05-28-15 10:25 AM
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  1. anon(8080272)'s Avatar
    Hi folks,

    Do any of you have a recommendation for a BBM alternative? Ideally it would be cross platform.

    As much as I've tried to get people onto BBM (non BB users), it's not reliable enough on their phones to be taken seriously.

    Thanks in advance!
    04-19-15 02:38 PM
  2. ankitchahal's Avatar
    Whatsapp watelse

    Posted via CB10
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    04-19-15 02:45 PM
  3. anon(8080272)'s Avatar
    I've been trying configure Whatsapp. It keeps telling my phone number is invalid! LOL. Hardly promising.

    Q10 SQN100-1- OS 10.3.1.2558 ... on its 3rd keyboard.
    04-19-15 04:03 PM
  4. rodney0905's Avatar
    If you're using BB10, I guess you have access to a myriad of chat apps from Android. I like hangouts but I don't know if this works in BB10. Simple, easy, Android integration and also available on iPhone. I like Skype a lot. Kik, Whats App.
    04-19-15 04:31 PM
  5. coldRooster's Avatar
    GroupMe
    04-19-15 04:34 PM
  6. TrueKulcha's Avatar
    WeChat is best alternative for me. Almost all of my contacts are on BBM but I do use WeChat for those times when someone can't get on BBM for whatever reason.

    Posted via CB10
    04-19-15 04:40 PM
  7. anon(8080272)'s Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestions!

    Q10 SQN100-1- OS 10.3.1.2558 ... on its 3rd keyboard.
    04-19-15 05:22 PM
  8. athomas917's Avatar
    Skype if you are in the US

    Posted via CB10
    04-19-15 06:23 PM
  9. rodney0905's Avatar
    Skype if you are in the US

    Posted via CB10
    Why do you say this? Are there places you cannot use Skype?
    04-19-15 06:50 PM
  10. oystersourced's Avatar
    WhatsApp is well supported on BlackBerry 10, it's a much better experience than Skype.

    The Google chat app is certainly no Hangouts so give that a miss.

    Posted via CB10
    04-19-15 08:19 PM
  11. TrueKulcha's Avatar
    WhatsApp is well supported on BlackBerry 10, it's a much better experience than Skype.

    The Google chat app is certainly no Hangouts so give that a miss.

    Posted via CB10
    Whatscrap is well supported on BlackBerry 10 with a very clear motive I'd say. Won't use that if I was the last one on earth without those apps that do nothing more than invade people's privacy. Only the IMs that ask for a request and approval of such SHOULD be worth one's time and mentioning.

    Posted via CB10
    04-19-15 09:08 PM
  12. ehroberts's Avatar
    WeChat. Bb10 version is fluid but it's 3 years old. Android version is current has a whole host of features, but is very laggy...

    Posted via CB10
    04-20-15 12:19 AM
  13. Sergeant_Im's Avatar
    I have no choice but to use WhatsApp, because that is what the majority of my acquaintance uses. In my country, the most common IM service used is WhatsApp and WeChat.

    I say go with whatever the most common one used by your friends, family or colleague, or your potential clients (if you're a business personel). It's not about your choice, it's the masses'.

    Posted via CB10
    04-20-15 06:41 AM
  14. early2bed's Avatar
    If you aren't using BBM because other people aren't using it the don't you pretty much have to use what they are using if you can? That's the nature of social media. You don't have much of a say in what other people choose to use.
    04-20-15 06:45 AM
  15. oystersourced's Avatar
    Whatscrap is well supported on BlackBerry 10 with a very clear motive I'd say. Won't use that if I was the last one on earth without those apps that do nothing more than invade people's privacy. Only the IMs that ask for a request and approval of such SHOULD be worth one's time and mentioning.

    Posted via CB10
    It's your choice, many people wouldn't trust WeChat for the same reasons.

    Posted via CB10
    04-20-15 11:10 AM
  16. TrueKulcha's Avatar
    It's your choice, many people wouldn't trust WeChat for the same reasons.

    Posted via CB10
    True thing yes. You know it's funny how we as consumers sometimes get caught up in brand arguments while the people who designed and created most of these things don't give a crap about our existence.. lol. #onelove

    Posted via CB10
    04-20-15 11:15 AM
  17. The_trooper's Avatar
    Why do you say this? Are there places you cannot use Skype?
    China don't have Skype, they still are on MSN Messenger, for example.

    Proud owner of a BlackBerry z10 - Uruguay, South America
    04-20-15 11:51 AM
  18. mikedolo's Avatar
    Whatsapp you gotta give out your phone number. Bbm a pin. Haven't had a stalker /private call in years.
    04-20-15 11:56 AM
  19. Jan125's Avatar
    :x Telegram.
    The ports are currently not really good though.
    If you've got a full-touch device and don't use umlauts, go for DianBao.
    If not, use the normal .APK.
    04-20-15 12:06 PM
  20. Warios's Avatar
    China don't have Skype, they still are on MSN Messenger, for example.

    Proud owner of a BlackBerry z10 - Uruguay, South America
    Im not shure about skype and China , is it allowed or not ?

    i found this (scroll down to eng. lang. version)
    Skype?????????-??????????
    04-20-15 03:16 PM
  21. vvvhhh8's Avatar
    You can use HG10 for people who are using Hangouts only

    Envoy de mon Passport en utilisant Tapatalk
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    05-03-15 07:32 AM
  22. ecuuncg's Avatar
    Do you have groupme working on bb10? Mine constantly closes and my replies are going through.
    05-10-15 08:04 PM
  23. Matty's Avatar
    #1 choice, BBM
    #2 choice, WhatsApp
    #3 choice, Wechat
    #4 choice, Telegram
    #5 choice, Mxit (not advised)
    #6 choice GroupMe (not advised)

    As far as I know, those are the major instant messaging apps at the moment. All work perfectly on BlackBerry.

    Posted via BlackBerry Q5 on 10.3.1.2576
    05-11-15 01:08 PM
  24. werkregen's Avatar
    Telegram.

    Cross-platform for real. It has apps for mac, windows, Linux, android, iphone, browser-based and I had no problems with it on the Classic since I bought it.

    Always works well (the android apk version) without a significant impact on battery.

    Notifications work, it shows in the hub, but it's not fully integrated so it doesn't look as good as a native app.

    Posted via CB10
    jefbeard911 likes this.
    05-15-15 03:13 PM
  25. Johny Ju's Avatar
    hi, we have skype in China. MSN has gone already.

    Posted via CB10
    05-15-15 09:55 PM
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