Not too long ago, most of us who use messaging services to stay connected with family, friends and other contacts would buy an sms pack which allowed us to end lots of messages for a very nominal price.
As more and more people are moving on to messaging apps like WhatsApp, WeChat, Hike, etc, we do not use the sms services as frequently as we used to earlier. Let us not forget that there are still lots of people around us who are either happy with their featured phones or can’t afford to buy the expensive devices available in the market.
Now to connect with any such contacts, you must be able to send sms messages without worrying about the extra bill.
If you need to sms regularly, you need not worry about getting an sms pack anymore. Android, once again, is here to help. You can easily send and receive text messages anywhere within India without any extra cost and without enabling Mobile data on your phone, if you have an android based phone.
While your phone is connected to wif-fi, install any of these 5 free text messaging apps for android and send any number of messages without worrying about the costs incurred on the same.
Here is how you can save money and send free SMS with these Android apps that you can download on your phone.
Way2SMS is one of the oldest services of its kind in India, and also one of the best which is why it is mentioned at the top of my list.
Way2SMS is now available in the form of an android app, and can be easily installed from the Google play store
Just create your account and add contacts (phone number and name). Once you’re done with these two initial steps, you will be able to send free SMS/text to any mobile number in India for free.
After installing the way2SMS app, you simply need to create a new account or login with existing one, if you are an old user. Its simple user interface is another attraction which makes it better than any other messaging app in the list.
Another app which has a simple user interface and allows users to send unlimited text/SMS to any mobile phone number in India for free is JustSMS. Users just need to register for a new account and then start adding contacts easily.
An additional feature of this app is that it comes with lots of SMS templates which you can use when you are in a hurry or, maybe, just too lazy to type.
Developed by a genuine and known developer (Delicious Inc), you can find Textra SMS app under Communication category of Google play store.
TextraSMS has one of the most elegant user interfaces which is also simple to use but when I used it to send out test messages, I did not like this app too much because messages failed to get delivered on time. While the previous two apps delivered my sms instantly, there was a considerable time lag when I used this service. I am not sure if others face the same problem while using this app.
SMS Text Messaging Texting SMS
Now, that does not look like a very professional name for an app but if you use this service, you will love it for its functionality and the ability to send out an unlimited number of text messages anywhere across the country.
The unique feature of this app is that it can be used on Android tablet and even on PC. You just need to login with your single account everywhere and your account become accessible from any end. Thus you can send text SMS easily either from Android phone or tablet or even from PC.
GO SMS Pro
Go SMS Pro is featured at the bottom of this list of 5 free sms apps for android because its existing users are not too satisfied with this service. There have been problems with its functionality of sending out text SMS which weren’t delivered on time, requiring users need to resend. I still listed it here as it was working in my case and I was able to send any number of messages from my Nexus 7. Its clutter free user interface was another benefit.
Free SMS to India
Free SMS to India is an Android app that allows users to send free and unlimited text messages to any mobile in India directly from an Android phone. This app gives you the advantage to use multiple gateways like Way2SMS, FullonSMS, Site2SMS, 160by2 and YouMint. The developer is also open to being contacted to add more gateways.
The interface is simple and Free SMS also allows you to choose from the huge library of sample texts for different occasions that you may be sending messages for. What seems like icing on the cake is the developer’s claim that this app saves battery life and RAM as it transfers the processing and operations to external servers.
Launched in November 2011, JaxtrSMS allows users to send unlimited and free text messages to any phone anywhere in the world. The SMS recipients are not required to install the app before using it. This makes it the world’s first mobile based SMS app which is completely open, claims Sabeer Bhatia who is the CEO and Co-Founder of Jaxtr, TOI reported. Amongst a host of free SMS services, this ‘open’ feature of JaxtrSMS gives it an edge over other SMS apps. According to Bhatia, this ad supported multi-platform app will make traditional texting redundant.
Hope you like our list of 5 free sms apps for android users in India. If you are using any other apps than those mentioned here, do share their names and your experiences with those apps with our readers by writing to us.