Vodacom Blackberry services down

Vodacom Blackberry users can't access internet services on their devices.

File Picture: A Blackberry phone. Picture: Picture Nathan Adams/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Vodacom Blackberry users countrywide on Friday lost internet, Blackberry messenger and Whatsapp access.

It is still unclear when the problem will be resolved.

It is understood the problem originated in Europe and spread to Africa, leaving millions of Blackberry users affected.

Vodacom spokesperson Richard Boorman said, "We are aware that there is an issue. We are working with Research In Motion (RIM) to solve the matter."

RIM is the company that runs Blackberry phones.

Blackberry users across South Africa have been reporting problems online for the past few hours.