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BBM for iOS and Android - are people using it?

Has BlackBerry said how many "active users" it has for BBM on iOS and Android?
Download figures are one thing, but how many people are actually using it - I'd like to know.

Most Useful Answer Dannyboy12  Nov. 15, 2013 at 09:38

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JanSt / MOD  Nov. 14, 2013 at 22:57

Good question!

judgey  Nov. 15, 2013 at 00:40

I had it on mine but nobody i knew was using it so removed it.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 15, 2013 at 06:47

I just noticed that the hype on Twitter etc died down very quickly indeed

sultanofuk  Nov. 15, 2013 at 07:52

Everyone I know use Whatsapp! I initially downloaded the app having been a Blackberry user for 10 years, then swiftly removed the app realising it's now pointless.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 15, 2013 at 08:23

Actually, I owned half a dozen BBs in 7 years. Some of those I rate highly, but I NEVER used BBM.

Dannyboy12  Nov. 15, 2013 at 09:38

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JanSt / MOD  Nov. 15, 2013 at 09:50

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I bet you LOLled heartily when you wrote that. Bless you

mobotic  Nov. 15, 2013 at 09:53

I used to use BBM on my BlackBerry 9300 but got fed-up with having to pay £5 every month so now don't bother.

Dannyboy12  Nov. 15, 2013 at 09:54

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I bet you LOLled heartily when you wrote that. Bless you


Stupid thing to say. I obviously ROFLd.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 15, 2013 at 11:18

I used to use BBM on my BlackBerry 9300 but got fed-up with having to pay £5 every month so now don't bother.

You DID NOT pay £5 for BBM. You paid £5 for BIS. BBM is just part of that. BIS covered all internet usage incl email, browser etc.... You may well fare cheaper with BIS.

loofer  Nov. 15, 2013 at 11:46

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mrew42  Nov. 15, 2013 at 12:01

Bbm is as popular as this thread

I bet you LOLled heartily when you wrote that. Bless you


Stupid thing to say. I obviously ROFLd.


I bet you also PYSL when you found your posts 'most useful'

mobotic  Nov. 15, 2013 at 12:08

I used to use BBM on my BlackBerry 9300 but got fed-up with having to pay £5 every month so now don't bother.

You DID NOT pay £5 for BBM. You paid £5 for BIS. BBM is just part of that. BIS covered all internet usage incl email, browser etc.... You may well fare cheaper with BIS.


Ahem ... where did I say I 'paid £5 for BBM'?

I am well aware the £5 was for BIS (Blackberry Internet Services). Semantics aside if I gave my provider £5 then I could use BBM when I stopped paying £5 I could no longer use BBM.

My browser works fine without BIS, I can use Gmail without BIS, but I can't use BBM unless I stump-up the fiver.

My mate however can use BBM on his iPhone without any additional charge.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 15, 2013 at 12:58

I used to use BBM on my BlackBerry 9300 but got fed-up with having to pay £5 every month so now don't bother.

You DID NOT pay £5 for BBM. You paid £5 for BIS. BBM is just part of that. BIS covered all internet usage incl email, browser etc.... You may well fare cheaper with BIS.


Ahem ... where did I say I 'paid £5 for BBM'?

I am well aware the £5 was for BIS (Blackberry Internet Services). Semantics aside if I gave my provider £5 then I could use BBM when I stopped paying £5 I could no longer use BBM.

My browser works fine without BIS, I can use Gmail without BIS, but I can't use BBM unless I stump-up the fiver.

My mate however can use BBM on his iPhone without any additional charge.


To the casual lay reader it sounded as though you were saying exactly that.
Read the reads here and elsewhere abouty "how to activate bbm" etc... It's sad...

My intention was not to offend you. But we have to be careful....

mobotic  Nov. 15, 2013 at 13:12

To the casual lay reader it sounded as though you were saying exactly that.
Read the reads here and elsewhere abouty "how to activate bbm" etc... It's sad...

My intention was not to offend you. But we have to be careful....


No worries ;-) I just find it annoying I have a BlackBerry but have to pay extra to use a BlackBerry service which is free to Apple and Google customers

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 15, 2013 at 13:19

To the casual lay reader it sounded as though you were saying exactly that.
Read the reads here and elsewhere abouty "how to activate bbm" etc... It's sad...

My intention was not to offend you. But we have to be careful....


No worries ;-) I just find it annoying I have a BlackBerry but have to pay extra to use a BlackBerry service which is free to Apple and Google customers


Yes, BB 10 got rid of that, but a case of 'too late', eh ;)

Dannyboy1234  Nov. 15, 2013 at 19:39

Bbm is as popular as this thread

I bet you LOLled heartily when you wrote that. Bless you


Stupid thing to say. I obviously ROFLd.


I bet you also PYSL when you found your posts 'most useful'


I have to agree. Though let's be honest, it's not really surprising - there wasn't a lot of competition in that area

Nexus4Wmc  Nov. 18, 2013 at 14:53

Bbm is another alternative IM and it's much faster than whatsapp most of the time. It's reliable and secured except for one breakdown a few years ago. I trust it to deliver messages more than whatsapp, personally experienced whatsapp delivering after 12 hours! Sometimes taking more than an hour. Longest for bbm was 15 seconds. Except for the inaudible ringtone on ios, it's actually very good in android except for the perceived difficulty in inviting contacts.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 18, 2013 at 15:23

Bbm is another alternative IM and it's much faster than whatsapp most of the time. It's reliable and secured except for one breakdown a few years ago. I trust it to deliver messages more than whatsapp, personally experienced whatsapp delivering after 12 hours! Sometimes taking more than an hour. Longest for bbm was 15 seconds. Except for the inaudible ringtone on ios, it's actually very good in android except for the perceived difficulty in inviting contacts.

In fairness, although I used Blackberry phones for quite a while but never BBM - I do know quite a few happy BBM users. On the other hand - personally, I would never ever use whatsapp. I might be persuaded to use BBM, but Whatsapp lacks any credibility when it comes to privacy etc etc (not that the NSA cares what company's data base they hack; but still: I'd rather trust BB than most others)

judgey  Nov. 18, 2013 at 15:26

never had any probs with whatsapp. Never slows for me, saying that i dont have it on my phone right now to many ex`s on it.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 18, 2013 at 16:45

hahahaha

Nexus4Wmc  Nov. 18, 2013 at 16:59

Yes, some Indonesian friends responded immediately. Very popular over there. Apart from the UI which is uniquely non android, it works pretty well and fast. In fact with the recent updates, any file types in the file system can be attached n sent, not just pictures n voice notes. That's much better than whatsapp but bbm still lacks location sharing. Some Indonesian friends have abandoned whatsapp in favor of bbm.

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