View Poll Results: What's your favorite way to text/SMS?
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I use the iPhone Messaging app
TextNow (blue/white icon; AppStore)
textPlus+ (green icon; AppStore)
TextFree (white icon with two bubbles; AppStore)
biteSMS (pink or two bubbles; JB app)
iRealSMS (green; JB app)
I use an IM Messaging client (AIM, Live, Google, Y!)
Other (please specify)
What's your favorite way to text/SMS?
So I've downloaded at least a half a dozen of these texting apps, both from the AppStore, and a couple of them are Jailbreak apps.
Is it really a good idea to "switch" to one of these in order to save money by not having to pay any texting plans? I don't mind using them, but I would like it to display my number, although texting without the number can have its appeal as well, if you want to stay anonymous I suppose. Then there are the Instant Messaging clients, which basically do the same thing. Call me old-fashioned, but IM'ing does not replace SMS texting IMHO. I definitely would switch to one of the SMS apps, though.
Alright, please vote for your favorite way to text with the iPhone, and maybe include as to what method you prefer, and as to why you would recommend it over other options.
This should be interesting.
Last edited by CrunchDude; 01-16-2010 at 06:00 AM.
- 01-16-2010, 06:54 AM #2
Texting and instant messaging are similar, but different. You're right on that. You simply can't replace one with the other. Texting apps are ok if you're willing to (usually) use a separate number to give your friends to use - which puts a burden on them and defeats the ease of sms/mms.
My IM and SMS contacts are totally different. I have a large number of IM contacts, many of whom I would never ever allow to have my personal phone number.
Just use SMS/MMS the way it was intended.
- 01-16-2010, 06:57 AM #3
- 01-16-2010, 07:08 AM #4
I probably use IM and SMS about the same amount through out a typical day. I use BeeJive which has "push" so I get my IMs very quickly. Seems to be as reliable as SMS for the people that I use it with. Of course, I am not a heavy texter.
I tried some of the apps like Text+ and while they are fine and do save you money they can become cumbersome, IMO. I also have tried some of the iPhone to iPhone apps like WhatsApp, iMessenger, Ping, pMessenger and others. WhatsApp is still my favorite followed by pMessenger.
- 01-16-2010, 05:51 PM #5
- 01-16-2010, 05:52 PM #6
Having said that, I text internationally quite frequently, and I would like to know if anyone can steer me to a reliable texting app. The 100 texts app that AT&T offers makes limited financial sense, and only if you send a particular amount of text messages each month.
As far as the convenience factor is concerned, two of all the SMS apps I listed offered to "register" my number, which I consider fairly important, so as not to inconvenience my SMS contacts.
I guess I'll try them all out to see what my texts look like when sent from each of those apps. lol...Any add'l suggestions would be very welcome.
- 01-16-2010, 11:26 PM #8
I have been enjoying WhatsApp for messaging my iPhone owning contacts, and their BB version is almost done, so you would only have to worry about texting your friends who are still using feature phones, or some of those other things like...Android or WebOS devices.
- 01-17-2010, 04:40 PM #9
- 01-17-2010, 05:26 PM #10
Funny this thread came up today, my friends and i are trying to find and app that will be close to BBM (blackberry messenger), mostly the group chat option. for 3 weeks now we had try a lot of apps including, text plus, imessanger, whats app, conctd, flow chat, beejive, ebuddie, palringo, ace messanger, fring and so far the only one that we like is yak. its free and you can add people to the conversation and keep the conversation alive for weeks. i do wish what's app will bring these features in t he future and do the multiplatform thing so we can communicate with other non-iphone users.
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For the most part I use the phone messaging app. On occasion I will use the Facebook app or Skype, but that's only if someone happens to be online at the same time that I am. I have never come close to using all of my text messages in any given month, so I haven't had much incentive to try any of the third party options like Ping! (though I do still have it, just in case).
- 01-18-2010, 08:05 PM #18iPhone Nanite
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By the same token, however, I respect anyone who can make money. Steve Jobs is a genius. Artificially withholding very basic and obvious functionality that a $50 cellphone has been able to do for years and years, and at the same time, having people line up in front of his stores, and watching his iPhone gobble up billions of dollars, euros, pounds, yen, etc., is quite stunning. He probably knows right now what the iPhone will look like in three years from now, featuring maybe LTE 7.2...Gbps. He's made a lot of people rich, too, with the Apple stock now well over 200 in its exponential ascent.
Kidding aside, I sincerely hope that he'll be around and healthy to enjoy all of this.
As for BeeJive IM, that would go into the IM app category, and yes, it's awesome. I bought my license when it was on sale. For would-be Jailbreakers, Push notification is great and everything, but it's so much more convenient when you can multitask it.
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