BeejiveIM worth it?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by rendez2k, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. rendez2k macrumors 6502

    rendez2k

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    I'm sue this has been asked before, but is BeejiveIM actually any better than Palringo? What do you get for you're £9.49? I see neither support Facebook? Also, do any work well with backgrounder on JB phones?
     
  2. iParis macrumors 68040

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    I had been using Palringo for a long time and I'm glad to say that I payed for BeejiveIM.
    I'm not sure of any significant changes but once you start using it you'll notice it's so much better.
     
  3. okrelayer macrumors 6502a

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    you pay a premium for it but it does everything it advertised and better than the others. I think it's worth it. They are a respectable company that has apps on win mobile and blakberrys to.
     
  4. OneMike macrumors 601

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    Beejive is a great app and well worth the price. Others already spoke on that so I'll just address your other question.

    I only used with backgrounder for a short period but it did work. I'm still jailbroken but rather use the email feature.
     
  5. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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  6. rendez2k thread starter macrumors 6502

    rendez2k

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    I'm guessing the email feature emails you when you get a response? I'm also guessing this is useless with gmail on the iphone as it only updates every 15 mins or so?
     
  7. Whorehay macrumors 6502a

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    Yup. You can use a free mail2web account for free push, or Yahoo. MobileMe works as well.
     
  8. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    If you have unlimited texting, just use that instead of email. Simply put your email address in as +1(your number)@txt.att.net if you are in the US. If you are outside the US, I am not sure what your numbers are, but it will work.

    Thats how I do it since push is unreliable and i have unlimited texts.
     
  9. rendez2k thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sounds brilliant. Have unlimited texting on o2 UK - anyone with any experience with this?
     
  10. CADer macrumors 6502

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    if you do use the mail to feature and don't have text messages like me I would stick with the free mail2web as Yahoo will take about 2-10 mins to actually work - I used yahoo first then found mail2web and did a test - sending it to both - mail to web got the email almost instant and yahoo(so called) 'push' got it about 7 mins. later.

    I like mail2web so much I am think of converting to it as my normal email as right now I only use it for Beejive!!

    And yes Beejive is Worth it! I got Beejive on the black Friday sale but I now can say I should have bought it sooner as it works and is well worth it!
     
  11. marksman macrumors 603

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    I would say if you want to use IM fully on the iPhone then it is worth the money.

    If you just want to jack around with IM on your phone for 5 minutes and then go back to using your computer again for IM, use one of the free programs.
     
  12. iTech Dev Sys. macrumors member

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    It's a really nice application, well worth it.
     
  13. TheZimm macrumors 6502a

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    definitely worth it, when moving from palringo to Beejive I thought Beejive was the best app out there. The email "push" is more accurate, it doesn't crash or freeze up, you can stay on for 24 hours, its overall much better, review of it here: link

    Zym
     

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