1. ssbtech's Avatar
    I have a friend who is nuts about Android. (I guess that just makes him nuts...)

    I told him about BBM, he was so-so to the idea but then installed it and I showed him some features. He was quite impressed, said he needs to get his mother using it and other friends too.

    10-08-14 09:39 PM
  2. zocster's Avatar
    Cool, what features of BBM did he like over other messaging platforms?
    10-08-14 10:35 PM
  3. ssbtech's Avatar
    I didn't really ask. I know he uses Skype sometimes.
    He seemed impressed by the easy attachment options and the PIN based messaging. We both know a few people who swap SIMs regularly so we'll recommend BBM to them too.

    He doesn't have a data plan (silly, I know....) and limited SMS.
    10-08-14 11:09 PM
  4. ssbtech's Avatar
    Ok, update...

    As I mentioned, my friend managed to get a group of us with various devices (mostly Android, one iPhone and a Windows phone) on BBM.

    But he's been noticing some delays with receiving messages on his Android, mostly from the Windows phone. Messages are often delayed by 10 minutes or more. Now this might have something to do with him using WiFi and not having data (on the Android) but either way he's not happy. The Windows phone user and I didn't seem to have any delays, but we're both on data.

    So we were talking about roaming and SIM cards and I mentioned that's why it's nice to have PIN based messaging like BBM. He then told me of the problems above and said he's been using Google Hangouts and how it's so much better, etc...

    Get your act together, BlackBerry...

    <sigh>
    11-27-14 04:29 PM

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