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Ray
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Oct 14, 2007, 10:20 PM
 
I am considering getting an iphone. I was wondering if you can use aim an an iphone without using up text messages. And also does the phone alert you when you have a new voicemail?
     
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Oct 15, 2007, 12:40 AM
 
Safari-->meebo.com
Yes.
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Oct 15, 2007, 12:47 AM
 
     
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Oct 15, 2007, 09:17 AM
 
Originally Posted by Macfreak7 View Post
Beejive worked best for me, until I unlocked the phone.
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Oct 15, 2007, 10:46 AM
 
There's also AIM Express. I'm not sure how well it works though. Hardly used it.

Web IM - AIM Express

It doesn't show Safari as a supported browser, but I got it to load.
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Oct 15, 2007, 11:24 AM
 
I use AIM all the time on my iPhone. Beejive is a hog and now has ads in every chat window, yuck. Meebo is solid, but I personally prefer Flickim. Flickim is by far the fastest loading, and most lightweight. Also, it will notify you via SMS or e-mail if you receive a message while mobileSafari is closed. FlickIM
     
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Oct 15, 2007, 11:30 AM
 
FlickIM and Meebo are the most solid. But just use both and see which one suits you more. Meebo's multi-platform support (AIM/MSN/Gtalk) is my reason for using it.
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Oct 15, 2007, 12:01 PM
 
There are also native apps that allow you to connect to AIM.

Apollo IM and Mobile IM.
     
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Oct 15, 2007, 12:04 PM
 
I use native apps for IM-ing, MobileChat specifically.
     
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Oct 15, 2007, 11:22 PM
 
You can, but you have to jailbreak your iPhone and get Installer.app on it. Not for the squeamish. I use Apollo as my IM app on my T-Mobilized iPhone.
     
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Oct 16, 2007, 08:13 AM
 
^^yup
you have to jailbreak the phone to get some of the most useful apps
I also have apollo on my Tmo iphone
     
   
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