Hey Fam, we noticed a lot of people have been having very serious problems with the new BBM 7,so we just decided to do this post for you. There are some things you MUST know before getting the new BBM 7,and if you got it already please scroll down to the fourth paragraph.
So here’s what should know before getting the new BBM 7:
1) You must have a blackberry ID because the new BBM is associated with your ID. So your normal local back up and restore might just be useless after you get the new BBM 7.
2)The BBM 7 is only available right now for Blackberry devices running OS 6 and 7.
3) The new BBM 7 has 16 new emoticons.
4) Before you can call a contact,that contact must have BBM 7 installed and must also be connected to a wi-fi network.
5) The BBM free voice call over wi-fi won’t work without a BIS plan.
If after you download the BBM 7 you don’t see all your contacts or you can’t find your BBM icon then please just revert to the old BBM 6 and chill. RIM might need to do a couple of fixes. But the if you have any issue please don’t hesitate to ASK FATHOMBERRY.
If you have BBM 7 already you could also tell us your experience. Its quiet funny here in naija where wi-fi is somewhat rare like that. But we did a post on how you and you pals could enjoy this with the hotspot feature on some Blackberry devices.
That’s all for now.
I don’t know who else is as excited about the new BBM 7 as I am, funny tho some people are actually scared to sign up for the Beta Zone saying ‘the app might just crash their phone’, smh,what are back ups for? Plus, did you even know that the new BBM 7 is integrated with your BlackBerry ID? 😀 imagine putting your ID on your friends phone and getting all your contacts on there, lol , ok just kidding tho, don’t try that.
So the new BBM 7 has been working quite well for me, I called a friend in Czech and we spent almost 47 minutes talking, not thinking about the cost of the call. All thanks to RIM, now this our so called service providers can now…. *sealed lips* .
I read some blog where some guys were talking about how much data the call over wifi consumes, so I decided to try a whole lot of things just to bring the best to the FathomBerry fam. 😉
So who has heard of the hourly bundle plan? This is a time based bundle plan, that some of our providers offer those who just need to do something quickly online or for those who have specific times they want to use the internet. So this is what I found, you can actually create a hotspot with some blackberry devices, then connect as many as 5 other BlackBerry devices to it and enjoy the BBM 7. All you need to do is, subscribe for the hourly bundle plan, create a hotspot and there u go, wifi for 5 people to make free calls 😉 . Yeah! I know I make it sound pretty easy but so it is, and that’s exacly why we have the ‘ASK FATHOMBERRY’ section so u can ask anything.
*well this is for those that don’t always have access to wifi* and just before I go, fyi, fathomberry is now on bbm and has BBM 7 already installed, so u can feel free to holla! 😉
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