1. seashell93's Avatar
    Thank you everyone for your concern to my using BBM and why I should use it or at last try it. This is not a sarcastic answer in any way but I as stated would like to just stick where I am by using my Native app on my iPhone, Nothing more or less. It works for me and i don't need to try it. I did that dance for many years at CB and i am simply moving on and so before i get accused again of talking to much about it I will finish here and let it stand where I want to stay. Thank you.
    Your welcome!😏
    10-24-2013 09:48 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    'D I totally get what you are saying and especially with what I bolded but I am still entitlted to my opinion and I never once spoke down on BBM. I only voiced my opinion on what native app gets me by and nothing esle.

    This is exactly what I am saying and have said it no more than Fausty but Chris seems to want to remind me about how many times i have said something. Thank you for the reminder but MY past is MY past and it is with BBM, That's all and this is not to be taken badly. End of my conversation about BBM ok?
    Okay, but you do realize that my above comments were NOT directed at you or anyone else in particular, right?
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    10-24-2013 10:00 PM
  3. Fortheus's Avatar
    I start liking BBM for the read receipt and cross platform. Does active chat with BBM drain battery for iPhone for you?It drains my battery very fast. Like 1% every 2-3 minutes when using LTE.

    I never use BB before but I think it's due to BBM keep fetching status (typing, sent, delivered, read), anyone can confirm this?

    I also found that when I turn off cellular and only use wifi it improves a lot.

    btw, if I join group, is there any way to mute the group? I don't want my group keep notifies me while I'm working/sleeping. Whatsapp can do this
    10-24-2013 10:05 PM
  4. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    The iMore BBM group is growing in numbers so much so that we are exceeding the group's 35 simultaneous connections limit. Whether you like it or not, BBM for non-Blackberry devices is the latest craze. I don't know anyone outside of the forums who uses BBM or a Blackberry, but that didn't stop me from testing it out, and I'm glad I did. I'm having a blast chatting with the community via the iMore BBM group and with my fellow moderators and ambassadors individually. Will it last? Maybe. Maybe not. I can always delete the app if I feel I no longer wish to use it. So why should you use BBM on your iOS device? Give it a try. You may find that you like it. If not, simply delete it from your device and move on.
    I can't think of a good reason, so it doesn't live here. Like me, all of my BBM buddies have moved on to other platforms. Don't really see the need to try to recreate the past.

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it.


    Sent from a galaxy far, far away via Tapatalk.
    Okay, but you do realize that my above comments were NOT directed at you or anyone else in particular, right?
    Yes 100% I do. I answered it the way I did only for one reason. Because Mods and Ambassadors were mentioned and wanted to let you know that I have no trouble at all getting in touch with you when I need you for something no matter mail, message or any other way. The sole reason I answered you both the way I did. Hope you are good with that 'D
    10-24-2013 10:28 PM
  5. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    is that why i can't join the group?
    I was wondering the same thing.
    I point the camera at barcode, screen abruptly goes back to groups, and nothing happens.
    Tried it 2 or 3 times over an hour ago, and nothing.
    ????
    10-24-2013 10:44 PM
  6. jmr1015's Avatar
    Does active chat with BBM drain battery for iPhone for you?It drains my battery very fast. Like 1% every 2-3 minutes when using LTE.
    This is one of the reasons I'm hesitant to try BBM. I'm very happy with my current battery life and connectivity using iMessage.
    10-24-2013 10:54 PM
  7. hamsterwheel's Avatar
    While I totally understand the hesitancy with some folks to try this and really the idea of why do we need another messaging app is also valid, if someone else rather than BlackBerry released another messenger app, how many iPhone, Adnroid etc users would download and try? I bet many. Everyone wants to try next new thing to come out. How on earth do you think Instagram took off? I've dl countless im apps in search of the one that I liked and allowed me to stay in touch with my cross platform friends. None felt right....I finally stuck with Whatsapp because it was the best I thought next to BBM, IMO. Now that BBM is available I'm stoked. Most of my whatspp contacts have dl it and are enjoying it. If they don't like it, they have the option to delete just like I deleted Kik, pingchat etc....

    No one is forcing anyone to do anything. But what harm is there in at least trying it for yourself? Keep BlackBerry out if it and think of it as another IM app to try.
    10-25-2013 01:08 PM
  8. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I won't doubt the motives of the OP because it was a very well written post. But it is a new account that has a total of three posts and all are about bbm.
    I don't think any thread or post should ever be judged on how long the person has been a member or how many post counts they have...especially after making the comment about not doubting the motives of the post. It is good and makes sense or it does not.
    10-25-2013 09:45 PM
  9. Anilu7's Avatar
    This is one of the reasons I'm hesitant to try BBM. I'm very happy with my current battery life and connectivity using iMessage.
    When first downloaded, it will spend time updating you on your new contacts and groups so there will be more battery drain. Afterwards it will have more or less drain, just like any IM app, the more or less you use it.
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    10-25-2013 11:54 PM
  10. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Oh come on Jag, please tell us more! (Yup, just me being a smart A$$!). I may try it just for giggles...who knows maybe it will result in a happy dance!😉
    is that a promise?


    Sent from my Space Grey iPhone 5s
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    10-25-2013 11:57 PM
  11. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I think the people who want to try it should. People who are happy with the way their messaging is setup should be happy and carry on.

    There hasn't been any battery issue for me. I don't have many contacts yet so maybe it will change later.

    I got six family members to join up today. Two have Android, two have Blackberry, and the other two are also iPhone users. We all were able to talk to each other and send pictures amongst each other. It was amazing and was how the native messaging app should work. The first time I heard about it I was excited to use it. Not because it was from Blackberry but because it had features I loved. It being cross platform, the group chat and the ability to send media via the app.


    Sent from my Space Grey iPhone 5s
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    10-26-2013 12:23 AM
  12. ghundiraj's Avatar
    When first downloaded, it will spend time updating you on your new contacts and groups so there will be more battery drain. Afterwards it will have more or less drain, just like any IM app, the more or less you use it.
    Also, initially since it is a novelty, it will be used more than what your routine usage will be.
    Being part of groups also means that you will have multiple messages coming into your device (like 20 people sending you an iMessage at the same time, every 20-40 seconds ) so be careful about joining only groups that you really want to. Even then, you can disable the notifications to conserve battery.

    Once the initial adding of friends and reconnecting on groups is over, you will have a better grip on what your routine battery drain will be.

    LP&HG
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    10-26-2013 01:03 AM
  13. Anilu7's Avatar
    I think the people who want to try it should. People who are happy with the way their messaging is setup should be happy and carry on.

    There hasn't been any battery issue for me. I don't have many contacts yet so maybe it will change later.

    I got six family members to join up today. Two have Android, two have Blackberry, and the other two are also iPhone users. We all were able to talk to each other and send pictures amongst each other. It was amazing and was how the native messaging app should work. The first time I heard about it I was excited to use it. Not because it was from Blackberry but because it had features I loved. It being cross platform, the group chat and the ability to send media via the app.


    Sent from my Space Grey iPhone 5s
    It's certainly been fun and has brought friends closer as it's easier to communicate now than via text. We also have a work BBM group among 2 BlackBerrys and 2 iPhones. This way, we can now co-ordinate when we see clients out of the office and everyone knows everything instead of having to send multiple texts between everyone just to get one message across.
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    10-26-2013 02:18 AM
  14. ghundiraj's Avatar
    I think the people who want to try it should. People who are happy with the way their messaging is setup should be happy and carry on.

    There hasn't been any battery issue for me. I don't have many contacts yet so maybe it will change later.

    I got six family members to join up today. Two have Android, two have Blackberry, and the other two are also iPhone users. We all were able to talk to each other and send pictures amongst each other. It was amazing and was how the native messaging app should work. The first time I heard about it I was excited to use it. Not because it was from Blackberry but because it had features I loved. It being cross platform, the group chat and the ability to send media via the app.


    Sent from my Space Grey iPhone 5s
    I now have 2 groups at work, 1 from Mobile Nations and 4 from friends which is awesome.
    My family has always been on BBM and we have our group that allows us to leave notes for stuff to do, mark events for things not to be missed, take pictures of things to buy, places to visit, etc.

    All in all, it works for us, so we use it....
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    10-26-2013 02:58 AM
  15. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I now have 2 groups at work, 1 from Mobile Nations and 4 from friends which is awesome.
    My family has always been on BBM and we have our group that allows us to leave notes for stuff to do, mark events for things not to be missed, take pictures of things to buy, places to visit, etc.

    All in all, it works for us, so we use it....
    Yeah we're all just getting used to it but everyone likes it so far. Before everyone was using different things, some used Whatsapp, some Kik but everyone wasn't using one in particular until BBM. I think they have a good thing here and I think it will last past the novelty stage.
    10-26-2013 01:55 PM
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