MobileChat 3.1 Update Released!

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  1. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    uh huh. i dont even need to say anything.
     

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  3. kevin512 macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    This made me chuckle.
     
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  5. Rojo macrumors 65816

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    Seriously - why are people still giving this app a chance? It still doesn't work 100%, and the developers are still using the same excuses they've had for the last 6 weeks (updating servers, etc.).

    Just go with Beejive -- it works. Heck, even the free Palringo still works better!
     
  6. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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    I have switched to BeeJive, but I already bought MobileChat so I figured I'd give this free update a half-a-chance. Plus, I kinda like the SMS Notifications in MobileChat vs. the Email notifications in BeeJive. I have Unlimited SMS, so I should be all set. Besides, SMS requires no data connection whereas email requires EDGE, Wifi or 3G.
     
  7. jaseone macrumors 65816

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    Err MobileChat doesn't do anything special with the SMS notifications but just relies upon Yahoo and AIM's SMS features that you can use with any IM client, they don't send SMS notifications themselves.
     
  8. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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    Oh... in that case, I already have it. Why the heck do the developers of MobileCrap even write code anymore? Shouldn't they just give up?
     
  9. jaseone macrumors 65816

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    Who do you have your unlimited texts with? If AT&T then just set your email address in Beejive for notifications to your10digitphonenumber@txt.att.net, T-Mobile has a similar feature available, tmail or something like that.

    PS. that sends the 'emails' as texts instead.
     
  10. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    The thing is, I don't really like BeeJive's look. I like MobileChat's look.

    Besides, I think beta testers are on a separate server which means no server overload. I heard that theirs is working perfectly.
     
  11. jaseone macrumors 65816

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    They are limited to distributing 100 copies via adhoc distribution, which is what they would have to use for beta testing and well yeah that isn't very many users to go by especially when they supposedly did similar beta testing prior to the original release. How on earth did those beta testers not find any of the problems experienced? Especially all of the ones that weren't server load related?
     
  12. dranakin macrumors 6502

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    You know, as long as I have been waiting for MC's update, I have come to the realization that it isn't going to solve all of the problems of the application - just as many problems with it are with the host servers. The way the developers shut its customers up is also a factor:

    Beejive: Game over, MC.
     
  13. jw nyc macrumors 6502a

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    This sucks bc the texts come in HTML format. Just use MobileMe or Exchange and they're instant and look good.
     
  14. jaseone macrumors 65816

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    Err no they don't at least not on AT&T, Beejive send a multipart email so it is available in both text and html, AT&T sends the text part as a SMS, which Beejive has shortened to be SMS friendly.
     
  15. ijohnw macrumors regular

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    I believe this little IM War is over...beejive has won hands down...

    Mobilechat had their chance and I can't even log in via Mobile Chat today after updating...i give up on them
     
  16. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Maybe they chose the wrong beta testers...what if they chose people who don't use it that much and instead, lied that they did in order to get it for free? (keeping in mind that when they chose beta testers, that was before App Store...when MobileChat was the thing to wait for and not beejive)

    The reason why Beejive hasn't fully won is because of pricing. MobileChat still has thousands of users signed in everyday and working (it works most of the time for me, but I chose Beejive cause of my dependance on a stable IM). Most people are experiencing problems...but a lot aren't.
     
  17. Hls811 macrumors 6502a

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    SMS must require SOME sort of connection.. and even if it didn't - then what would it be alerting you to? If you weren't on EDGE, Wifi or 3G then you wouldn't be connected to MobileChat to get a message.
     
  18. kevin512 macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    Well that's about all you can do with MC. Is "look" at it.
     
  19. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Depends. For me, I've been fortunate enough where MobileChat works most of the time (same amount as Beejive). Course it can't keep me on for 24 hours yet (supposed to , but server problems) which is why I got Beejive.
     
  20. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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    SMS requires a cell connection but, not a DATA connection... meaning EDGE, 3G and Wifi could be DEAD and you could still send and receive SMS messages. Also, MobileChat stays connected REMOTELY so you actually wouldn't need a data connection on the iPhone if you were already connected to MobileChat.

    Last night I had all 5 bars for a cell connection but, I didn't have an EDGE, 3G or GPRS logo on the screen.... I was able to send and receive SMS messages.
     
  21. Clete2 macrumors 65816

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    Why is nobody talking about IM+? Doesn't it suffice?
     
  22. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    However, if you're international, then email is a ton better because sms notifications can pile up on the bill whilst email through Wi-Fi is free.

    And even if you receive SMS notifications when those three are dead, you can't reply until you get one of those because you need to reconnect to MobileChat.
     
  23. queshy macrumors 68040

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    Still doesn't work. Glad I have beejive. It worked on the first try.
     
  24. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

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    No.

    It crashes way too much.
    So they are still fixing servers..... wow.... :\ who wants to bet it's just lies!!!! :D
     
  25. Clete2 macrumors 65816

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    Hmm I haven't had IM+ crash yet.
     

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