The “No Service” issue on AT&T BlackBerry Priv to be fixed soon
Although many fans consider the Priv a great productivity device, financially speaking it was a failure. BlackBerry Priv didn't sell enough to keep the Canadian company's smartphone business floating.
The following device launched by BlackBerry in collaboration with Alcatel, the DTEK50 hasn't been well received by customers either, but there's hope that the DTEK60 will do better when it gets released next month.
Back on the Priv, the smartphone was offered in many countries by many carriers. AT&T in the United States had the Priv up for grabs for quite some time, but starting last month owners began reporting issues with the phone.
The issue was causing the BlackBerry Priv to lose signal, hence the name of the bug. The “No Service” problem is only affecting Priv units purchased at AT&T, which suggests this is carrier-related issue.
The good news is BlackBerry has managed to replicate the bug and even found a way to address it. The company confirmed earlier today that this isn't a hardware issue and that it will offer a software update that will hopefully fix it.
BlackBerry did not offer any details on when exactly the software update will be rolled out, but it shouldn't take too long for the Priv units at AT&T to start receiving it.