10-10-14 06:17 PM
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  1. laserx's Avatar
    My son went to China for a visit and to see the sights. He told his bank who said they'd take care of things. Well, he went to use his ATM card and it was refused, then the same with his credit cards. He BBM'd us and we called the bank to explain his problem. They refused to talk to us, they would only talk to him, they gave us a number and told him to call collect so they could straighten out the mess. Well, he could not get the number to connect so he messaged us again. So the Bank said give us his number, they tried to call him in China and even with the operators help they couldn't get it to go through. It seemed we were at a stand off and my son with no money and in China. My wife then said wait a minute, she did a BBM video call to my son, no problem at all, she then put it on speaker and held the phone with the bank on it to her Q10 and they had the conversation with my son that they needed to have and BINGO all was well once again. BBM saved the day!!!
    10-08-14 01:13 PM
  2. rocker_man1's Avatar
    Awesome ingenuity. Well done. It would be scary to be without cash in any country.

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    10-08-14 01:17 PM
  3. Q10Bold's Avatar
    I love BBM

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    10-08-14 01:19 PM
  4. Playbook007's Avatar
    Great read. BBM works great when I am out of country!

    Posted via CB10
    10-08-14 01:22 PM
  5. VR6's Avatar
    Good thinking but was video needed or BBM voice would have done it

    Posted via CB10
    10-08-14 02:13 PM
  6. Q10Bold's Avatar
    Good thinking but was video needed or BBM voice would have done it

    Posted via CB10
    Video is allways better than just voice

    Posted via CB10
    10-08-14 02:46 PM
  7. Warlack's Avatar
    Video was necessary, since he had to be on the phone "in person"

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.1.632 and a Z30
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    10-08-14 02:48 PM
  8. Prem WatsApp's Avatar
    So many useful applications... pardon the pun. I didn't mean "apps" :-)

    ? BlackBerry? I premdict the future's gonna be chenomenal! ?
    gvs1341 and ssgoossen like this.
    10-08-14 05:28 PM
  9. boldbb10's Avatar
    There you go folks getting things done with a BlackBerry. Thanks for sharing.

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    10-08-14 05:52 PM
  10. lovedaazn's Avatar
    Nice!! That's awesome

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    10-08-14 09:41 PM
  11. Skyforever's Avatar
    Love this story. What I cool thing to have BBM, and it's so reliable. Great stuff. Thanks for sharing.
    10-08-14 09:46 PM
  12. adrianlimsk's Avatar
    BBM rock! Nice to hear that.

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    10-08-14 10:02 PM
  13. BBUniq01's Avatar
    My good friend has poor service and BBM voice call helps her keep in touch with friends and family via Wifi. She has an iPhone.


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    10-08-14 10:26 PM
  14. clickitykeys's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing this. Glad that things worked out for your son!
    10-08-14 10:34 PM
  15. Aleij Barb's Avatar
    Pardon me and correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't any IM app be able to handle this task just fine? that includes WhatsApp, Google voice and Skype

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    10-09-14 05:29 AM
  16. Prem WatsApp's Avatar
    Pardon me and correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't any IM app be able to handle this task just fine? that includes WhatsApp, Google voice and Skype

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    Skype's video quality is atrocious compared to BBM. Not my job to badmouth a product or service, but even the app is laggy and needs improvement...

    Just imho. Your experience may vary...

    ? BlackBerry? I premdict the future's gonna be chenomenal! ?
    10-09-14 05:55 AM
  17. rohetaku's Avatar
    Pardon me and correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't any IM app be able to handle this task just fine? that includes WhatsApp, Google voice and Skype

    Posted via CB10
    Who invited this guy?

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    10-09-14 06:15 AM
  18. Aleij Barb's Avatar
    Who invited this guy?

    Posted via CB10
    Invited? Guy? I found your post offensive. Where's your manner boy? And I don't use BBM exclusively, hence my curiosity, you schmuck. So mind your own damn business.

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    10-09-14 07:20 AM
  19. xxxmerlinxxx's Avatar
    If you were offended by that post then maybe the internet isn't the place for you until you get a thicker skin.
    10-09-14 07:33 AM
  20. Playbook007's Avatar
    Skype doesn't come close to BBM video. I do not know about Whatsapp. I believe BBM still goes through BlackBerry's world wide network. They are the only one that has this. Perhaps that is why the quality is amazing.

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    10-09-14 07:49 AM
  21. Aleij Barb's Avatar
    I'm not comparing video quality between BBM and Skype. The bank couldn't care less even if you talk to them on a hologram. I read the OP again, all he needed was his sons voice so the bank can authenticate him. So why aren't Skype audio or Google voice audio just as effective? The best quality becomes pointless when both parties are talking to each other on a speakerphone.


    If you were offended by that post then maybe the internet isn't the place for you until you get a thicker skin.
    You're saying as if Crackberry is some thug house ran by a teenage street gang. I drank the Android Kool-aid, it's obvious BlackBerry flavour is just as strong.

    Posted via CB10
    10-09-14 08:32 AM
  22. willowbeast's Avatar
    Smart wife!

    Posted via CB10
    10-09-14 08:39 AM
  23. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    Invited? Guy? I found your post offensive. Where's your manner boy? And I don't use BBM exclusively, hence my curiosity, you schmuck. So mind your own damn business.

    Posted via CB10
    It was merely in jest... but your original observation is correct, any IM with voice call capability would have been sufficient. In this case, since BBM video was integrated into the ongoing BBM chat, it was particularly useful and simple workaround to the telephony hurdles the son was encountering.
    10-09-14 08:40 AM
  24. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    Video was necessary, since he had to be on the phone "in person"

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.1.632 and a Z30
    I don't think video had anything to do with the bank, since the OP basically said that they put the Q10, running the BBM call between the parents and the son, on speaker and then put another phone, which was being used to call the bank by the parents, next to the Q10 so that the bank could hear the son.

    So.... Son<--BBM-->Parents<--Telephone-->Bank
    10-09-14 08:46 AM
  25. VR6's Avatar
    I'm not comparing video quality between BBM and Skype. The bank couldn't care less even if you talk to them on a hologram. I read the OP again, all he needed was his sons voice so the bank can authenticate him. So why aren't Skype audio or Google voice audio just as effective? The best quality becomes pointless when both parties are talking to each other on a speakerphone.

    Posted via CB10
    That's why I asked why video was needed and not just voice.

    Posted via CB10
    10-09-14 10:37 AM
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