1. rapidblue's Avatar
    Did a bit of a search but can't seem to find anything...

    I'm looking for an app that allows free communication (text) between iPhones. Obviously want the app to have push as well so as to notify the other user that they have a message.

    I found Telegram by Polar Bear Farm here which looks really really awesome but I'd like something that does text instead.

    Any ideas?

    Thanx guys
    07-24-2009 09:47 AM
  2. Tramain's Avatar
    You could download aim and turn on push and just im each other.
    07-24-2009 09:54 AM
  3. rapidblue's Avatar
    You could download aim and turn on push and just im each other.
    Thought of that but AIM only keeps you online for 24hrs. Would also like to send my dad messages this way but he won't remember to log in once a day to stay online

    Thanx though. Any other thoughts?
    07-24-2009 09:58 AM
  4. Tramain's Avatar
    Thought of that but AIM only keeps you online for 24hrs. Would also like to send my dad messages this way but he won't remember to log in once a day to stay online

    Thanx though. Any other thoughts?
    You & the other person don't wanna get text message fees right or just you?
    07-24-2009 10:01 AM
  5. rapidblue's Avatar
    Want it free for both of us. Don't want the message converted to an SMS either because I live in South Africa and all the text apps are for the States only.
    07-24-2009 10:08 AM
  6. Tramain's Avatar
    You could use aim and turn on sms alerts and when someone sends you a im it will send you a sms and remind you to open aim.
    07-24-2009 10:14 AM
  7. rapidblue's Avatar
    You could use aim and turn on sms alerts and when someone sends you a im it will send you a sms and remind you to open aim.
    Only works in the States
    07-24-2009 10:22 AM
  8. Tramain's Avatar
    Only works in the States
    You can stay logged in 24/7 with BeeJive and send sms with AIM,Yahoo
    07-24-2009 10:30 AM
  9. bergman's Avatar
    Look up textfree. This may meet your needs.
    07-24-2009 12:13 PM
  10. GadgetGuru72#IM's Avatar
    The newly updated Yahoo Messenger keeps you logged in for 2 weeks, and the 2 week period begins anew each time you launch the app. So, as long as you IM your dad once every two weeks, he'll never need to remember to log in.
    07-24-2009 04:05 PM
  11. rapidblue's Avatar
    You can stay logged in 24/7 with BeeJive and send sms with AIM,Yahoo
    Thanx, I actually have BeeJive - only stays logged in for 24hrs, like AIM
    I also have IM+ and that stays logged in for up to 3 days - still not long enough for him (what if he only uses it once that week?)
    07-24-2009 06:30 PM
  12. rapidblue's Avatar
    Look up textfree. This may meet your needs.
    Hmmm... that looks quite promising
    I'm assuming you would send each other messages directly by sending to their @textfree.us address?
    07-24-2009 06:36 PM
  13. rapidblue's Avatar
    The newly updated Yahoo Messenger keeps you logged in for 2 weeks, and the 2 week period begins anew each time you launch the app. So, as long as you IM your dad once every two weeks, he'll never need to remember to log in.
    Wow!! 2 weeks? That's awesome!! Definitely gonna download that and try. Thanx man
    07-24-2009 06:39 PM
  14. cobra302's Avatar
    the new yahoo is really nice too, and, if he is using messenger, theres the desktop version as well to have.
    07-24-2009 06:45 PM
  15. rapidblue's Avatar
    Wow!! Yahoo Messenger on the iPhone is AWESOME!!!! Waaaay prettier than AIM. Seems to be quite stable too. Now just got to load it on my dad's phone. Gonna get all my friends with iPhones to load it too :-)
    We now have our own alternative to the good old days of BlackBerry Messenger

    Thanx guys!!!
    07-24-2009 08:00 PM
  16. rapidblue's Avatar
    Found an app - iPu**** [iTunes link]
    Seems to be exactly what I was looking for. Anyone tried it? Any thoughts?
    07-28-2009 03:04 AM
  17. rapidblue's Avatar
    Found an app - iPu**** [iTunes link]
    Seems to be exactly what I was looking for. Anyone tried it? Any thoughts?
    Ha ha - the forum thinks it's vulgar - he he
    The app is called i-P-u-s-h-I-t
    07-28-2009 03:06 AM
  18. jamesus's Avatar
    Look up textfree. This may meet your needs.
    iTunes Store
    07-28-2009 12:11 PM
  19. rapidblue's Avatar
    Had a quick look. Looks pretty good.
    So let me get this straight - you sign up and get an @textfree.us account, then your friends sends you a message (within textfree) to your @textfree.us account and you receive it in your copy of textfree?
    I read the reviews and apparently some people say it takes an hour or two to receive their messages? Would it be better to then rather get the pay version?
    07-28-2009 02:37 PM
  20. Behshad's Avatar
    Nothing beats Yahoo messenger with push. Nothing
    07-28-2009 07:24 PM
  21. rapidblue's Avatar
    Nothing beats Yahoo messenger with push. Nothing
    I must admit - been using iPush*t for a day or 2 now - not bad, needs a few enhancements though. Had a look at tetfree - not bad but seems bit "slow" in loading and displaying speech bubbles (just doesn't feel right).
    Yahoo seems to be the best option still. Come to think of it, I can chat with friends on BBs too that way - so it's free messaging between iPhones and BBs
    @Behshad, have you had any random disconnects from Yahoo or does it seem stable?
    07-29-2009 02:49 AM
  22. Behshad's Avatar
    Very stable indeed.
    I like the fact that my buddies in Sweden can send me a msg using yahoo on their iPhone or even pc.
    I know that it may go into idle mode as my status. But they know their messages pops up like a text message on my screen even when in sleep mode.
    This helps also when we want to skype eachother since skype doesn't have push.
    Now if the could add voice&video chat to yahoo messenger for the next iPhone
    07-29-2009 06:51 PM
  23. redbeard's Avatar
    Yea, Yahoo Messenger is awesome, mine has been staying connected until I sign onto YM on my pc, and it's very very stable, never had one problem, and you can send pics too!

    In fact, every Yahoo app is top notch, the Yahoo Music app is the most stable and highest quality music player I've tried out of many.
    07-29-2009 07:06 PM
  24. sting7k's Avatar
    +1 on the yahoo.
    07-29-2009 08:31 PM
  25. shutter's Avatar
    Did a bit of a search but can't seem to find anything...

    I'm looking for an app that allows free communication (text) between iPhones. Obviously want the app to have push as well so as to notify the other user that they have a message.

    I found Telegram by Polar Bear Farm here which looks really really awesome but I'd like something that does text instead.

    Any ideas?

    Thanx guys
    Um...since your looking at apps that use internet...why not use email? Push or fetch, you will get notified of a new email.
    07-29-2009 09:34 PM
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