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  1. arock

    arock Well-Known Member
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    Just wanted to let all of my fellow eris users know that the AIM for android app is awesome. Well it is if you use facebook alot at least. The app will allow you to sync your facebook contacts into your aim account. From there you can then use facebook chat right through the aim app. It seems to work really well. Did a couple of test conversations with some of my friends and it has worked flawlessly so far. It will also load your conversation you were having into facebook when you log on on a computer. I think its pretty cool and just wanted to share. Happy Chatting :) (if your not into chatting or facebook, sorry if you read all of this)
     

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    Odds are good that at least one person on my AIM buddy list from high school/early college is now dead.
     
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    Thanks for the tip! I'm trying it out now.
     
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    Yeah, i havent used aim in probably 10 years i would guess. I dont think anyone i know uses it anymore now that i think about it. I just use it for the fb chat since the majority of my friends live on there.
     
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    I'm quite happy with meebo and it does aim, facebook, and gtalk. is this app better?
     
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    Im not gonna say it does it better becasue i have never used meebo. The only reason why i like this app is because fb and aim actually worked together to make this app work as best as possible. For fb i prefer to use apps that are created by them. Just personal preference on part. I do believe that the fb integration into aim is still in beta so im sure there may some bugs, havent found any yet, but they are probably there.
     
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    do these count as used text messages?
     
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    Don't you get unlimited txt with your Verizon data plan? I know Meebo's messages don't count as txts.
     
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    text messaging plans are so expensive plus on top of data plan. With a lot social networks like twitter, email, and other client apps like meebo it is just like instant communication. It is better to use those instead of text messaging. Might as wells get use of data plan.
     
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    I use nimbuzz. It combines aim, skype, facebook, yahoo, msn messengr, icq, and a few more. works great.
     
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    i wish! but unfortunately, i need to pay an extra 10 bucks a month for 500 messages.
     
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    When you use an im client like aim, meebo, gtalk, or whatever, it is using data to send the messages over the internet so it does not count as a text message. It similar to blackberry messenger, for those of you who have done that.

    Verizons data plans do not include any text messaging with them. You either have to be on a talk&text plan or add a text messaging bundle to your talk plan.
     
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    how come with my old phone it took texts to send messages? it even said it when i started the AIM app. i had an old LG Chocolate 2.
     
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    It wasn't a smart phone..I don't think the Choclate could have a data plan period..which meant maybe it had an HTML browser...
     
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    I use eBuddy which is similar to meebo. if you have msn, icq, aim, facebook, yahoo, gmail then I recommend using ebuddy or meebo.

    If you have only aim and facebook. then i guess this is the app.
     
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    I like meebo the best, it works great on a computer too.
    Rather not IM people on my phone though, but if necessary, I can sign on and it's just like my computer.

    Google Voice is great too, works great on computer and on phone. :) for free texting.
     
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    do you have a google voice invite you can give me?
     
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    Incorrect. if it had an html browser, it means it was data capable.
     
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    i believe it was the same for my LG ENV touch
     
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    I agree, and have tired ALL of these apps.

    eBuddy is the best, by far, and most useful and stable.

    I recommend the use of a Task Killer to kill it when you're not using it though. it sits and hogs resources, completely unreasonably, until Android randomly kills it later on.
     

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