View Poll Results: BBM or iMessage
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My views on the BBM and iMessage situation
Ther probabally is already a thread out ther about this but i would like my opinion
and yes i have the 2 so i know what both are like...
i prefare bbm over the imessage for a couple of reasons,i think its set out better
how groups are better and the main point I DONT HAVE TO GIVE MY NUMBER OUT
i do like iMessage dont get me wrong but i think its abit slow and i dont like the way i need to give my number out in order to have new contacts
withh bbm i could just stick my pin in a forum,facebook,twitter ect and not worry
but i will never put my actuall phone number on them
sorry about the spelling im on my 9105 rushing this post :P
- 10-23-11, 11:05 AM #3
iMessage - I would never put myself in the described scenarios above of giving out my number to people I don't want to have my number first of all...
However, I do like the fact that it's automatic to all of my contacts - I just message people like I used to, if I have data available it sends an iMessage, if not, it sends a text... all my iMessages, texts, etc... are all on the same conversation with the same person. No silly PIN to send around, the person can choose to iMessage or text me back, or FaceTime me, etc... It works really, really well.
- 10-23-11, 11:18 AM #4
I've been using it on occasion as well ever since iOS 5 came out. The simplest way I can put it is iMessage feels like using SMS/MMS (but over data and without the character limit) whereas BBM is more like a traditional instant messenger with all it's features.
The one thing I like is that it's cross device - you can use it across your various iDevices while keeping the same chat going.
It's not a BBM killer in it's current form, but better than nothing.
@jr2010 iMessage can use email addresses as well, not just phone numbers.
- 10-23-11, 11:46 AM #7
I'm sick of PINs and inviting. Don't mind giving out my number because I'm not a teeny bopper giving random at a party my #. I talk to friends and family. People I know. Like real life.
IMessage automatically detects which of my contacts also have iMessage. If the network is down it sends as SMS automatically (or you disable this feature as I did on my moms phone)Can send iMessage to multiple contacts.
I have never had to block anyone. What the heck are you guys doing? Posting your PINs to make friends? Um, ok. I have enough friends in real life.
BBM doesn't do either.
Don't Care about social networking on BBM, sharing music or seeing statues. I don't use my phone as a toy. No interest I being part of chat rooms either. This isn't the 90s and I'm not 14. Ha.
BBM is fine. I don't care about the social networking part of it. I just wish BBM didn't require a PIN, and could auto detect.
Last edited by chrisy520; 10-23-11 at 12:14 PM.
- 10-23-11, 11:50 AM #8
And you can invite people to bbm via email as well, not just pins. Bbm is not only about making it easy to communicate it's about keeping people out as well. How do you stop somebody from imessaging you?
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- 10-23-11, 11:55 AM #9
I see you posted after me. As you're on my ignore list I cannot see your reply. If it's to me, I won't be able to answer. Just a heads up so you don't waste your time and energy. I don't waste mine.
Last edited by chrisy520; 10-23-11 at 12:54 PM.
- 10-23-11, 12:01 PM #11
- 10-23-11, 12:10 PM #12
And many people do use BBM to ad random people, sometimes this can result in making friends otherwise you would've never had the chance to ever meet and sometimes it can turn bad, when it turns bad you can block them very easy.
Don't forget there's an entire dating scene over bbm, websites dedicated to sharing pins. For such people BBM is ideal.
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- 10-23-11, 12:18 PM #13
But let's be honest. Had iMessage copied every single feature of BBM, then you'd just complain that it was an exact copy, so don't think I'm trying to persuade you. I'm just countering your inaccuracies.
- 10-23-11, 12:19 PM #14
- 10-23-11, 12:22 PM #16
I don't have a text plan either. Neither does my iPhone using mother. So far, she's has no problems discerning text from IMessage. And she's not tech savvy. In face, this iPhone is her first cell phone...ever.
Last edited by chrisy520; 10-23-11 at 12:25 PM.
- 10-23-11, 12:31 PM #18
Actually, your case is really where iMessage works best. I and my main contacts have multiple iMessage-compatible emails and phone numbers on several iOS devices. So poor iMessage still does get confused where it is sending what since I have yet to sit down and sync up things. Totally my fault.
- 10-23-11, 12:35 PM #19
I do wish they would add some of the group functionality.I use that for my sons little league and it's easy to have discussions about things we need to do, exchange documents, add calendar entries and share game day pics. All of this can be done via email which works best for those without smartphones, but it would be nice to have.
- 10-23-11, 12:35 PM #20
I like now that it's all under messages. I don't necessary like or need separate Icons for everything.
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10-23-11, 12:37 PM #21
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Remember when the iPhone didn't have copy and paste or the ability to send a picture message? Revolutionary
Just look at Siri's inability to read emails -- pure genius. If it had that "feature" like Vlingo, it would be total garbage.
i agree with belfastdispacher
bbm is somewhat a big part of peoples lives,i have 200+ bbm contacts
never met most of them but i have good convos about football ect
and to some other people,it is used as a dating platform
- 10-23-11, 12:46 PM #24
- 10-23-11, 12:50 PM #25
I don't dislike BBM at all. I just didn't use all the extra features of it. I know one person with a Blackberry. I'm married 13 years, so I'm just too old to get what the kids are using BBM for.
I just really like the no PIN, auto detect of iMessage.
I wish both were cross platform though. That's the bummer.