Best Alternative Texting Apps Around

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SMS and MMS cost money to send and receive messages. So, if you could send messages for free while using wifi or your mobile data why wouldn’t you? Right?! Here are a few of the Best Free Alternative Texting Apps out there.

 

Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts is a great free messenger, perfect for group conversations. Send photos or emoji, see when people are engaged in the Hangout and message friends anytime, even if they’re not connected right now. Taking things one step further, Google Hangouts also lets you get together over video and voice. Turn any Hangout into a live video call with up to 10 friends or simply search for a contact to start a voice call from your computer. One of the best parts about the app is that Hangouts works on computers, Android and Apple devices, so you can connect with everyone, and no one gets left out.

 

Viber

Viber lets you send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users, on any device and network, in any country! Viber syncs your contacts, messages and call history with your mobile device, so you can start the conversation on the Viber mobile application and continue from the comfort of your computer. With Viber, everyone in the world can connect. Freely. Viber users can send free text messages, photo messages, video messages and share locations with other users. Users can also make free HD-quality calls to other Viber users on iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Windows, Mac, Symbian, Nokia S40 and Bada devices over 3G/4G or WiFi connections. With more than 200 million users in over 193 countries, Viber is constantly innovating by introducing new platforms and adding fun new features including stickers and emoticons.

 

WhatsApp

WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia and yes, those phones can all message each other! Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends. In addition to basic messaging WhatsApp users can also create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Android and Nokia.

 

ChompSMS

ChompSMS is a souped-up alternative to the boring stock messaging app, with a ton of features. It’s easy to use, intuitive and fast. Packed with tons of cool features like 800+ emoji’s, passcode lock, message lock, heaps of privacy options, schedule future texts (e.g reminders, birthday wishes), stop a text while sending, backup, blacklisting / SMS blocker (block ex-friend, spam etc), signatures, text snippets, quick reply popup, better MMS and much more… Plus there are various theming options for notification icons, LED notification colors, ringtones, vibrate patterns, colors, font types, font sizes and background wallpapers. Allowing you to create your own unique look, and show off your creativity.

 

Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger brings all the features of Facebook Messages to your phone. Send messages directly to your friends on their mobile phones, so you stay in touch no matter where you go. Message friends or anyone in your mobile contacts. With the new standalone Messenger app, now messaging with friends is faster than ever. Messages are delivered instantly, and they’re always just a click away. Facebook Messenger helps you make plans with groups on the go. Group conversations make it easy to message everyone at once and see where your friends are. Don’t want to share your location? Turn it off with one click.

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Bridget is President of The Get Smart Web Consulting Group, a web presence and digital strategy firm with offices in San Diego County California and Collier County Florida. But more importantly she is a web, tech, and Twitter addict!