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    BBM 5 not showing option to add contact by phone number??

    I'm trying to set up BBM 5 so I can use it for SMS.

    After installing I'm only getting the option to add contact by PIN or email. It is not showing an option to add contact by phone number like shown in the picture and you tube video below.

    I am currently using 4.7 OS.
    Do I have to install the 5.0 OS for this to work?
    Can some of you take a look and see if this is also the case for you?

    This is really frustrating =(



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    Last edited by rufunky; 07-27-2009 at 02:04 PM.




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    I don’t believe you can use BBM for SMS


    BBM is for PIN's that are assigned to each BB not made for SMS

    Unless this is something that will be integrated with 5.0 SO
    Last edited by Kris; 07-27-2009 at 02:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kris View Post
    I don’t believe you can use BBM for SMS
    Hey Kris.. You most definitely can.
    Take a look at the video =)
    Last edited by rufunky; 07-27-2009 at 02:19 PM.

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    Wirelessly posted (Storm 9530 )

    I think it is carrier based. I cannot find this option on my device as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rufunky View Post
    Hey Kris.. You most definitely can.
    Take a look at the video =)

    It has to be carrier based then because the option is not there for me only PIN and Email.

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    I read somewhere and I can't find it but this is one of the functions in the new BBM when it handles threaded SMS. This should be available on all BBM when RIM rolls it out.

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    I asked the poster of the youtube video and his reply was :


    ================================================== =======
    I was wondering if you could help me here.

    I'm trying to set up BBM 5 so I can use it for SMS.

    After installing I'm only getting the option to add contact by PIN or email. It is not showing an option to add contact by phone number .

    "I'm sorry bud, but won't be able to do it until you install the OS v5.0"
    ================================================== ========

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    Quote Originally Posted by rufunky View Post
    I asked the poster of the youtube video and his reply was :


    ================================================== =======
    I was wondering if you could help me here.

    I'm trying to set up BBM 5 so I can use it for SMS.

    After installing I'm only getting the option to add contact by PIN or email. It is not showing an option to add contact by phone number .

    "I'm sorry bud, but won't be able to do it until you install the OS v5.0"
    ================================================== ========

    I kinda figured it had something to do with the 5.0 OS

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    That sucks....it would be awesome to have, but I guess it is better to wait for a good feature than rush out a bad one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rufunky View Post
    I asked the poster of the youtube video and his reply was :


    ================================================== =======
    I was wondering if you could help me here.

    I'm trying to set up BBM 5 so I can use it for SMS.

    After installing I'm only getting the option to add contact by PIN or email. It is not showing an option to add contact by phone number .

    "I'm sorry bud, but won't be able to do it until you install the OS v5.0"
    ================================================== ========
    still cant do it with 5.0.0.140

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    Quote Originally Posted by catstide View Post
    still cant do it with 5.0.0.140
    OK, this is weird... Cause I'm thinking back to before I installed
    the latest BB Hybrid and had BBM 5 installed..

    I swear the option was there..The only other difference was I had done a manual install through DM and this time I did a OTA install.

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    do a manual install, 3x1 minute battery pulls and then use your ota link with 1 battery pull. See what you can get...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanren78 View Post
    do a manual install, 3x1 minute battery pulls and then use your ota link with 1 battery pull. See what you can get...
    Just tried... Same results :no:

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    Hmmm odd maybe RIM changed there mind about this feature then :-/

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    you know you can just sms........it's all the same thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by watkins View Post
    you know you can just sms........it's all the same thing

    I agree :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by watkins View Post
    you know you can just sms........it's all the same thing
    true...kinda...
    in the end everyone would get their message but isn't owning a berry all about doing things in style? wouldn't it be nice to open up your BBM app and send a message to one of your contacts who doesn't own a berry and have it show up and the convo be stored just like one of your bbm convos? RIM could also possibly be looking at sending these messages through their servers which would mean that they would be sent using data instead of through the carriers.that is just a thought and would probably run into heavy resistance from the carriers.anyway i hope this is coming in later builds of 5.0 because i think it would be a very nice feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watkins View Post
    you know you can just sms........it's all the same thing

    If you look at the video I posted you'll notice the SMS he sends has his BB name and not his phone number (much like AIM). This tells me they are using Data packets to send the SMS through there servers.

    Also, I'm not sure there would be a way for the phone to decide what SMS goes to the SMS message center and what ones go to your BBM if they were sent/recieved through the phones number only. I would think it would have to be one or the other or both??

    Guess we wont know for sure until we can test it .....
    Last edited by rufunky; 07-28-2009 at 10:34 AM.

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