New to mac - want to try ichat

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by amai911, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. amai911 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I'm New to mac and I want to try ichat.

    I already subscribed to me.com

    but the problem I don't know anybody who has an ichat account

    Can anybody add me "removed" so I can try the ichat.

    Thanks
     
  2. Prof. macrumors 601

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    iChat works with AIM, hotmail and Gmail:)

    Surly one of your friends have one of those?
     
  3. amai911 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    but when i try to add a buddy, my choices are AIM or MAC
     
  4. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Yeah it's weird. I just select AIM when I add google or hotmail. However, sometimes it doesn't always work. It's best if the other person IM's you. that way there's no fuss. AIM works best tho. Do you have any friends with AIM?
     
  5. amai911 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, My friends all on MSN
     
  6. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Then I'll be nice and IM you. Go online :)

    No funny business tho.:D:p
     
  7. amai911 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you
    I'm online
     
  8. Prof. macrumors 601

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    It says ur not. Are you invisible?
     
  9. amai911 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, my status is Available
     
  10. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Maybe your security settings are in a way that ppl can't IM you. IM me @ <removed>
     
  11. amai911 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  13. jlewis2k1 macrumors 6502a

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    iChat is pretty awesome. I use it only for when I want to video chat with my deaf friend. It is very responsive and sharp :) Love it!
     
  14. blackfx35 macrumors member

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    Can I use iChat without having a mobile me account? Trying to figure out how to video chat with my parents, so they can see my 7 month old baby...neither of us have mobile me accounts (infact my parents are using a PC). Any ideas? Thanks.
     
  15. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    Use AIM or Google Talk. Both free to sign up for. and universal on Mac and PC
     
  16. BittenApple macrumors 6502a

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    Adium is another good mac client. works with a ton of protocols too
     
  17. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    Good program, won't do video or audio chat though.... And file transfer is iffy at best..
     

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