- CrackBerry Master
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GroupMe now in beta for BlackBerry
GroupMe, the ultimate, multi-platform BBM replacement, is now in beta for BlackBerry devices running OS 5+. Unfortunately, it only works for mobile numbers in the States... sorry Canadians. The app has been available for iPhone and Android users for some time now, now BlackBerry users can get in on the fun. The App is scheduled to be in App World next week but you can click here on your BlackBerry to download and try it out now: http://bit.ly/dPjF8O
Click here for the official announcement and photos - GroupMe Blog: GroupMe for BlackBerry Beta
- 02-25-2011, 09:42 PM #2
Odd to compare it to BBM. This app seems to use SMS/MMS and minutes - doesn't use data, and doesn't provide S/D/R confirmations. If you have an unlimited texting plan, it makes for a good group chat option. If you have a limited SMS plan, it will take from your SMS allotment. At least that is what I see is happening.
- 02-27-2011, 12:05 AM #4
Sounds cool - so it's basically an sms chat app then right?
(can't check it out right now cuz I'm unbricking my phone )
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-27-2011, 12:11 PM #5
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There is a pc client called imgroups.net that uses gtalk, yahoo messenger, and msn. You have to make an account online w a pc or Mac and than join or create group that uses your messenger of choice on your BB. There's no lag and unlimited members in groups
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- 02-27-2011, 09:45 PM #6
Anyone planning on using this app should read this excerpt from GroupMe's Terms of Service.
Originally Posted by Group Me's Terms of Service
- CrackBerry User
02-27-2011, 10:59 PM #7
- 31 Posts
pingchat seems like the real replacement for bbm, check the listing for it on my site. Been using it for a while and it is pretty good. Only thing is getting your friends to download it, but when they are on different platforms its this or using your sms plan up
Last edited by imompero; 03-07-2011 at 10:07 PM.
- 03-01-2011, 08:20 AM #8
Hi there - thanks for the support!
Hope this makes sense. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at privacy(at)groupme(dot)com.
Steve Spillman, Community Manager @GroupMe
- 03-01-2011, 10:30 AM #9
- 04-05-2011, 10:12 PM #10
I've been using this app for a week or two. It's not a BBM replacement but fits a nice niche, where can communicate with your non-smartphone friends and family (like my parents) in a BBM like fashion.
Even though I'm in Canada, i've been using it to communicate to my US friends. Works flawlessly.
I did see an option to receive message via push notification rather than SMS. I'm wondering if this means you can bypass using SMS on your smartphone?