SMS is fast becoming the preferred means of communication between Australians and with a little know-how, sending a text message need not cost you a cent.
Studies have shown that Australians are increasingly downloading and using free apps to send text and picture messages instead of sending SMS. Will this mean the end of the humble SMS? And do we care if we can send messages for free?
iPhone, Android, Nokia and Blackberry
Whatsapp is an application which you can download to any iPhone, Android, Nokia or Blackberry Smartphone. It is one of the few applications which allow you to send free text and picture messages to different types of mobile phones, and it has a group chat function which allows you to talk with more than one person in the same conversation. If texting isn’t your thing, or it is but you have tired thumbs, you can also send free voice messages.
Yakedi is a free website which allows you to send SMS messages from your phone number to your friends’. It only works with Australian and New Zealand numbers and you can send a maximum of three texts per day. But it’s free and there are no advertisements in the messages you send. To start free texting, visit the Yakedi website.