Will Blackberry Messenger Voice convince you to consider the BlackBerry10?

dthomas

RIM says that it is going to add BBM Voice to its services, which will allow free voice calls over Wi-Fi between BlackBerry users. Obviously, I don't know how well the service will work, but free is good. Is this really a feature that will help drive users back to BlackBerry? Why wouldn't it work with all other phones, and not just with other BlackBerries?

Answer this Question

Answers

4 total
jimlynch
Vote Up (22)

No, Blackberry is a dying platform and this won't save it. Sad but true. Blackberry's day has passed. Time to move on to iOS or Android.

Christopher Nerney
Vote Up (19)

Absolutely not. For starters, what percentage of your contacts are BlackBerry users. I don't see this helping RIM's cause. I simply think it's too late.

wstark
Vote Up (18)

I can make free calls over WiFi with my Android phone all day long.  I use GooveIP, but there are other VoIP apps out there.  I could even call somebody's BlackBerry, if I knew anyone that actually had one.  I suppose there must have been some security basis for ONLY allowing those free WiFi calls to other BB users.  Why would they limit it like that?  Maybe they just didn't want their free service getting used much.  :-/

 

BTW, low cost carrier Republic has based its business model on its customers making calls over WiFi, so RIM isn't exactly offering a new, cutting edge service.  

Christopher Nerney
Vote Up (17)

Absolutely not. For starters, what percentage of your contacts are BlackBerry users? I don't see this helping RIM's cause. I simply think it's too late.

Ask a question

Join Now or Sign In to ask a question.
The right to unlock your cellphone became law on Friday as President Barack Obama signed a bill that rapidly passed both houses of the U.S. Congress.
Suspicious job postings on LinkedIn leave many wondering if Nokia is preparing to reenter the Android phone market. Plus: Amazon gives away 30 free Android apps, and check out the gorgeous Android smartwatch engineered by Hewlett-Packard.
Best Buy's CEO says PC sales are recovering as tablets "crash."
French carrier Iliad's surprise unsolicited bid for T-Mobile US may be good news for everyone but Sprint.
The Qi wireless charging spec added a resonance extension to its existing induction spec, meaning enabled mobile devices can be charged more than an inch away from the pad.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission failed to adequately consider the consumer benefits of easy in-app purchases in its recent complaints accusing Apple and Amazon.com of allowing children to buy digital products without parental permission, according to some critics of the agency.
French mobile operator Iliad has offered to buy T-Mobile US, the fourth-largest U.S. cellular carrier, in a bid that could complicated an offer reportedly in the works at Sprint.
Facebook introduced an app on Thursday that will give mobile phone subscribers in Zambia access to a set of free basic mobile data services -- and Facebook.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has sharply questioned Verizon Wireless over its plan announced last week to throttle mobile data speeds for customers with unlimited plans.
Mobile carriers have pulled in hundreds of millions in profits through third-party charges tacked onto customers' bills without their consent, according to a report from a U.S. Senate committee.
Join us:
Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Tumblr

LinkedIn

Google+

randomness