Best alternatives to iMessage?

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  1. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

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    I can't seem to get iMessage working, and at the moment I can't be bothered wiping my iPhone completely and restoring it as a new iPhone... So what is the best alternative to iMessage? Oh, and it had to be able to work on iPod Touches as well as iPhones :)

    Thanks!
     
  2. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    Whatsapp messenger, although it appears to not be available at the moment.
     
  3. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    Yahoo IM, Google talk if they ever release a native iOS app for it.
     
  4. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    Whatapp doesn't work on iPod touches.

    Kik will work.
     
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  6. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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  7. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    Whatsapp has the largest userbase by far, that's something to take into account.
     
  8. DankNugz macrumors regular

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    Kik is used by many people. Whatsapp is also really popular but it isn't in the App Store at the moment due to a security flaw. A new version will be up soon.
     
  9. Calidude macrumors 68000

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    Whatsapp is better than Kik, and it's back on the app store.

    Kik is nice but it works more like an IM client with usernames and buddy lists and such. Whatsapp uses your phone number and your address book like SMS does. Also, Whatsapp has way more features.
     
  10. SHirsch999 macrumors 6502a

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    Text free works fine for me. It is what I use on my iphone and ipad when texting with anyone who is not on ios5.
     
  11. Calidude macrumors 68000

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    Oh crap. I didn't read where the OP said it should work on an iPod Touch. In that case Kik is definitely the best option.
     
  12. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a

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    Whatsapp is the best IMO. Too bad it doesn't work on the iPod Touch and iPad
     
  13. B777Forevar macrumors 6502a

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    Kik, Text+, Textfree & textnow

    correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think that works on a iPod touch.
     
  14. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Kik is working great on both my iPhone and my friend's iPod Touch. Thanks guys! :D
     

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