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Thread: Best Alternative Option For Text Messaging?

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    Default Best Alternative Option For Text Messaging?
    If I can cut out my text messaging plans I can probably get some other services I'd rather have.

    So the question is: What alternative options do I have for text messaging? I know all of them have some type of downside, but if it can save me twenty+ dollars per month I'll have to consider it, but hopefully I can get the best option that's closest to regular text messaging.


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    I recommend Textfree by Pinger

    It gives you your own phone number & it's still free in the app store.
    The only downside is you can't send/receive photos or videos.

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    textfree is nice other than no picture messages

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    I also use textfree. Have been for almost a year now, its pretty solid, besides the no SMS like the others say.

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    what's the catch with textfree?

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    Another free option is to get a Google Voice number. You can forward incoming texts to your Gmail and reply to them thru your iPhone's mail app.

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    I use Textnow. Used Textfree before, but I personally prefer Textnow's interface; plus it has picture msgs.

    I don't think they give the option of a number, so this is probably better if you're using it mostly with someone else who also uses the app.

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