From #onwardmobility to nowardmobility
To say I am disappointed is an understatement. It looks like it’s time to let go. I have been a fan of the brand for the longest time. It does not escape me that I have been hypocritical towards #iSheepers when I have been the same for the BlackBerry brand. I will ride out my #KEY2 until it’s last breath and then I will move on to the pixel I have just gathering dust right now.
I am not a fan of either Android or Apple. When BlackBerry decided to embrace the android OS there wasn’t much of a decision to make. It allowed me to continue to have and use the BlackBerry phone. Both companies have their faults and short comings. Both in many ways are hypocritical of things… but I refuse to go the way of Apple on principle. They push this narrative that they are all about inclusivity yet their ecosystem is completely closed. They refuse to open iMessage to android admitting that they fear losing people to android. They don’t want to embrace RCS. They talk privacy and maybe it’s a few levels ahead of Google but please. Folks who believe they are far better off with apple are just being naive. Anyway, I am done with my mini apple rant.. Back on track.
On the one hand I guess kudos on onwardmobility for giving it the old boyscout try and try to get a BlackBerry phone out there during difficult times. Big name companies have had it tough over the last few years so imagine a startup. On the other hand though..their PR/social media/communication skills was just plain horrible. Leaving the fanbase hanging for an entire year without a word of anything is not good business practice. Then in a span of a little over a month they went from ‘contrary to popular belief we’re not dead’… to dead. How does that happen? I joke about it but I think Peter ‘if that’s his real name’ Franklin was onwardmobility .. And probably working out of his parents basement. Looks like he went to the school of Anna Delvey. If you know, you know.
BlackBerry on the other hand with their history/reputation in the space could have handled things differently. And this is all on John Chen. For shame. There really isn’t anything else I could add to this.
I don’t regret the BlackBerry logo tattoo but now when someone asks if it is a cat paw… albeit a deformed cat paw, I guess I will just say ‘yes’. Lol
Ps: yes, I actually had someone ask if it is a cat paw.
Dear -fill in the blank-, do better.
Ok, so when I first drafted this post I called out the organization in question but then I felt guilty because of what they represent and do.. I also realized these practices are not exclusive to them… so here’s my rant to the anonymous entity….
Dear <fill in the blank>,
If you want people to jump on the money train you need to be better.
– when you call, leave a message. Not leaving one comes across as shady.. Especially when you call 5-6x per day. I don’t answer numbers I don’t recognize but eventually I had to answer because I was losing my shit
– I know there are pressures for reps to get contributions but allow for compromise.
– also allow someone to actually complete a sentence… you know that expression… ‘did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?’
Many moons ago my wife made monthly contributions to your organization.
My wife, and only she and God know the answer, used my personal information but her email address..so I did not know about this until now because she stopped contributing a few years back.
– I was willing to conference my wife in on the call so we could get this sorted out. No.
– I was willing to have my wife call back to change up the personal information. No.
The answer to everything was ‘we’re not allowed to.’
Mom’s phone code of conduct’ for 13-year-old son’s new iPhone goes viral | Shine On – Shine from Yahoo! Canada
Mom’s phone code of conduct’ for 13-year-old son’s new iPhone goes viral | Shine On – Shine from Yahoo! Canada.
We too are blessed with well raised and intelligent, responsible children 🙂 … and our son, now 14, has a phone.. a blackberry bold 9900 and he’s quite responsible but i must say this “phone of conduct” is just a great idea!!