Top 5 Android Alternative Apps for SMS Messages – As you all know that SMS messaging is very important part of mobile user and most of the telecom companies offer lucrative plans for SMS packs also. But still they charge a nominal fee to send SMS from mobile, but with the emergence of Android Apps such as WhatsApp, hike and other messaging Apps you don’t need to spend extra money. Just use internet connection and chat with your friends using same mobile number, no need of another user id. The five apps that are described in the article allows to share images, videos, messages with your friends at no extra cost. All you have to do is download and install the App on Android mobile and don’t forget to ask your friend to use the same.
Android Apps that can kill traditional SMS Service
- Free SMS: Send free SMS even to those who don’t have hike installed.
- Group Chats: Unlimited Group Chats. Chat with as many friends in one chat.
- Photos, Videos and more: Share photos, videos and all kinds of media with friends and family.
- Best Emoticons: Express yourselves with the best emoticons one can find
KIK is the Fastest, simplest and personal Smartphone messenger. KIK offers privacy as in KIK your identification is your username not the phone number, so you can keep control of the privacy. 40 million users are already using KIK.
ChatON is the messaging service which is developed exclusively for Samsung Device Owners initially but now it is available across all platforms ranging from Android to Symbian. ChatON supports many platforms and devices. This service is supported over Android Operating System version 2.2
WeChat messenger is available for all the leading Platforms of mobile devices running in the market. WeChat offers some very cool features like Video Call, Voice Chat, Web WeChat, Group Chat, wide range of emoticons, Facebook connect and lots more.
5) WhatsApp Messenger
WhatsApp Messenger supports a range of platforms and due to its cross-platform mobile messaging features is allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and apart from sending messages you can create groups, share media(video, images, audio) and all that absolutely free. The only expenditure in using WhatsApp Messenger is the internet plan you are using and nothing more.