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  1. PapayaWriter's Avatar
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    Default Windows Live Messenger ending ... How do I keep using it?

    So, I'm sure you've all heard that Windows Live Messenger is shutting down and will no longer work. The problem is, my Blackberry doesn't support Skype and I am desperate to keep using Messenger to chat to international friends and family! Is there a way to keep Messenger or is there a reputable third option?

    (Stats: I have a Blackberry 9320 with 7.1 bundle 1319. OS is not compatible with Skype, apparently)

    Any help would be HUGELY appreciated!
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    Reputable 1st option:

    Get BBM for Android or iPhone for free at BBM. Now on Android and iPhone. !
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    I have Blackberry messenger, but my contacts don't have phones (I know, hence we use Skype/Messenger)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmellWhole View Post
    Reputable 1st option:

    Get BBM for Android or iPhone for free at BBM. Now on Android and iPhone. !
    Not an actual solution.

    OP, I think you are out of luck, because, IRC, Skype is a VZW exclusive.

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    VZW? I should have mentioned, I'm in the UK
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    Quote Originally Posted by PapayaWriter View Post
    VZW? I should have mentioned, I'm in the UK
    Verizon Wireless, American carrier. They have Skype with voice calls for their customers. The app doesn't work on any other network.

    Is IM+ available on your app world? That one supports messaging only.

    http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/6911

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapayaWriter View Post
    I have Blackberry messenger, but my contacts don't have phones (I know, hence we use Skype/Messenger)
    Yea, I have contacts like that, too. They could easily install Yahoo messenger and Google Talk on their pc's. I have both on my BlackBerry and both work very well. Until BBM makes a desktop client, that's what I'm using with my contacts who don't have phones.



    Quote Originally Posted by FrankIAm View Post
    Not an actual solution.

    OP, I think you are out of luck, because, IRC, Skype is a VZW exclusive.
    LOL, and this reply of yours is a solution?
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    Or here's a crazy idea. Buy a BlackBerry 10
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    Quote Originally Posted by velkod View Post
    Or here's a crazy idea. Buy a BlackBerry 10
    That's a good idea. He'll have Skype.

    But still, Google Talk and YIM! are free for those pc users who don't have phones and free from BlackBerry World for the BlackBerry user.
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    http://n4bb.com/use-bbm-desktop-using-bluestacks/
    Maybe your pc contacts can use this and BBM with you

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