Best App: Google Talk for iPad/iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by paulrbeers, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. macrumors 68040

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    Background: My wife and I used to be on Android phones. We used Google Talk to text with family members who didn't have text plans but had Android phones. We have now switched to iPhones and iPads, but still want to be able to interact with the family members with Android phones. What is the best app for doing so? We installed Chat for Google Talk by ilegendsoft and it works really well, but it doesn't cause a notification to pop up on Android phones, so while we get the messages they send, they wouldn't necessarily know they got ours (unless they just happen to check).

    So what is the best alternative? I don't really care if it is a free or paid app as long as it works!
     
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    Biff...

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    Google Voice, is the best app imo. I dropped my $30 a month texting plan and set my wife and I on this app. Other apps:

    Textfree

    WhatsApp

    TextMe
     
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    MonkeySee....

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    +1 for whatsapp
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    For Google Talk on the iPhone, I use BeeJive IM. (I also switched from Android to iPhone, so can understand the need to find a good Google Talk app. I just wish Google would make an official offering!)
     
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    jace88

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    It's been years and still no official Gtalk app for iPad :(
     
  6. ujwaldignified, May 18, 2012
    Last edited: May 18, 2012

    macrumors newbie

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    vtok and gtalk:t2c
    both are excellent gtalk apps.
    I wonder y you guys didn't see that...
    oh official ? ok ok , sorry.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    I also have a 3g iphone which has been jailbroken and baseband 6.15 but I still can't send or receive pictures. I'm with straight talk. These are the settings I have under Cellular Data. Someone please help me send pictures.

    Cellular Data

    APN Att.mvno
    Username blank
    Password blank

    Visual Voicemail

    APN acds.voicemail
    Username blank
    Password blank

    MMS

    APN wap.tracfone
    Username blank
    Password blank
    MMSC http://mmsc.tracfone.com
    MMS Proxy proxy.mvno.tracfone.com
    MMS Max Message Size 1048576
    MMS UA Prof URL blank
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    Imo

    try out IMO messenger!...great on both ipad and iphone and supports many different networks including googletalk, skype, their own, msn, etc...also has a nice clean interface..
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    not working for me i don't know why?
     

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