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On September 22nd, a new service and app was added the iTunes App Store without much notice. A company called MediaFriends has created Hey Wire, a service which allows anyone...
09-26-2010, 10:46 PM #1
HeyWire: Free International Text Messaging With A Real Number
On September 22nd, a new service and app was added the iTunes App Store without much notice. A company called MediaFriends has created Hey Wire, a service which allows anyone with an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac or PC to send text messages to people around the world for free. HeyWire is the first and currently only multi-platform texting and chat service that delivers free international messaging with a real phone number.
Not only does HeyWire give you a real number, the service also enables users to text eachother worldwide, anywhere, and even supports all major languages, thus allowing people to communicate in their native language.
The App is available in the Apple App Store and the Web PC/Mac Beta versions can be found at HeyWire.com. HeyWire will soon be available for Android, GoogleTV, gaming devices and e-Readers in 2011.
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09-26-2010, 10:51 PM #2
Fir… lol, jk. This is a step up from past texting apps. The cross-platform is pretty cool. Wonder if it has support for pictures. Bet this thing is on it's way up the charts, but I'm not going to bother getting it. I can't really benefit from the cross-platform or international too much, so why go through giving another company my email?Let's go Red Wings!
09-26-2010, 10:53 PM #3
There's a bunch of these, but this one seems cool
09-26-2010, 11:03 PM #4
Doesn't services like TextPlus do the similar things?
09-26-2010, 11:04 PM #5
"an service" what an fail..Rampage
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09-26-2010, 11:05 PM #6
However, I have yet to try this guy out yet, so you'll have to see what the rest of the community says.
09-26-2010, 11:07 PM #7
TextNow is the best
Youre Own number that you can actually choose, based on ur area code, unlim texting, voicemail, You can even call people, etc..
09-26-2010, 11:13 PM #8
Does TextNow do international SMS too?
09-26-2010, 11:17 PM #9
09-26-2010, 11:18 PM #10
I'm not TOO sure. But I know it works all over north America for sure
09-26-2010, 11:31 PM #11
SOMEONE HELP me ... Anytime i type a number in the # field, or look up a #, the app crashes. Seems like a lot of ppl are having this problem.....? Anyone know a fix around this ? or is this happening to anyone?
09-26-2010, 11:52 PM #12
this thing doesn't cover that many countries yet. and it does makes use of your data plan or wifi.
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09-27-2010, 12:04 AM #13
This app need WiFi/internet/data plan to send with your real number. The people who ever received this sms will be charged by their phone carrier unless they join HeyWire. Once your friend on other end join HeyWire and start using this app on his/her iphone with WiFi/Data Plan then is free. Hope this is clear thing up.
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09-27-2010, 01:56 AM #16
They can have my jailbreak when they pry it from my cold dead fingers.
09-27-2010, 02:08 AM #17
i've been able to send free messages from my iPhone, my PC, my Mac, in fact ANY computer ANYWHERE for years to anybody in any country in the world.
they call it email.
09-27-2010, 02:15 AM #18
I've used almost every text app for the iPhone and this one is by far the best, you get your own 10 digit phone number.. And when someone receives your text there is nothing else added to it, it's received like a normal text message
09-27-2010, 02:47 AM #19
This doesn't work. I sent a text to my phone and its till waiting to be received.
I also tried sending a text to it and that also fails.
SO it fails both ways. I cant send and I cant receive.
09-27-2010, 03:12 AM #20