SMSenger - free text messaging (works in the US and Canada)

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPod touch Apps' started by ponyochan, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I've finally found an app that allows free text messaging that works in both the US and Canada. It's a great app with a simple interface that has everything I need, things like: a landscape keyboard and sending messages to multiple contacts. I go over on my text plan every month so this app will save me a bundle!! Linky: www.momentii.com :)
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    SMSenger is AWESOME THX!

    I downloaded the app yesterday and it can be summarized by 2 words: PURE AWESOMENESS.

    The setup:
    It was easy. I put in a nickname that only my friends knew. When my friends open my message they see my nickname in it.

    Adding a contacts:
    I can add numbers from my phonebook of my iphone.

    Sending mulitple messages:
    This is the part that I liked the best. I touch the names of my friends on screen to select and I can send all 4 of my friends a text message. I think I can send to more at a time but 4 was pretty great.

    Landscape typing:
    The native SMS app on the iphone doesn't even have this. This app DOES! For my fingers and my eyes can take a break. Just wonderful.

    Price:
    Cheap. The text messages are free for goodness sakes.

    Thanks for the post!!!!
     
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    alexbates

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    I am using Textfree. Is SMSenger the same thing pretty much?

    Textfree is awesome too and I love that its free. :) I am surprised Apple would let it in the app store because now people do not have a reason to buy an iPhone since they can text on their iPod Touch.
     
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    jclardy

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    I don't know, but I think some people would still like to use their iPhone as a phone also ;) Not to mention texting outside of WiFi areas.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    SMSenger rocks!!

    I had Text Free also but as I mentioned in another thread, there's a huge time lag with Text Free. I've since replaced it with SMSenger which is faster and works reliably. Check it out at momentii.com for full specs. I've had it for a week and it's great - love the landscape keyboard!! I heard it probably won't stay at 99 cents for long b/c new features will be added soon.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Cool SMS app

    Ok...tried the lot of text messaging apps. SMSenger is it! I can text to several friends at a time in Canada and the U.S.. Gotta check it out. momentii.com
     
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    iParis

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    Get this app before it's removed!
     
  8. macrumors 65816

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    how are these SMS sent with no charges? I want to know to make sure there's no tricky business going on.
     
  9. macrumors member

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    AIM also let's u send unlimited free texts and you can IM at the same exact time. Plus you can send a text to your buddies phone on your computer and IM someone that's on aim and you get your friends text reply while your IM your aim buddy. Really neat and works flawlessly.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    AIM is pricier than SMSenger and not all my friends have iphones which is why it works for me. Yeah I am price sensitive (or cheap)

    The replies dont go back to the app (rather they go to my native SMS app) which when I emailed their customer support they told me (rather quickly I might add) they are working on the next version.

    They can send text for free because it transmits the message via data to text messaging which is what a whole bunch of apps do on the app store. This is unlike infinite sms which uses the google talk SMS platform.. which is why they got shut down.
    Isnt that essentially as bad as creating a new search engine and having it really go to google to all the heavy lifting? :p.

    BTW I called up my carrier and they dont care that I sent text messages this way because I am sending a message via my data plan or if I am at home with my wifi I send messages that way.
     
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    gloss

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    All three positive comments have March 2009 activation dates. Hm.
     
  12. macrumors member

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    AIM is 100% free and i have been texting without a hitch with it.
     

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