App for text between iPhone users

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by ajnicho, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. ajnicho macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2008
    Is there any app out there that allows free texts between iPhone users. One that will hopefully support PUSH in the future so the message pops up.

    I know the likes of IM (beejive) do something similar but that requires the receiver to be signed in.

  2. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2007
  3. michael.lauden macrumors 68020


    Dec 25, 2008
    beejive can keep you signed in 24/7... sooooo i don't see what the problem would be using that.
  4. Daremo macrumors 68020


    Jul 3, 2007
    If I read this correctly, you're looking for a peer to peer connection? Like bluetooth? or on a local wifi network?
  5. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
    I think he means pin messaging like a blackberry. And no there isnt.
  6. navajarunner macrumors regular


    Feb 3, 2009
    Try Textfree Unlimited. You both register your phone number and then you can send texts back and forth for free. And Texfree now supports Push so you will get notified just like a regular SMS.
  7. ajnicho thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2008
    Does this work in the UK??

    And to the other messages, Text messages cost money and are not free and sometimes I sign in to MSN on my computer which signs me out of Beejive, so there is a prorblem.
  8. mattpreston11 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2007
    me and my friends used fring. just dont sign into msn. youll have to sign upto fring though. and im sure fring will support push soon though.
  9. ajnicho thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2008
    Yes. this is exactly what I mean. Surely not long before someone makes one of these.
  10. rasher macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2009
    Apple needs to make one of these apps and put it in the OS. People love that stuff.
  11. optophobia macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2007
    Hudson MA
    And prevent AT&T from getting money from their text messages.... ? it won't happen
  12. devobail macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2008
    Why not Blackberries do it as stated above, and what do u think apps like text-free are doing to att's texting plans?
  13. devobail macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2008
    Now that I think about it AT&T probably could and would stop Apple from making a native app like this. Unlike with Blackberry who's on ALL carriers and can "take their ball and go home", AT&T has Apple by the balls and vice-versa. I'd imagine that would go down just like the skpe and sling apps did.
  14. ajnicho thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2008
    Why? Apple could easily just move to another carrier if AT&T give them jib.

    Besides am on o2 UK and cant get any of these free text apps.
  15. odelay macrumors 6502

    Oct 21, 2007
    Not tried it myself, but Bluchat may be the kind of thing you're after.
  16. derek13 macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2009
    Waterloo, Ontario
    Our up and coming app actually does what you described. It supports PUSH as well.
    However, it isn't released yet.

    Here are some screen shots:

    shoot me an email if you want a beta copy of the app.
  17. ajnicho thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2008
    It would be nice if this allowed none-US customers to benefit from the Unlimited SMS to Unlimited SMS option.
  18. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
    Pin messaging would only work with other iphones but its really a good idea. I LOVED it when i owned a blackberry. However, Apple would need to make their own network like BB does. Dont forget, RIM has their own data network and pretty much does whatever they want. Thats why their push is so nice.
  19. mrzeve macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2005
    A Blackberry Messenger equivilent client for the iPhone would seal the deal for me.

    It would need to:
    - Have an instant messaging feel and look, not a SMS style one like the iPhones.
    - Have the delivery reports: BBM places a "D" next to a message when its delivered, and an "R" when the message hasnt been read.
    - Status updates: like away msgs.
    - Exclusive between users of this particular application
    - Must approve a person before they can speak to you with the application.
  20. masterell macrumors regular

    May 13, 2009

    That would be amazing - and give everyone a random PIN - or let them sign up at a website and give them a pin like number in exchange. EXCLUSIVE to the iPhone - and nothing else..

    Would be fantastic. I would love to rub it in all those smug blackberry user's faces - set my facebook status to "iPhone pin A5398JK". Hehe :D

    If anyone can make this app - I would donate money for it.

    It would need to be free so that it can be put on everyone's phones - but if you put a donate feature on it - I'm 100% sure many others would donate..
  21. mrzeve macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2005
    I'm trying to look into making something like this. If anyone is interested in development, please contact me.
  22. ajnicho thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2008
    Its a good idea, but I would like to use this over long distances, not within 10m. Although am in the UK, I would still like to try this app just for the sms between iphone users. A lot of my friends have iPhones so this would be cool.
  23. E3BK macrumors 68020


    Mar 15, 2008
    Actually, if there was some way to connect to BBM users, I'd pay extra $ for that. A lot of my friends still have BB's and I have definitely noticed a drop in mobile to mobile contact since I moved to the iPhone. My network is pretty spread out all over the globe so BBM was a quick, easy, free way to stay in touch.

    But if it was just for iPhone users, I'd say call it something besides a PIN. iPiM# = iPhone Instant Messaging #?
  24. Tubink macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2009
    Reading, PA
    Here lies the beauty of the App Store! If it is not currently made, let's make it!
  25. jkb macrumors regular


    Mar 13, 2009
    yup, we just did... see my signature for itunes link:)

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