Do you know what is good about having internet connection at home? Endless communication. You may have run out of load but sending free text to your family and friends in and out of the Philippines is but a click away.
So here are the free texting apps that always come handy in the Philippines.
From the billion active users of Facebook, Facebook messenger allows you to connect to anyone. The app is supported by Android, iOS, and Blackberry. It is used to communicate to your Facebook friends, anytime. Whether they are online or not, they would still be able to receive your message. Facebook messenger features sending free text messages, photos and voice recordings. It also supports voice calls. In addition to the fun side, there are packs of stickers and emojis.
Facebook messenger’s latest update allows you to customize your conversation. You can now set nicknames, change the conversation color, and play a little game.
It is a messaging app that could somewhat replace SMS service, however, sending free text messages using Viber only works for its users. Thanks to its efficiency, users in the Philippines are expected to double the number in the next two years. (ANC’s Market Edge, February 2016).
Viber supports sending free text messages, calls, videos, and photographs over WiFi and 3G. Once you have installed the app, it will read your phone directory, and will let you know who among your contacts are also using Viber.
It is a messaging app that lets users send free texts, chat, and share media. It relies on data in sending messages. Like Viber, it is linked to your phone number. Customization is also allowed. It works like your built-in SMS app wherein you don’t need to sign in and out the program to get access. Viber works with the availability of internet signal.
It uses XMPP (Extensive Messaging and Presence Protocol) so messages are sent and received almost real time. When a message is sent, it is lined up in the server until the receiver goes online. If the message is finally received, sender gets a double check mark near the message. WhatsApp also requires signing up an account.
This is also a messaging app that allows sending free text messages and MMS to your peers all over in the Philippines. Talking about how it looks, Hello SMS is simplistic. Conversations are kept on one panel, making profile pictures visible. Like Facebook messenger, you just need to tap the face icon of someone you want to talk to.
With these messaging apps, communication would be easier and more fun. Having an internet connection would allow you to get connected and send free text messages to your friends anywhere, in and out of the Philippines.
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