1. snaqvi91's Avatar
    I know that the text and windows live messenger experience is said to be excellent on windows phone. How have you guys found it? Any problems? How about messaging folk on other platforms not using SMS or WLM? How's the whole experience?

    Many teenagers just want basic talk and text devices that are affordable, which is one reason BlackBerrys are still popular with them. Do you find wp8 to be good enough to be such a device?
    12-30-2012 09:49 PM
  2. Byzantium's Avatar
    I would say that if you are buying into this OS, you shouldn't be looking to message anybody in any way other than:

    1) Facebook chat
    2) WLM,
    3) Skype
    4) Kik
    5) Email and SMS.

    Everything else, especially Whatsapp, is either a terrible experience or very poorly supported on WP. The development is just not there for this platform...yet.
    12-31-2012 12:42 AM
  3. snaqvi91's Avatar
    Well actually even kik sucks because it doesn't update live tiles.
    12-31-2012 08:41 AM
  4. ohgood's Avatar
    I know that the text and windows live messenger experience is said to be excellent on windows phone. How have you guys found it? Any problems? How about messaging folk on other platforms not using SMS or WLM? How's the whole experience?

    Many teenagers just want basic talk and text devices that are affordable, which is one reason BlackBerrys are still popular with them. Do you find wp8 to be good enough to be such a device?
    Keep the bb for now, wait for os10, try it. If it doesn't ignite your kids excitement for touch screens, buy some extra bb devices they like and save em in a drawer.

    Txting on anything other than a pghysical keyboard just plain sucks.
    aubreyq likes this.
    12-31-2012 08:46 AM
  5. MikeInBA's Avatar
    Well actually even kik sucks because it doesn't update live tiles.
    It updates, its just extremely delayed, and doesnt show msg count, only the little red asterisk. I would say IM+ is a good app, i havent had any issues with it.
    12-31-2012 01:31 PM
  6. Ultimateone's Avatar
    I would say that if you are buying into this OS, you shouldn't be looking to message anybody in any way other than:

    1) Facebook chat
    2) WLM,
    3) Skype
    4) Kik
    5) Email and SMS.

    Everything else, especially Whatsapp, is either a terrible experience or very poorly supported on WP. The development is just not there for this platform...yet.
    What windows phone do you own?
    12-31-2012 01:47 PM
  7. snaqvi91's Avatar
    Keep the bb for now, wait for os10, try it. If it doesn't ignite your kids excitement for touch screens, buy some extra bb devices they like and save em in a drawer.

    Txting on anything other than a pghysical keyboard just plain sucks.
    Err I don't have kids. I consider myself to be in the teen generation still.
    12-31-2012 02:36 PM

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