From BlackBerry’s OS services FAQ:
As a reminder, the legacy services for BlackBerry 7.1 OS and earlier, BlackBerry 10 software, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 and earlier versions, will no longer be available after January 4, 2022. As of this date, devices running these legacy services and software through either carrier or Wi-Fi connections will no longer reliably function, including for data, phone calls, SMS and 9-1-1 functionality.
I wonder how many people are still hanging on to old BlackBerry phones. At one point, they truly had a cult following.
[Lots of folks said to me “They’d never switch from their Blackberry phones/keyboard.” Soooo, how’s that going?]