Is there a way to keep verichat connected?

I keep going to sleep and when I wake up I'm disconnected.

I'm aware that Chatter doesn't have this problem, but I experience too much battery loss with Chatter.

Another solution I'm trying is to use AIM through Vision and that keeps me connected longer, but I'm not really sure how long. Also I don't like the text messages as much.

I wish I could get IM Forwarding to work, but I can't get it to work with my sprint phone or maybe that has to do with number portability???

Input is Appreciated.