Free texting App?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by andylo, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. andylo macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2009
    Hey I was wondering if there is an Iphone app that allows you to text for free.
    I know you can do that with AIM, but it doesn't work in my country so i was wondering if there is an app that allows you to text for free in an country..
    Please enlighten me~ :eek:
  2. deadsouls macrumors regular

    Dec 4, 2008
  3. andylo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2009
  4. darkpaw macrumors 6502


    Sep 13, 2007
    London, England
  5. JackMaurer macrumors member


    Dec 22, 2008
    if you can afford apple products you should be able to afford an unlimited bundle...
  6. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    There are a bunch of apps that can text for free. The way it occurs is that your text is routed through your email, through the internet, and then into the recipient's SMS app. However, the recipient cannot reply back to your SMS using this method. And if they were able to, if your carrier charges for receiving texts (like AT&T does), then you'll have to pay there.
  7. Benguitar Guest


    Jan 30, 2009
    AIM for iPhone is pretty good. But I am not sure it is what you are looking for?
  8. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

    Mar 16, 2008
    you can send text messages with email. just send a message to so if my friends cellphone number was 555-444-3333 then i could send an email to and it will get sent to their phone as a text message. if they reply to the message then it gets sent to your email.
  9. DMoney0023 macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2008
    I do it the email way which is,, and so on. People on the TMobile end seem to have problems when I send them messages tho, every other carrier is fine

    or try the App called "Freedom SMS" in the App Store
  10. vandlism macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2007
    I suggest touchTXT from AOL. It's a free app and allows people to text you back in the same application. It would be greatly improved by the use of push notifications, but we have to wait on Apple for those.
  11. JonHimself macrumors 68000


    Nov 3, 2004
    Toronto, Ontario
    Terrible answer. While that argument can be made, it does absolutely nothing to address the question.
  12. Greg macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2002
    A quick Google turned out the Wikipedia article where it says: "As of September 6, 2008 the official Teleflip website was non-functional and SMS message delivery failed."
  13. navajarunner macrumors regular


    Feb 3, 2009
    Get the Infinite SMS app for $0.99, works pretty good.

    Oh, USA only.
  14. FearNo1 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2009
    Textfree Lite allows you to send 16 free msgs per day. It does use ads. Full version removes the ad.
  15. brennj4, Jul 31, 2009
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2012

    brennj4 macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2009
    Thanks for helping out so much.
  16. alent1234 macrumors 603

    Jun 19, 2009
    textfree by ping or pingfree or something like that

    there is a free app that is limited to 15 SMS per day, $7 for the SMS and $6 for the MMS apps
  17. fredf macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2008
    doesn't work in Canada. None of these apps do as far as I can tell.
    Are there any that work here?
  18. fredf macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2008
    I don't know if that was a response to my question about an app in Canada but neither of these use Rogers.

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