The last time that BBM was updated BlackBerry gave us two new subscription options - both which will be a nice little earner for them. Option one is 'No Ads' which is pretty self explanatory and will cost users $0.99 per month. But it's the second option I'm more interested about and that's the ability to have a custom BBM PIN - for $1.99 per month.
Over the years we've become used to having a unique BBM PIN, made up of random letters and numbers. Now we can choose our own, if we're prepared to pay, but I was interested to discover if CrackBerry readers thought this was good value for money?
I've not yet made the commitment to use a custom PIN. Sure, I've thought about it and I'd like to have a PIN that's like my Twitter/Instagram user name but can I justify the cost? No is the answer to that one.
Don't get me wrong - I think that having a custom PIN is a pretty cool idea and it would almost be something to be proud of when sharing with others, but that's also the reason I've not taken the plunge. I can't remember the last time I shared my PIN with someone. And with the ability to add a BBM user using other methods, such as email or SMS, it reduces my need for a custom PIN even more.
But that's just me and I realize we are all different. I may well be on my own with my thoughts, so please hit up the following poll and cast your vote. We'll share the results with you in the next couple of days.
And if you're interested in using a custom PIN or the 'No Ads' subscription you can sign up from the BBM Shop on your device.