1. Rockdog97's Avatar
    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 12:37 PM
  2. Rockdog97's Avatar
    What about GoogleTalk?
    I used to use that on my BB before, but not sure if it's available for the iP4s..

    I just tried Facebook Messenger.. we'll see about that one.
    11-17-2011 01:03 PM
  3. E_Brown's Avatar
    You could try WhatsApp Messenger. Its the first program in the social networking category. It has pretty good ratings. Never tried it myself, so I can't say wether I think it's good or not.
    11-17-2011 01:11 PM
  4. jakeless.123's Avatar
    You could try WhatsApp Messenger. Its the first program in the social networking category. It has pretty good ratings. Never tried it myself, so I can't say wether I think it's good or not.
    What's app messenger is a good app but not the best thing for limited text users as it still charges you a text. That is with att not sure what your carrier is. Believe me, I've tried.

    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.

    Happy hunting.


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    11-17-2011 02:06 PM
  5. dpscott's Avatar
    Whatsapp sends via the Internet, it doesn't get charged as a text at all! That's why you can send with no service but connected to wifi!


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    11-17-2011 02:26 PM
  6. MECM's Avatar
    I've tried whatsapp and Kik. I liked Kik the best! Are they still having legal issues with blackberry though?
    11-17-2011 02:52 PM
  7. Philbaines's Avatar
    Whatsapp seems to be the best i have used.
    11-17-2011 03:13 PM
  8. peege's Avatar
    Is Live Profile still available? When it worked it worked extremely well across all platforms...replica of BBM
    11-17-2011 03:15 PM
  9. Rockdog97's Avatar
    I installed WhatsApp and so far so good
    11-17-2011 03:36 PM
  10. noaim's Avatar
    whats app kik or live profile to name a few
    11-17-2011 03:54 PM
  11. crackercraig#IM's Avatar
    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 04:55 PM
  12. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    I got an email about a month or 2 ago about Kik Messenger now being available for BlackBerry. I converted to iPhone almost a year ago but forgot to update my BlackBerry mailing lists. Kik is free too! I love it!!
    11-17-2011 08:47 PM
  13. Laelipoo's Avatar
    My friends and I use PingMe, and it's very enjoyable and easy to use.
    11-17-2011 10:18 PM
  14. phreddyl's Avatar
    Whatsapp great and kik is also good. It works with blackberry again. I use both. Prefer Whatsapp tho
    11-17-2011 10:31 PM
  15. Rockdog97's Avatar
    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 11:35 PM
  16. noaim's Avatar
    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?
    yes which ever messenger you choose you both have to download the application.. people just like kik and live profile because it has the r and d like blackberry messenger
    11-17-2011 11:36 PM
  17. phreddyl's Avatar
    I have not had either crash.
    11-17-2011 11:46 PM
  18. Rockdog97's Avatar
    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...
    11-18-2011 12:11 AM
  19. noaim's Avatar
    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...
    use whatever you would like... were just making suggestions.. I have used kik and it works fine I still have it installed on my phone along with whats app and live profile..
    11-18-2011 12:13 AM
  20. Rockdog97's Avatar
    ^^^
    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; 11-18-2011 at 12:23 AM.
    11-18-2011 12:21 AM
  21. jakeless.123's Avatar
    Whatsapp sends via the Internet, it doesn't get charged as a text at all! That's why you can send with no service but connected to wifi!


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    Then explain to me why when I sent a whatsapp MSG it added a text under my usage??


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    11-18-2011 01:04 AM
  22. dcscott's Avatar
    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.
    I second these comments. Ping Chat works nicely on BB, Android, and iPhone. As mentioned it supports video, photos, text, etc. It flags your messages as sent and later marks them when received. It also supports emoticons. The developer monitors the various platform forums and is very responsive.
    11-18-2011 12:28 PM
  23. Rockdog97's Avatar
    Then explain to me why when I sent a whatsapp MSG it added a text under my usage??


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    Did you check your usage from your phone (*DATA#) or from the web page? If you check it from your phone, it sends you a text message, which then counts against your text message balance.

    If this app truly does use text messages, then I'll be looking for a different app ASAP....
    11-18-2011 12:48 PM
  24. dpscott's Avatar
    I don't need to explain, it's a fact! Whatsapp is not send via your carriers SMS service! . http://www.whatsapp.com/faq/#g3


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    11-18-2011 04:23 PM
  25. tizocman's Avatar
    Would suggest kik or textplus, textfree


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