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Why don't you try Skype?
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think you have to elaborate a big - I use 4 different chatclients on my computer + skype so what do you mean? On a cellphone or what?
by Guru (30.2k points)
Specifically on the cellphone, I use an iPhone and have IM+ as a preferred chat and twitter client but was thinking of a more integrated application which handles instant messaging with a service provider providing the settings and you chat basically using your number.

Hope I am making sense. If you have a friend who has older nokia cellphones like the nokia 6300 or 6230 or any similar have a function under messages that they call instant messaging, that is the service i am talking about.
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well, not my field of expertise at all.. and I am unsure of what "3G" on offer in Zimbabwe can offer you currently
by Guru (88.1k points)
Nokia 6300 is old phone and is not 3G capable, so lM is out of talk here.

On the other hand, use skype, you dont need any settings or any technical help from Service Provider, it just work for both IM and Voice Over IP (voip) calling.

Skype voip is based on peer to peer technology which allows you to be logged both on you phone or phones or PC at the same time and they all ring if someone calls.

Skype is working well on Econet and sometimes well on Powertel.
by Guru (88.1k points)
Nokia 6300 is old phone and is not 3G capable, so lM is out of talk here.

On the other hand, use skype, you dont need any settings or any technical help from Service Provider, it just work for both IM and Voice Over IP (voip) calling.

Skype voip is based on peer to peer technology which allows you to be logged both on you phone or phones or PC at the same time and they all ring if someone calls.

Skype is working well on Econet and sometimes well on Powertel.

Skype on Econet is a bit expensive though because of data charges, so Powertel might be attractive if you have a PC or laptop since there on one does not work on mobile phones
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IM (instant messaging - this includes text based instant messaging) - does not ONLY work on 3G connections - you simply need a data connection
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by Contributor (5.7k points)
The service in question is already available. All you need  is an internet connection and the right application.


Solution to your problem is to use multi-protocol instant messaging application. Which is simply a software that to connects to different instant chat services like g-talk, facebook etc all at the same time

example for such apps

miranda im - for windows
nimbuzz    - works for mobile phone and windows
goober Messenger
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by new here (360 points)
I think a client that a lot of people sleep on is imo.im

I personally think that it is the best client on the web and on android and iOS devices. It also has a desktop client for Windows. I had a chance to work with the development team last year and from my experience, their product is great. The chief advantage is that you do not need to register for any service. Simply sign on to the service you want to use using your login and password.

Also, if you are like me and are constantly frustrated by the frequent Skype and Facebook chat hiccups and connection losses on Fring, Meebo and Nimbuzz, then imo.im is definitely your solution. It has seamless integration with Skype, Facebook, Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk, MySpace, AIM and Jabber. It supports text, video and voice.

I would definitely encourage you to try it out at http://imo.im or download the desktop client or better still use it from your phone.

I hope this helps.

Regards,
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Why don't you try pidgin, You can use it to integrate gtalk, facebook-chat,skype, yahoo-messenger etc in one application
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Its very possible but your question is missing a few things (i.e. platform, mobile desktop)

there is even a Local Services that in beta service stage of offering multiple chat networks on mobile & desktop for the price of free (though you will still pay for data charges)
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