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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 25067 11-Aug-2008 11:29
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Hello all,

Just about to land in NZ and am wondering if on the Vodafone network if anyone has a good recommendation for a phone that handles IM (AOL, MSN, etc) pretty smoothly.  I'm looking for something that's always on, as a substitute to SMS'ing overseas. 

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Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 155868 11-Aug-2008 12:45
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Any Blackberry, Symbian v9 or Windows mobile should handle IM programs quiet nicely. I use Agile Messenger for Symbian. Just watch the data charges Smile

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  Reply # 155886 11-Aug-2008 13:43
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I am using an Nokia N95 with a range of IM software installed that has never troubled me....Gizmo on N95 is really cool or there is fring as well....

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  Reply # 155904 11-Aug-2008 14:22
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I use Slick for IM which seems fine to me.

Anyone got any other IM programs which they think are better? Any general agreement as to which is 'the best'?

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  Reply # 156042 11-Aug-2008 21:10
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Agile is better than Fring for messaging, I can vouch for that. Though fring does VoIP.

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  Reply # 156515 13-Aug-2008 10:29
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Plenty of good apps for the symbian phones that'll work. I have an N82 and use Fring (only for convenience as Fring incorporates Skype), and also Truphone. Truphone uses the SIP profile and has vastly better call quality than Fring/Skype et al, and you can send SMS via Truphone. I've heard good things about all the other alternatives others have mentioned here as well.

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