Free Texting App

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  1. JinTrigger
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    I'm not sure if it's true or not, but I think I heard of one of my co-worker's brother having an app that let's you text for free. If I heard right can someone point me to such an app cause my cell phone bill is killing me and I was going have them cut off my text messaging and keep my unlimited talk/data plan. Please tell me that such a thing exist
     
  2. Bluelaserman

    Bluelaserman I shoot BLUE LASERS MAN!!!!

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    Don't you have to like use the internet or bluetooth. I'm not sure myself.
     
  3. JinTrigger
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    That's why i wanted to see if i can keep my data plan
     
  4. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

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    Youd have to have internet connection.
     
  5. JinTrigger
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    like wifi....i couldn't use my data plan
     
  6. Bluelaserman

    Bluelaserman I shoot BLUE LASERS MAN!!!!

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    Anyone know what the App or Program is called?
     
  7. jael24

    jael24 Newbie

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    i think there are so many free text and call sites, but for APPlication ? i dont know
     
  8. JinTrigger
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    my phone is jailbroken if that helps
     
  9. Wabsta

    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

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    Dunno if this app is avaible for the iPhone, but check out the App "Whatsapp", it allows you to text using that "Ping"thing. And other people using Whatsapp.
     
  10. zeromac

    zeromac Finally reached 1000 posts EXACTLY

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    Yea theres a app called Fring that does free texting and free calling as well but you need internet cos its VOIP i think

    Im sure it does texting but not sure how (i know its free though)
     
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    Joktan GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Textfree:) I use wifi but I think it can use 3G.if not go find a app in cydia that makes it thinks that your 3G is wifi.3G break or something.textfree is enlimited just has a little adds.you can buy out the adds for like a buck..
     
  13. SifJar

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    TextPlus or something is one. I'll check and edit this in a second...

    EDIT: Here are two:

    http://www.textplus.com/
    http://www.textnow.com/

    I believe there was also a site I saw vaguely recently that did it from the website, and there was an iPhone version of the site. But can't remember the exact address now.
     
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    SifJar Not a pirate

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    That was the site I was thinking of.
     
  16. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    There are several such apps you can find in the top rankings of the "social networking" section of the app store.

    Personally I'm using Google Voice for free texting at the moment, but as there is no official Google Voice app yet, it's kind of a workaround. I'm having GV not forward texts to my phone and instead place a copy in my Gmail inbox, and set up a filter to have Gmail forward any such emails to a Boxcar email address that then sends me a push notification stating I have a new text. When I click "open" on that, it loads the GV Mobile Plus app for me so I can respond to the text.

    Not entirely optimal, but it gets me unlimited texting with push notifications so I'm happy. I then pay $5 for 200 texts per month that I use sparingly, switching to GV (or Beejive's AIM-to-SMS feature) for back and forth conversations.
     
  17. Arnold Schwarzen

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    You can text internationally with heywire