A Very Video Christmas
Standards Don't (Always) Apply

An iMessage Sunday! What's App With That?

My friends have arrived in Lisbon, well some of them anyway, and where a few years ago BlackBerry BBM was the way we all would have been staying in touch what seems to be the common denominator isn't even the globally popular WhatsApp, the OTT SMS service, but instead its Apple's iMessage.

And, its not because of iPhone but because of iOS. Yu see, everyone isn't using their iPhons due to roaming charges or the fact that they may have a locked phone. But on Wi-Fi, using accounts from FON, Boingo or others, they can still be connected to one another and keep in touch.

We also can go one step beyond, with "Find Friends" which is an iOS app from Apple that is a lot like Google Latitude.

Between the two services, iMessage and Find Friends, neither requires carrier involvement, if you don't wish to go local. In my case, with unlocked iPhones and my iPads and SIMs from Vodafone, I'm pretty much staying in touch with everyone.

Does this mean I've abandoned my BlackBerry--NOPE. I still have it, use it and find a lot of benefit with it. And when BB10 arrives with new devices, and new apps I wouldn't be at all surprised if my usage levels increases as there are just somethings a BB is simply better at.


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)