1. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I'm curious, I'm a BlackBerry user (I have a BOLD), and since Messenger is NOT on the iPhone what do you use for quick instant communication?

    I've bought, and used both BeeJive & IM+PUSH. But, to me, and this is just me, they BOTH have issues. They just don't seem as reliable as BlackBerry Messenger...

    What say you?
    07-31-2009 01:40 PM
  2. Alli's Avatar
    They may not be as reliable, but they are far more versatile. With BeeJive or IM+ I can talk to friends on Macs, pc's, iPhones, Palms, and even some feature phones. With BBM you can only talk to people who also have Blackberries.
    07-31-2009 01:50 PM
  3. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    ...good point, Alli. I might have to resort to sms, it just seems stable.
    07-31-2009 03:33 PM
  4. big9erfan's Avatar
    What problems did you have with Beejive? I've been using it for about 2 weeks now and I'm quite pleased with it.
    07-31-2009 03:45 PM
  5. sting7k's Avatar
    Beejive hangs for me pretty often when I first boot it up. The dev. says it's loading buddy icons. That's the only problem I've had, after it going hay-wire one time and I reinstalled it.
    Last edited by sting7k; 07-31-2009 at 04:13 PM.
    07-31-2009 03:50 PM
  6. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Seems to be when adding people to GoogleTalk, they never seem to get the request. But, if they add me from a pc or BlackBerry it works first time...

    As for both apps, I can't stand the 10-20 second delay when connecting, i.e. opening the application. I've spoken with Support, and that's just how it is. I will try turning off the avatars/buddy icons, and see if it's any better/quicker...
    08-01-2009 05:17 AM
  7. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    When I added you, or the other way around, the request was sent out. I am using IM+ right now and I like it better. I find it easier to use, and also when I have two chats going at the same time I can swipe to either side and go into each chat. Really convenient.
    08-01-2009 05:51 AM
  8. rapidblue's Avatar
    For alternatives to BB Messenger have a look at my thread here
    Basically boils down to iPush*t for true iPhone to iPhone communication and Yahoo Messenger (keeps you logged in the longest out of all the IM clients)
    08-01-2009 01:29 PM
  9. Garz's Avatar
    I'm curious, I'm a BlackBerry user (I have a BOLD), and since Messenger is NOT on the iPhone what do you use for quick instant communication?

    I've bought, and used both BeeJive & IM+PUSH. But, to me, and this is just me, they BOTH have issues. They just don't seem as reliable as BlackBerry Messenger...

    What say you?
    Nothing will be as reliable as BBM but these IM products are about as good as it gets. Just have to live with them until they can make a better product or somebody else comes along better. I too dont like they hanging you get when you open them.
    08-01-2009 01:32 PM
  10. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I've been testing both all day. And looks like I'll be sticking with IM+
    08-01-2009 08:34 PM
  11. Garz's Avatar
    I've been testing both all day. And looks like I'll be sticking with IM+

    Duvi likes IM + more as well. I never tried Beejive but IM + was only $5 so I bought that one.
    08-03-2009 12:26 PM
  12. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I'm messing with IM+ now (bought it a while back), but, can't seem to send images. I go to the chat window, select said image, and it just sits there, saying 'sending'...

    But, in Beejive, it sends within 30-40 seconds...
    08-03-2009 03:40 PM
  13. jamesus's Avatar
    There is a thread about this already!

    http://forum.theiphoneblog.com/iphon...ive-vs-im.html
    08-03-2009 08:04 PM
  14. Duvi's Avatar
    Yes, made the switch Ivan!

    Sorry I didn't respond, but I'm actually switching to IM+.

    A few reasons...

    • It's $5
    • Push Twitter (as well as being able to post to Twitter)
    • I like the UI better (this is very subjective and can be different for you)
    • Reliable. Never thought I'd say this, but BeeJive's push has been flaky. Sometimes I wouldn't receive them and I'd have messages waiting when I loaded it.
    • The Push Notifications are on the money. Had both running and received IM+ first, every time.


    I had chosen BeeJive before going off of the BlackBerry versions. I took a dive and bought IM+ and couldn't be happier. I never thought the day would come when I thought IM+ was better.
    08-04-2009 12:23 AM
  15. Duvi's Avatar
    I don't get the hanging with BeeJive. That's the only positive I have vs. IM+
    08-04-2009 12:25 AM
  16. jhamilton3's Avatar
    I used to have problems with BeeJive but since 3.0 it has been pretty smooth.

    Knowing how much I paid for BeeJive I think I can be happy with it and avoid paying the $5 for IM+. Keyword being think.
    08-04-2009 01:21 AM
  17. Click's Avatar
    Not to jump off topic but is it sad that Navi, Garz, Duvi and I are all CrackBerry mods and we have iPhones?! lol I run with IM+
    08-04-2009 01:29 PM
  18. rapidblue's Avatar
    Not to jump off topic but is it sad that Navi, Garz, Duvi and I are all CrackBerry mods and we have iPhones?! lol I run with IM+
    Ha ha - nice! I tend to keep to my iPhone as well - do use my BB every now and then though (mainly for BB Messenger). Welcome to TiPb
    08-04-2009 01:38 PM
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