Messaging solution for iphone <--> android

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by sbddude, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    Wife has a 4S, I have a GS3. I am looking for a good chat/IM solution that works well between BOTH iOS and Android.

    I've tried:

    Google Talk: Works great on android, always signed in and running in the background. Can use on PC/phone seamlessly. On iOS we've tried Vtok but it does not stay signed in.

    iMessage: No support on android.

    Google Voice: Apps need to be manually refreshed, a bit of a pain. No photo support.

    Is there any app that uses a non-proprietary message system and stays signed in on both?
     
  2. Tridztan macrumors member

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  3. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    Whatsapp, viber, vonage, nettalk, heywire ect.....
     
  4. sbddude thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does that also work on a PC?
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Google whatsapp for pc and there are a lot of ways to get it working!
     
  6. sbddude thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I would prefer to use a major service like Google Talk, AIM, Yahoo, etc.

    I'm trying IM+ now....
     
  7. sakau2007 macrumors 6502

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    GroupMe might be worth a look. It is a free app that you can use for group messaging.
     
  8. eacer macrumors newbie

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  9. Menel macrumors 603

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    I use BeeJive for AIM / GTalk / MSN / Facebook chat and it stays signed in.

    Edit: it looks like they have a stripped down BeejiveIM GoogleTalk only version of app you can test out.
    http://www.beejive.com/iphone/gtalk/
     

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