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i2i Chat

Posted April 23, 2010 5:24am

APPOLICIOUS ADVISOR RATING:

2 of 5 bars
  • PRICE: Free
  • EASE OF USE: 4
  • INTERFACE: 3
  • FREQUENCY OF USE: 3
  • FEATURES: 2
  • USEFULNESS: 2
SUMMARY: Chat with your Textfree friends

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i2i Chat is a new chat program offered by Pinger, the makers of the popular free texting app, Textfree. This new application is less focused on texting and instead tries to bring a full chat experience to the iPhone and iPod Touch. With the popularity of Textfree skyrocketing in the past year, this new application has been designed in hopes that users will use it for their everyday instant messaging needs.

The app takes advantage of the already large database of users on Textfree by letting them use their user name and buddy list. New users can sign up for an account and instantly start chatting by finding friends on Facebook and Twitter who are using the service and adding them to the list. Once a buddy list is established, all that's left to do is start chatting. The application has very few options for customization and really only offers the option to change status and availability. Even that feature didn't really work for me and was kind of a let down.

Overall, the app is attempting to jump into the instant messaging space which has been dominated already by some amazing instant messaging apps. It's available for free in the app store, but I don't think it comes even close to stacking up against other instant messaging apps.

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