According to the website Canadianoutages.com, where smartphone users can report problems, the issues began around 9 a.m. ET. today. The outage appears not to be affecting users of BlackBerry 10.
The problem appears to be affecting customers of different carriers in several provinces, including Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, B.C. and Nova Scotia.
One user, Sameer Hasham, said he had reached BlackBerry tech support, which confirmed that the outage was affecting all BB Services except for BlackBerry 10.
A BlackBerry 10 user confirmed that he was not having problems.
As of 11 a.m., BlackBerry had not responded to email and phone requests for more information.