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  1. crazigee's Avatar
    More then 3 out of 100! I don't know the exact percentage, but that number is likely a US statistic. I have almost a 100 bbm contacts since bbm went cross platform, but almost 1/3rd are BlackBerry users still. It's easy to tell because they show with a bbm video chat option.

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    So you're using the fact that there are more BBM users on your list as a statistic?

    Oh please.

    Posted using my Z10 via CB10
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    05-29-14 08:38 PM
  2. gdurnt's Avatar
    Downloaded app it's useless compared to Southwest can't book flights or get boarding pass yet just able to check flight ststus.

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    05-29-14 08:58 PM
  3. acovey's Avatar
    My response from WestJet, sounds like an App may come someday

    I thought WestJet was a Canadian Company and would support other Canadian Companies. You just released a new app for US and other foreign phones BUT no versions for Canadian Blackberry models. Shame on you. Maybe I should support the biggest not the local Canadian Company?

    Company reply (5/27/2014 11:32:15 AM)Hello Art,

    Thanks for your email, and I’m sorry for the delay in my response to you.

    We are currently working on our mobile strategy at this time and a Blackberry app is currently being finalized as we already have developed an Android and iPhone app. After detailed research and guest requests the Blackberry app is least used by our guests; I am sorry you are disappointed while having to wait a bit longer for this.

    We don’t have a set roll-out date yet; however you can currently check a flight status by typing in WS ### (the flight number) into the Google search engine. This will take you to FlightAware - Flight Tracker / Flight Status / Flight Tracking which will give you the most up to date information on every WestJet flight. You can always call our Contact Centre for assistance at 1-888-937-8538.

    Thank you for your feedback and your patience, and we look forward to welcoming you onboard soon!

    Kind Regards,

    Amber
    Specialist-Guest Relations
    WestJet
    05-29-14 08:59 PM
  4. johnm137's Avatar
    I tweeted to @westjet that I am disappointed that they don't have BB10 app yet.

    Posted via CB10
    05-29-14 09:23 PM
  5. KarlosSpicyWienr's Avatar
    They are proudly Canadian. I think it is crazy to say that not having a BlackBerry app means they aren't proudly Canadian. They employ Canadians and pump millions into the economy.

    By your logic:

    Everyone who owns an iPhone isn't proudly Canadian.

    Everyone who doesn't support the Montreal Canadians, Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Winnipeg Jets, or Vancouver Canucks, isn't proudly Canadian.

    Everyone who watches the NFL instead of the CFL isn't a proud Canadian.

    Everyone who elects to travel outside Canada for a vacation isn't a proud Canadian.

    It starts getting silly.



    Posted using my Z10 via CB10
    #1 iPhone user, not proudly Canadian
    #2 How dare you forget the Ottawa Senators. If you don't cheer for a Canadian team you ain't proudly Canadian.
    #3 NFL vs CFL, are you even serious. Who cares about football when the playoffs are on?
    #4 If you travel outside Canada for a vacation it'll be no big deal unless you travel with someone other than Air Canada.

    Silly's the Canadian way.

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    05-29-14 09:25 PM
  6. crazigee's Avatar
    #1 iPhone user, not proudly Canadian
    #2 How dare you forget the Ottawa Senators. If you don't cheer for a Canadian team you ain't proudly Canadian.
    #3 NFL vs CFL, are you even serious. Who cares about football when the playoffs are on?
    #4 If you travel outside Canada for a vacation it'll be no big deal unless you travel with someone other than Air Canada.

    Silly's the Canadian way.

    Posted via CB10 via Z10STL100-3/10.3.0.296
    Oh jeez, I did forget the Sens.

    How dare you say anything about the CFL! Lol

    Posted using my Z10 via CB10
    05-29-14 09:43 PM
  7. budsfan1970's Avatar
    So you're using the fact that there are more BBM users on your list as a statistic?

    Oh please.

    Posted using my Z10 via CB10
    So you are fully accepting as gospel,WestJet's claim that only 3 people in 100 on their flights are using BlackBerry?

    OH PLEASE.

    Posted via CB10
    05-30-14 04:18 AM
  8. dzukela's Avatar
    Canadians don't really buy Windows Phones.
    I bet there is more WP8 devices than BB10

    So you are fully accepting as gospel,WestJet's claim that only 3 people in 100 on their flights are using BlackBerry?

    OH PLEASE.
    And you know exact numbers?

    OH PLEASE
    05-30-14 04:48 AM
  9. budsfan1970's Avatar
    I bet there is more WP8 devices than BB10


    And you know exact numbers?

    OH PLEASE
    Read up to my earlier post ^

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    05-30-14 05:36 AM
  10. dzukela's Avatar
    Read up to my earlier post ^
    "100 bbm contacts" post?
    LOL, good one
    05-30-14 05:54 AM
  11. JeepBB's Avatar
    Whilst it's entertaining to read all the banter, I reckon it's also important to note what WestJet's response actually said.



    It stated that only 3% of *mobile traffic* came from BB devices. It did *not* state that only 3% of passengers on each flight used a BB.



    Anyway, feel free to carry on.

    JBB
    05-30-14 07:24 AM
  12. birdman_38's Avatar
    With headlines of BlackBerry's tumbling market share just yesterday, don't expect a native WestJet app anytime soon.
    05-30-14 08:04 AM
  13. blackmoe's Avatar
    Why should I fly Westjet? They are implying that I should because they are Canadian and I am Canadian.

    Why should they offer an equal level of support for BlackBerry ? Because unlike IOS and Android, it's Canadian.

    We're not asking for something extreme. We are asking for a similar level of support to what they already offer to the other 2 platforms. Just like they've asked us to support them even though they weren't the biggest airline - they were 'proudly Canadian ' and that should be a factor.

    Posted via CB10
    I think you should be proudly Canadian and get your shorts all knotted up and boycott WestJet. Meanwhile I will fly whatever airline suits my trip requirements and itinerary the best whoever that may be.
    05-30-14 02:54 PM
  14. Infiniti14's Avatar
    I think you should be proudly Canadian and get your shorts all knotted up and boycott WestJet. Meanwhile I will fly whatever airline suits my trip requirements and itinerary the best whoever that may be.
    I think most people will do that. But in an era where flights are like commodities, and pricing is frequently very similar, Westjet has just given BlackBerry users a reason to pick Air Canada.

    I don't think any rational person will pay $100 extra (for example) to fly AC over Westjet, but you better believe if the time and price are similar, I'm going Air Canada now.

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    05-30-14 03:31 PM
  15. dobiefan's Avatar
    As a small business owner in Waterloo, I would never consider having any other brand of smartphone.
    I was brought up to support my own family and my community.
    A good percentage of my customers are BlackBerry employees as well. Whatever happened to common sense and good manners?
    It certainly helps that my Z30 does a stellar job keeping my managers connected, with BBM and Dropbox integration.
    I certainly get a kick out of watching sales reps peck at their Iphones.


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    05-30-14 05:10 PM
  16. svelt's Avatar

    How is BlackBerry anymore Canadian than Westjet? They hired an American VEO, who doesn't even live in Canada. By your logic they should have hired a Canadian because they are Canadian company, and there they aren't worthy to call themselves Canadian or proud or both.


    Posted using my Z10 via CB10
    BlackBerry still employs thousands of Canadians, many of whom work on Waterloo and one of whom happens to be a relative of mine. They are one of the very few visible global Canadian companies ; Bell, Rogers and Telus may be larger but no one outside of Canada gives two ****s about them. People actually recognize BlackBerry is Canadian for better or worse. It's one of the reasons I still buy their products.

    It's just far too easy of a gesture for Westjet to not go through with that it's a slight slap in the face. Of course they are still Canadian owned and of course we'll still fly with them. But a gesture of goodwill to a fellow Canadian company for almost no investment...I feel is not too much to ask. The only debatable point is whether an Android port really takes that long.

    Sent from my Z30 using Tapatalk
    06-01-14 11:35 AM
  17. RubberChicken76's Avatar
    I bet there is more WP8 devices than BB10


    And you know exact numbers?

    OH PLEASE
    In Canada? I seriously doubt it. Anecdotal but I know and see BlackBerry 10 phones every single day and windows phones every few months in Canada

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    06-01-14 12:04 PM
  18. tmf06's Avatar
    In Canada? I seriously doubt it. Anecdotal but I know and see BlackBerry 10 phones every single day and windows phones every few months in Canada

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    FWIW, comscore shows 15% blackberry and 2% windows.

    EDIT: admittedly this doesn't break down bb10 percentage.

    http://mobilesyrup.com/2014/04/04/co...y-sinks-to-15/
    06-01-14 12:25 PM
  19. Tornado99's Avatar
    I'm not sure I get the point of this thread. We now have the ability to run most Android apps on our wonderful phones. Those that need/want the WestJet app can get. Maybe WestJet developers already know this and thus not making a specific BlackBerry version is a kind of nod towards us...


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    06-01-14 12:26 PM
  20. Dirtymike14's Avatar
    Westjet us a Canadian company. Westjet hires tons of Canadians all throughout Canada, and I've heard are an awesome company to work for. If that isn't proudly Canadian I don't know what is

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    06-01-14 12:57 PM
  21. RubberChicken76's Avatar
    FWIW, comscore shows 15% blackberry and 2% windows.

    EDIT: admittedly this doesn't break down bb10 percentage.

    comScore: Android owns 44% of the Canadian smartphone market, BlackBerry sinks to 15% | MobileSyrup.com
    Nope - definitely doesn't. But I go with what I see - in the subway, in the gym, at the airports ... it's still extremely unusual for me to see a Windows Phone in Canada, but I see Z10s and Q10s all the time. Even saw a Q5 (!) the other day.

    I have seen a couple of Windows Phones in the wild, but it literally happens every few months. I would be honestly surprised if there were more Windows Phones than either BlackBerry OS or BlackBerry 10 here. Obviously this is a different story elsewhere.
    06-02-14 06:47 PM
  22. crazigee's Avatar
    BlackBerry still employs thousands of Canadians, many of whom work on Waterloo and one of whom happens to be a relative of mine. They are one of the very few visible global Canadian companies ; Bell, Rogers and Telus may be larger but no one outside of Canada gives two ****s about them. People actually recognize BlackBerry is Canadian for better or worse. It's one of the reasons I still buy their products.
    How is that any different than Westjet?

    Westjet also employs thousands of Canadians; more in fact than BlackBerry does. They contribute more to the Canadian economy than BlackBerry. Westjet flies to destinations across the world flying the Canadian flag. Their CEO is Canadian and lives in Canada, thereby paying taxes to Canada.

    So far I don't see any valid argument that to be "proudly" Canadian Westjet must have a native BlackBerry App.


    Posted using my Z10 via CB10
    06-02-14 10:01 PM
  23. crazigee's Avatar
    Westjet us a Canadian company. Westjet hires tons of Canadians all throughout Canada, and I've heard are an awesome company to work for. If that isn't proudly Canadian I don't know what is

    Posted via CB10
    Exactly!

    Having a BlackBerry app isn't the defining factor in determining whether a company is just Canadian or "proudly" Canadian.

    Posted using my Z10 via CB10
    06-02-14 10:03 PM
  24. kinchitg's Avatar
    I am pretty sure that Porter came out before iOS app as they have recently launched their iOS app and they launched BlackBerry app in the beginning of Bb10

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    06-02-14 10:45 PM
  25. mnc76's Avatar
    Not at least porting the Android app to BB10 is pretty darn bad, no matter what your view on the matter.

    I'm pretty sure BlackBerry now allows submission of raw APK files to BBW (no porting required). If they can't even take the 10 seconds to upload the APK....

    I mean, c'mon.

    Posted via CB10
    06-02-14 11:56 PM
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