New SMS App: Kik Chat
These applications claiming to offer "free SMS" pop up all the time. Well, here is another one - however this one is just a bit different. It replicates BlackBerry Messenger, but it's for both BlackBerry and iPhone. Now, I know not many of us care for iPhones (The reason we sleep with our BlackBerry's, right?) but that doesn't mean relatives, friends or associates/colleagues don't. Kik provides a great missing link between the two such as BlackBerry Messenger does between BlackBerry's.
The way the application works is very unique. First off, before I explain the process, Kik to Kik messages are 100% free - no strings attached. Kik to SMS require credits (first 50 are free). Their credits are VERY cheap, 1000 credits for $4.99. Now, Kik assigns each user a unique number. This allows people who don't have Kik to SMS a user who does have Kik, like a normal SMS. Now I hear people requesting left and right a BlackBerry Messenger application for the iPhone. I also know many BlackBerry addicts take pride in having a unique messaging application. However this just might fill in that long awaited void and offer a peace between the two.
I am less concerned about the free SMS portion as the rule applies, if you have a BlackBerry, odds are you have unlimited SMS. What I am more interested in is if BlackBerry and iPhone users will find a median and both go 3rd party instead of trying to integrate 1st party into each device. So I'm just curious for those of you iPhone/BlackBerry 50/50 (Spouses, Business/Personal, etc...) users out there are going to try it on for size? Is it something worth even considering trying out? Let me know!
My friends and I have been looking for an app that replicates BBM and BBM type groups on BB, iPhone, and android for the last couple weeks. So far Hello!Messenger is the closet thing we can find right now. And they haven't released the BB version from beta yet. I'm going to keep an eye on Kik's progress to see if they begin work on an Android version and group chats. Then I'll be sold on the app.
well... i was pretty pumped for this App since some of my family members have iPhone... but unfortunately this App only supports US phone numbers... too bad...
I'll have to try out Hello!Messenger- as for Kik; I don't think I'm too ready to jump into a new service just yet- but the idea is a good one. As of now, I actually have more friends on BB/Android than friends on the iPhone.
Originally Posted by Macaroni86
Hello hasn't released their BB version yet and are suppose to be starting work on a Android one soon. When those two versions come out we'll finally be able to group chat with all those "other people" lol
Originally Posted by duncanleung