1. A Noise Annoys's Avatar
    My last contact on BBMe just cancelled their subscription. After a somewhat healthy 20 odd at the beginning, making it worth while, I'm now down to none.

    I stuck around until the last possible minute.

    Goodbye BBMe. Hello Signal!
    10-04-21 09:40 AM
  2. conite's Avatar
    My last contact on BBMe just cancelled their subscription. After a somewhat healthy 20 odd at the beginning, making it worth while, I'm now down to none.

    I stuck around until the last possible minute.

    Goodbye BBMe. Hello Signal!
    It does seem odd that one would pay for a service that is inferior to other free services.
    10-04-21 09:59 AM
  3. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    My last contact on BBMe just cancelled their subscription. After a somewhat healthy 20 odd at the beginning, making it worth while, I'm now down to none.

    I stuck around until the last possible minute.

    Goodbye BBMe. Hello Signal!
    You found this surprising? People overwhelmingly choose to pay through various mediums including personal data or advertising. Although not truly free products, the customers aren’t ignorant or misinformed as many claim. An option for BBMe to monetize in different methods hurts platform acceptance. Not that in 2020/2021 that it would really matter.
    10-04-21 10:27 AM
  4. conite's Avatar
    You found this surprising? People overwhelmingly choose to pay through various mediums including personal data or advertising. Although not truly free products, the customers aren’t ignorant or misinformed as many claim. An option for BBMe to monetize in different methods hurts platform acceptance. Not that in 2020/2021 that it would really matter.
    That said, neither Signal nor Telegram has ads or monetizes data.
    Laura Knotek and BBuso77 like this.
    10-04-21 11:00 AM
  5. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    That said, neither Signal nor Telegram has ads or monetizes data.
    Which is pretty impressive feat. I know one has a large benefactor and I’m not sure how the other service pays for itself.
    10-04-21 11:16 AM
  6. conite's Avatar
    Which is pretty impressive feat. I know one has a large benefactor and I’m not sure how the other service pays for itself.
    Donations.
    10-04-21 11:19 AM
  7. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Donations.
    Even a more impressive feat if you stop and think about it.
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    10-04-21 11:39 AM
  8. the_boon's Avatar
    That said, neither Signal nor Telegram has ads or monetizes data.
    And their developers make money...how?
    10-04-21 12:13 PM
  9. conite's Avatar
    And their developers make money...how?
    All costs are paid from revenues generated from seed money and donations.

    Both said they would move to subscription fees before they would ever use ads or compromise user data.
    10-04-21 12:14 PM
  10. the_boon's Avatar
    It does seem odd that one would pay for a service that is inferior to other free services.
    I don't see how BBMe is that inferior in features
    10-04-21 12:24 PM
  11. howarmat's Avatar
    I don't see how BBMe is that inferior in features
    stickers man....all about the stickers!
    10-04-21 12:25 PM
  12. brookie229's Avatar
    All costs are paid from revenues generated from seed money and donations.

    Both said they would move to subscription fees before they would ever use ads or compromise user data.
    Nice - I hate ads.
    10-04-21 12:29 PM
  13. the_boon's Avatar
    stickers man....all about the stickers!
    Lol no, but using PINs as opposed to phone numbers is terribly underrated.
    10-04-21 12:32 PM
  14. conite's Avatar
    I don't see how BBMe is that inferior in features
    No auto-message-self-destruct (timed messages aren't the same thing and don't count), encryption method not open-source or made available to audit, no bots, no channels, no social media features, etc.
    10-04-21 12:32 PM
  15. conite's Avatar
    Lol no, but using PINs as opposed to phone numbers is terribly underrated.
    Why is that a big deal? Telephone number is hidden from users - only Telegram or Signal has that data. What does BlackBerry have on you? - your Google Account, your payment info, etc.

    If you are really worried that Signal may do something inappropriate with your phone number, despite the multitude of security audits that say otherwise, then take 5 minutes and use a virtual number, and use 2FA on the account.
    app_Developer likes this.
    10-04-21 12:34 PM
  16. John Albert's Avatar
    When would BlackBerry put BBMe on EOL?
    10-04-21 12:41 PM
  17. howarmat's Avatar
    When would BlackBerry put BBMe on EOL?
    Well for bb10 its gone after the 4th I think. So it depends on the numbers of other users out there and if its worth the $$$ they spend to keep it running
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-04-21 12:45 PM
  18. the_boon's Avatar
    Why is that a big deal? Telephone number is hidden from users - only Telegram or Signal has that data. What does BlackBerry have on you? - your Google Account, your payment info, etc.

    If you are really worried that Signal may do something inappropriate with your phone number, despite the multitude of security audits that say otherwise, then take 5 minutes and use a virtual number, and use 2FA on the account.
    Lol I'm not concerned about the apps having my phone number, but I just find it better to share a PIN instead with people.
    10-04-21 11:51 PM
  19. conite's Avatar
    Lol I'm not concerned about the apps having my phone number, but I just find it better to share a PIN instead with people.
    But you don't have to share a phone number with people to use Telegram for instance.
    10-04-21 11:52 PM
  20. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Well for bb10 its gone after the 4th I think. So it depends on the numbers of other users out there and if its worth the $$$ they spend to keep it running
    And how much of it gets sold off with the patents, many of which were messaging based.
    12-01-21 04:41 PM
  21. 2BFB47E4's Avatar
    Welp.. OP, my condolences and GG's. Sadly BBM10 turned off too. I lost around 40 friends, currently searching ones.
    01-16-22 02:40 PM

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