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Jan 10, 2008, 10:42 AM
What are the best iPhone chat/IM apps out there? ALso, is there an app that allows iPhones to chat with Blackberry Messenger users?

Jan 10, 2008, 10:48 AM
The two main native ones are Apollo (http://code.google.com/p/apolloim/) and MobileChat (http://blog.twenty08.com/mobilechat/). On the webapps side, Meebo (http://www.meebo.com) and Beejive (http://www.beejive.com/iphone/) are the two most popular. I do not know of one that will allow you to communicate with Blackberry users.

Jan 10, 2008, 10:58 AM
Meebo has no software to download and puts all 5 IMs in play. ( AOL, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ & Google talk.

Go to: www.meebo.com

Jan 10, 2008, 06:17 PM
What are the best iPhone chat/IM apps out there? ALso, is there an app that allows iPhones to chat with Blackberry Messenger users?

Try this page, with tops of Chat apps (both webapps and native apps)

My vote is for Meebo (web based) and Apollo (native)

Jimbo Asprilla
Nov 22, 2010, 06:45 AM
I believe "Whatsapp" and "PingChat" do what you require.

Nov 23, 2010, 04:36 AM
look at this:

Nov 23, 2010, 07:01 AM
i use fing with google chat. looks like it also works with msn, icq, yahoo, aim and maybe some more? its free with some ads but nothing too intrusive.

Sep 8, 2011, 09:41 AM
I use ChatME
this app supports few languages and many accounts in the same time
let's say i am satisfied
and it is FREE

From A Buick 8
Nov 21, 2011, 07:58 AM
Is there one with chat rooms.

Jan 20, 2012, 02:50 AM
I have tried many in t he two or so months Ive had the iPhone. Having used a Droid since that first luggy brown one, I have used countless brands Droid attempts. Anyway, one thing I realize spoiled me is the GChat Apps for Droid, which makes sense since its Google's world over there.
Anyway, I tried about all the apps for chatting I saw, avoiding some of the pricey ones that didn't have great reviews.
I settled on Meebo after growing too irritated with discovering and re discovering the failings of each. However, I have grown fed up now with Meebo and the problem it seems is its relationship with Facebook, which is no surprise giving how historically difficult FBook's chat functions have been with each update seeming to make it all worse. Nonetheless, when i have Meebo connected to my Fbook, it seems to overwhelm it too often into crashing when I attempt to access new messages it says i have, even if they are google.
So I either leave my Fbook account signed off to be able to GChat or risk missing some messages, in a timely fashion at least.
Now I seek an alternative if anyone has suggestions?
Thank You.

Jan 20, 2012, 03:27 AM
For ease of use, cost, functionality and cross platform compatibility (including Blackberry), Whatsapp is very good.

Jan 20, 2012, 06:17 AM
Not to jinx it by writing this so soon, but in the hours since i posted above about my woes in trying many different chat apps, I have found IM + and so far its working well.
Not sure why I had not before. My guess is that maybe it's only recently that the free with ads version uses both Google and Facebook
anyway it seems smooth, has multiple tones and emoticons that work and all.
So hopefully saved the 7 to 10 bucks i was considering dropping, probably on Agile Messenger.

Jul 17, 2014, 05:22 AM
Check out SwiftChat, you can make/join chat rooms to talk about anything