BlackBerry use in the Philippines has definitely evolved from its humble beginnings as a handset exclusive to top executives and business honchos to a device now enjoyed by young professionals and even students, thanks to its innovative features that take the smartphone experience to a whole new level.
One of the most popular BlackBerry applications is the BlackBerry Messenger, or more commonly known as BBM. Data reveals that over 80% of BlackBerry owners worldwide are BBM users, with over 50 new BBM users added every second. As an application that revolutionized instant messaging, BBM boasts of an incredible depth of features and interactive settings with a touch of social networking, where you can update your status, change your profile avatar, and let your friends know where you are and what song you are listening to, making it one of the largest social mobile networks in the world.
Its chat functionality feature goes beyond the traditional as it allows you to express yourself beyond words by sharing photos, videos, voice notes, and files to your BBM contacts, as well as do group chats with family and friends by sending and exchanging BBM messages with them wherever they are in the world. With BBM’s cool, exciting and user-friendly features, the app has indeed become a household name among BlackBerry users worldwide, well above other instant messaging applications that followed suit.
And with the new and upgraded BBM version 6.1, you’re bound to enjoy your BlackBerry experience even more with newer features. The Camera and Display Picture Integration lets you snap a picture and display it right away. The colored chat bubbles enable you to customize your conversations based on your color preferences. The animated avatar gives you a new dimension of expression. The new set of emoticons personalizes your BBM messages so that you can show more emotions virtually, while the increased character count for messages ensures that nothing is left unsaid.
To download the latest version of the BBM app, visit the BlackBerry App World on your BlackBerry, click Apps, proceed to the Top Free Category, and then click BlackBerry Messenger.
So you have the device and the app. To make everything work to your full benefit is the next question. Pair your BlackBerry device and your BBM with the best and most affordable BlackBerry data plan today. Introducing Globe BlackBerry Chat, the newest data plan from Globe that gives postpaid users unlimited access to BBM plus 200 free text messages to Globe/TM for P99 a month or just over P3 a day, another first in the market. Prepaid subscribers can also register to the 1-day variant which gives them unlimited access to BBM plus 100 free text messages to Globe/TM for P15 a day.
With Globe BlackBerry Chat, it’s now easier to plan that much-anticipated summer adventure with your college blockmates by sending them BBM messages all you want. Share photos of that luscious Vietnam iced coffee with your family back home through BBM’s photo sharing feature. Or organize a virtual group meeting via BBM to share ideas on how to make your parents’ 25th wedding anniversary more fun and memorable. All these at a price that’s so easy on the pocket you have plenty to spare to upgrade your BlackBerry device in no time.
“We understand that BlackBerry users have different needs, so they need a variety of data plans to choose from. With Globe, there is a BlackBerry plan for everyone. We are proud to say that Globe has the widest range of BlackBerry plans that give users more ways to connect with the rest of the world depending on their needs and lifestyle, allowing them to truly enjoy their BlackBerry devices, and Globe their way,” said Joanna Africa, Head for Portfolio Management of Globe. To register to Globe BlackBerry Chat, text BB CHAT ON for postpaid subscribers or BBCHAT15 to 8888 for prepaid users.
Globe BlackBerry Chat joins the suite of BlackBerry plans from Globe: BlackBerry MAX for unlimited surfing, Facebook, Twitter, Email, BBM, and IM; BlackBerry Social for unlimited Facebook, Twitter, BBM and IM, and BlackBerry Messaging for unlimited e-mail, BBM and IM. For more information, text BB INFO to 8888. Don’t know which BlackBerry plan fits your style? Let Globe BlackBerry Plans Ambassador and fashion icon Liz Uy help you discover your true style. Watch her video at http://www.surf.globe.com.ph.