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Google/Talk Talk App For Texting

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by DroidPower, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. DroidPower

    DroidPower Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Nov 10, 2009
    does anyone really use Google Talk for texting, what are the advantages... if there's any. Why would you use the talk (google/Gmail) App instead of the other texting Apps/programs.


  2. I really only use it when I'm on my laptop, hardly ever on my phone. It's good for a quick 'hi' but a lot of my friends don't have Gmail (I know, really!) so obviously I can't use it for them.
    It's convenient, free and right there so it's OK but for any real texting I use Google Voice.
  3. doctorwhofan10


    Sep 24, 2010
    I use it all the time. I have couple of choices: skype, gtalk and GV. so if I cannot find my friends online on skype or gtalk, I will send them a text over GV.

    typing on samsung galaxy is so much better than my bb storm.
  4. Dmtalon

    Dmtalon Well-Known Member

    May 14, 2010
    West Harrison, IN
    I use gtalk over sms because gtalk is included in my dataplan, not extra like texting.

    of all the similar apps, gtalk is the easiest on battery, the only downside (to me) is the lack of ability to send pictures through it.

    Beejive is another good IM app that works with quite a few different protocols, and does use google's "push" technology if you have 2.2. Its still a bit harder on battery than gtalk though. BUT I can send pictures.

    Lastly, if someone I know isn't on an IM I will use GV (Google Voice) SMS to send them a txt as that too is free (read: included as part of my data plan) since it's all data.

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