1. Heavy Fluid's Avatar
    I just made the move from BlackBerry to an HTC Trophy, and was talking to a friend who is in Canada. He has a BlackBerry, so we used BlackBerry Messenger. He has Canada to US unlimited SMS. I do not however. Is there an app or something that will let us still be able to text/message/whatever aside from email?

    TIA
    03-15-2012 07:19 PM
  2. TheDoros's Avatar
    I believe Whatsapp is available on both platforms and is very similar to bbm. Or you could use kik which is similar.

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    03-15-2012 07:39 PM
  3. Heavy Fluid's Avatar
    Do either of those use text messages? I don't believe kik is available for the BlackBerry any longer. He really doesn't use any third party apps, so I was trying to avoid that. If that is what it comes down to, then he will have to use one.
    03-15-2012 07:45 PM
  4. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Kik messenger I think is available on all OS's
    03-15-2012 09:07 PM
  5. yeewiz's Avatar
    Do either of those use text messages? I don't believe kik is available for the BlackBerry any longer. He really doesn't use any third party apps, so I was trying to avoid that. If that is what it comes down to, then he will have to use one.
    Whatsapp doesn't use SMS texting, but uses its own version of texting. You have to pay for the app but the texting is free. It's great, I use it to text to my iphone and android friends
    03-18-2012 11:09 AM
  6. ubizmo's Avatar
    Kim is still available for BB. I use it on mine. You have to download it directly from the website. It's not in App World anymore. It works fine.


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    03-18-2012 12:27 PM
  7. jleebiker's Avatar
    Skype for texting and voice chat.
    OctroTalk will let you chat with Gchat people or people using a Gchat client on BB.
    I think there's one other as well, but can't think of it off the top of my head.
    03-19-2012 12:16 AM
  8. DanielCeleste's Avatar
    Like the others said, I'd recommend kik because it is free on all platforms (literally an smartphone platform you can think of), unlike WhatsApp. It also has more users and is more reliable. kik.com or m.kik.com to download on any device.
    04-15-2012 08:15 PM
  9. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    WhatsApp is what I use to chat with BB, iOS and Android users. It is free for the first year, and then it only costs $0.99.

    I like it, since it uses data, not texting. I also have some friends in Canada.

    It is also nice, since it allows picture and location sharing.

    Plus, it allows one to create a group of up to 10 users. I am essentially back in a group that had consisted the same folks from one of my BBM groups.
    04-15-2012 09:08 PM
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