BlackBerry to start subscription based Sticker Club for BBM?

BlackBerry to start subscription based Sticker Club for BBM?
BlackBerry appears to be preparing a subscription based club for BBM Sticker buyers. Possibly called "Sticker Club," BBM users cannot yet subscribe to the service even though a button to do so appears in the BBM Shop. The page for the Sticker Club says that you can "Become a Sticker Club member today and take advantage of over 100 stickers that you can use now plus the many sticker packs." There is nothing written about pricing for the club, or when it will be open for business.

BlackBerry introduced stickers back in February 2014 as a way to monetize its messaging app. At the time, they were described as being "bolder, more beautiful images than emoticons." As the stickers made their way to BBM, BlackBerry opened a shop inside the app where free stickers could be downloaded, and paid stickers purchased.

From the sounds of it, BlackBerry might charge one set price that would allow BBM members to subscribe to the Sticker Club, giving them the opportunity to grab a specific number of stickers for a set price. In the BBM Shop, stickers are being offered from entertainment giants like Disney, FOX, Dreamworks and others.


source: Crackberry

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15 Comments

1. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Sounds like a hood "hook-up" / porn club.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 21784; Member since: May 28, 2014

More monetization of BBM. Hopefully BlackBerry can hit its projected monetary target for BBM.

3. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

Love my Passport, but not one of over 400 contacts uses BBM.

12. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

BBM is like a MySpace right now... a ghost town... Many use BBM for android/iOS for transitioning from BB device to non-BB device.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 21784; Member since: May 28, 2014

91 million monthly active users says you're lying right now.

4. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

If blackberry is smart, it should make all stickers free. Already very limited customer base and user, should at least reward them lol

5. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Before Blackberry doesn't anything else to the app etc.. they need to promote BBM much more. Alot of people don't even know BBM is on Android or iOS

11. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

If you're friend/family is NOT on BBM, it would be useless to use BBM. Because it's unconvinence to use. Whatsapp is much simple. Assuming both party already know the phone number of the other party. Just install it. For BBM, they still need to ask for PIN.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 21784; Member since: May 28, 2014

If your friend or family member isn't on ANY IM client, it's useless to use them. *Inconvenience, not *unconvinience. Whatsapp requires your phone number. BBM requires a pin so you don't have to give out your phone number. They both require "numbers". What's the problem with BBM using a pin?

6. King_bilo

Posts: 115; Member since: May 20, 2015

Love bbm. Personally its the best for IM. Don't see why WhatsApp is still the standard. I prefer all the privacy I get by separation of IM contacts from important contact..ironically BBM is more for leisure than other modes of communication I use

7. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Whatsapp is still the standard coz of promotion.

8. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Just like apple. They might not be the best phone bit coz of good promotion, apple and whatsapp are in top

10. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

No. Whatsapp is standard because: 1. It's clean, no ads. Just like any SMS client. 2. It works!! Just install it, and it will look up the phone number in address book. You don't have to ask for PIN. BBM is full of ads. Their new lineup, called BBM Channel is an ads in fancy names. Furthermore, BBM is a battery eater.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 21784; Member since: May 28, 2014

BBM does not drain your battery. The ads on BBM are not intrusive and you can opt out of them for .99 cents. BBM Channels is much more than "ads". It's similar to a social network. Both Facebook and Instagram have "ads". BBM searches for your friends via email number, not just your PIN number. Stop spreading FUD.

9. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

BB wre selling something that should be free.....

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