BBM Down Again, Blackberry Users Vent on Twitter

Posted on Oct 11 2011 - 4:21pm by Richard Sharp

After the shenanigans at RIM yesterday and over the weekend the mobile giants surely thought the rest of the week would be quiet. However, it’s not to be as thousands of Blackberry users report further BBM and network downtime today.

Users have been reporting failures of both the BIS services used to deliver email and the companies main selling point BBM. The service seems to be creaking under it’s own weight as it battles to compete with newer services from all the other mobile carriers.

BBM Users Turn To Twitter

After a 24 hour outage RIM announced that their Blackberry Messenger and network issues had been fixed after much anger and complaints from consumers. This latest outage has already resulted in many users turning to social networking sites to voice their opinion.

Some users seem angry and fed up with the BBM being down, one said “Spoke to soon, bbm is down againnnnn:(“ whilst another simply read, “Get your act together BBM, there are other services we can use”.
Others remained upbeat and even poked fun at the environment and behavior created by the whole messaging philosophy. @alastairotter said Guy phones into radio. Distressed ‘cos he can’t tell his partner some good news ‘cos BBM not working. Wot?! You haven’t heard of the phone?

Have you experienced any BBM or BIS downtime? If so where in the world are you and how long have you been experiencing problems?

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Richard Sharp is the founder of gadgetsandgizmos.org. He loves technology, gadgets (comes with the territory) and social media. You'll find him writing features, attending events and playing with cool tech. Life's good.

5 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. joe October 12, 2011 at 1:02 am - Reply

    2 days now for me im in scotland

  2. Deb October 12, 2011 at 6:58 am - Reply

    October 11, 2011 – Vancouver Island, BC Canada…no bbm, internet, email, text messaging with the telus network since about 10 pm…

  3. Faraz October 12, 2011 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    10hrs im in Toronto, Canada, ….no bbm, internet, no social services working on bell network

  4. Matty October 12, 2011 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    London still down on my Blackberry, has been most of the day. Time to change up to iPhone!! Good timing as my contract has ended.

  5. @KevCOrme October 12, 2011 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    This is the 3rd day without bbm or even bb service for that matter here in Bahrain (12/1011)

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