iPhone messenger?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Pennyroyal, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Pennyroyal macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2009
    #1
    Has anything been tossed around or talked about regarding an answer to the BBM from Apple? Free SMS to other iPhones? Maybe like a twitter/facebook for iPhones exclusively with a search for nearby or something along those lines.
     
  2. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

    Knowlege Bomb

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2008
    Location:
    Madison, WI
  3. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

    QCassidy352

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2003
    Location:
    Bay Area
    #3
    Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8320/4.5.0.81 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

    I have never understood the point of bb messenger. You can just as easily text, or email since you both have... Wait for it... Blackberries.

    So in short, No, I don't want this feature unless it takes 0 minutes away from the development of actual useful features.
     
  4. anjinha macrumors 604

    anjinha

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2006
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #4
  5. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

    acfusion29

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2007
    Location:
    Toronto
    #5
    I can't easily text someone in the US/Europe without having to pay $0.25 (or more) per message.
     
  6. cellocello macrumors 68000

    cellocello

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2008
    Location:
    Toronto, ON
    #6
    You've clearly never used BBM.

    The iPhone is sorely missing a similar solution. I hope Apple launches some sort of awesome iChat when push comes out.
     
  7. Mintin8 macrumors 6502a

    Mintin8

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    #7
    I'd love to see iChat for iPhone. I would love talking to my friends who have Macs and iPhones over the iPhone. For messenger i guess IM+ will have to do. Although very unlikely an MSN app from microsoft would make life a lot easier!
     
  8. jctevere macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2009
    #8
    BBM is virtually identical to SMS text messaging. However, the beauty of it is that it is completely free, providing you have a blackberry... I mean, I pay (I believe) $20 a month for unlimited texting... I definitely would not pass up on something as efficient as SMS if its free...
     
  9. yalag macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2007
    #9
    SMS costs money.
    Email is not pushed. (unless you have exchange/mobileme)
    BBM is FREE and PUSH.

    Think before you post.
     
  10. cellocello macrumors 68000

    cellocello

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2008
    Location:
    Toronto, ON
    #10
    Nope, it isn't.
     

Share This Page