While AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile customers all experienced area-wide service interruptions during today’s 5.9-magnitude earthquake that rocked the East Coast, RIM’s BlackBerry Messenger service continued uninterrupted. This is a huge win for RIM, especially as the 10th anniversary of September 11 approaches, as it shows users what services can and cannot be trusted when they’re needed most.
In times of emergencies and large call volumes, BBM proved that it will get your messages to their intended receivers. Mashable also noted that BBM was the only service left standing after both 9/11 and the 2010 earthquake in Chile.
What do you think? Do these latest findings change your opinion of BlackBerry? Will the Blackberry become an essential in-case-of-emergency item?