1. SamJHannan's Avatar
    As I posted in another thread, I have purchased a 530 for my girlfriend as a Christmas present. She currently owns an old Sony Ericsson Android phone, and before my current 920 I owned an iPhone 3GS. We both currently use Kik for messaging, as it is free, allows the sending of pictures, and is better than texting as I have bad cell reception at home. Kik for WP is a terrible app (goes back to WP7 I believe) in terms of features compared to the iPhone or android apps, but I have used it simply for continuity. However, as we will soon both have WP's, I feel we may as well use a different app that has more features (such as sending videos) and that actually works (I often fail to receive kik notifications). Therefore, I am looking for alternatives with good WP support. I have heard many users on here complain about whatsapp, else that would have been the first choice. Thanks in advance
    12-01-2014 09:54 AM
  2. emperor_skull's Avatar
    As I posted in another thread, I have purchased a 530 for my girlfriend as a Christmas present. She currently owns an old Sony Ericsson Android phone, and before my current 920 I owned an iPhone 3GS. We both currently use Kik for messaging, as it is free, allows the sending of pictures, and is better than texting as I have bad cell reception at home. Kik for WP is a terrible app (goes back to WP7 I believe) in terms of features compared to the iPhone or android apps, but I have used it simply for continuity. However, as we will soon both have WP's, I feel we may as well use a different app that has more features (such as sending videos) and that actually works (I often fail to receive kik notifications). Therefore, I am looking for alternatives with good WP support. I have heard many users on here complain about whatsapp, else that would have been the first choice. Thanks in advance
    try wechat or viber or even telegram
    12-01-2014 10:00 AM
  3. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    Got to admit I only use SMS, however when my partner goes back home (to the US) we communicate a lot via Skype using the messenger option. Maybe something to look at???

    G.
    12-01-2014 10:03 AM
  4. SamJHannan's Avatar
    Got to admit I only use SMS, however when my partner goes back home (to the US) we communicate a lot via Skype using the messenger option. Maybe something to look at???

    G.
    Didn't think of skype (doh!), will try it out.
    12-01-2014 10:49 AM
  5. yeewiz's Avatar
    I would suggest you try Whatsapp for yourself. I've used it for years and it's worked great for me. It's frequently updated so you know it's supported by the developers. My use is texting and sending pictures and I can say it does that just fine. With 400M users, there's bound to be folks with problems so I wouldn't let the reported complaints stop you from trying it. Also, in the WP store, it's got 14K reviews with an average of 3.8 so it's at least better than Kik which has a 3.4 rating. Good luck!
    12-01-2014 10:49 AM
  6. SamJHannan's Avatar
    Lack of 'delivered' and 'read' would be the only thing drawing me away from Skype. Seems like that is a new whatsapp feature, so I will give it to try myself, thanks!
    12-01-2014 10:52 AM
  7. EBUK's Avatar
    I use telegram. Works well and allow for private chats that self destruct.
    12-01-2014 11:01 AM
  8. Ostbiten's Avatar
    I like Facebook Messenger, just because I can reach everybody I want to there.
    12-01-2014 11:12 AM
  9. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    Just thought, haven't used it since my BlackBerry days but I believe BBM is available on WinPhone. That was a good chat software.
    12-05-2014 06:29 PM

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