iPhone Messenger! Like BlackBerry Messenger?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by M. Malone, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. M. Malone macrumors 6502a

    M. Malone

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    Apple, or someone must do this.

    I use to use this a lot on my BlackBerry, it's a messenger to send messages to other Blackberry users, I believe it uses EDGE. All messages are free and it gives a very nice status report on your messages, when it's sent a check mark appears, when it arrives to your friend's BlackBerry, it will tell you the message has been delivered, when your friend opens up the message and reads it, you will be informed that your message has been read.

    You can also send quick pictures over it. It didn't count from your SMS or MMS.

    I really hope someone can make this, especially now since the number of iPhone users will increase.
     
  2. benfilan macrumors 6502

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  3. Karpfish macrumors 6502a

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    since Apple didn't give each device a PIN, they would need to do somethign where you register online and make a PIN yourself. However BBM's go through RIMs servers rather than carrier servers for a certain reason so I'm not sure if it could work.
     
  4. M. Malone thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think they can mathematically derive a unique code from each iphone's IMEI or serial number. They can set this up as a large messenger platform only for iPhones that works over wifi or EDGE that you can have running in the background at all times. With Push capabilities, it would be awesome!
     
  5. jkb macrumors regular

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  6. jkb macrumors regular

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    yeah, figured OP might not be on it though.

    wanted to make sure that everybody who ever asked for BBM-like app for iPhone got their answer:)
     
  7. lilneebs macrumors newbie

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    ITS CALLED PING!

    thats the 'BBM' for the Iphone... its still prety new, however its practically the same except doesnt use the amount of data that the BBM does.
    it looks the same as text messages on the iphone but again doesnt charge you (convenient if you dont have a text plan)

    so again it looks like its in the first stages of development but i would anticipate the following features of BBM to be added so that its just as good
    - group talk
    - picture sharing

    THAT or someone should someone create a bbm app that runs on the iphone... so we can connect with crackberry friends :)
     
  8. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    There is not and will never be an app like BBM for the iPhone. All these 3rd party companies are trying to mimic it but they all suck IMO. The only way it could ever work and work well is if Apple created it. I honestly don't care. Gchat and AIM through Beejive works just as good as anything else. And this way I don't have to be limited to just iPhone users, blackberry users, or smartphone users at all. Oh yeah, and there's another cool messaging service out and its called SMS, or text messaging. You should check it out.
     
  9. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    So your Gchat is working on Beejive for you? I haven't seen a Google contact on my list for months.
     
  10. anjinha macrumors 604

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    It's working for me.
     
  11. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    WTF?

    Frustrating.
     
  12. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah once every couple weeks or so it will disconnect but then i just have to sign in again. Have you tried deleting your account and adding it again? If that doesn't work, I'd contact Beejive and ask them because it should be working.
     

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