What IM Software Do YOU Use?

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  1. Noodlez

    Noodlez New Member

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    I found a new one to me that I been playing around with called Nimbuzz. Seems pretty spiffy so far and connects to more networks than you can shake a stick at. Oh plus it's freeware :)
  2. darkdomino

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    Giving Nimbuzz a try... looks like it might be better than Palringo.

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    Tried Nimbuzz... meh... it was okay. The only thing that perked my interest was that someone said it could access social networking (Which I guess is translated as "Myspace") ... so the lack of Facebook support was pretty much a deal killer here.

    Like I said... good interface... but it was a bit sluggish and file transfer features are spotty. In fact file transfers for Google Talk are greyed out while they're open for MSN.

    I'll have to keep an eye on this one, but it's a decent chat program.
  3. paramedicnate

    paramedicnate New Member

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    I use Agile Mobile and the only issue I've had is sometimes Yahoo can take a few seconds to sign into. I love it, and the cost is $11.95 every quarter. It allows most popular services and you can exchange files, video, voice, and pictures.

    -Nate
  4. AzteCypher

    AzteCypher New Member

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    I just found this. Haven't played with it yet though. Guess it only works if you use Trillian like I do.
  5. PocketPoop

    PocketPoop New Member

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    Is there an IM program that uses texts instead of data? On my old phone AIM came pre-installed and just used texts, and was wondering if there was something like that for the Q
  6. Vazguard

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    I think it depends on what carrier you have. For instance, Sprint uses the OZ messaging program.

    You should either have one preinstalled or a link to one that can install provided by your carrier.
  7. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    as vazguard said the preinstall IM apps use texts to send messages
    BUT it does use data to pull your buddy list...so there will be minor data used

    i dont believe there are any exclusive text IM apps
  8. PocketPoop

    PocketPoop New Member

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    Yea, I used to have a pre-installed one on my TERRIBLE SCOOP, I know I'm gonna get laughed at for having that phone...but I did hahah. But I don't have a pre-installed one on my Q, only MSN which I don't think anyone actually uses.
  9. EQBob

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    I use the AIM for Mobile app. Been through a lot of beta releases on it, but they're stable, work well, free, dont seem to be a resource pig moreso than any other app, etc. Also like the fact that an exit is an exit on this app, not the standard WinMo exit is really only a minimize.

    Price is right, performance is right for the price, features work well.

    EQBob
  10. darkdomino

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    likewise if MSN Live Messenger in your game, the official client runs very well... as well as can send files, voice clips, and pictures.

    However it does like to run in the background, so you have to kill the process to get rid of it.
  11. ninjaap

    ninjaap Moderator

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    So let me get this straight... 3rd party messenger apps DO NOT count against your text plan???
  12. dafoxs

    dafoxs New Member

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    that would be data.
  13. ParaCAD

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    Da-ta be data my friend!

    I use palringo now for FB, MSN, Gtalk
  14. ninjaap

    ninjaap Moderator

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    Beejive seems to be my favorite right now.
    I'm trying palringo, I don't see FB as a service. Do you have it on yours???
  15. ParaCAD

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    go to the registry HKCU/software/palringo/settings/beta/facebook.

    change 0 to 1

    there you go pal!
  16. ninjaap

    ninjaap Moderator

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    Sweet jeezuz, that is awesome. Thanks, I have a new favorite messenger. :smile:
  17. ParaCAD

    ParaCAD New Member

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    I know right? Its great...Ive got FB, Gtalk, MSN, Yahoo running. uses 432K.
  18. ninjaap

    ninjaap Moderator

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    Do you have trouble connecting sometimes? I got disconnected twice already and tries to reconnect, but can't. I have to reboot phone.

    Edit: now it just won't connect at all even after a reboot. is there a known problem with the palringo server going down at times?

    oh yes... it looks like a definite problem with palringo's server. I can't even open palringo website through Firefox or IE right now.
  19. Vicki7

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    I'm running Nimbuzz after trying a few hundred (ha) other ones. It seems to be the best freeware so far!
  20. darkdomino

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    Palringo is by far the best app I have used. I use it on both my desktop and my Q9C. It's awesome.

    www.palringo.com

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