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

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by ponyochan, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. ponyochan macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2009
    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: :)
  2. geniusmon macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2009
    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.

    Cheap. The text messages are free for goodness sakes.

    Thanks for the post!!!!
  3. alexbates macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2008
    Georgia, USA
    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.
  4. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    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. thatsuperman macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2009
    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 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. appletechie macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2009
    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.
  7. iParis macrumors 68040


    Jul 29, 2008
    New Mexico
  8. yalag macrumors 65816

    Nov 18, 2007
    how are these SMS sent with no charges? I want to know to make sure there's no tricky business going on.
  9. wilmer007 macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2008
    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. geniusmon macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2009
    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.
  11. gloss macrumors 601


    May 9, 2006
    All three positive comments have March 2009 activation dates. Hm.
  12. wilmer007 macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2008
    AIM is 100% free and i have been texting without a hitch with it.

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