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WhatsApp servers are down — it's not just you!

It's not just you — WhatsApp servers are down!
By Rene Ritchie on 25 May 2014 02:53 pm EDT
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WhatsApp, the incredibly popular instant messaging service recently purchased by Facebook for almost $20 bilion, is offline at the moment. So, yeah, it's not just you. It's the WhatsApp servers. There's no word yet on how long the outage will last, so let us know in the comments whether it's working for you yet, and if not, when it starts working again!

168 comments

tinochiko

Lol didn't even notice, on BBM too much

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lengend

Long live BBM!

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seascape

Ditto. BlackBerry should emphasize that BBM is up!

freddysrevng3

They have to change the name to "WhatSuck"....

BBM needs to come out with BBM Video Cross platform soon.

WhatSuck will die on the vine.

Founding Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile

Koepman

BBM is ♚

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canuckbear

OK, how did you do that?

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moyah8

Well said!

Whatsapp.... what's that?

Posted via CB10 running on Q10SQN100-3/10.2.1.3175

mandony

++ for BB's BBM!
... until it crashes too :(

BerryRipe

Hahahaha! I just got my mom on BBM! She has LG but it's her 1st smartphone, I'll get her on BB10 next.

 BlackBerry Q10  Keep The Faith 

Killjoyhere

Q5 makes a great first smartphone. I got one for my brother.

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TranceRomance

Right?! This is like the fourth time WA has messed up or something. BBM baby!

Swiped via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA (Only T-Mo rep still pushing  )  ‎BlackBerry Q10...oh wait a sec....its my new  BlackBerry Z30 (STA100-5), son! The holy grail of phones! Once you go BlackBerry, everything else is wack-berry! LOL! #longestsignatureever

bbdodgersdude

Sucks! But I mostly use bbm

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adarshnor

working now... :D

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Mohammed Mostafa

It's working, I didn't feel any outage though. Been chatting for the last 30 mins without any problems.

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tjseaman

I use BBM so no concerns here!

Posted via CB10 - Z10 'Powered by BlackBerry'

Riddymon

If this was blackberry's servers and BBM was down this would've been international news and stock prices would've tanked tomorrow.

Pimp slappin iGeeks and Droinerds with my Q10

Pars20

Haha. Very true

Posted by the Q10

marvini

You got that right!! It would have been on CNN all day.

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Berryesque

Now go and rethink everything else the same media has been feeding you about wars, religions, people.

moyah8

You sir are a genius.

Well said.

Posted via CB10 running on Q10SQN100-3/10.2.1.3175

spikesolie

19yr old here. Stopped watching news a long time ago. The news I hear I make sure to verify. Wish most people would do a bit of that especially in this Nass media age

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Prem WatsApp

WMDs anyone?

Weapons of Mass Distraction.

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

barney009

I'm impressed that someone your age is aware of biase in the press. I have always taught my children the ability to detect biase - unfortunately so many people believe everything they read!

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Killjoyhere

I think we would all be surprised at what forms propaganda takes in the modern age. Public perception on just about any subject can be shifted for good and bad purposes. The danger is in believing everything you hear without further verification. Most people will hear something on the news and have their mind made up on the subject.

I'm scared.

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barney009

So true!

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FrankUnderwood

Nothing would stop their never ending coverage of the missing Malaysian plane.

Maybe the Kardashian wedding might.

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Quattro2

Exactly :)

Posted from my awesome Z30 :-D

IJKBB10

+1,000,000,000

 Posted via CB10 on my  Z30

John Pawling

So true!

Posted via CB10 1.5.0 on my Z10 10.2.1.2102 on the Rogers Network

mctapt

You are so right. Media would have crushed BlackBerry.

Posted with my amazing Z10

matador22

I had an outage and then deleted app. Redownloaded it. Started working. Iphone users didn't seem to have an issue? All my friends are an iphone/android.

Posted via CB10

tvst28

I know some of my friends on Android experienced the outage.

Via CB10 on Z10 | T-Mo | 10.2.1.2156

notafanboy

AGAIN? What a joke. Where is the media to expose whatscrap? I couldn't handle whatscrap and their NEVER ending problems.

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Coffee Shampoo

Relax, dude... Don't let your BlackBerry fan boyism hate WhatsApp because it has more users than BBM ;)

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Z10NIZED

I had whatsapp for a few months and didn't use it so I deleted it, but it really wasn't all that bad. In some ways better than bbm. Yes we get hated on needlessly a lot, but oftentimes BlackBerry fans are just as bad. WhatsApp isn't brutal, and BBM isn't perfect, we all just need to chill out sometimes

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Prem WatsApp

WhatsApp has its limitations.

I for one, could not use WhatsApp that broadcasts my phone number and "last seen" (online) status to several hundred customers who happen to have my phone's number.

I'd have to respond to every silly request at the most unusual times, even when some are drunk and texting nonsense. With BBM I can select whose PIN I accept, and whether I want to send them an "R".

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

Coffee Shampoo

I prefer BBM to WhatsApp and I use both. I just hate when I see on CB commets like iSheep and WhatsApp sucks, etc... it's silly, makes BlackBerry fans look like Justin Bieber fans

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Khalid Osman

What's wrong with beebz

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Killjoyhere

He doesn't give me his money for free, that's what. He's wasting it on a 3rd or 4th car. I'm sure I could put that money to better use.

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Rickaria

It's bk

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George Guirguis

That's why you should you use BBM

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David Jimba

Am in Nigeria, everything works fine. Just started a chat with my friend and he replied...so don't think it's global

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anischab

Slow but not down here... I just communicated with my "Group".

Posted via my BlackBerry*Q10, Germany - SQN100-3, Running OS 10.2.1.2102

Atmarix

Unacceptable... lol

From my lovely Z30

awindsr

Freaky! Looks like your eyeball is popped out.
Oh yeah, any outage on another platform or non BlackBerry service looks good on 'em.

theRock1975

$19B.

And now Facebook is attempting to create a snapchat competitor. What a total waste of IPO money.

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Mohammed Mostafa

And what are the general reasons behind your comment? I'd like to know why it sucks.

Z10-1, 10.2.1.2141 | Display Dungeon C00312731

Prem WatsApp

Privacy issues?
(Facebook ownership being only the latest one.)

No D/R, but two silly ticks that mean nothing.

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

buylocal_getaBB

Inability to send files outside of their designated types (pic, vid, voice note etc), what if I want to send a pdf/.doc/.ppt/.zip etc etc etc?? Definately not great for business purposes.

As well as your already stated reason of broadcasting my info indiscriminately to anyone with your phone number. 2 huge reasons I find the app not just worthless, but a huge pain in the ass.

Buy a bb, get a droid for free

SlcCorrado

Google it buddy. Whatsapp is terrible. And yes, I HAVE used it ;)

Mohammed Mostafa

I see, maybe that's all the reason why it has more users than BBM lol

Z10-1, 10.2.1.2141 | Display Dungeon C00312731

JCangoku

You probably menant 20 billions. Not just 2...

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trinipoco

Bbm launch for ios and android was a flop, convinced all my whatsapp group members to switch and it was buggy and not as feature rich as whatsapp. As the only BlackBerry defender in my circle of friends, had to eat a huge slice of humble pie.

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JoseMercedes

Have been working like every day

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sathishchandraraju

Works perfectly fine in India too...

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masterful

Bawhahhaha

 Slicing using my 

jwyoungy

And yet some people I tried to switch to Bbm from whatsapp specifically used outages as a reason they wouldn't switch. Nice to see they all suffer from time to time

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oonamos

Working perfectly

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freedomx20a

3rd time in 3 months? Reliable!

 BlackBerry Q10 

rickster2611

If this was BBM... what would BGR say? ....lol.

This what the anti BlackBerry brigade are doing to BlackBerry.

Impartial technology reporting...Don't make me laugh.

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farmwersteve

Is it wrong that I did a fist pump when I read the title of this thread.

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III 4U2NV III

What's BBM?

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ssbtech

Remember when this used to happen to BIS and the world almost spun out of orbit as a result?

Prem WatsApp

Back then the world relied on it more than anyone relies on WhatsApp now.

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

TallPaul86

And now those who rely on WhatsApp will eventually learn that the grass isn't necessarily greener on the other side...

WhatsApp is just one of those moments in time where people prefer popularity to actual usefulness

Using WhatsApp over BBM is like shopping for a supercar and saying "No I don't want a Ferrari or a Porsche or a Lamborghini or an Aston Martin or even a Bugatti Veyron... what I want is a Nissan 370Z and slapping the JDM parts on it yo!"

Utterly bewildering as to why it flourishes but it does nonetheless

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DaSchwantz

What's what? Sapp.

Posted via CB10

Glenn Biddle

BlackBerry doesn't spend billions in advertising to support the media. Money talks or sometimes it's silent.

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rallen562

BBM rules!!!

Posted via CB10 with my Z10.

gagrazal

BBM =)

Posted via CB10 with my BlackBerry Z30

MarkyZ10

Caused by an overload of personal information being gathered.

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Prem WatsApp

Slurp,
the Facebook servers just started harvesting with a new algorithm.... :-)

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

menshawy

Hope it's hacked

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NickMcBride

BBM all the wayyy!!!

Posted via CB10 on my  Q10

blackberry008

Sometimes us blackberry people curse ourselves too much, we talk a lot of smack, and it comes and bites us on our ass.

www.apktrain.com for Android apps from your blackberry 10 browser

blackberry008

Bbm is not better than whatsapp and we should stop pretending it is,

Bbm has a long way to go but we will get there, but please no showing off that's what killed be in the first place

www.apktrain.com for Android apps from your blackberry 10 browser

Ransmus1

The way people here are behaving is doing my head in..well said

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rajbir01

Back up

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Tris77

Couldn't give a sxxt. Bbm is much better. So fast compared. People have tried to convert me from blackberry, but until the day they through the towel in, I'm staying on blackberry!

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xales

Working..just was about 15 mins off..thank god..bbm sucks

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rajbir01

Didn't FB buy whatsapp for like 18 billion not 2 billion?

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FishhPoohh

What's a whatsapp?

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Man_apart

BBM is not down yes.

From my  phone.

tushargkwd

Its fine here in India :)

Posted via CB10... and my awesome Z10

daliso_m

My friend is complaining about the issue. Have noticed nothing ..

Posted via CB10

BoldWorld

Rene you couldn't mention that BBM is working just fine? If it were a CB poster that's what they would include in the post.

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Douken

I didn't notice any issues

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alie.tariq

It's up again, for me at least

Posted via CB10

mnc76

Working for me again. Seems a bit slow but working.

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sjsnjc

BBM still works...

Posted via CB10

whatsever

No whatsapp here only bbm

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jtv1

Never noticed either, I been on it for over an hour and a half

jtvberry

Silk_Spectre

Didn't notice at all. Just saw people whining on Twitter.. :D

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tskaret

BlackBerry MUST promote BBM much more. In addition, BlackBerry needs to spend the money on marketing all its products way more aggressively. The younger generation hasn't a clue what or how good BlackBerry is.

Boo on BlackBerry to continue to ignore the marketing side of its business.

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Prem WatsApp

They will market, once the new phones are ready.

BlackBerry is not in offensive mode yet, they're still preparing for battle. Keep the ammo together until then...

(We will likely see, end of 2012 to October 2014 will be kind of a hibernation time for BlackBerry in hindsight, to get out BB10 and get it really ready for consumption, but they'll be Back in Black with a vengeance soon.)

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

Prem WatsApp

Phones only!?

How could I not mention BBM Video for Android / iOS, Win Phone 8 support for BBM, eBBM and BES12, the upcoming desktop software, and 10.3?

That's when you start marketing.... keep your powder dry...

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

Koepman

✌BBM

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ewillallday

BBM rocks!

Posted via CB10

J09GTSGraphite

Seems is working now. Sent a msg to friend over in Europe, and got a reply.
I'm in Canada.

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Koepman

 BBM!!!

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mohit sahu

So what so many time bbm also dosnt work and get sever down. According to bbm group's the members limit is 50 but so many time I saw 85-82 60-70 members

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axeman1000

Blah blah it's just better.....blah blah whatsapp never goes down like bbm......blah blah Bbm is useless...........LMAO

To all the haters and baggers for whatsapp over Bbm.

garyvirdi

What's happening with whatsapp, since facebook has took over it.

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Prem WatsApp

It's getting screwed... up

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

Ransmus1

Why are Fan Boys here hating on WhatsApp?
Twitter, Facebook and the overrated BBM have all had server issues !! Yes WhatsApp Has been down three time in a month or so but is still reliable than BBM. BBM has never been reliable since it went to ios and android...Never ever!!!!

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SparkyBC

You do realize whatsapp along with Facebook is the NSA's wet dream....

Akure4Life

My WhatsApp was never down

Posted Via CB10 Using Z10 Running OS 10.3.0.296

mayrick0

I forgot about what's app, only use the one I need BBM...lol

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Clifford Pilane

Which whatsapp. My whatsapp is working fine all day all night

Posted via CB10

Russia1130

BlackBerry & BBM are the best phone and the app.

From MY ZED--30

Posted via CB10

engindgn

It is working at the moment in Turkey at the moment.

Posted via BlackBerry Q10

mousii

Start using BBM...

Powered by BB

martinjdub

BBM working fine thanks

Posted via CB10 & my killer BlackBerry Z30

crown7

Mine is working fine

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ofutur

Funny how when BBM went down last week-end, it didn't make the frontpage...

"Snap" is the best stop-gap solution for Android apps while we wait for BlackBerry to get its act together...

axllebeer

Well that's nice. I finally dumped it and went full BBM.

Posted via CrackBerry App from my Galaxy S4 Mini with an LED light. ;-)

Silas Burr

What's app sucks

Posted via CB10

SparkyBC

Just the NSA taking the monthly logs from all communications on the server word for word..

nabollocks

Unfortunately nobody seems to care... I always use the example of divorce - how much information do you really want him/her to know when your money is on the line?

Terrible example, but one that most people can understand/relate too.

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Mikael Sosa

Agree Riddymon I don't know why blackberry get such a hard time when all the other OS platform have their own faults just that does never get talked about

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Digital_Ads

As much as I love BBM, been a BlackBerry user since 05, whatsapp will never die. Besides us, no one cares about BBM

Posted via CB10

bobshine

Actually it's dead today

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dierre

Your actually right

Posted via CB10

dierre

:) we should go flood twitter I'm just saying

Posted via CB10

deltact

Planned outage to install personal-information-harvesting code?

Posted via CB10 on Z10

AppReview

You got that right. People complain about privacy but freely give it away to junk apps like this.

Posted via CB10

AppReview

Who cares about this information stealing app. Stay down for good!!!

Posted via CB10

dierre

These are the perfect times to spread the word of BBM via twitter

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JRX7KEN

Whatsapp all the way for me I only know a few people on BBM Moving from android to BB10 whatsapp is my BBM

BB Z30!! Running OS 10.3.0.296

Originalloverman

Mines seems to be working and was working earlier this afternoon. But for some strange reason though I was unable to post a reply on my app for CB to this, kept getting error messages

kjpeigan

Whatsapp???? What is that? Haha

Rocking the Z30 Regina SK Canada

Originalloverman

Mines working I'm from Toronto

Send from the amazing powers of the  Z30

Rootbrian

One more reason to use BBM. :)

Posted via CrackBerry 10 (CB10) application using my BlackBerry Q10.

sixer6

Nothing else better than BBM folks, if your still on the invasive and unreliable whatsapp cause your friends don't know what BBM is, get them switched over!

insurancebroker

Tell that to Windows Phone users. Whatsapp was pulled from the Windows app store a week ago due to some problem and hasn't returned. And Windows Phone users can't install BBM because it doesn't exist. Another missed opportunity by BlackBerry. The Android and IOS versions are buggy and BlackBerry acknowledged this a few months ago if I recall correctly but no fixes in sight. I love BBM but BlackBerry has a long way to go before BBM is BBM4ALL.

SJ71PSB

BBM is top! :)

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Herbie52

Glad I have a Z10 with free BBM. Not really interested in the limited WhatsApp.

Posted via Z10

Killjoyhere

Must be implementing some thing big.

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Herbie52

We need to make a dummy chart for those hard to convince BBM is better than the competition.

Posted via Z10

Herbie52

How about BBM for the Playbook...just a thought.

Posted via Z10

mflane

Facebook ruins everything.

Posted via CB10

drfever

Long live BBM the BEST IM app out there bar none.

I still shake my head at the 20billion dollar price tag for that pos app.

Posted from my Z30 on CB10

scr

speaking of maney well spent... ;)

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RyanRoman0

Damn I'm so addicted to BBM.now it has so many groups and channels!! Meanwhile my what's App is working fine. Only thing is it won't save a few of my contacts ugh the agony lol jk :D

Posted via CB10 via my BlackBerry Z10 ;)

CEO-Bruno

Whatsapp charge users I think after 1 year of free service.

Now with breaks in service, being owned by a social network(Facebook) that makes money off your personal data. Why give them my voice chats, texts all personal too.

I'm telling all my associates BBM is free. It's secure for business and personal. Plus BBM Channel is one of kind. Helps connect business with clients. BBM is best of both.personal and Business .

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notafanboy

Does whatscrap have channels yet? Yeah didn't think so. Outdated app for outdated people. Anyone here still use crapple to? LoL you can't fix stupid.

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Yonas Kebreab

Works okay on my Q10 in Canada

Posted via CB10

gustavorh79

I've not even noticed it!! Long live BBM!

Posted via CB10

Amin rezaie

I 've never noted.

Posted via CB10

SamirSaxena

I didn't notice the outage at all. And it's working fine as of now..

Posted via CB10 on my Z30

Koushik Yalavarthy

Yesterday it was downed

Posted via CB10

nabilsaid

It's working fine with me too.

Posted via CB10

Adetokun Ajomale

Mine is working perfectly!

Posted via CB10

niravzaveri

Working for me. India.

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Tamellingham

Guys! Whatsapp goes down for the first time I've ever known it to, and - predictably - the usual crowd start sticking the boot in.

It's not like BBM ever goes down. Er, unless you count that time it went offline for an entire week a few years ago, essentially making every BlackBerry in Europe about as smart as a nokia 3210.

Disclaimer: I am both a whatsapp and BBM user. ;)

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saint613

I don't use WhatsApp, I like BBM. It's a personal preference. We have to keep in mind historically BBM has gone down too, not many times but it has. When, not if it goes down the flaming will start. So many of this posts just add to the flame that will come. You can only truly argue market share. BBM may be better, but it needs to win market share, you can't argue with that.

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chapa6sigma

What app SUCKs like apple and kia and obama. BlackBerry forever

Posted via CB10

LeroyP09

Shocker. Yet they still continue to be drones and use a sub par service

Posted via CB10

MobileZen

Not using it so never even noticed.

Posted via CB10

Liyann Esmand

Hmmm.. i don't seem to have a problem with whatsapp here. It's working fine in Singapore

Posted via CB10

cbcoza

Strange, at the end of the month again. Anyone else notice this occurs routinely at the end of the month.

kamal545

Great

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