- 01-06-2013, 01:23 AM #26
The state of messaging on BlackBerry 10
I don't get all the "hoopla" around Whatsapp.
In order to text someone normally, you need their phone number.
In order to message someone through Whatsapp, you need their phone number.
Now, before you bring up text allowance vs. data. Let me just say that: In 2013, if you are be restricted to less than 250 texts messages with your plan, you are getting hosed!
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This topic is NOT about whether SMS is better than WhatsApp. We all know those arguments and frankly we dont care. We want WhatsApp PERIOD. Now what about other methods of cross platform messaging?
- 01-06-2013, 10:05 AM #32
The state of messaging on BlackBerry 10
It cracks me up that people talk about BBM like it is a godsend, but state they don't understand the attraction to others trying to replicate it, and across platforms nonetheless. I hope BB10 ends up with KIK or whatsapp or others on it. I want to be able to have good group messaging across multiple platforms. It would great if RIM would just put BBM on all platforms.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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- 01-06-2013, 10:54 AM #34
I love the anti-WhatsApp and anti-Instagram arguments.....so funny how the unavailability of choice is a moral high ground....
If a person doesn't want them, it is not forced upon that person....if a person wants them, it should be available....
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- 01-06-2013, 11:16 AM #36
When you want to be considered the equal or better of Android and iOS - you better have everything they have, and more The OS you choose is a matter of personal choice, what works better for you, but folks have proven they will ignore better OS if that OS doesn't do what they need it to do.
Whenever the question is asked, "Does BB10..." the answer has to be yes, because in most every case, when it's asked about the other two, the answer is yes.
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- 01-06-2013, 11:40 AM #38
I think a lot of folks here forget this is a WORLDWIDE forum and we are literally all over the globe. It always troubles me when someone attacks another poster because what may work for one doesn't always work for the other because of cost or carrier options. Sorry to be off topic but I really dislike that.
- 01-06-2013, 12:38 PM #40
I never understood the reasoning of those who love BBM and proclaim superior to SMS, yet fail to see the point or need for Whatsapp.Retired: 8703, 8130, 8330, 9630, 9800, 9900, PlayBook
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- 01-06-2013, 12:41 PM #41
My loyalty is given to people I love and principles and ideas that define me.
A piece of plastic with some glass and a bit of wiring is not something I am loyal to. It works for me. If it doesn't then I move onto something else. I owe RIM nothing. I am not indebted to RIM in any way. If BB doesn't work for me, I use something else.Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons; dragonslayers are crunchy, and good with ketchup
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01-06-2013, 03:08 PM #47
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He specifically mentioned he wanted a messaging option apart from SMS.
So...Unless you and your cohorts here have severe difficulties comprehending written English, what's the logic behind the stream of responses either deriding WhatsApp or recommending SMS (an option the OP has stated he's aware of and doesn't want to use)?
Before you go off on a tangent, please re-read the OP and work at providing an answer for him if you must respond. Snaqvi91 has a right to be peeved....I read the first few responses and I had to wonder what the heck was going on.
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01-06-2013, 03:11 PM #48
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Using SMS is fine as long as you have a signal. However there is no signal where I live so messaging is via wifi using a mixture of BBM and Whatsapp. So keeping my fingers crossed that Whatsapp will be available on BB10 sooner rather than later.
01-06-2013, 03:17 PM #49
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Just one story, but everyone has different tastes and one or two special apps that they feel they can't do without. That is how it is.
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