Are BBM contacts notified of device changes?
When you change your device on BlackBerry 10, I know that your contacts are moved to the new device since we now use blackberry id. But are your contacts also notified that your PIN has changed? Or do you need to send a broadcast message?
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- CrackBerry Abuser
02-18-13, 06:10 AM #4
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I changed my legacy OS device (from 8520 to 9810) and nobody except a few noticed the change. They were checking something on my profile and somehow remembered my pin changed. It's seamless. Even from a legacy OS to the new one, there's seamless change/update.
- CrackBerry User
02-18-13, 11:23 AM #7
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I find it hit and miss. When I made the switch from 9900 to Z10, many people messaged me soon after and asked about the new device (because of my status message). Yet, for most of the day my wife's messages to me were going undelivered because her BBM didn't have my new PIN. It was only after I sent her a message was I prompted to re-invite her to my contact list. Perhaps there was an issue because she likely had an old chat window open from the previous day?? I dunno.
But I figure if someone tries to BBM me and it doesn't get through, they'll contact me another way and we'll sort out how to update the contact list.
- 02-18-13, 03:03 PM #9
Just to echo the above, my bro shifted to the Z10 and his BBM status mentioned it. Had it not been for that, I would have never known since I honestly didn't remember his old PIN. It was seamless from my end at least...
- 02-18-13, 04:53 PM #11
- 02-19-13, 04:26 PM #13
The answer is no, BBM should update everything on both ends all by itself. The fact that your contacts can see that status update message is proof that everything successfully switched over automatically.
Sorry, splitting hairs a bit. Just clarifying for anyone else confused that finds this thread.
- 02-22-13, 06:13 PM #16
For Bb10 this is no longer needed as there is a different linking methods
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- 02-23-13, 11:28 AM #18
- 02-23-13, 02:46 PM #19
What i have noticed during my trasition from 9900 to Z10 was that the BBM contacts will transfer seemlessly and the contacts does not get to know about the change (unless somebody knew your previous pin and notices the change in pin). however, any groups of which you were a member, will not get transferred and you will have to request a re-invite.
- 05-16-13, 04:49 AM #20
Yesterday, he moved again from the 9900 to the Q10 and so many issues. Some bbm contacts just weren't there. He added me later but there was no seamless switch that used to happen before.
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