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A free top end Messenger service
BlackBerry Messenger BBM
Member Name: tlmartin
BlackBerry Messenger BBM
Advantages: Free Multimedia Unlimited Messages between Blackberry users
Disadvantages: It only works between Blackberry users
As you may have seen from my other reviews I have owned 2 Blackberry phones over the last 2 to 3 years. One of the many good features about Blackberry's is the Blackberry Messenger. This software is by default installed on all Blackberry phones, however you will often need to update it to the latest version.
Blackberry Messenger works in the same way as MSN Messenger (Windows Live Messenger). You have contacts that you add to your Messenger list. This can integrate into your phone contact list too. Everybody with a Blackberry will have a BB PIN, which is used to identify each phone. With BB Messenger you can send messages free of charge to any other BB user as long as you have them on your contact list. The messages are also unrestricted on size. This means if there is a group of you with Blackberry's you can save a fortune as you will not need to txt, and long messages will not cost multiple txts. BB Messenger can also send multimedia files, like pictures and sound files to other users again with no charge.
The only downside with this, is you cannot contact other people without BB Phones, using this tool, whereas if you do install MSN on your phone and they have MSN on their phone (Android, Symbian or IOS) or they are on their PC you can communicate with them. However with MSN you have to sign in, and if you become disconnected through a bad signal zone you have to sign in again. However with BB Messenger your phone is always signed in as long as you have signal, so you will always get your message just like a txt.
Contact your Blackberry friends just like a text message but completely free
Send multimedia files to your Blackberry friends for free
Integrates with your Phones Contact List
Quick, easy and free messages between Blackberry users
Can only communicate with Blackberry phone people
If all of your friends (or the vast majority) have Blackberry phones then it is a great app for keeping in touch and making sure you don't use your txt's up or get charged for txts
Summary: Great if you have lots of Blackberry friends
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