navigate to the folder where you saved the images previously and select it.

Packing the gif images

Press Options and select "In this folder".
Now, write the name you want the animated image to be saved to and ok it.
Now, paintCAD will display the number of frames, press Ok to trigger the packing process.
The packed gif file is usually saved in the folder containing the just packed images.

How to Unpack Animated Gif Images with PaintCAD

Apart from packing animated gif images as we did above, paintCAD can also be used to unpack gif images.

To do this, press "0" (in the painting window), the right navigation key twice and select "Unpack aniGIF".
Select the gif file to be unpacked. The unpacked images is usually saved in the last opened folder or E root.
Any question or suggestion?

How to run andriod apps + games on pc - chat with whatsapp on pc easily

If you have been limited to use some mobile phone app simply because you don't have a smart phone or because you don't want to spend too much on phone bills, this short tutorial will show you how you can easily install and use any mobile phone application on your PC/Mac so you can access it anytime you are on your internet connected PC/Mac.

how to run andriod apps + games on pc - chat with whatsapp on pc easily

Now you can Run any Adriod Apps on your PC without any Issues using Bluestacks , To Run any Andriod Apps or WhatsApp on your Steps, Then Follow this Short Steps:-
1. Download and install Bluestacks App player. Get the latest bluestacks App Player from Make sure you install after downloading it.

2. Run the bluestacks App player and install Whatsapp (or any other App you want)
After the bluestacks app player completely load on your PC/Mac, you will need to search for Whatsapp or any other app you want. Click the search button (on top right hand corner) and search for Whatsapp.
You will see Whatsapp on the list. Click on "Install".

3. After that the bluestacks app player will search for Amazon app store, Google Play and some other markets for Whatsapp availability and it will let you choose which market that you want to complete the download.

I'll advise you to download from Google Play. Click on "Whatsapp" on the list under Google Play. You will need to sign in with your Google account to finally install Whatsapp. If you don't have a Google account, you will need to create one.

The installation will be completed after you log in with your Google account. After which you can then run the Whatsapp by following the normal procedure on creating a account on Whatsapp. Enter your phone number, get a code sent to your mobile phone, wait for the 5 minutes countdown to enter the code and you are good to go.

That’s it.
If you need any help with this installation, please fill free to ask using the comment box further below.
If you find this useful, Please hit the Like/Share Button.

Source:- Ogbongeblog

How to root an andriod device and why you need to

Here is an Exclusive Tutorial on How to Root and Andriod Phone easily following Some Simple Steps, This is the easiest Tutorial on the Internet on How to Root Andriod Devices.

Just as the Symbian User think of How to Hack their Symbian Phone & Sign their Apps, How iPhone/iPad Users think of How to Jailbreak their Devices to Make Use of Some Apps and Beats Off their Limitation, This is a Major Reason why Andriod Users need to Root their Andriod Phones to enjoy their Device to the Fullest.


Let’s start with why you would want to root your Android smartphone. Sometimes apps require special permission that the Android OS, which is based on Linux doesn’t allow. These could be simple as taking a screenshot to higher level permissions to the core Android files. Rooting makes your phone faster, increases battery life, allows it to run more apps, custom software and ROMs which allow complete control over every aspect of your device by allowing superuser and admin level permission. Removing carrier bloatware is a particularly enticing application.

Hence, here’s a list of my top 10 reasons (in no particular order) that I consider worthy of rooting your device for, Check Here for Reason why you Should or Need to Root your Andriod Device Here, Let's proceed with the Tutorial for today.


Below is a Simple Procedure on How to Root your Adriod Device Perfectly... Check it Out.

Warning:- You must Back-up your Device before you Start the Rooting Steps.

1. Download SRSRoot to your PC Here [One of the World Best Rooting App].

2. Connect your Android phone or tablet you wish to Root to your computer using your Micro USB/USB cable.

3. Run the SRSRoot software on your computer.

4. Click on the ‘Root Device [All Methods]’ and wait for the Rooting process to complete.


Remember: SRSRoot is 100% guaranteed to successfully root Android phones and tablets and the process is completely risk-free.

Note:- SRSRoot is completely reversible by Click on the UnRoot Device Button on the SRSRoot Software Interface and is far safer than other treacherous methods of rooting and unrooting.

How To Browse or Use an 'MTN BIS PLAN' On Your Andriod Phone

They say experience is the Best Teacher... For some time now, I have heard and seen posts on configuring Andriod phones to browse with MTN BLACKBERRY PLANS. 
But, one thing i do for sure is trying to put some of these lovely tips i get online to test. Like yesterday, i decided to configure my Samsung Galaxy III using a day plan on mtn blackberry service..

I can recall vividly, that i posted an article related to this, but is quite sometime now.

So, the Big question is how can i configure my Andriod phone to browse with MTN BLACKBERRY SERVICE???


Step One:         Locate the 'Settings' Button On Your Andriod Smartphone.

               N/B: Before doing these you must be sure your line has been activated to browse by the mtn network, if not send 'Settings in an SMS to 131'  and your line will be automatically activated

Step Two:        Under the settings menu you'll also see:


                     i). Wi-fi

                     ii). Bluethooth

                     iii). Data Usage

             More Settings ...... Click 'More Settings'

Step Three:      After you have successfully clicked 'More Setings' you will find other options but just  Click on 'Mobile Networks' then on 'Acess Point Names'... Now click on 'Mtn Gprs'




N/B: Change '' to


Port: 8080

Username: web

Password: web

Server: Not set



MMS PORT: 8080

MCC: 621

MNC: 30


APN TYPE: default,mms,supl




I noticed something while  browsing with my 'UC BROWSER, I had to remove:



Port: 8080

Change To:


Port: empty

How to browse using a bis plan on an andriod phone

Oh, yea... this should serve for now... please use the comment if by chance you encountered any challenge while getting this done.. Goodluck and have a wonderful week-end


 I know the  term 'MTN MAGIC SIM' shouldn't sound new expecially to most Nigerian internet addicts, i call them 'The Gurus..' I have for long nursed the idea of posting it online, so my fellow buddies can join the crew of internet geeks enjoying this lovely trick.

The most exciting part of this tutorial i am about to introduce is that some of my friends have been grooving this cheat for the past 4months. After visiting several forums i even got to see  several web and blog owners charging their members to release this trick, but on nairotech you get this absolutely free of charge. I noticed MTN blocked the previous method i used in Configuring my own sim..


  •  AN MTN SIM ( MTN PULSE) - Dial *406# to migrate to MTN PULSE
  •   A RECHARGE CARD OF #300.00   

mtn magic sim


Step One:  Recharge your phone and subscribe to mtn 2 hours plan by sending ''2H to 131''

 Step Two:  Send ''2 to 131'' Leave the the sim for 2mins, Don't browse with the Sim yet, understood?

 Step Three:  Remove Your Battery After ''2 Mins'' and take off your sim for exactly 26hrs, no mistake pls....

 Step Four:  Put the sim back after  26Hrs, then send 106 TO 131 followed by RESET TO 131 then *123*4*2*1#.... you will receive  message that U HAVE INSUFFICIENT TO PERFORM THIS TRANSACTN.



To hide files on a blackberry is not a big deal. But people go extra miles, spend time, cause unnecessary problems like mistakenly locking up apps. To hide files is very easy and you don't need apps to do it. I'll take this in 2 ways, follow these simple steps :

METHOD 1: (Hiding from being visible in the media app):

1- Open media
2- Press menu and scroll to explore. Select
3- On the desired file, press menu and scroll to 'rename'

4- Rename the file extension e.g 'jpg' to anything you like. You can use 'jpgZ'
This way the phone asks you if you're sure of your action as it may 'render your file unusable'. Just choose 'ok'. By doing this, your files will not be visible in the media player.

METHOD 2: (Hiding from being visible in the file explorer):

To hide files and folders
1- Go to media
2- Scroll to the desired file or folder
3- Press 'menu', scroll to 'properties' and click
4- Scroll down and tick 'Hidden'
5- Close.
This method hides your files and folders from even the inbuilt explorer.
NOTE: Try to backup your file before trying this.


The BlackBerry Absolute, BlackBerry Complete and BlackBerry 10 Bundles are part of a bouquet of innovative Value Added Services specially designed to enrich the lives of our customers. These BlackBerry packages are targeted at customers who desire flexibility in their BlackBerry usage.

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N599 Weekly BBWEEK
N120 Daily BBDAY
N1000 Monthly BBC
N499 Weekly BBCWEEK
N100 Daily BBCDAY
BlackBerry 10 Plans Service Validity Inclusive Data Price Activation Code (SMS) Activation Code (USSD) Benefits
BB10 Maxi Monthly 1.5GB N3,000 Text BBMAXIM to 21600 *216*15# BBM, Internet access, Social Networking, Emails, BlackBerry App world
Weekly 350MB N1,100 Text BBMAXIW to 21600 *216*14#
Daily 50MB N200 Text BBMAXID to 21600 *216*13#
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Daily 15MB N100 Text BBMIDID to 21600 *216*10#
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Please dial *123# OR Call 180 to find out how to get on any of our BlackBerry® plans.

To check expiry date of your BlackBerry® Service, simply text "STATUS" to "21600"

Blackberry Tips

  • Battery Life: Largest draw on battery life is the transmitter and the backlight, so if you are transmitting a lot, you can expect reduced battery life.
  • Maximize your Home Screen: The home screen of the BlackBerry is where you spend most of your time. There are several websites where free themes can be downloaded. You can start by searching
  • Software Upgrade: log on to and select the software that suits your device

BLACKBERRY USER GUIDE- Helping you to get more from your BlackBerry® from MTN
Setting up personal email accounts on the device

Customers with Blackberry devices; 8700,8100,8300,8320 and 8820 need to use the Email Settings iconto set up their emails. Customers with devices; 8520, 8900, 9000, 9700, 9500s, 9630, 9650s and 9800 to click on the Setup Icon on the phone menu to access the Email Settings.
Note: If the email settings icon is not available, customers should enter the link; from their browser to access the email settings.

Switching Devices and Validating Email Accounts
A customer that changes his/her BlackBerry® device has to follow the following steps to start receiving mails on the device.

  • On the BlackBerry® device, open the Setup Folder or access the URL
  • Click on Email Settings
  • If prompted, enter your login Username and Password and Log in
  • Click on your Validate beside your email address and enter password
  • Click on Next. Your emails will start dropping almost immediately.

Blackberry Browser/ WAP
There are two browsers on the BlackBerry® device namely; Internet and WAP browsers.
Note: The internet browser is free to access nearly all websites without extra charges. A data Intensive site like YouTube attracts additional data charges. The WAP browser is charged for browsing most sites because it's the operator browser on the device.
Customer should make the Internet Browser their default by following the following steps;

  • Click on the Option Icon and select Advanced options
  • Select Browser and change to Internet browser and Save
Service Books
When your emails are not dropping on your BB device, you may need to resend service books to the device. The following steps are required.
Step 1: Hard Reset

  • Remove battery from the device while it's on
  • Replace battery and let the device reboot
Step 2: Register on Network: (If step1 did not solve issue)

  • From the device go to Options
  • Select Advanced Options
  • Select Host Routing Table
  • Click on Menu, then Register Now
Step 3: Send Service Books: (If step 3 did not solve issue)

  • Click on the Email settings or log on to
  • Click Help on the left hand side under settings.
  • Click the link to resend the service book

Source: Mtn Nigeria