TextFree App Now Pointless with iOS 5?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Resist, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    Since iOS 5 now has it's own free texting app, does this make the TextFree App pointless?
  2. sdawgisinthebui macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2011
    Not true...

    While it has lost some purpose it still has three ways it wins.
    1. You get your own number.
    2. On some text apps you can call
    3. You can communicate with non iOS phones.
  3. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    Seems to me that might be the only plus.

    I say this because having your own number for a texting app doesn't seem that important, unless you don't want people to have your real cell number.

    It also isn't that critical to be able to make phone calls with a texting app. At least for me, I get a ton of minutes on my cell plan and the calls to others with the same provider are free.
  4. SunnyFL macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010
    After the last Text Free update mine crashes like crazy now almost everytime I send a text it crashes.
  5. Resist, Oct 13, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2011

    Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    My TextFree Voice app works just fine with the latest update.

    While we now get free texting (to other iPhone users), with Apple's Text Messaging app, it could be easy to forget the texts might be sent to non iPhone's causing a charge if we go over our plan limits.

    It would be less complicated if the cell providers included unlimited texting as part of our paid service plans!
  6. JRoDDz macrumors 68000


    Jul 2, 2009
    I prefer google voice for this. It does all of the above.
  7. matt90036 macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2010
    and how am I going to text someone who is not on iOS? or in another country? iMessage is limited like the rest of aspps made by apple, that's why i won't use it.
  8. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    Okay so from what I just learned, you can text anyone via iMessage and your outgoing text is free. But if someone texts you back and they are not using iMessage, then that incoming text is counted against your text plan and could cost you money if you are beyond your limit.
  9. Fliesen macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2010
    you CANNOT text "anyone" via iMessage but only people who are on iOS 5.
    it's not platform independent and therefore cannot entirely replace apps like WhatsApp and the likes.

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