- 01-07-13, 12:15 PM #51
To get an iphone at a £25 monthly contract you have to pay upfront quite a bit for the phone. I'm not even sure if you can have it at £25 actually.
- 01-07-13, 12:22 PM #53
- 01-07-13, 12:24 PM #54
- 01-07-13, 12:27 PM #55
I've just checked Orange UK, to get an Iphone 5 16gb on a £25 plan you have to pay £249 upfront and you get 100 minutes, 125 sms, 250 mb data.
A 9790 is free at that price and it gets 200 min, unlimited sms, 750mb data.
Just an example
- 01-07-13, 12:37 PM #57
I still have BBM contacts so it's not coming off my BB. With BB10 I'm expecting the numbers to start growing again as well.
BBM is covered by the carriers and that was the reason behind the whole service fee fiasco. The few exceptions to that rule aren't worth even talking about.
- 01-07-13, 12:39 PM #58
- 01-07-13, 12:53 PM #59
- CrackBerry Master
01-07-13, 12:56 PM #60
- 1,445 Posts
Dunno how a thread on BBM turned into a discussion of data plans. FWIW, in the US, I pay AT&T $15/200MB/month for my BlackBerry Torch 9800, and the same for my wife's Android.
To the OP, I've -NEVER- used BBM since I don't know anyone who uses a BB. It's always phone, SMS or email. That said, the "Text messaging using BBM" article sounds interesting.
- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
01-07-13, 04:18 PM #61
- 9,401 Posts
Having supported BB for years in several firms, my experience was that BBM was hardly ever used. The real power was in email and PIM. With an email convo, it is all in one place, whether on phone, PC or other. Conducting business with BBM or text just fragments things and has a potential for things to get lost.
I have shown people how to use BBM for non-business communications and it was popular. We also use it in IT in case of email failure.
I am in a couple of groups from CB and it is very fun and a great way to share.
- 01-07-13, 06:42 PM #63
- 01-07-13, 11:08 PM #68
I got thinking about it, and I probably had a Berry for 5 or 6 YEARS before I set finger on BBM. I used BBerry for the elegant email and the RIM platform in general. Then one day a colleague showed me BBM and he and I started communicating via BBM. COINCIDENTALLY today I only BBM with 1 business associate.
What I never experienced was group BBM. Hopefully with 10 I may yet get a chance.
- CrackBerry User
01-07-13, 11:23 PM #69
- 91 Posts
I own a couple of my own businesses. We are still exclusively BlackBerry mostly due to BBM. I have tried whatsapp and others but they aren't reliable and can easily (by accident) be turned off by accident. I need the "D" and the "R" otherwise my life would be a mess!
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-08-13, 05:44 AM #73
- 373 Posts
My sister was the one person that ever got me to use BBM. After she had me add her to my contacts, she proceeded to SMS text me instead.
Today I can think of one person off the top of my head that still has a BB.
I just tried the texting through BBM to see if the app wouldn't be completely useless, but it's no different than just using the text messaging icon. Plus, I'd have to add everybody I want to talk to whereas in the SMS conversations if there's someone I haven't talked to recently I merely click the header>compose>text, and grab the name from my main contacts.
I didn't like the fact that my texts were coming in as BBM icons, so I removed everything from there. Then I found out about my text conversations getting deleted...
I didn't realize you could remove BBM so maybe I'll do that to see if performance improves.
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-08-13, 07:08 AM #74
- 131 Posts
BBM is great, I use it everyday.
I have to be in touch with international contacts. SMS would charge international fees and while traveling I would be charged with roaming fees. BBM is already included in my plan, so I don't pay a cent extra.
- 01-08-13, 07:45 AM #75
A blackberry without BBM
I have about 20 BBM friends, now that Rim has upgraded BBM with voice, it's very keel talking to friends in other countries. Pretty sure BBM is the main reason BlackBerry still exists.
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