Although there are numerous services available online to send free SMS text messages, however users are annoyed by the limit set on them by Telecom regulatory. Each online service allows users to send up to 100 SMSs a day, in accordance with the limit declared by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). Not only India, but many other countries have also proposed limits on such services.
People use free SMS services to send updates and to stay in touch with friends and colleagues. Mostly, the limit of sending not more than hundred text messages a day comes in the way to utilize free unlimited SMS text messaging services to the most. But now, there is nothing to worry about as there exists an application which allows not only sending unlimited SMS and MMS but also helps you to stay tuned with your mates. All it takes: a GPRS connection and an Apple or Android or Blackberry or Symbian based mobile phone device. The Application is called as WhatsApp, works just like BBM or Blackberry Messenger (a paid application) which enables Blackberry users to chat for free, no matter what’s their location. Same goes for WhatsApp users.
After installing WhatsApp on your mobile phone device, it will scan your address book and tell you which friend of yours have this app installed on their phone as well.
Take a quick look on the features you get with WhatsApp:
- Cross-platform app. Available for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Symbian.
- No hidden costs, no International charges.
- Free real-time Group chat with other WhatsApp users.
- Allows sharing pictures, videos and voice notes for free.
- Provides Status feature to tell your contacts what’s on your mind.
- Users can also share their current locations with friends.
- Very fast delivery of text messages.
- Supports Push Notifications. It also sends SMS alerts about the activities (like when you receive a message etc.) even when the app is not running.
- Doesn’t requires PIN and unique username. Uses your mobile number as the unique identity. Hence, there is no need of logging in or out at all!
There are some more interesting features which you should explore yourself by downloading the app now!
It obviously requires GPRS activated on your Mobile device, you may compare between Internet plans and conventional unlimited (or too many) SMS plans available for your carrier to choose the economical one.