1. elgranchuchu's Avatar
    Hi all, thats the question:

    Actually i have a BIS plan in order to use bbm, but ios and android will have it free.

    what do you know?

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    08-09-13 10:22 AM
  2. howarmat's Avatar
    for legacy yes you will because you still have to use BIS for the email and such.
    08-09-13 10:28 AM
  3. Jc Osborne's Avatar
    When you pay to use blackberry you pay for internet and email,, it like having a data plan on any other phone,, so people on android and iOS will still have to buy a data plan


    Hope this helps
    08-09-13 11:00 AM
  4. LROBLES46's Avatar
    There's no difference in BIS or any other regular data plan though (for iOS or Android) I think it def depends on each carrier..
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    08-09-13 11:03 AM
  5. howarmat's Avatar
    you wont need a data plan even for BBM on iOS or Android. It will work on wifi too. There is no money going to BB or carrier for crossplatform BBM for the basic BBM service.
    08-09-13 11:37 AM
  6. elgranchuchu's Avatar
    I don't know in other countries, but in suth america (colombia) you need a BIS plan in order to use BBM in blackberry, it doesn't work in wifi without BIS or a normal data plan.

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    08-09-13 04:16 PM
  7. kbz1960's Avatar
    I don't know in other countries, but in suth america (colombia) you need a BIS plan in order to use BBM in blackberry, it doesn't work in wifi without BIS or a normal data plan.

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    Are talking about OS 7 and below?
    08-09-13 04:23 PM
  8. elgranchuchu's Avatar
    Yes, i'm in os 7.1

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    08-09-13 04:29 PM
  9. m1kr0's Avatar
    Hi all, BIS depends on your carrier. I have a Z10, South Africa. I have a normal data plan plus I have a BIS plan (very specific for BBM text only). If I video or attach pics over BBM, it goes against my normal data plan. That said: you don't NEED BIS to use BBM. This is just carrier specific in my case (and its at a discounted rate).
    08-09-13 04:29 PM
  10. Ewo Limjoco's Avatar
    Hello. I have a specific BB plan which is BBM only. Will it work with the BBM for Android/iOS? Thanks!
    08-25-13 03:46 AM
  11. Restrictive's Avatar
    Hello. I have a specific BB plan which is BBM only. Will it work with the BBM for Android/iOS? Thanks!
    Should work but you do not need a BB plan when it comes to other platforms as long as you have a data plan, which you have, it should work.
    08-25-13 06:02 AM
  12. McCorp's Avatar
    If Blackberry is going to open BBM to other platforms and not require BIS, then they need to do the same for OS 7.x devices - it just makes good business sense. Carriers in the US don't have good BIS only plans. There are plenty of users in the US that would love to use a BB w/QWERTY on WiFi to communicate without the carrier burden of an data plan. And, while there at it they need to put ActiveSync on the OS 7.x devices as well. Both additions are achievable, and would easily increase usage in the US in the non-corporate user base.

    Just my 0.02
    09-03-13 09:36 AM
  13. Legion101's Avatar
    This will certainly make me anti-blackberry if an update is not provided to Os7 and 7.1 users to enable free usage of BBM without BIS plan. Blackberry has lost the plot. SMH
    10-22-13 07:59 PM
  14. Canuck671's Avatar
    I have a iPhone 4 with no plans, or phone number . It works just fine over wifi.

    BlackBerry Z10.
    10-22-13 08:02 PM

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