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Top iPhone and iPod Touch IM Apps

Shopping for a Great iPhone IM? Consider This the Ultimate List

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In the market for an iPhone IM app?  From exciting premium IM clients with push, to standard free IM, the iPhone user has plenty to choose from.  

Herein, 22 different iPhone IM apps are reviewed, considering features, efficiency in operation, user friendliness and of course, whether they are worth the dough for the paid iPhone IM apps.

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Agile Messenger for iPhone

Agile Messenger for iPhone
Courtesy, Agilemobile.com Ltd.

Agile Messenger for iPhone is a premium iPhone IM client featuring support for multiple IM accounts, push-to-talk voice chat, and instant picture messaging.  Features access to AIM, ICQ, Gtalk, Jabber, Yahoo! Messenger and Windows Live Messenger. Works on iPhone 3.0 and 4.0, in addition to iPod Touch and iPad.  Price: $9.99

AIM for iPhone (Free)

AIM for iPhone (Free Edition)
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AIM for iPhone is an exciting iPhone IM client featuring support for AIM, ICQ, .Mac, MobileMe and Facebook Chat. In addition to IM over Wi-Fi, EDGE and 3G networks, AIM for iPhone users can also enjoy access to social networks using AIM Lifestream. Compatible with iPhone 4.0, iPod Touch, and iPad. Price: Free

Free Download: Download AIM for iPhone, iPod Touch (Free Edition)

AIM for iPhone (Premium)

AIM for iPhone
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AIM for iPhone also offers a premium iPhone IM client, featuring all the exciting features of the AIM for iPhone client, without advertising. Compatible with iPhone 3.0 and 4.0, iPod Touch, and iPad. Cost: $2.99

Beejive for iPhone

Beejive for iPhone
Courtesy, Beejive

Beejive for iPhone is a premium iPhone IM client, offering support for AIM/iChat, MSN, Yahoo, Gtalk, Facebook IM, ICQ, Jabber, and MySpace IM, in addition to free text messaging. Beejive also offers file sharing, hypertext support, and more. Learn more about Beejive for iPhone with our About.com review. Compatible with iPhone 3.1 and 4.0, iPod Touch, and iPad
Cost: $9.99

eBuddy Messenger for iPhone (Free)

eBuddy Messenger for iPhone
Courtesy, eBuddy

eBuddy Messenger for iPhone is an exciting multi-protocol iPhone IM client, offering support for AIM, Facebook Talk, Gtalk, Hyves, ICQ, Yahoo! Messenger and Windows Live Messenger.  Maintain multiple IM accounts, enjoy push notification and more with eBuddy Messenger for iPhone.  Compatible with iPhone 3.0 and 4.0, iPod Touch, and iPad. Cost: Free

Free Download: Download eBuddy for iPhone (Free)

eBuddy Messenger for iPhone (Premium)

eBuddy Messenger for iPhone
Courtesy, eBuddy.com

eBuddy Messenger for iPhone also offers a premium Pro iPhone IM client, offering 7 days of push notification in lieu of eBuddy free's 12 hour limitation. Compatible with iPhone 3.0 and 4.0, iPod Touch, and iPad. Cost: $4.99

Facebook Messenger for iPhone

Facebook Messenger for iPhone
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Facebook Messenger is the iPhone version of the social network's Facebook Chat instant messaging service. If you are looking for your Wall, photos and other profile features, you won't find them here. A great app for those who only need access to their Facebook friends for chat on the go. Compatible with iPhone 4.0, iPod Touch, and iPad. Price: Free

Free Download: Download Facebook Messenger for iPhone

Fring for iPhone

Fring for iPhone
Courtesy, Fring

Fring for iPhone is a free, multi-protocol iPhone IM client offering support for AIM, Gtalk, ICQ, Twitter, Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger.  In addition to IM, Fring offers free voice and video calls.  Only available for iPhone 3.0.  Price: Free

Fuze Messenger for iPhone

Fuze Messenger for iPhone
Courtesy, Fuse Box, Inc.

Fuze Messenger for iPhone is a multi-protocol business IM client for iPhone, offering support for AIM, MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, Facebook, and Microsoft Office Communication Server (OCS).  In addition to sending and receiving IMs, Fuze Messenger for iPhone users can enjoy landscape mode chat, and SSL-encryption.  Compatible for iPhone 4.0 and iPod Touch.  Price: Free

Google+ (Google Plus)

Courtesy, © Google Inc. 2012

Google Plus for iPhone features on-the-go access to the social network's messenger application, profiles, photos and more. Add friends to Circles, stay up to date with a multi-tiered Stream feature and more. Compatible with iPhone 4.0, iPod Touch, and iPad. Price: Free

Free Download: Download Google Plus for iPhone

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