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    Apart from SMS what options are there? Whatsapp is unavailable and pretty crappy when it is available. Kik seems to be having trouble with live tile updates. I haven't tried Hookt (which I think is better than kik). So what options are there for reliable cross platform messaging that is actually used by a lot of iPhone and android users too?

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    Nothing? This is ridiculous.

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    Facebook is built in to the phone, and a lot of people on other platforms have Fbook Messenger so it could do the trick.
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    There is no reliable IM option on WP.
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    Has anyone noticed Picture messages not sending on windows phone 8? Ive got a lumia 920 and have been having trouble with this
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    How bad is the kik problem with kik messenger not receiving updates or whatever?

    Has anyone tried eBuddy xms?

    Facebook chat is not stable.

    People can flame blackberry all they want but the fact remains that blackberry messenger is undisputed in its stability and speed. Its push email is still second to none in efficiency and speed. Apple must also be commended on the fact that it recognized its lack of solid messaging and churned out iMessage.

    I think I'm going to wait this out until something solid comes out for windows phone. IM is probably my most used feature. I'm also reconsidering BlackBerry 10 now. I've tried BBM Voice and its terrific.

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    You should try IM+. It seems to be the only messaging app that doesn't seem to have any major issues on Windows Phone. Overall it's a really crappy landscape for messaging on this platform.

    Microsoft should really have put messaging apps as a priority for APIs and dev support because they can't possibly expect people to switch to Windows Phone if they can't talk to their iPhone and Android friends reliably.
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    I use text me. It gives you a new number similar to google voice and you can text and send pics to anyone for free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Engr_Princess View Post
    I use text me. It gives you a new number similar to google voice and you can text and send pics to anyone for free.
    Pretty sure that people already have unlimited SMS for that. What they want is a more powerful data-based chat that lets them do WAY more than texting does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snaqvi91 View Post
    Apart from SMS what options are there? Whatsapp is unavailable and pretty crappy when it is available. Kik seems to be having trouble with live tile updates. I haven't tried Hookt (which I think is better than kik). So what options are there for reliable cross platform messaging that is actually used by a lot of iPhone and android users too?

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    ever tried wechat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fardream View Post
    ever tried wechat?
    Does it work on android, iOS, and blackberry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaqvi91 View Post
    Does it work on android, iOS, and blackberry?

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    Not Blackberry.

    WeChat - The new way to connect

    Man you can really tell a platform is dying when Symbian and Windows Phone gets support over you. RIM is crashing so hard.
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    Palringo used to work great on WP7.5 I'll try it and let ya know.
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    Nevermind it no longer supports multiple platforms :(
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    I use WeChat and IM+
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    Viber? Iunno.
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    They are all crap, period.
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    Iunno, facebook chat and viber works fine for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slai View Post
    Iunno, facebook chat and viber works fine for me.
    How long and how often have you been using them?
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    Steves: Facebookchat I used quite alot for about three weeks, viber just on and off here and there.

    edit: but I did send my phone away on monday, could be that recent changes has made FB chat worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbwpcentral View Post
    Has anyone noticed Picture messages not sending on windows phone 8? Ive got a lumia 920 and have been having trouble with this
    Yeah, I'm having trouble sending picture
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slai View Post
    Steves: Facebookchat I used quite alot for about three weeks, viber just on and off here and there.

    edit: but I did send my phone away on monday, could be that recent changes has made FB chat worse.
    It's not a new issue that popped up recently, this is a long standing issue that has been there ever since the first WP7 version.
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    Thats strange. Could it be missed if youre not paying close attention? Cause I really have found FBchat to be stellar :s .
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    I use SMS (VERY reliable ;) - for local non-photo stuff.

    I use Emails (update as soon as it arrives) - for international AND photo stuff.

    There is not one friend of mine on ANY platform who doesn't have at least 1 email syncing to their phone.

    These two are more reliable than anything on any platform and costs less on data + battery.

    Only if WP8 could let me attach vids and audios to emails - my life would be perfecto.
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