Whats the best messaging App?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by nlr, Jun 9, 2010.

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Whats the best Messaging Application?

  1. Whatsapp

    73.9%
  2. Ping Chat 2

    21.7%
  3. Yak Messenger

    4.3%
  4. pMessenger

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. nlr macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I was wondering whats the best messaging app for the iphone/itouch/ipad?

    Whats your opinion and why you think that is more superior than the others?

    I personally think PingChat 2 is the best messaging application because it looks great and works really well and they update it regularly and it is coming to the blackberry and android.

    I would like to see friend requests on it and display pictures.

    (I really like how BBM is for the blackberry and would like something like that on the iphone)
     
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

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    #2
    My wife and I are using 'Textie.'

    It can send to normal SMS systems for non-Textie users, but if they register with Textie on their iPhone then the message gets routed to their Textie app and it becomes a direct messenger program. We use it all the time.
     
  3. Ice-Cube macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    I was going to vote for whatsapp but recently it as been affecting my phone battery a lot and experiencing lots of down time.
     
  4. nlr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #4
    I personally think the downside of whatsapp is that it requires them to have your number which isn't convenient for everyone due to privacy reasons and would rather an unique ID thats why ping chat 2 is my preferred chat.
     
  5. anjinha macrumors 604

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    #5
    I use Textie too, I love it.
     
  6. liamkp macrumors 68020

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    #7
    I hear alot of people use textplus, and its free.
     
  7. Mitchelino macrumors 6502

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    #8
    I've tried Whatsapp, Ping, and Yak. I personally prefer Yak messenger. I like all of it's advanced features, it's just a shame it isn't that popular.

    I personally prefer texting, as I can communicate with my friends who use Blackberries, and other phones.
     
  8. optophobia macrumors 6502a

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    #9
    I prefer Messi.im

    It has been around longer than Ping and Whattsap, and it works really well.

    Not sure about the others, but Messi sends location, pictures, videos and text.
    Also I got it when it was free, and the developer is on these forums somewhere, and gives great support.
     
  9. JonBorichef macrumors regular

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    #10
    Yes, Textplus is pretty popular; that's what I use.

    Cheers,
    Jonathan
     
  10. liamkp macrumors 68020

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    Its what all my friends use. Any texting app with threaded texting?
     
  11. jps1012 macrumors 6502a

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  13. OatmealRocks macrumors 6502a

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    #14
    Is there any IM app that will show delivered and read messages similar to BBM? I would like to see IM app that will at least let me know if the person I sent the msg to have verification of delivered msg. Some times with SMS the messages gets delayed or not delivered at all.
     
  14. Resist macrumors 68030

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  15. bluechipBMW macrumors member

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    My vote is for whatsapp but I recently found out something interesting. My wife has a BB so I downloaded this app on her phone and noticed its free for 30 days and then its a 1.99/year. I thought it was odd that iphone was a one time charge but BB users have to pay annually so I sent an email to the company. They responded that everyone will be getting on the annual price plan soon where it will cost 1.99/year including iphone users.

    He said current iphone whats app owners will be grandfathered into the new pricing plan as well but not immediately.
     

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