IM Push Notification on iPhone

Ok, maybe I'm late to the game, but I've found a workaround for the lack of push notification for IMs on the iPhone...

First of all it requres IM+, the paid version, from Shape Services. Right now it is on sale for $7.99 instead of the original $9.99.

You also need unlimited texting, or it could get expensive.

IM+ is also really sweet because it also works with all your IM clients: AOL, Google, MSN, Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo, and Jabber.

First, there are a couple options in IM+ to setup. First, set it to keep you online even when ya close it. I set mine for 3 days. Then set it to email you when you get an IM.

Next set up your email address as [your cell phone number, including area code]

Now, when you receive an IM, even when the app is closed, you will receive notification via SMS. Then you just pop into IM+ and there's your message, waiting to be replied to....

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