1. tnewton85's Avatar
    Texting/email/facetime/bbm video are all free these days. What's the purpose of this paid, confusing app that doesn't offer anything unique?

    Posted via CB10
    08-25-13 01:58 PM
  2. tnewton85's Avatar
    Also, Facetime Audio will be the nail in the coffin for skype I think?

    Posted via CB10
    08-25-13 01:59 PM
  3. treaker's Avatar
    Not me. I think mostly kids do.

    Posted via CB10
    08-25-13 02:12 PM
  4. EchuOkan1's Avatar
    Good question. I don't know who uses it, but I remember all the fuss people made because it was not available for BlackBerry. This si funny!

    Posted via CB10
    08-25-13 02:14 PM
  5. sentimentGX4's Avatar
    What if you use Android? Facetime only works between iOS users. What if your friend is on Android or BB10? ("Let me add you. Oh, you use BB10? Nevermind. We can't be friends. Let's stare at each other with weird faces across the room.") Same thing with BBM. It must be nice having all your total of 5 friends using BBM!

    Also, what if you want to message your friend who is on his Windows PC and away from his phone? Skype is one of the best multiplatform video chat solutions. Most importantly, it covers PCs in addition to mobile OSes. Maybe there are alternatives to Skype; but Facetime and BBM are not two valid examples.
    08-25-13 02:18 PM
  6. nasi goreng's Avatar
    I use Skype both for family video calls with non BlackBerry user relatives overseas, and also for the cheap international long distance rates to call landlines/mobile numbers

    Posted via CB10 on my zed10 Eh
    08-25-13 02:18 PM
  7. dolco's Avatar
    Until BBM will be real multiplatform (including desktop, tablets and all mobile platform),Skype is #1 for me.
    08-25-13 02:20 PM
  8. MADBRADNYC's Avatar
    What if you use Android? Facetime only works between iOS users. What if your friend is on Android or BB10? ("Let me add you. Oh, you use BB10? Nevermind. We can't be friends. Let's stare at each other with weird faces across the room.") Same thing with BBM. It must be nice having all your total of 5 friends using BBM!

    Also, what if you want to message your friend who is on his Windows PC and away from his phone? Skype is one of the best multiplatform video chat solutions. Most importantly, it covers PCs in addition to mobile OSes. Maybe there are alternatives to Skype; but Facetime and BBM are not two valid examples.
    I see your point. I don't use any of these applications aside from BBM, but I can see how others would.

    Maybe a better example would be FaceFlow, but it has become a paid application at this time.
    08-25-13 02:28 PM
  9. Djlatino's Avatar
    Use it all the time.

    I use it mainly for chatting though. If there was a "Pidgin" app my BlackBerry would be complete.

    douevenCB10?
    08-25-13 04:02 PM
  10. BigwhiteUK's Avatar
    How long before apple release facetime as a cross platform app? We will have BBM going cross platform, hopefully WhatsApp and Viber will have video chat. Will apple stand alone?


    Posted via CB10
    08-25-13 04:58 PM
  11. trsbbs's Avatar
    I do. With my wife when she is traveling. With my daughter in the Marines etc.

    Works good for a Droid port. Hope is come out native BlackBerry sometime.

    Verizon Z10. Running 10.1.0.4651. Posted via CB10
    08-25-13 06:10 PM
  12. adamschuetze's Avatar
    I do. Skypeout is awesome. Ability to call my Dad's telephone from Skype, long distance to another continent, and it only costs < 3 cents/min... hard to beat.

    Adam Schuetze
    08-25-13 06:24 PM
  13. adamschuetze's Avatar
    How long before apple release facetime as a cross platform app? We will have BBM going cross platform, hopefully WhatsApp and Viber will have video chat. Will apple stand alone?


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    I think it's safe to say Apple will never cross platform Facetime or iMessage.

    Adam Schuetze
    08-25-13 06:25 PM
  14. sakin13's Avatar
    I use it once every couple weeks when I have to make a phonecall overseas. Rates are still better than most cell companies and I have an unlimited yearly plan for landlines worlwide . Other than that I do not use it. Viber is sadly the app of choice when it comes to voip as most of the people I know still carry the archaic device called iphone.

    Posted via CB10
    08-26-13 04:27 AM
  15. bobauckland's Avatar
    I use it all the time. To call my parents and my in laws spread across the globe.
    Usually using a desktop or my wife's Android device though because the BB10 port is quite terrible and unreliable.
    I have high hopes for BBM though, if it becomes truly cross platform I'll convert my whole family to it, provided there's a desktop component as well.
    08-26-13 04:52 AM
  16. Kevin Douglas's Avatar
    Well, Skype is still a much popular app and it is often used for social interactions with friends, family members etc. Of-course, email, bbm, video are freely available via some apps but you get what you pay for. Hence, I always use RHUB`s appliance for conducting my business meetings b/c it provides me quality service and is more secured as compared to hosted services.
    02-24-14 12:41 AM
  17. crackberry_geek's Avatar
    It's pretty simple really.

    With small paid Skype subscription one can call land lines.

    Posted with Z10 via CB10
    02-24-14 12:45 AM
  18. jt597's Avatar
    Good question. I don't know who uses it, but I remember all the fuss people made because it was not available for BlackBerry. This si funny!

    Posted via CB10
    Skype is here!?

    Publicado con Zeta Diez
    02-24-14 04:41 PM
  19. adamlau's Avatar
    Only on the LAN at work for group messaging. Else, nope.

    SQN100-1 10.2.1.2141 | STA100-3 10.2.1.2141
    02-24-14 09:46 PM
  20. Haytham Hamad's Avatar
    All the time, business meetings and family.
    02-25-14 01:08 AM
  21. reddstar's Avatar
    My Skype doesn't work at all as soon as I open it, it blacks out and close out

    Posted via CB10
    02-25-14 07:52 PM
  22. boys_inter's Avatar
    I use it on occasion, such as when I'm traveling, or significant others are traveling and want to video chat. I do find it to be a bit buggy, and the "available notification" won't delete from my hub unless the phone is restarted. Good thing it is a real "once in a while" item for me.
    02-25-14 08:08 PM

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