1. johnnyuk's Avatar
    Just got this email from BlackBerry about BBM v10.7.5.24 if you're in the limited beta for BBM on BB10. The Beta Zone app is giving be a "bad gateway" error right now though.

    BBM Beta Program | New Build Available!
    Hi All,

    We have a new 10.7 build available with some exciting new features!* Were eager to hear what you think before this version of BBM is widely available.

    New Features
    BBM will now offer a new service called Subscriptions that will allow users to pay for exclusive access to specific features.
    *
    Whats included in this first release of Subscriptions?
    ******** Vanity PINs: have a fun idea for a PIN? Looking for an easier PIN to communicate with friends? Try out this new feature and customize your own personal BBM PIN!
    ******** Remove Ads: hide sponsored ads and sponsored invites in BBM with this subscription.
    ******** Avatar Badging: Show off your special BBM status with a badge. This badge also appears on display pictures that have an active subscription.
    *
    How do I sign-up?
    Subscriptions can be purchased using available payment methods in the BBM Shop. Subscriptions is available at a monthly cost and requires ongoing payments to continue the subscription.
    *
    What else is new this build? Share Multiple Pictures in BBM Group Chats!
    *
    Well be sending a survey soon that focuses on this new experience to collect your feedback.
    Known Issues

    ******** Group Invite via Custom PIN is not sent when the two users are already BBM contacts.
    Installing BBM

    1.****** Open the Beta Zone app on your BlackBerry 10 device and look for BBM (v10.7.3.15, 10.7.4.15, 10.7.5.24).

    2.****** Select Install to update the BBM app

    Note: Current chats will be lost by installing this version of BBM.

    Posted from the CB10 app on my BlackBerry Z30 STA100-2/10.3.1.2267 on O2 UK - Activated on BES10.2.4
    sedat likes this.
    02-23-15 06:08 PM
  2. jaydee5799's Avatar
    Yeah Betazone is not letting me in either for this. Will try again later!
    02-23-15 06:23 PM
  3. yvpan1's Avatar
    no go for me either, the BZ app refuses to load!! maybe too many people are too excited to try this version lol..

    anyway, is it true that updating to this release will flush every chat? i'm currently on the 10.7.4.10 and yeah, all my chats were flushed upon updating to this build, oh gosh..
    02-23-15 07:40 PM
  4. gkl's Avatar
    This is the only change. Looks to be free subscription initially during testing. I'm guessing it will go away once live.


    New BBM Beta 10.7 for BB10-img_20150223_184801.png

    Z10STL100-4/10.3.1.1949

    Edit: Turns out there is a fee, I just hadn't clicked on the button yet. I'm not paying to test. No thanks.
    Last edited by gkl; 02-23-15 at 10:11 PM.
    02-23-15 08:48 PM
  5. damienR's Avatar
    New BBM Beta 10.7 for BB10-img_20150223_193547.png
    New BBM Beta 10.7 for BB10-img_20150223_193656.png
    New BBM Beta 10.7 for BB10-img_20150223_194132.png

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    02-23-15 08:50 PM
  6. damienR's Avatar
    Subscriptions can be managed via BlackBerry World in my apps and games
    New BBM Beta 10.7 for BB10-img_20150223_215454.png
    New BBM Beta 10.7 for BB10-img_20150223_215457.png

    Posted via CB10
    02-23-15 08:56 PM
  7. Andy Wijaya's Avatar
    I find this a neat feature, but subscribing fee? That's a deal-breaker for me.
    02-23-15 09:09 PM
  8. damienR's Avatar
    I find this a neat feature, but subscribing fee? That's a deal-breaker for me.
    Or atleast a yearly fee or better yet a one time fee



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    02-23-15 09:57 PM
  9. webber27's Avatar
    It's clear that the BBM team received just one message - "monetize." This is a joke of an update. They should be focusing on features that bring new people in, not silly subscriptions to squeeze a few more pennies out of the few remaining diehards. Pretty disappointed with this one.

    Posted via CB10
    02-24-15 12:19 AM
  10. togardergrosse's Avatar
    I find this a neat feature, but subscribing fee? That's a deal-breaker for me.
    Well, if you want to try it out, now is the chance since it's still Free.
    And after that, when the survey came, we all should say that we are willing for a one time payment OR annual payment.
    I agree, monthly payment is a joke.
    It's clear that the BBM team received just one message - "monetize." This is a joke of an update. They should be focusing on features that bring new people in, not silly subscriptions to squeeze a few more pennies out of the few remaining diehards. Pretty disappointed with this one.
    Posted via CB10
    It's understandable since BB10 users didn't get charged for BIS like old BBOS did. For years, BIS has become their major source of income.
    Not that I think this is a right move since BBM competitor like Whatsapp, LINE, KakaoTalk, etc offers (sometimes) more features.
    But as I said before, if you are in the Beta zone, use this opportunity to make yourself heard, and tell them when the survey came.

    UPDATE
    Just realized that the Free trial is just for one day. I'm thinking to give it a try for one month anywayNew BBM Beta 10.7 for BB10-bbmcustompin.png
    Last edited by togardergrosse; 02-24-15 at 02:39 AM. Reason: added more info
    02-24-15 02:28 AM
  11. johnnyuk's Avatar
    UPDATE
    Just realized that the Free trial is just for one day. I'm thinking to give it a try for one month anywayClick image for larger version. 

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    This was VERY sneaky. Entering the "free" trial made it sound like the first month would be free when in fact it is only the first DAY that's free and it's a calendar day not 24 hours (based on Canada time?! Who knows?).

    Has anyone been able to add themselves to someone's BBM using a custom PIN yet? I tried from one of my other devices and it doesn't recognise my custom PIN as valid in BBM. Does it only work of both BBM apps are the beta version? Bit of a limited trial of that's the case.



    Posted from the CB10 app on my BlackBerry Z30 STA100-2/10.3.1.2267 on O2 UK - Activated on BES10.2.4
    02-24-15 03:50 PM
  12. damienR's Avatar
    This was VERY sneaky. Entering the "free" trial made it sound like the first month would be free when in fact it is only the first DAY that's free and it's a calendar day not 24 hours (based on Canada time?! Who knows?).

    Has anyone been able to add themselves to someone's BBM using a custom PIN yet? I tried from one of my other devices and it doesn't recognise my custom PIN as valid in BBM. Does it only work of both BBM apps are the beta version? Bit of a limited trial of that's the case.



    Posted from the CB10 app on my BlackBerry Z30 STA100-2/10.3.1.2267 on O2 UK - Activated on BES10.2.4
    Very sneaky indeed I tried to add from another device also no luck

    Posted via CB10
    02-24-15 03:54 PM
  13. whatsever's Avatar
    BBM custom pin is like your own custom licence plate
    02-24-15 03:59 PM
  14. Anubhav Nagpal's Avatar
    So, when you type 'mypin', does it show the custom PIN or the one attached to the phone?

    Posted via CB10
    02-24-15 04:00 PM
  15. johnnyuk's Avatar
    So, when you type 'mypin', does it show the custom PIN or the one attached to the phone?

    Posted via CB10
    Mypin just shows the phone's usual PIN not the custom one.

    Posted from the CB10 app on my BlackBerry Z30 STA100-2/10.3.1.2267 on O2 UK - Activated on BES10.2.4
    02-24-15 04:09 PM
  16. jdesignz's Avatar
    How to apply as BBM beta tester?

    PasaportePilipinasSQW100-1/10.3.1.2267
    02-24-15 04:13 PM
  17. whatsever's Avatar
    I was with my Z10 but moving to Z30and now Passport never had the oppertunity to get back in the program
    02-24-15 04:25 PM
  18. johnnyuk's Avatar
    How to apply as BBM beta tester?

    PasaportePilipinasSQW100-1/10.3.1.2267
    I'm not sure if the beta is open to new users. It's a restricted beta anyway so it seems it's more a case of BlackBerry chooses you rather than you get to opt in.

    Posted from the CB10 app on my BlackBerry Z30 STA100-2/10.3.1.2267 on O2 UK - Activated on BES10.2.4
    02-24-15 04:42 PM

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