At first I was willing to give MC3 a shot. But after the trouble they've had, and just thinking about how it really SHOULD be... I've come to decide that the perfect Chat application is going to need to be written by developers who are willing to release only to the jailbreak community. It simply can't ever work perfectly the way apple has things set up. If apple releases their own chat app and it runs in the background and talks only to AIM servers, then I'll use that. But I don't want any of this middleman crap. It's unnecessarily complex and stupid. Unfortunately I'm not a programmer, and I doubt I'd be able to accomplish this goal. I'd like to challenge someone to tackle this problem and provide a real proper solution. I'd be willing to pay 5 dollars for something like this. Heck I'd pay 20 if it actually worked the way it should. And 100% of that money would go to you. The app would talk directly to aim, run in the background, and provide instant notifications without the need to run with another service. I think the success of this type of app and even the availability of something like this is enough reason for anyone who uses aim to jailbreak their iPhone.