1. surfnsmoke1403's Avatar
    jus curious to know the difference or the benefit of BBM someone with a blackberry vs texting them...
    12-24-08 02:23 PM
  2. mantray82's Avatar
    BBM is more secure and doesnt count as texting per ur plan it is data. And can only be done to other BB phones.
    12-24-08 02:24 PM
  3. fecurtis's Avatar
    Sure, I'll help out a fellow Hokie.

    BBM is very similar to using AIM or gchat. Plus it won't count towards your text messaging limit (if you have one). If you happened to have friends in foreign countries with Blackberries, you wouldn't get charged for talking to them via BBM, you would with texting.

    Overall, BBM is a more convenient way to converse with someone if you intend on having a nice conversation, plus it won't clutter your Messages inbox.
    12-24-08 02:26 PM
  4. beavercountyemt's Avatar
    Time wise its about 6 seconds faster to receive a bbm than a txt. That's on verizon.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-24-08 02:56 PM
  5. ggeffon's Avatar
    BBM uses RIM's servers and NOT the carriers...therefore its FREE...

    in addition it has NOTHING to do with your phone # associated to your phone...it works with the PIN # which can NEVER be changed...
    12-24-08 03:09 PM
  6. johna1234's Avatar
    here is the breakdown between the two..bb messenger is a lot faster and its free where as text messages arent, there u go. merry christmas!
    12-24-08 03:09 PM
  7. mantray82's Avatar
    PLUS BBM Messenger is the BOMB!!! And with text people have ur number and with BBM u don't have to give them ur phone number.
    12-24-08 03:10 PM
  8. surfnsmoke1403's Avatar
    thanks everyone!
    12-24-08 03:14 PM
  9. phixt's Avatar
    not being able to change your pin is not always an advantage. there is always the possibility of that craxy ex and you cant just change your phone number now. now you have to get a new device to avoid that crazy lady
    12-24-08 03:14 PM
  10. TOBASCO's Avatar
    OK - here's your dumbest question of the day (award to me!)

    How do you BBM? Is that what MMS is?

    12-24-08 03:16 PM
  11. johna1234's Avatar
    OK - here's your dumbest question of the day (award to me!)

    How do you BBM? Is that what MMS is?

    bbm is blackberry messenger, opnly those with bb's can use it...free text service basically..mms is picture messaging
    12-24-08 03:23 PM
  12. Pachelbel's Avatar
    And you can also send voice notes as well. I LOVE BBM and use it all the time to communicate and send/receive pics with other Blackberry users. I also assume it works just as well with non-Verizon Blackberry users, although all my BB contacts are also with Verizon.
    12-24-08 04:06 PM
  13. robhimself's Avatar
    And you can also send voice notes as well. I LOVE BBM and use it all the time to communicate and send/receive pics with other Blackberry users. I also assume it works just as well with non-Verizon Blackberry users, although all my BB contacts are also with Verizon.
    you assume correctly. i save like $10 a month because everyone i used to text outside of verizon has Blackberries with at&t. Now i just have unlimited in and im golden. If only everyone would just get on the ball and get crackberries i would be even happier.
    12-24-08 04:21 PM
  14. Stang68's Avatar
    I wish my friends had Blackberries. I have only 5 BBM contacts lol Cheap bastards.
    12-24-08 04:29 PM
  15. robhimself's Avatar
    I wish my friends had Blackberries. I have only 5 BBM contacts lol Cheap bastards.

    once the cool apps start flowing im sure more people will catch on. Blackberry really does make a device for everyone.
    12-24-08 04:33 PM
  16. Stang68's Avatar
    once the cool apps start flowing im sure more people will catch on. Blackberry really does make a device for everyone.
    You're right. And once they see my Storm they are all amazed. My friend bought the Curve 8330 last week and I was like, "Dude, really?" He is now sad .
    12-24-08 04:34 PM
  17. gent's Avatar
    I'm new to the forums and need some clarification.

    1. I have a blackberry device
    2. My family member in ANOTHER COUNTRY has a blackberry device
    3. I have unlimited data on my plan.

    So I will not be charged for using blackberry messenger to another country?
    07-18-09 04:04 PM
  18. Ronindan's Avatar
    I'm new to the forums and need some clarification.

    1. I have a blackberry device
    2. My family member in ANOTHER COUNTRY has a blackberry device
    3. I have unlimited data on my plan.

    So I will not be charged for using blackberry messenger to another country?
    nope no charge. I have friend whose family is in Barbados, she talks to them with BBM all the time.
    07-18-09 04:08 PM
  19. jjfan71's Avatar
    I wish my friends had Blackberries. I have only 5 BBM contacts lol Cheap bastards.
    haha, me too !!! BBM is the bomb !!!!
    07-18-09 04:45 PM
  20. DriftDevil's Avatar
    I'm new to the forums and need some clarification.

    1. I have a blackberry device
    2. My family member in ANOTHER COUNTRY has a blackberry device
    3. I have unlimited data on my plan.

    So I will not be charged for using blackberry messenger to another country?
    nope no charge. I have friend whose family is in Barbados, she talks to them with BBM all the time.
    what he said ^^^
    o @gent: welcome to cb
    07-18-09 04:49 PM
  21. vulfadli's Avatar
    I wish my friends had Blackberries. I have only 5 BBM contacts lol Cheap bastards.
    All i did was convert all my friends and convince them how sucky 'phones' are!
    and that bb is the best way there is to communicate.

    if u still hv 5 contacts, pm me your PIN and i'll add ya.
    12-16-09 09:17 PM
  22. victoriak68's Avatar
    Okay, so one questioned answered. No sms charges for using bbm. However, what if you were to add a friend to bbm who isn't using bbm themselves because they own a Nokia for instance? I know that they will incur sms charges, but will I since I'm using bbm to converse with them?
    05-24-10 04:22 PM
  23. gocardinals1's Avatar
    Only Blackberry users can use BBM,
    05-24-10 07:07 PM
  24. frood2012's Avatar
    bbm is more than just an sms replacement. you can group chat and even have a group calendar and task list. you can manage large projects and assign tasks to team members all from your smartphone
    01-04-13 03:54 AM
  25. angel doll's Avatar
    Does it work with Internet?
    05-17-13 04:47 AM
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