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  1. CTU2fan's Avatar
    I feel like I am, which makes me think I must be missing something. Considering I have zero friends using BBM, what am I missing out on by just using SMS/MMS and no apps?

    Posted via CB10
    Davidro1 likes this.
    09-13-14 09:03 PM
  2. walcolm's Avatar
    you're the only one who doesn't use BBM and i can assure you most of the few friends you have use BBM...they're just not telling you
    Elite1 likes this.
    09-13-14 09:24 PM
  3. mhg0157's Avatar
    It's only worth using a chat app if you do a substantial amount of conversing with certain people on a consistent basis. The one friend I do that with I strong-armed into using BBM. It's faster, more immersive and responsive, easier to trade attachments of various sorts...but again, we do a ton of chatting. For everyone else it's just occasional texts.

    As for BBM in particular, I don't know a single other human being with a BlackBerry, so if it weren't for the one friend who I force to use it, BBM would cease to exist in my world. It would be either GTalk or Whatsapp. Not a huge deal, but I do prefer BBM for whatever reason.

    Posted via CB10
    JCyinzer and JesseBabe23 like this.
    09-13-14 09:41 PM
  4. just_luc's Avatar
    I feel like I am, which makes me think I must be missing something. Considering I have zero friends using BBM, what am I missing out on by just using SMS/MMS and no apps?

    Posted via CB10
    Well.. you aren't the ONLY person..

    There's the elderly.. the illiterate.. the destitute who don't have phones.. people without thumbs of course..

    Posted via CB10
    Elite1, jaydee5799, Tkarps and 2 others like this.
    09-13-14 09:49 PM
  5. rebroker2009's Avatar
    Yup

    Q10 with Telus on 10.3.0.1052
    09-13-14 09:51 PM
  6. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    You sure are

    Posted via CB10
    09-13-14 09:55 PM
  7. CTU2fan's Avatar
    It's only worth using a chat app if you do a substantial amount of conversing with certain people on a consistent basis. The one friend I do that with I strong-armed into using BBM. It's faster, more immersive and responsive, easier to trade attachments of various sorts...but again, we do a ton of chatting. For everyone else it's just occasional texts.

    As for BBM in particular, I don't know a single other human being with a BlackBerry, so if it weren't for the one friend who I force to use it, BBM would cease to exist in my world. It would be either GTalk or Whatsapp. Not a huge deal, but I do prefer BBM for whatever reason.

    Posted via CB10
    I feel like I text a lot. I never really paid attention but I looked at my last bill and it was 12,000+ texts! Crazy. I text way more than I talk. I feel like I have a few friends I could talk into using BBM, if it's really worth it.

    Posted via CB10
    09-13-14 10:30 PM
  8. lift's Avatar
    No you are not the only one. There are two of us.
    09-13-14 10:31 PM
  9. billsterjito's Avatar
    I only use BBM as a communication app, I have to text everyone else. Lucky for me the people that I communicate the most with are on BBM and have BlackBerry devices. I do wish more would jump in....maybe some day.
    09-13-14 10:33 PM
  10. Granrey's Avatar
    Couple years ago bbm was very popular.

    These days I use it often just to see bbm channels.

    Posted via CB10
    09-13-14 10:35 PM
  11. vinniesworld's Avatar
    I got all mah Honeys on BBM!...
    09-13-14 10:39 PM
  12. zocster's Avatar
    You won't be the only one. But I do pity you.

    Sent from my Z10 using Tapatalk
    09-13-14 10:45 PM
  13. Gilda675's Avatar
    BBM is now available for android, iOS and WP but nobody I know uses it. Here its whatsapp or fb messenger.

    Posted from my Blackberry Z3
    09-13-14 10:45 PM
  14. tw820's Avatar
    no you are not alone! i only get to use BBM for the channels,none of my family and friends have it either. i just dont see why they wont let us integrate all of our contacts into it,not just those with BBM?
    09-14-14 12:08 AM
  15. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    I feel like I text a lot. I never really paid attention but I looked at my last bill and it was 12,000+ texts! Crazy. I text way more than I talk. I feel like I have a few friends I could talk into using BBM, if it's really worth it.

    Posted via CB10
    I barely talk too, I hate phone calls for non-urgent matters and the idea of interrupting someone's day on my schedule (vrs. Giving them the flexibility to decide to respond to my bbm when they can).

    But to answer your question... Yes, it is worth pushing them onto BBM (unless they resist because the name includes BlackBerry). Richer experience, implicit sense of presence, and probably runs better than the sms "app" on your Q10.

    Posted via CB10
    09-14-14 12:37 AM
  16. Baruugh's Avatar
    Don't use BBM or any other similar app, & dont think I'm missing anything

    Posted via CB10
    lift and techvisor like this.
    09-14-14 01:00 AM
  17. anon(1723145)'s Avatar
    Don't forget, not all of us have unlimited SMS. I've managed to convince the friends and family that contact me the most to use BBM so I don't go over my monthly allotment. Whatsapp is not an option because I'm not comfortable up-loading my contact list to their servers.

    Q10SQN100-2/10.2.1.3253
    miker476 likes this.
    09-14-14 02:43 AM
  18. antoscimento's Avatar
    Yes it's just you.

    Powered by Blackberry
    09-14-14 03:17 AM
  19. bennelong's Avatar
    No you are not the only one. There are two of us.
    Make that three of us.
    BBM's sitting in BlackBerry World waiting to be downloaded, (yet it's still pumping data in and outa my phone according to the task manager).
    It WAS very good when I once had the opportunity to use it though - I have to say.
    lift likes this.
    09-14-14 04:55 AM
  20. chalx's Avatar
    There is 4 of us. I also don't use any kind of IM.

    Posted via CB10
    lift and techvisor like this.
    09-14-14 05:40 AM
  21. stanhanks's Avatar
    I live in Nigeria and BBM is really a must-have. I haven't sent a text message in months and the only text I receive are bank transaction alerts or dumb adverts from my Network provider. With BBM going cross platform, almost all smartphone users here have bbm and if they say they don't, they probably don't want you on their list.

    BBM is part of my whole life now and I can't imagine a day without it. Lol, that's just me though.

    Posted via CB10
    Elite1 likes this.
    09-14-14 06:16 AM
  22. Genghis2k3's Avatar
    You're not even close to being alone globally, but you are asking the question on a "smart phone website". Chances are most responders have and use multiple IM apps on their device. But not everyone outside of CB that purchases a smart phone uses IM apps, and not everyone owns a smart phone. While it may not have the file sharing or voice chat capabilities as IM, for me texting is the fastest, most glitch-free cross platform communication app on my BlackBerry.

    A quick Google suggests texting is far from dead.

    Instant Messaging to Outstrip SMS Texting by 2:1 in 2014

    Monday Poll: Text Message or Instant Messaging App? | Droid Life

    Instant Messaging Overtakes SMS Texting For The First Time
    09-14-14 06:20 AM
  23. Genghis2k3's Avatar
    you're the only one who doesn't use BBM and i can assure you most of the few friends you have use BBM...they're just not telling you
    You're either joking, or blinded by love if you're serious. Your signature suggests the latter.
    09-14-14 06:26 AM
  24. prplhze2000's Avatar
    Everyone I know has unlimited text. If I need to send a file, I just email it on my phone. Only time I use bbm is when someone is overseas. No one really uses bbm, whatsapp, or other messenger services.

    Posted via CB10
    09-14-14 06:50 AM
  25. JeepBB's Avatar
    I rarely use IM myself.

    I'm a dinosaur who uses email - a lot! - and texts now and again if I can't raise the other person on the phone.

    Two main reasons for that. 1) Writing an email gives me time to organise my thoughts and I frequently rearrange text to better communicate my point prior to sending. 2) Email provides its own audit trail - things written can be reviewed at some later date -which is important in my work (and carries across to my personal life).

    Basically I'm not a "fire and forget" kind of guy, and IM isn't for me.
    lift and AllanQuatermain like this.
    09-14-14 06:51 AM
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