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Sprint Debuts Messaging Plus for Smartphones

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Oct 14, 2013, 11:26 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Sprint today announced Messaging Plus, a cloud-based messaging service that connects Android and iOS devices across carriers. The application, which is powered by Jibe Mobile, lets smartphone owners send text, instant, and group messages; share photos and videos; and conduct live, two-way video chats. Sprint says the service lets Sprint customers connect with any mobile device in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Once Sprint customers have installed it, they will be able to invite their friends and family to download it — even those who are using service from other network operators. The app is free to download from the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store. It is compatible with the HTC EVO 4G LTE and One; the Apple iPhone 4, 4S, and 5; and the Samsung Galaxy S III, S4, Victory, and Note 2. Sprint said that it will be included with most Android smartphones moving forward.

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Oct 14, 2013, 11:54 AM

Another Worthless App

Another worthless chat app that no one wants or needs.

Lets be honest here. Sprint should stick to rate plans and deploying LTE and fixing their obsolete CDMA network.

Creating and marketing another chat app that no one is going to use, no one wants, and ironically isnt even in the Play Store (nope, I checked), is not going to really win any customers or get us to subscribe to it.

With WhatsApp and iMessage being the biggest messaging apps out there, we dont really need Messaging Plus, ChatOn or even BlackBerry Messenger (which is never getting launched).
With Skype and Facetime, no one really needs another video app either.

Thanks Sprint for spending money on another service no one really wants or needs. Its nice to know yo...
I think you are missing the point. Sprint didnt spend any resources on this and it is to help all Sprint customers with having the ability to communicate with anyone including love ones in Mexico with the ability to text, chat, IM, and send documents ...
I'm not going to disagree with you on the dubious need for this app, but it is in fact available in the Play Store. I just did a search for "messaging plus" and found it without any problem. Maybe they didn't post it until after you'd searched.

Oct 14, 2013, 11:29 AM

what a waste of P&D

what a waste of product and development. skype, google voice, google, and many others
Right, but all of them require a different app to use, now you have an all in one app that actually works. So now grandpa and grandma dont have to go find an app that is not user friendly. This works with all carriers and its free of charge. They dont...
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