06-16-12 01:04 PM
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  1. raptorstv's Avatar
    I read an article from WSJ saying that the BBM contacts are shrinking. is this true to most people?

    http://online.wsj.com/article_email/...zEyNDMyWj.html
    06-15-12 07:16 AM
  2. andyahs's Avatar
    Still use it but it's my daughter and her friends that cannot go without it.
    06-15-12 07:19 AM
  3. OniBerry's Avatar
    Same as ever for me....
    06-15-12 07:21 AM
  4. rigwrecker's Avatar
    My BBM contacts list has shrunk, but not by much. Yeah, still use it every day.
    06-15-12 07:31 AM
  5. lnichols's Avatar
    Every single day and lots of messages. Messages to wife and kids, messages to co-workers with our personal Blackberry (we don't get work issued ones), messages with vendors. My wife uses it to communicate with her family in the US, and friends and family back in South Africa all the time too. I do very little SMS txt'ing. When traveling internationally for work it is the cheapest, most efficient and reliable way to communicate.
    06-15-12 08:11 AM
  6. xandermac's Avatar
    Nope, no contacts left. They all moved away.
    06-15-12 08:18 AM
  7. BearSnout's Avatar
    Yes, most reliable for me. Love it.
    06-15-12 08:21 AM
  8. randall2580's Avatar
    my BBM list is 1/3rd of what it was at it's heyday and about 70% are outside the USA - that's probably 20% higher than it was as well. 80% are business contracts - used to be 50/50. I use it for business just about every day. Personal not near as much.
    06-15-12 08:21 AM
  9. PineappleUnderTheSea's Avatar
    Half and half. Needed to install WhatsApp to be able to text people that have moved on to other devices. I use it for work mostly these days, and WhatsApp for everything else.

    Everyone I know that is buying a personal phone is not buying a BB...sign of the times, I guess.
    06-15-12 08:43 AM
  10. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    I use BBM more so than email which would be my second most accessed item on a smartphone.

    My BBM list demographic has changed, in 2009 it was half full of North American women, ages 22-27, 40% business men 30-50yrs, and 10% international/family. now I'd say it is about 20% women aged 25-35, and 50% business men age 25-55, then family and mixmatch make up the remainder most from non north American markets.

    Over all the global BBM subscriber base hasn't declined according to RIM pressreleases,
    06-15-12 09:19 AM
  11. antheauxny's Avatar
    None of my friends have Blackberries anymore. :/
    Hopefully that changes when BB10 is released so I get some BBM contacts lol.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9930 using Tapatalk
    06-15-12 09:23 AM
  12. Sprawl's Avatar
    I have one active group of 4 members. Otherwise most of my contacts are gone.

    I'd have likely been gone, but one of our members refuses to get a dataplan for his phone, so he's tied exclusively to using BBM, so, the group of us hockey buddies are all stuck with him.
    06-15-12 09:54 AM
  13. tr1ad's Avatar
    BBM is all the craze in my country, especially for the younger folks, i myself have loads of family and friends on my contact list, close to 150, chat with my family more though, on a regular basis
    06-15-12 09:57 AM
  14. ErnestoBB's Avatar
    every single day, part of my family, most of my friends and my girlfriend live in Dominican Republic and I can tell BB still rocking there.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using CrackBerry Tapatalk
    06-15-12 10:01 AM
  15. menaknow's Avatar
    No change really. Actually I've gained a few BBM contacts for the few I've lost.

    People come, people go...
    06-15-12 10:06 AM
  16. BaconMunch's Avatar
    I used to have great BBM groups which served to plan and execute events, one year later, 80% of them have defected or upgraded to non BlackBerry devices and now we have a gimped Whatsapp group where we have entertaining but idle conversation.
    06-15-12 10:06 AM
  17. raino's Avatar
    My BBM list demographic has changed, in 2009 it was half full of North American women, ages 22-27, 40% business men 30-50yrs, and 10% international/family. now I'd say it is about 20% women aged 25-35, and 50% business men age 25-55, then family and mixmatch make up the remainder most from non north American markets.
    So basically what you're saying is that you've lost your game
    06-15-12 10:18 AM
  18. pantlesspenguin's Avatar
    As far as the number of my BBM contacts go (or rather, once I get my new 9930 running)...it's QUALITY over QUANTITY!
    06-15-12 10:19 AM
  19. shemaree09's Avatar
    I never use it. I have 20 contacts (from BBM Music) but I dont know them in real life.

    Im still debating whether or not to delete it from my phone
    06-15-12 10:44 AM
  20. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    As far as the number of my BBM contacts go (or rather, once I get my new 9930 running)...it's QUALITY over QUANTITY!
    Exactly, you hit the nail on the head, it's not about how many contacts you have, it about who you have.

    I use mine more and more. I probably use it far too much
    pantlesspenguin likes this.
    06-15-12 11:33 AM
  21. inicophone's Avatar
    If it wasn't for BBM, I probably would never have switched back.
    06-15-12 11:36 AM
  22. louzer's Avatar
    I'm down to just family. I used to have a bunch of techy-geeky contacts via the forums, but it's impossible to find 'real' people there now since the forum is flooded with get-a-lifers looking for sec buddies.
    06-15-12 11:39 AM
  23. Vee_G's Avatar
    Yeah I still use BBM, every single day. It's one of the most used apps on my phone. My contact list has gone from 140 to about 110-115 those people have moved on to other devices and we just text. Most of the people I talk to regularly are still on BBM.
    06-15-12 11:46 AM
  24. lengend's Avatar
    My list got smaller but its usually the ppl I don't talk to on bbm that left lol.
    06-15-12 12:04 PM
  25. shaleem's Avatar
    I have no more contacts on BBM. Sad, really, because I think it's a great messaging tool.
    06-15-12 01:09 PM
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