Now ping doesn't work (along with all the others)

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by needthephone, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. needthephone macrumors 6502a

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    I loved Ping at first- i worked brilliantly.

    Now it hasn't worked for days.

    It has gone the same way as the much hyped others eg

    Beejive, ipushit, whastup.

    NONE of these supposed free text/sms things work reliably or even at all.

    Funny thing on ping it says the server status is "ok"

    (Not just me read the Ping reviews in the app store and others are reporting that it doesn't work now)

    At least I didn't pay for it!
     
  2. iWoz macrumors 6502a

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    Works fine for me bar the duplicate messages i receive. I think theres an update which has been sent to apple for approval. which includes bug fixes
     
  3. Pika macrumors 68000

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    Upgrade to 3.1 and update your apps form iTunes.
     
  4. needthephone thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am fully up to date with 3.1 and there are no new updates tp be had.

    I tried all that with ipushit.

    They just are not reliable enough to use.

    I'm back to 15c texts-You have to know 100% (not 90%) your messages are getting through or there is no point.
     
  5. M.a.r.k. macrumors member

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    it may also be a problem on apple push servers... though i'm almost getting no pings compared to like 50 a day last week...
     
  6. needthephone thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure where the problem is but all of these supposed free IM text things don't work for me.

    And my free trial of mobile me was a major let down. I could never upload video or photos without it crashing.

    email was never pushed either

    Drop box in comparison works a treat-sorry off topic but sort of related
     
  7. gloss macrumors 601

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    BeeJive has never given me problems aside from that first 3.0 version launch.
     
  8. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    needthephone,

    I am using Unlimited SMS now and it has worked perfectly, unlike Ping!, iPushIt, and WhatsApp, since day 1. Yes, Unlimited SMS does cost more up front. But sometimes you have to pay to get something that works well.

    S-
     
  9. Macom2009 macrumors newbie

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    I am one of the iPushIt developer.

    iPushIt is working fine. More than 6.000 messages and about 800 images are send per day.

    Maybe i can help you with your problem ?
     
  10. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    The problem is with your phone's connection. The problem is certainly not with the apps themselves. Either that, or you are trying to rely on push notifications on a iPhone Touch which will always be unreliable (because it does not keep constant connections).
     
  11. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    To be fair, iPushIt worked pretty well. The problem I have with it compared to Unlimited SMS is that it requires the sender and receiver to have iPushIt. That's great if everyone you know has an iPhone and is willing to buy the app. But that is not reality for me anyway.

    S-
     
  12. Macom2009 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks.

    Rgs

    Macom
     

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