Are you looking for a quick and easy way to connect with your international friends and family for free? The TextMe International app gives you the ability to use free SMS, MMS, texting, and IM messenger from your mobile device. Maybe you plan on traveling or perhaps you have friends and family who live in other parts of the world; why spend a fortune chatting with them when you could be doing it for free?
Chatting and communicating with your friends and family who live in another country can get really expensive really fast but thanks to this app there is a way to get around that cost. You'll be able to take advantage of unlimited free text and picture messaging to any phone that is located in the U.S., Canada, as well as 40 other countries located around the globe. There is no need to keep track of how many messages you've sent anymore.
Also included with this app is free voice and video calling to any number located in the U.S. and 200 other countries. There is no need to wonder what your friends and family are up to when you could be chatting with them for free.
So what's the catch? Well there is one unfortunately. In order for you to call numbers in Canada and the U.S. for free you will need to earn free minutes through the app.
Using the App
If you plan on using the app often you'll want to encourage friends/family to install the app as well. You are given more features and functions if both parties have the app installed on their device. You need to begin by picking a nickname and a texting number. After doing this share the information with your friends so you can start texting each other.
The app gives you a selection of free Emojis and Smileys to use in your text messages, you can chat with your Facebook friends on TextMe, get phone calls on your number into your voicemail, and there is the ability to use group texting. Each time you send a message to a contact you will get notification of when it has been delivered.
There are quite a few add-ons that you can purchase with this app including sound packs, voicemail, and text credits. These add-ons range from $0.99 to $15.99.
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