CB Radio Chat App update is released 2 weeks earlier then its usual monthly schedule. The version is upgrade to 2.0.7. The unique feature that it offers, different from versions 2.0.1 – 2.0.6 is the ability to change your username but at a LIMITED rate.
Versions 2.0.1 – 2.0.6 : Generation LockDown
Back in mid March of 2013, CB Radio Chat was updated to Version 2.0.1, which entailed PERMANENT USERNAMES. This was a bold move on Plugmind (the app developer) behalf. One could even consider the version 2.0.1 update a game changer in the CBRC community. Neo.UK even published a youtube video on the matter. No longer could you change your username as you desired on the fly. Whatever intentions you had in changing your username, whether it was to troll, to show alliance with a specific clan/crew or to rally a point the ability to do so was gone.
The Post Version 2.0.1 Rebellion: –There is always another way…
In response to this, many users either abstained from updating. If they had already pulled the trigger & updated. They were left scouring the internet in the risky operation of downloading rogue copies of the app’s APK. The most popular location these files were found was on 4shared. With no central repository for these legacy versions APK’s posed a risk of users downloading dirty copies of this Android voice chat application. Fortunately, I personally never heard reports of dirty copies being installed and the savy rebel downloaders would of downloaded copies of the app that had a high download count. Possibly giving weight that it was a legit copy, for whatever that is worth. If you were fortunate, you would have downloaded the CBRC APK from the official website and possessed a back up copy on your local hard-drive. To date these CBRC rebels continue to run legacy version of the app, even when met with a pop up dialogue stating “PLEASE UPDATE THE APP”. You could identify these rebels as theere usernames were set at teh bottom of the userlist annotated with a ” | “.
Dear PLUGMIND, I wont be able to sleep until my username is changed. Thanks:
If you had version 2.0.1 and up, had set your username and desired to have it changed. PLUGMIND instructed its users to e-mail him directly through the in app e-mail function. This proved to be an effective way to get your username changed but at times would not be a quick solution. I myself e-mailed PLUGMIND, requesting a username change and it took 3 days. Included in my e-mail was an inquiry in his logic for doing this. It sounded terribly inefficient not only in the fact that he manually had to go in an change it but the CBRC community in general is a verbal one. What I mean by verbal is that they will make use of any Internet medium that is available to make requests. You will find requests on the Voice App’s Google Play review section, you will find request on off site review sites and its not uncommon to hear users complaining that there username has not been changed, even considering they have had it changed twice before in the same month. I personally can vouch for the high volume of request, as I still recieve a large number of e-mails on a weekly basis with request ranging from ; Username changes,banning someone, un-banning someone & a general trail of tears in how they do not like something. (The requests for the ability to use special characters in the usernames have finally subsided!)
Power To The People ‘s Choice:
In an email sent by PLUGMIND (If you didnt get it, look for the email here) he described version 2.0.7 in detail. He did mention some specific points about the new features of 2.0.7. One of the features mentioned in specific detail was the ability to change you username. In this e-mail PLUGMIND states and I quote ” CB Radio Chat lets you change your nickname occasionally. You can change your nickname once a day, then once a week and finally once a month.” I assume this translate as. The first time you change your user name it can be done immediately. The second time you change your username you will need to wait 7 days. Congruent names changes after that will be restricted to a monthly basis. Use the comment section below if you think this means differently and/or have experience otherwise. The image pictured below was provided by the app dev as a demonstration in changing your username.