Blackberry in Buthan

We visited Buthan from the 1st to the 17th october 2010. We could use the Blackberry service (8900, Swisscom) in this places:


Places with Blackberry: Paro, Haa-Valley, Tigernest, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdue, Phuntsholing

Druk-Trek from Paro to Thimphu: sometimes GPRS

Places without Blackberry: area of Bumthang (Jakar)

The network B-MOBILE does not support the Blackberry service. GSM and SMS is ok.

You have to check, if your mobile company has roaming contracts with TASHICELL and B-MOBILE.

Conclusion: Your provider needs a roaming contract with TASHICELL. Blackberry service is only available in the TASHICELL network in the western part of Buthan.