Any free IM Apps with Push?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by covertsurfer, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. covertsurfer macrumors 6502a

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    I know Beejive and IM+ have been released but I don't use IM that often so was wondering if there was a free push app coming. I think Meebo have something in the pipeline but think that might be some time yet.
     
  2. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    the AIM free edition and paid addition have push and IM + (free or paid) will have push soon
     
  3. covertsurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does AIM do MSN and Google Chat?

    Didn't realise IM+ did a free version, what are the restrictions?
     
  4. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    the restrictions for IM+ are that you cant to facebook chat and skype. and there are ads i think. i use the free version. aim doesn't do msn as far as i know. IM+ does msn and a bunch of other ones too
     
  5. covertsurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    IM+ now has push in the AppStore does the free version support it? Can you test it?
     
  6. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    crap it looks like the free version does not have push. dang. sorry man
     
  7. hansolo79 macrumors regular

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    Free version sends the IM to your email :(
     
  8. covertsurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Seems a bit pointless if you don't have push email. COME ON GOOGLE!!
     
  9. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    yea, with mobile me i guess it would work. i really only have that for my windows live chatting. i use aim free and im looking at upgrading to the paid aim app
     
  10. covertsurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ooh, Ooh, maybe Google are going to release a GMail push and a Google Talk IM push app?
     
  11. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    OMG that would rock so much.
     
  12. sallythemac Guest

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    Palringo has released an update today, the free one has become ad supported but will have push in the next update.
     
  13. ryant601 macrumors member

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    just create a yahoo mail account, forward your Gmail account to it, and voila, you've got push.
     
  14. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    I want push notification, not it pushing email to me. Lets face it, its hard to tell when you have an email.. the sound is too low and there is no notification.

    Thus, jailbreaking ;)
     
  15. marksman macrumors 603

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    Why be so cheap? Pay a few bucks and get a real im application.

    The most expensive IM app for the phone is like $15.00 and it is worth every penny of it. Others are less expensive.

    You have a $600.00 phone and probably $50-$100 a month phone bill. Shelling out $5.00-$15.00 for an app that you will probably get a lot of use out of, seems to be something silly to be chintzy on.

    I am as big a cheapskate as it comes, but even for me it was a no-brainer paying for beejive, for example.
     
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  17. vemulasri macrumors member

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    AIM Free edition has push notifications and it is working great. This is ad supported though.
     
  18. stephendoc1984 macrumors member

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    [app]eBuddy[/app] has released an update with push. Seems limited to 30 mins connection though. And when I tested it with my other email address there was quite a delay for the messages being pushed. Nice app though.
     
  19. efp1 macrumors 6502

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    eBuddy? I didn't know they had an app for the iPhone. Did it just come out?
     
  20. covertsurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  21. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816

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    This might be more reliable than push notifications AND use less battery.

    Just set the email address to [phone number]@txt.att.net and you will get a text message when someone IMs you.
     

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