Are you sending more text messages to mobile phones rather than calling? Then you must install some of free texting app on your Android device to make the messages free of cost. Instant messaging services are replacing SMS message services on Smartphone. Instant messaging apps are free and it is easy to navigate. These apps are allowing the users to text message their overseas friends in free of cost. Some apps supports cross-platforms and some have a group messaging facility, encryption and more. Here is some of the free text messaging apps available on Google play store.
It is cross-platform messaging applications, which support iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry and other device, and one of the first popular applications in this category. This app allows the users to send photos, text, video and voice messages to group of users or individuals using Wi-Fi and mobile data. These services are free of cost. After installing the app on your device, it verifies all your contacts and adds them to your contact list. Messaging to other WhatsApp users is completely free. You can send or receive messages only from the WhatsApp users. If you want to send messages to non WhatsApp users then you have to send those as a SMS or MMS way of texting. It is free to download and you can use the app for first year. After that you have to pay $0.99/yr as a subscription fee.
Google voice provides low-cost international phone calls and offers an unlimited text messaging to the Google voice number. It provides the facility for group messaging, conference calling and offline voicemail. Moreover, it offers the option to record the incoming calls and can able to view the transcript of voicemail.
Viber is another cross platform app in this category that support iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows phone, etc. It is one of the best SMS alternate services. It has large user base and allows text and photo messages. The aim of the this app is to provide the best text experience and clear voice call with some exciting features such as no ads, group chat with 40 members and allows push notifications when the app is off yet. Besides, it provides the option to exchange the audio and video messages among Viber users. Communication among Viber user is free. Viber is the best choice for saving money in voice calls.
ChompSMS and Textra:
Both app support Android device only and they are different. Using Chomp you can send text messages within the network. It is also the best SMS replacement app available in the market. The positives of using ChompSMS are that, it allows the users to send message to anyone, but the negative is that it still requires money for sending messages. ChompSMS is bit old when compared to Textra. Textra supports group messages, MMS and it includes several features, but this is just the substitute for traditional SMS interface.
There is one another texting app, WeChat, which is also becoming popular among the Android users. Choose the best free texting app and pay nothing for your regular SMS.