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  1. theefman's Avatar
    Any advice for the best chat application that works on WP and ios? Skype is useless as it doesnt work in the background and for some reason Facebook keeps disconnecting so need an alternative 3rd party app to chat, preferably one that doesnt try to steal your phone book. Thanks.
    03-21-2012 04:49 PM
  2. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Kik
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    03-21-2012 04:52 PM
  3. N8ter's Avatar
    What's wrong with using the Facebook chat in Message Hub? iPhones have Facebook and Facebook Messages.

    Or simply using SMS/MMS?

    Just curious since no use case was mentioned...
    03-21-2012 07:07 PM
  4. eric12341's Avatar
    What's wrong with using the Facebook chat in Message Hub? iPhones have Facebook and Facebook Messages.

    Or simply using SMS/MMS?

    Just curious since no use case was mentioned...

    For once I actually agree with you. SMS is by far the best way to communicate with someone but this is a 3rd party thread, Facebook Chat and SMS are 2nd and 1st party.
    03-21-2012 10:58 PM
  5. InfectedPhreak's Avatar
    Kik
    That, WhatsApp, and PingMe could be of some use. Whichever you prefer.
    03-22-2012 04:53 AM
  6. rabit1's Avatar
    because with sms/mms, you'd have to pay (most of you) for each message sent, whereas with a monthly data plan, using whatsapp or kik or pingme you can chat until your thumb sore...


    What's wrong with using the Facebook chat in Message Hub? iPhones have Facebook and Facebook Messages.

    Or simply using SMS/MMS?

    Just curious since no use case was mentioned...
    03-22-2012 05:55 AM
  7. freestaterocker's Avatar
    Kik is blazing fast, cross-platform, and free! It's the perfect solution.
    Last edited by freestaterocker; 03-22-2012 at 07:18 PM.
    03-22-2012 06:13 AM
  8. Major's Avatar
    I have HeyTell set up on my Titan, my wife's iPhone 4S, and my kid's 3GS. It's voice messaging instead of text, but if you want some Push-To-Talk functionality, I recommend it. The setup is not quite as seamless as that of Voxer, but it has privacy settings and best of all, it's available for every major platform (including, of course, WP).

    As far as text-based instant messaging, everyone I work with uses WhatsApp. I don't, since I have unlimited text messaging, but it seems to be very popular nonetheless.
    03-22-2012 11:56 AM
  9. jfa1's Avatar
    We have unlimited family texting on our plan.
    03-22-2012 03:39 PM
  10. N8ter's Avatar
    Yea most people here have unlimited SMS/mms and getting them to install third party chat clients outside of the big 3 (MSN, Yahoo, Facebook - live supports all these) is very difficult. Other than that they will just tell you to text them.

    I was just curious :-)


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    03-22-2012 07:47 PM
  11. scottcraft's Avatar
    I've found it difficult to get people to try something like kik. I have unlimited messaging and I guess almost everyone else does too. I like the built in fb chat, but it has a lot of trouble connecting. When it works it's great, but I have IM+ for a backup.
    03-22-2012 08:53 PM
  12. theefman's Avatar
    Thanks, I went with Kik, fast and hasn't missed a beat. Well aware of the built in chat, there's a reason I'm not using it or text.
    03-23-2012 05:08 AM
  13. eric12341's Avatar
    I've found it difficult to get people to try something like kik. I have unlimited messaging and I guess almost everyone else does too. I like the built in fb chat, but it has a lot of trouble connecting. When it works it's great, but I have IM+ for a backup.
    I don't have trouble connecting it at all unless I'm going to poor coverage areas (my classrooms).
    03-23-2012 02:28 PM
  14. scottcraft's Avatar
    My trophy does have horrible reception, maybe that's part of the problem.

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    03-23-2012 04:05 PM
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