Free UK Text Apps?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dylanursula, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. dylanursula macrumors 6502

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    Hey UK friends

    Does anyone know of a free UK text app - I know there are a ton for US users, but did not know of one and couldnt find one that works for UK users and gives out a number to receive texts on too?

    Thanks
     
  2. cw2k7 macrumors member

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    Unlikely to find one due to the difference in the the way the US and UK charge for calls/texts.

    In the US the text/call charge is split between both sender and receiver, the providers collect the fee separately so the receiving provider still gets paid for cost of delivering the call/text even when the sending provider is offering free texts/calls.

    For now in the UK and Europe the sender is responsible for the whole call/text cost, the sending provider collects the money from the sender and then pays an set fee to the receiving provider, this means that free calls/texts can't be offered by sending provider as they wouldn't have anything to pay the receiving provider with.
     
  3. -MRB macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried Whatsapp? It doesn't require a pin number, it automatically detects who uses Whatsapp in your contacts, and adds them to your favourites list.

    Fully recommend it
     
  4. youknome macrumors 6502

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    Try WhatsApp that's what I use to send pictures to my friends. But it is actually pretty good. I don't really chat using it as I have 12,000 texts every month :p
     
  5. himesh macrumors regular

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    I can vouch for whatsapp, use it as much as I do texting
     
  6. dylanursula thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. -MRB macrumors 6502

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    Hooraah for Whatsapp :)

    Most used app - EVER!

    At least for me anyway haha
     

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