Not sure where to post this..so here it is.
Is there a way to text message between two different platforms - iPhone to BB - without just using text messages? I'm looking for something similar to BBM, since I now have the iP4s and my wife is still stuck on her BB 9800.
Since we're not BBM'ing any longer, we have to use more text messages, which we're only on the 200 text msg plan (I know i can upgrade to unlimited text).
Thanks for any and all suggestions.
- 11-17-2011, 12:11 PM #3
- 11-17-2011, 01:06 PM #4
There is AIM, yahoo messenger, ping chat, kik messenger. You could set up a google voice and use that for text. (that's what I use) Only downfall with GV is no MMS support.
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- 11-17-2011, 01:26 PM #5
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- 11-17-2011, 03:55 PM #11
Ive been using PingChat for about a year since some of my friends went from their bb's to the iPhone 4. Now that I have the 4s, I use it to text back and forth with my wife and will continue to until she wises up and gets rid of her 14 month old antiquated blackberry curve.
Ive found that PingChat is the best of all the different ones that I have tried. Its a lot like bbm and you can send video, voice, text etc...
and the messages send instantly. there is zero delay whatsoever. Give it a try.
- 11-17-2011, 07:47 PM #12
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- 11-17-2011, 09:31 PM #14
I looked at the reviews for Kik and some of the others and there were quite a few comments about these programs crashing, etc. Both my wife and me downloaded WhatsApp today (she's on a BB 9800) and so far it seems to be working well.
If I tried Kik, I'm assuming that both of us would have to download this app?
- 11-17-2011, 10:36 PM #16
- 11-17-2011, 10:46 PM #17
Well I just downloaded Kik onto both my iP4s and her BB 9800 and my initial impressions were not good.it seemed like such a hassle to create an account, then it doesn't seem to be able to search through my contacts.. I have to "invite" them to join Kik...
The program lasted all of about 3 minutes on our phones and then deleted it. I'm sticking with WhatsApp...
- 11-17-2011, 11:13 PM #19
I appreciate all the feedback and suggestions.. Seems like WhatsApp works for us, but again, i do appreciate all the feedback and suggestions. I'm sure other do as well.
Besides, WhatsApp has cool icons on my wife's BB.. like school busses, cars, etc.. I dont seem to have those on my app on the iPhone...
Last edited by Rockdog97; 11-17-2011 at 11:23 PM.
- 11-18-2011, 12:04 AM #21
- 11-18-2011, 11:28 AM #22
If this app truly does use text messages, then I'll be looking for a different app ASAP....
- 11-18-2011, 03:23 PM #24
- 11-18-2011, 03:44 PM #25iPhone Beginner
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