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Old 12-17-2007, 01:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have Jivetalk from my previous Pearl installed in my new T-Mob Curve.

Since the Curve uses data now for IM rather than SMS like the Pearl did, I don't see much point in using Jivetalk anymore and was thinking of selling the license (I have the device-transferrable license).

Does it make much sense for me to keep Jivetalk? I only use it for AIM.
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Old 12-17-2007, 02:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think that is a personal choice. Which do you like?
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Old 12-17-2007, 02:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, I know I love Jivetalk. I haven't had a chance to use the built-in IM yet though, but I'm sure it's usable. Figured I could sell it for $20 or so. $20 bucks is $20 bucks!
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Old 12-17-2007, 02:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I suppose you could sell it since you only use AIM. I like it because I can use JiveTalk for Yahoo!, Gmail and Windows Live Messenger in one program. I didn't want to have to start and run three clients. But your situation is different.
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Well, I know I love Jivetalk. I haven't had a chance to use the built-in IM yet though, but I'm sure it's usable. Figured I could sell it for $20 or so. $20 bucks is $20 bucks!
Try the built in one. I have considered JiveTalk but have used the three programs on the Curve with great results.
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:09 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I have JiveTalk running due to the fact that if you get some place that you loose your connection JiveTalk will reconnect you where the others leave you disconnected.
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:18 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I've been using jivetalk for quite some time now.. and I definitely recommend it.
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:26 AM   #8 (permalink)
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It has been widely reported that JiveTalk is better in the area of battery consumption. This is something to consider.
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jivetalk uses data the tmob oz one uses sms if I am not mistaken
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:06 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I use Jivetalk on my Curve for AIM after trying out their AIM client for one day. I think I use AIM too much to use their version, as it seems to be designed for emergency purposes and not real use. I like that the Jivetalk makes it almost like you're on your desktop-you can open links, view pics, etc. Their AIM client reminds me of the one that comes on WM devices. You can talk but thats about it. I also (I have issues-sue me) like the fact that it doesn't mark you as on a mobile device when you use it.

Just one girl's humble opinion.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:33 AM   #11 (permalink)
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^^SAME FOR ME^^

I've had a lot of problems with the one preinstalled. The one that does come on the curve is NOT oz however, it is a RIM client. I have confirmed that it does use data, but it still sucks. Jive is way better
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:57 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Jivetalk is much better. The RIM client is a very limited one.
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I agree with the above posters.
I use JT and have deleted all the
others.
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:47 AM   #14 (permalink)
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JIVETALK

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JUST USE IT

the rest are way behind JT
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i have jivetalk

i just don't understand why the other "+" client is more expensive than JT
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Old 12-18-2007, 01:25 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Im+ has myspace messenger and uses more battery. That's the difference. As for the price, iono why its so expensive, seeing that all those apps are free on the pc
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Im+ has myspace messenger and uses more battery. That's the difference. As for the price, iono why its so expensive, seeing that all those apps are free on the pc
Jivetalk also does MySpace IM, as well as AIM, MSN/Live, Yahoo, GoogleTalk, ICQ and Jabber.

I've been using it for months - excellent product, very usable, very reliable, and a good price.

Re: "built in messenger" - if you have the native clients that talk over a data connection, that's great. But if you're using OZ, and talking over SMS, then you need to be aware of the potential cost (if you don't have unlimited txt messaging in your plan), and also understand that OZ uses the SMS gateway and can be subject to the same delays that SMS messages sometimes experience. A friend of my son's, for example, was rather upset a couple of days ago because she thought he sent a text message to her at 2am - waking her up. Turns out he sent it out about 6 hours earlier, but either our carrier or hers was backed up, delaying the message for hours. If your IM client is depending on this as a transport, it's conceivable that your messaging might not be "instant". If you search the web you'll find a number of posts from a couple of years ago when this was a real problem with OZ. Mostly better now, but I still see it as a weakness of the transport for IM.

All in all, I recommend JiveTalk for people with a data plan.

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Old 12-18-2007, 03:54 PM   #18 (permalink)
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i agree, JT can do myspace IMs too!
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OK, I guess I'll stick with JT! Thanks guys.
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