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Best AIM app that USES DATA not SMS


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  1. DDK997

    DDK997 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Okay everyone it seems like there's been a 50/50 answer to this question and Yes I have searched many times.

    If possible please do not reply unless you are 99.9% certain of the information you are providing.

    I just got the droid with only 250 Text messages as I am expecting the AIM app to use data just like the Iphone.(coming from 3gs to Droid)

    Do all aim apps in the aim store counts as data and not sms. I know if someone sends a message through aim using your mobile number (ex.+1423999999) that would count as a SMS message.

    If you are using the AIM app as your SN will each message sent/recieve count as SMS?

    What are some good Aim apps? (stays online in the background,etc.)

    :D
     

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  2. DDK997

    DDK997 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Wow really?


    I thought this was an Android forum and no one can answer this?:eek:


    :confused::confused::confused:
     
  3. AwsmAdm

    AwsmAdm Member

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    bump :)
     
  4. jhut

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    BSmith Well-Known Member

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    I've been using Meebo IM. It also does Facebook, MSN, Yahoo, etc.
     
  6. DDK997

    DDK997 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thank you!!!!

    didn't fully answered my question, but

    -Have you notice if they charge you one text/sms per message you send/recieve through the service/app?

    -This is found in the android market? or somewhere on the web?

    -These apps let you stay on aim over 24 hrs unless you sign out,run in background, etc.?


    Thanks I get my DROID tomorrow and I only have 250 messages selected, because I was hoping it was like the 3gs with the messaging through programs like beejive, aim, etc. and every IM sent/recieve was not charged as a text/sms.
     
  7. AwsmAdm

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    Hi Aim doesn't charge per sms and is available on the Android Market. It can run in the backround.
     
  8. DDK997

    DDK997 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thank you very much for the fast reply! This was what I was looking for.

    Now that, the important question has been answered.

    What are apps(IM) are like this and uses ONLY data.

    AGAIN THANK YOU!! Can't wait to get the DROID tomorrow!
     
  9. BSmith

    BSmith Well-Known Member

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    -Meebo is not charging for texts, it's runs on the data plan. That's why I suggested it. ;)

    -Found on the Android market, free of charge

    -I'm not sure how long it stays on, I don't use it but when I want to get a hold of someone or am bored and not near a computer
     
  10. Jtwo

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    I too have been searching around for a good IM application.
    From all the ones I've checked out ebuddy looks to be the most appealing.
     
  11. jhut

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    OK, I'm starting to get worried here. I thought I'd give ebuddy a try so I clicked the link and used Barcode Scanner to download it. It successfully scanned the code but then it says there is no such app in the market. I did a manual search and it gave me the same error. This is what seems to be happening with all Droid Eris owners with a few apps. Slacker, PhoneMyPC, now this. What is going on here? Did Verizon gimp the Eris?
     
  12. Jtwo

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    You can sideload apps on Android right? Have you tried that?
    I wish I could help but I don't even have an Android phone yet.. it's in the mail.
     
  13. poopieboy

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    Restart your phone, or download Advanced Task Killer (a must have anyway) and quit the market, then reopen it. When I had my Hero and I would search apps, they would sometimes not come up. I would get "found 18 results" on the top and on the middle of the screen it'd say something about how it couldn't find anything and that I should broaden my search. Usually quitting the market/rebooting my phone fixed this problem. Over time it just went away all together.
     
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    I tried restarting and using task killer to quit the market. It's still not working. My brother has an Eris as well. He's having the same problem.
     
  15. BobLoblaw

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    Does anyone know of an SMS program that sends and receives texts as data? I think I remember reading that Handcent SMS sends out texts as data, but I don't know if it also receives them that way as well.


    Thanks
     
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    I'm sure this isn't true, and I'm not even sure it's possible. The best thing you can do is sign up for Google Voice, tell everyone to use that number, and _don't_ have Voice forward SMS messages to your Verizon/TMobile number. Then, use Google Voice and only Google Voice for messages.
     
  17. AwsmAdm

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    you can send texts to numbers thorugh aim
     
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    Hey guys im using the official aim app, i was wondering if there is anyway to export messages that are saved on it? Thanks
     
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    Holy old thread Batman!

    To answer the question, pony up $12 a year for the Pro version of Trillian. With that you'll get ad-free messaging on the PC and mobile devices, continuous IM (IMs start on the phone, history syncs to other devices), centralized history (stored on their servers hence the need for a sub.).

    I use Trillian, LOVE it.
     
  20. trab123

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    Well the problem is i have a bunch of messages that are saved on the current version of aim that im using. Well they arent really saved, im not sure what u would call it. More like cached there, if i did upgrade would i be able to get those off u think or no?
     
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    I use trillian as well, but found it kept waking me up/bugging me when I didn't want to chat when someone would FB me, AIM me or google talk me. I'd love to keep using it if there was an easy on/off function, but I couldn't find one, and it's just enough trouble to open and connect/close and disconnect the app constantly that it's not really useful for me.
     
  22. trab123

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    So theres no way to save the texts in the regular aim program? Thanks
     

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