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    Question Google Talk Disconnect Issue

    Ok so i just got my Droid Friday and so far i hate it. I used to own a Storm Blackberry, which wasn't the best either but it was great at doing simple things.

    My biggest issue with the droid is Instant Messaging. No doubt blackberry has the best IM out there (my girlfriend still has her BB). Anyway so we are trying google talk and it just disconnects when i leave the phone sit for a while. I tried other IM likes Ebuddy, Meebo, and Nimbuzz. but they all seem to have some kind of defect, like no auto correction (very annoying) or no file sharing, or can't change my display name and shows my long as* email instead.

    Also the qwerty keyboard sucks pointless in my opinion. Hard to use and the top letters are hard to hit(fat thumbs lol). anyway, anyone know how i can resolve my IM issue?? google talk SUCKS BIG TIME!!

    thanks!
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    Meebo has been working fine for me as as far as keyboard goes. Check out Swipe message on this forum.
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    So, what exactly do you need help with? Title says "Need help ASAP", yet all i read is a bunch of ********...

    Oh never mind there IS a questions in there, my opinion? Go back to your BBerry...why have a phone you seem to be hating so much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CavemanOOGA View Post
    So, what exactly do you need help with? Title says "Need help ASAP", yet all i read is a bunch of ********...

    Oh never mind there IS a questions in there, my opinion? Go back to your BBerry...why have a phone you seem to be hating so much?
    take it easy boy!!! I guess i need help with a better IM program and a way to solve the google talk issue. i've had for about three days so i am giving it a chance. and i am thinking of going back to the blackberry unless i get this working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mischief316 View Post
    take it easy boy!!! I guess i need help with a better IM program and a way to solve the google talk issue. i've had for about three days so i am giving it a chance. and i am thinking of going back to the blackberry unless i get this working.
    Sorry boss, no harm meant. I just pegged you for being one of those "expect everything to be perfect cause I own it" type, but now i see that you seem to be willing to give it a chance. My apologies.

    This may not help the situation, but, for the hell of it, i would try a factory reset. Whenever i run GTalk it never logs me out unless i turn if off through the Battery Use program in the settings. So this baffles me a wee bit honestly...
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    Well i google the problem and there is a bunch of people having the same issue. For some reason g talk seems to go idle and the other users can't IM because it says i am logged off which is not true. But once i activate the screen again i show as being logged in and i can start receiving messages.
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    Lets play nice guys...

    I have yet to hear of Google Talk disconnecting. There is an option to set to away or idle when you get out of the app instead of staying available. You sure this is not your issue?

    *Also in the future it's good to have a title with your issue in it rather than a simple "help me" type subject.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Sikora View Post
    Lets play nice guys...

    I have yet to hear of Google Talk disconnecting. There is an option to set to away or idle when you get out of the app instead of staying available. You sure this is not your issue?

    *Also in the future it's good to have a title with your issue in it rather than a simple "help me" type subject.
    how can i check this?
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    Did you try going in to google talk's settings? Menu > More > Settings
    There is 'automatically sign in' and 'automatic away status'?

    Qwerty is ok, I don't think I could ever blind-type with it. But theres a few good virtual alternatives out there.
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    ok i know what you are talking about there is a setting automatic away status i checked it off lets see if it works.
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    you know.. i had been wondering about this. i have mine set to never put me away (even if the screen is off)... and as far as I know i never sign off. however, my girlfriend also has a droid, and we use gtalk (rather than texting) and i notice she signs off/on quite often. I'm fairly sure she has hers set to show her away when her screen is off though -- so that's probably the culprit.
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    well still didn't work. But i have nimbuzz now which i can probably live with. ALso anyone using slacker radio or pandora? mine skips everytime i get a message. boooo!
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    Last fm skips too. I found if I have the ringer volume turned up loud enough, it plays the ringtone in that skip, though its really faint. So I think that skip might actually be by design.
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    I am pretty sure the skip is design because i get my audible notification sound.
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    I have major connection issues with Google talk. Not just when idle, even mdi conversation sometimes. Kinda blows my mind that my BB had no issues with Google talk, but my Android phone, with software developed by Google, does.
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    My Google Talk doesnt disconnect...it just tells the other person I'm talking to that I'm offline...

    Or it will say that they are offline...

    I dont know which end this issue is on. My girlfriend has a Blackberry Tour so I'm not sure if its her phone or mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quis View Post
    My Google Talk doesnt disconnect...it just tells the other person I'm talking to that I'm offline...

    Or it will say that they are offline...

    I dont know which end this issue is on. My girlfriend has a Blackberry Tour so I'm not sure if its her phone or mine.
    well same here. My girl has the same phone and it tells he i am logged off and she can't send messages while i am logged (which i am not). anyway so now she is using the free version of beejive for now but yeah, i never had an issue with my blackberry. Hope it get fixed soon because its annoying. and the skipping on pandora and slacker too. I get like 30 messages in 5mins and i miss the whole song
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quis View Post
    My Google Talk doesnt disconnect...it just tells the other person I'm talking to that I'm offline...

    Or it will say that they are offline...

    I dont know which end this issue is on. My girlfriend has a Blackberry Tour so I'm not sure if its her phone or mine.
    In the last few days I have had the same issue but believe it is related to the google servers; I say that because I'm getting more disconnect errors from my Tour than from the DRoid.
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    I wish I could get my google talk to not be active ALL the time! SO I have the opposite problem... how do i get it to stop running all the time.. even when i close i down, a few hours later, it's running again!
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    I have been having a problem with google talk as well. I have a droid and my wife has a blackberry. I thought it could have been her blackberry since the BIS was down but my other contact that has a cliq is also having problems sending me messages. I will show offline on his and he will show offline for me.
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    Whenever I do not use my Google Talk for a few minutes it shows me as being "away", but whenever anyone sends me a message I get an immediate alert.
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    My girlfriends G Talk on the droid is still doing this. When I'm talking to her using google talk from a PC, it shows her as signing on and off CONSTANTLY.

    I have never noticed whether or not this happens within the G Talk app on the droid.

    I'm also starting to wonder if my droid does this, and I just don't know it. I would venture a guess probably not, but I'm also usually signed on to G Talk from at least 2-3 places between my phone/work PC/home PC/laptop, so it might not be noticeable.

    I have not had any issues with it showing me (or my friends) as "offline" when they are actually online, thankfully. I still hope the sign on/off cycling is fixed soon though.



    UPDATE:

    just looked at my phone, and my PC at the same time -- the phone doesn't register her signing on and off constantly, just on the PC.

    FWIW -- I use Pidgin for all my IM'ing on my PC. But I did just download Google's GTALK app, and it does the same thing. Looks like the phone doesn't update often enough to catch it, but the PC does.


    Thoughts anyone?
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    Are any of you using a task killer and inadvertently killing Talk? Just throwing the idea out there..
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    I've noticed that my friend with a blackberry will alternate between online and offline fairly often. I can still send a message and he gets it quick and replies back. Anytime he sends me a message I get it whether he shows me online or not. I'm not sure the status means anything with g talk. So far I've been using it to supplement my lack of bb messenger until a reliable yahoo msg app comes along. I keep hoping yahoo will release a messenger of their own.
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    My GCHAT is awfulllll !!! I am always knocked off. It only works it seems when I am in an active chat. I am coming from a storm, and let me tell you, the IM on that device is far superior. BBM you CANNOT log out of, unless you delete the program. Otherwise you are logged in 24/7.
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