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    Default Ping! is Blackberry messenger for iPhone AND iPod Touch - FREE for a limited time!

    It's been 4 months of waiting, but finally, Ping! is now available on the App Store! Finally iPhone-to-iPhone messaging is possible, and this also works with the iPod Touch!

    Ping! (FREE for a limited time!) uses a unique ID, and works like Blackberry Messenger, so messaging your friends can extend to ANY country for FREE (carriers are not involved)!
    While there are plenty of SMS and IM alternatives that allow free messaging, Ping! offers significant advantages:

    Why Ping! beats IM:
    • No need to log in/out. We know how much people hate getting bumped off when you log onto another device.
    • No need to accept friends. All you need is your friend's Ping! ID to start messaging immediately.
    • Offline messages guaranteed. Some IM apps do not support offline messages or only support it with specific software (e.g. MSN). All Ping! messages are stored offline until received.
    • VERY Affordable. We're offering this for FREE for a limited time.


    Why Ping! beats SMS:
    • No monthly cost. Paying for data AND sms is not exactly good news.
    • No roaming charges. With some apps, sms is free but are either exclusive to the US or support few carriers.
    • Faster delivery. Messages are not limited by carrier traffic. Notifications are instant.
    • Works with iPod Touch. Ping! works with iPhones, iPod Touch and other devices that Apple may offer in the future.


    We know there is an ongoing debate for bbm for iPhone. I personally find it extremely useful since a lot of my friends have iPhones or iPod Touches. Let us know what you think and check out Ping! for FREE for a limited time. Thanks and hope you like the app!
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    I want to try this, but iTunes on the phone still says .99. I know that's stingy but I like to try before buy!
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    Okay DL'd it now, waiting for other to test with. Thanks
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    I do not see Ping! in the App store guy's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RTJohnson View Post
    I do not see Ping! in the App store guy's.
    On the phone, I search PING! and it chowed. Icon looks like pacman eating a text bubble
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    Got it, thanks
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    pretty cool

    we should make a thread with usernames to share if wanted
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    I like it. Now I just need to get more friends on the iPhone express.
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    Feel free to add me. My username is liliken.
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    Add me as well. My name is same as it is here, ctt1wbw.
    Gimme a vector, Victor. I'm coming home. Roger, Roger. Huh?
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    So who maintains the servers and are chat logs kept including pictures once implemented.
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    Sorry Gary, no offense to you, but if I'm going to use this like BBM I really would like more info. Security could be a concern.
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    I'm also curious about some of the security issues. It looks like a great program. I did find one bug though, when in a chat session, the landscape keyboard does not work. If you try, the program stalls out and you cannot type anything until you back out and leave it in portait mode.

    One more thing, to make it more like BB messenger, you could have each message marked with a D for data sent, and R for message read. This is one feature I really miss from bb messenger.

    If you could give details about the security issues and update the fix the landscape keyboard issue, this could become a huge hit in the iPhone world. I know I would recommend it to my friends.
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    Of course, there's no way to just add someone. Either you chat with them or not. I still much prefer WhatsApp. At this point I'd rather the entire world just have my phone number.
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    Exactly. When you SMS or MMS they other party has to have your phone number anyway, so what's the difference?

    Plus, WhatsApp is much more polished, imho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    Of course, there's no way to just add someone. Either you chat with them or not. I still much prefer WhatsApp. At this point I'd rather the entire world just have my phone number.
    I didn't know about WhatsApp. I do like it a little better than Ping. Thanks for the info!
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    Ping I can hide my number, just use username to identify them, I don't like giving out my number for security reasons. So I don't know...
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    Default Ping! App review!

    Check out the app review here:



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    Anyone know if you can install this on Blackberry and ping people like that?
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    Not sure about Ping doing it, but I hear WhatsApp is going both to Blackberry too.
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    My name on Ping! is hermdog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rijc99 View Post
    Sorry Gary, no offense to you, but if I'm going to use this like BBM I really would like more info. Security could be a concern.
    The former agents of the KGB and CIA, as well as the Mossad are all getting everyone's sms messages from Ping.
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    I've decided to switch back over to whatsapp. Ping is just way too buggy for me. Wayne I added you. I'll send a message so you have me on your list. Feel free to pm me if you want to become my buddy on whatsapp.
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    Agreed! I think we all have to wait for version 1.1 of Ping!
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    Ping! has been working since day one for me. Easy to use and have convinced many people to use. Great job Gary!
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