Free international texting app?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by QMdude, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. QMdude macrumors member

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    Does anyone know of a free international texting app? My current cell phone service can receive international SMS messages, but I cannot reply. I want to text friends in Pakistan and India who do not have smartphones (so apps like Viber do not help me in this). Any advice?

    If not a direct texting app, is there any way to recieve and reply to SMS messages via email such that a non-smartphone can reply to them?

    I know some networks have email addresses such as [phone number]@[network website], but I am not sure how common that is.
     
  2. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    It's pretty much impossible unless they have smartphones.
     
  3. propalitet macrumors member

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    Fishtext

    Sign up for fishtext and download the app. Although it costs, the rates are really cheap, about 1-2 cents per sms in my case, I buy 5 euros credit and it lasts me a while. It won't work well if you want to text people in the us though using the service, something with the us operator not liking these cheap services much.
     
  4. wknapp0924 macrumors 6502

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    I used voxox for sending SMS texts to my wifes phone in Afganistan, not free but like .02 per text.
     
  5. mac.fanatic macrumors 6502

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    Whatsapp works well, but both parties have to have a smartphone.
     

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