Simple method has you using BBM for iOS and BBM for Android right now

Simple method has you using BBM for iOS and BBM for Android right now
Psst. Hey, you with the smartphone. How would you like to start using BBM on your iOS or Android phone without having to wait your turn on BlackBerry's line? It is possible using a very simple technique. Before we explain how it works, let's recap for those who might have missed all of the action on Monday. BlackBerry started offering BBM for Android and BBM for iOS through the Google Play Store, iTunes, Samsung's App Store and BBM.com. If you pre-registered with your email address, you have immediate access to the app. If not, you need to provide BlackBerry with your email address and they will send you a note when it is your turn at the "front of the line" and you can use BBM. By using this method, BlackBerry keeps its servers from crashing since everyone won't be trying out the app all at once.

We are now going to give you a technique that will allow you to use the messaging app right away. First, you need to install BBM on your phone. That should not be a problem. If you own an Apple iPhone or Apple iPad, head to the App Store. If you own an Android device, go to the Google Play Store. Once the app is open, enter your email address as requested, click on Next and then force close the app. On iOS, you can force close the BBM app by performing a double tap on the home button and then swiping the app away. You can force close the BBM app on Android by going to the multitasking menu and swiping away the app. Or, go to Settings> Apps> BBM> Force Close.

Once you've closed the app, reopen it and you will have a unique PIN number. These are the numbers used instead of phone numbers or email addresses so that other people can get in touch with you. Using PIN numbers keeps your phone number and email address safe and secure. Have fun while it lasts because now that this is in the open, BlackBerry could close this glitch. By that time, however, you should have made it to the front of the line anyway.


source: CNET

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27 Comments

1. GrmanR

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 09, 2013

it's because of things like this that the app had to be delayed

11. jsilvermist

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It's because of programming and delays like this that the company went from 100+ to 6 in worth.

24. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

working for me :) got email, i downloaded and works all good. best part is i can make calls, video chat all from same app no need to use different apps.

2. Yubnub

Posts: 100; Member since: May 23, 2013

Not working on my iphone 5s :/

7. marchng

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

i can't register it... no matter how many time i type my email...

3. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

No one in the contact to use bbm ...

4. D.Aceveda

Posts: 432; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Bbm is pointless

6. orca99

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

Why the heck did they release it if it's not even ready for the public? Wonder why they've disappeared from the mobile industry.

8. lekeola

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

75929CCA need a contact add me

9. marchng

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

can't use it the apps... no matter how many times i put my email to it... no sending back any email to me to my inbox...

10. improv

Posts: 96; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

They just allowed access to 5 million more people. I registered today and got in.

12. SAYED-EJAZ

Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

not working !

13. cw0974

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I got the email and it still doesn't work. When I hit "got the email" it doesn't do anything. Tried this method and it doesn't work either. After everything failed, I got annoyed and deleted.

14. simonfrady

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 26, 2011

this method working. and now at play store missing BBM now.

16. imMature

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Yeah, same thing here. I was recommending it to a friend and found out that it wasn't in Play Store anymore. wth blackberry..

15. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

I pre registered before why BlackBerry doesn't accept it. Now it's gone in play store. It even needs a wifi to open the app, I'm sure another disaster coming for BlackBerry. I just want to try using it because many people here in my place have it.

17. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

All I get is temporary server down is it my service

18. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

WTF! Is happening to BBM the server is superdown :/

19. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

You all been punked by BBM!

20. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

Any one new to bbm and want to try here is my pin for the add 76214a71

21. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

not working !!!!! @Alan F.

22. Shadow7

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 27, 2013

Not working in my phone :(

23. Izoe

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 02, 2010

working great on my htc one x, if you need it go to bbm.com. They need to let people in slowly so they don't crash their severs

25. julz17ronald

Posts: 52; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

It's working fine with my phone.

26. sylvainll10

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 26, 2013

I got the GS4 Add me: 795F5E7E

27. nishantsharma0007

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

not working i hadn't got any mail till now..

28. Shannon2595

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

i have done the whole force close thing and it just resets my page on my iphone.. need help!

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