Treo 600 IM client?
January 27, 2005 12:13 PM   Subscribe

I am looking for a good IM client for my Treo 600. [MI]
posted by bDiddy to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
You have to pay for it, but Verichat is an excellent app.
posted by TeamBilly at 12:15 PM on January 27, 2005

Response by poster: I have been looking for a few days now and I have seen some that look nice. Verichat and Causerie look to be very good, but both have annual subscriptions. I do not want to have to subscribe to an aopplication. Even the AIM client isn't free. I'd like to connect to AIM and Yahoo. MSN messenger would be nice but not necessary. Is there a good IM client that has the features I want and doesn't require me to pay for the software every year?
posted by bDiddy at 12:15 PM on January 27, 2005

Heh. beat you on the more inside. Sorry. Yeah, go with verichat. I used it on my T600 and loved it.
posted by TeamBilly at 12:16 PM on January 27, 2005

Response by poster: Is it worth paying for it every year though? Their site says it's $25 to buy it and $20 each year after that.
posted by bDiddy at 12:25 PM on January 27, 2005

While I was using the Treo, yeah, because I use IM a lot. When I switched to BB, I bought it again.
posted by TeamBilly at 12:36 PM on January 27, 2005

The reason they have subscriptions is because all the messages are proxied through their servers. For example, I use Verichat, and because it goes through their servers I can stay logged in to AIM/Yahoo/MSN even when I'm not using the Verichat application.

If I get a message, an alert pops up and then I can go over to Verichat to actually chat. Without this kind of system you wouldn't be able to switch to your calendar, email app, or anything else on the Treo without disconnecting from your messenging services.
posted by sfluke20 at 1:32 PM on January 27, 2005

Response by poster: Ah. See that makes sense. Seems like Verichat is the app of choice. Thanks for your help!
posted by bDiddy at 1:42 PM on January 27, 2005

Another late endorsement of Verichat. Believe it or not, it was only after I started to use it on my Treo 650 that I became a more regular user of IM in general. The SMS-to-chat notifications are the best part -- you don't have to stay logged into Verichat, or into Sprint's Vision network, to get a message. Only when you "accept" the chat request does anything start up.
posted by pzarquon at 2:31 PM on January 27, 2005

The official AIM client is free if you download it here.
posted by kindall at 3:29 PM on January 27, 2005

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