Yahoo Messenger and iPhone

w9awx

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I was wondering from all of you iPhone users, will i be able to use yahoo messenger and keep it open while the phone goes inactive? My current phone is a flip phone so when I close the cover, it closes YM and doesn't tell me if I have messages. Will the phone tell me if there are messages waiting to be read?

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efuseakay

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There is oneConnect from Yahoo. But it's the same scenario as with your flip phone. It closes if the phone goes inactive/to sleep etc.

I have my phone set up with Yahoo Messenger SMS:

http://mobile.yahoo.com/messenger/sms

But then again... I have unlimited texting...
 

w9awx

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Ah, didn't think of that. That way it would come as a text message instead of a instant message. That would work for me.
 

efuseakay

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Yeah... it's not as intuitive as the actual messenger app... you have to send a text to the Yahoo SMS server to see who is online, and there are a bunch of commands available for different functions... At that page I posted, go under the How To Use popup, and select "Download Shortcuts Pocket Guide" to see what I mean. It's really no big deal, honestly. :)

If you have unlimited texting, this would be perfect.
 

Skol312000

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Beejive im "15"$. Send u a email when your not nthe app and it gives u a preview of messege! Real good app
 

coinstar99

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Beejive im "15"$. Send u a email when your not nthe app and it gives u a preview of messege! Real good app
Yep going to second BeeJive, also Palringo will do they trick.
 
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Why is that Apple wont allow apps to run in background?
 

FlwrPwer

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If you're jailbroken, you can download backgrounder, which will allow apps to run in the background.

Also, a work around I've come across is opening palringo and then putting the phone to sleep with palringo open. If you get a message it will notify you, as long as the app is open. Does not matter if the phone is asleep.