BlackBerry Messenger

Learn about BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) compatibility and rates

You can use BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for instant messaging, voice chat, video chat, and sharing media files such as pictures and voice notes, with other BBM users.

  • BBM is a free instant messaging application similar to Yahoo Messenger or MSN Messenger
  • BBM has always been available on BlackBerry devices and is now available on iPhone and Android devices
  • BBM confirms when your sent messages have been delivered and read
  • BBM uses your Wi-Fi or TELUS data connection to send and receive messages and files
  • Travel charges apply for data use outside Canada


BBM is available on devices with the following operating system:

  • BlackBerry: OS 4.5 to 7.x and BB10 or later
  • iPhone: iOS V.6 and iOS v7 or later
  • Android: V.4.0 (Ice cream Sandwich) or later

Keep your device running efficiently by using the latest available software. Learn more about the latest available device software updates.


BBM is a free application. Data and travel charges apply.

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