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  1. World War Z30's Avatar
    They should have bought WhatsApp back in 2010 and made it into BBM.
    07-08-16 04:20 PM
  2. bobshine's Avatar
    Don't think I would like to reply you anymore because I think my English is just too lousy for you to understand. Let's keep it this way where you just don't know what I'm talking about. Happy trolling anyway.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    I am simply being realistic. personally I wouldn't invest a penny in the plan that you presented earlier... and I am sure that if we put it to a vote, pretty much everyone on this board will agree
    Dunt Dunt Dunt and techvisor like this.
    07-08-16 05:43 PM
  3. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Some IMs seem to be very successful with STICKERS....

    It's clear that BlackBerry needed more and has moved to the advertising model to get it. But it's clear from comments on fan sites and if you read the latest BBM reviews on Google Play and the App Store that users aren't too happy with the ads. Question is will they pay to remove them or will that just move on.....
    07-11-16 09:00 AM
  4. Loc22's Avatar
    Some IMs seem to be very successful with STICKERS....

    It's clear that BlackBerry needed more and has moved to the advertising model to get it. But it's clear from comments on fan sites and if you read the latest BBM reviews on Google Play and the App Store that users aren't too happy with the ads. Question is will they pay to remove them or will that just move on.....
    Do you like the advertisement or do you not mind them?

    Do you buy stickers?

    Would you pay for a subscription to have no ads?

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    07-11-16 02:12 PM
  5. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Do you like the advertisement or do you not mind them?

    Do you buy stickers?

    Would you pay for a subscription to have no ads?

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    I don't use BBM anymore.... but generally I don't mind paying for an app to remove the ads, if it's a one time fee. Subscription... not a fan.

    As Stickers came out when I only had one contact left... I never bought any and only sent a free one, once to experiment.


    I understand that BlackBerry has to make money on BBM... I just don't know the answer. Think they are in a fragile position and that these ads have rocked the boat a little. Maybe things settle down and the platform continues with the ads, maybe users go the subscription route... or maybe WhatsApp and LINE get a few more trial users....
    07-11-16 03:50 PM
  6. bobshine's Avatar
    Do you like the advertisement or do you not mind them?

    Do you buy stickers?

    Would you pay for a subscription to have no ads?

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    For ads and pay or promotional sticker to work, you need one important item: user base!

    No matter what you suggest, no matter how revolutionary it is, if the user base is not there, revenues won't come. That's the situation now with BB, they don't have enough users.
    techvisor likes this.
    07-11-16 04:54 PM
  7. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    For ads and pay or promotional sticker to work, you need one important item: user base!

    No matter what you suggest, no matter how revolutionary it is, if the user base is not there, revenues won't come. That's the situation now with BB, they don't have enough users.
    Active users.... and users that have disposable income. BBM is really only being used in parts of Africa and Indonesia. Their market share in North/South America, Europe and Asia is almost not even measurable at this point.


    How does BlackBerry make money on BBM.... they license it to someone like Emtek. The real question is what becomes of BBM in Indonesia now?
    techvisor likes this.
    07-12-16 09:43 AM
  8. Loc22's Avatar
    For ads and pay or promotional sticker to work, you need one important item: user base!

    No matter what you suggest, no matter how revolutionary it is, if the user base is not there, revenues won't come. That's the situation now with BB, they don't have enough users.
    So how do you suggest that they get users?

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    07-13-16 01:58 PM
  9. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    So how do you suggest that they get users?

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    That's the billion dollar question....

    For BBM to have more users, think BlackBerry has to address what users are complaining about... Not hard to look at the BBM app in BlackBerry World, Google Play and the App Store and see what people are having issues with (and it's not just all they don't want ads). Becuase for every user that bothers to complain, ten more probable just uninstall the app.

    And the problem is everyday those other IM apps gain traction and users...making BBM less and less relevant in many markets.

    My suggestion would be to hire a good software company to fix BBM.
    techvisor likes this.
    07-13-16 02:20 PM
  10. bobshine's Avatar
    So how do you suggest that they get users?

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    Well if it was easy, I'll be rich!

    The fact is BBM missed a huge opportunity when they launch cross platform. There was so much interest in it that the servers couldn't keep up.

    People had to wait to get a PIN... that's a huge NO NO!
    Notifications was problematic, especially on iOS!

    Basically people just started uninstalling the app. And now it's almost impossible to drum up interest again.
    techvisor likes this.
    07-14-16 11:27 AM
  11. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    The real question is what becomes of BBM in Indonesia now?
    Most likely answer? Users migrate themselves to WhatsApp.
    Dunt Dunt Dunt likes this.
    08-02-16 08:59 PM
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