Instant Messenger Apps for iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lilmarky03, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. lilmarky03 macrumors newbie

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    is it true that if I were to install Yahoo/AOL IM on my iPhone that each message will count as a text message?

    That is what the sales assoc. told me...hope that is incorrect.
     
  2. Buddhaluver macrumors regular

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    I use eBuddy which incorporates MSN, Ichat, Facebook, Yahoo etc etc etc. It doesn’t cost me a penny
     
  4. koilvr macrumors 6502

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    nope it does not count as a text message. it will go against your data. Customer service is a DORK knows nothing.
     
  5. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

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    They probably just got confused because on simple messaging phones (like an LG Neon for example) if you use any of the IM services that come preinstalled on the phone (AIM/Yahoo/MSN) then it counts as a text message. However on the iPhone (and I believe every smart phone) if you use IM services it is counted as data.
     
  6. rickolis macrumors member

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    I've used eBuddy in the past, but vastly prefer Meebo.
     
  7. lilmarky03 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    phew!

    Hopefully, she didn't lie to me about the data plan too!

    She mentioned that if I'm downloading a few songs per month and watching videos, etc.. then I should go with the 2GB.

    Does that sound right?
     
  8. N1CKOLAS macrumors newbie

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  9. djgulia macrumors 6502

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    i use beejive for google talk. i think it costs $10 but I got it when it was on sale for $6.
     
  10. ihav0frnds macrumors 6502

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    my friend bought beejive the same day meebo came out. she uses both, and she says meebo is a lot better. i love meebo too, but i can't give you the comparison directly.
     
  11. detroit1 macrumors regular

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    internet browsing counts towards data too. so try to be on wifi a lot lol
     
  12. mailliw macrumors member

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  14. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    I use Meebo. It's free, easy, and I've been using the Meebo service for years. Just depends on what you're looking for. If all you need is an instant messenger app to talk to people, this does the trick and has almost all of the services.
     
  15. N1CKOLAS macrumors newbie

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    Meebo covers most IM services, including Google Talk! I hardly text any more and mostly use Meebo. Pretty rad service.
     
  16. LegendKillerUK macrumors 6502

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    Meebo. The only IM app that doesn't lag up my 3G.

    I'd rather use the WLM app but good lord it's slow.
     
  17. weezite macrumors regular

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    I'm a huge fan of Beejive. Probably my favorite app.
     
  18. bumzo1 macrumors 6502a

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    It all depends on where you will use your phone the most. Most of the time I'm on wifi and even with heavy use barely go over 200mb a month of 3G data.
     
  19. Zaft macrumors 68040

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    I have been using the Official AIM app. Do other apps work better?
     
  20. TLewis macrumors 65816

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    If you're happy with it, stay with it.

    Other programs like meebo, IM+, and beejive have the advantage of being able to simultaneously connect to multiple networks, like aim, yahoo, gtalk, facebook, msn, icq, skype, myspace, and others. It's great if you have friends on different networks.
     
  21. makefunnyfaces macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A293 Safari/6531.22.7)

    I prefer IM+ because it has an option to notify you of new email. I use Meebo sometimes, & it runs perfectly, but it's mainly IM+ for me.
     
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