I have the same dilemma my 30 day trial ran out today of all days hah. I only use aim really and it just looks like a better app and a better deal to have jivetalk for me. I like the blue/green bubble scheme and frankly the im+ interface looks... "Usable" at best not very aesthetically pleasing.
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jivetalk is waaaaaay better than im+...i had purchased im+ when i first got my blackberry because i hadnt heard of jivetalk, but then i came across jivetalk while it was in beta for free and ended up purchasing it once it came out of beta because it was way better than im+...
im+ disconnects so easily and is horrible at automatically reconnecting...sometimes i cant even tell im disconnected or if my messages are going through. jivetalk disconnects at times but will immediately reconnect with no problem and you can tell when your messages go through because they turn from a grey to black font. the interface just looks better on jivetalk as well. the layout and interface on im+ kinda looks cheesy to me. i really dont know why im+ cost so much...its not that great a program.
Ok. I have IM+ and I do like it. I will admit that I do not IM all the time but they do upgrade IM+ for free (at least thus far), in fact when I used it this morning it prompted me that there was an update available for download. They have changed the user interface with it and I do like it better than I did before. Plus it accesses all the IM services that I use. I find it a very stable application on my BB.
I actually like them both. JT's interface is more aesthetically pleasing, but IM+ really isn't that bad. The only negative I've encountered is the fact that it loses the connection more frequently than JT did. When IM+'s trial expires, I'll probably go with JT, for the price.
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