Messaging has been more integrated in our daily life’s activities.It has been the most used mobile data service , with almost 74% of mobile phone users texting daily.Nearly 2.4 billion out of 3.3 billion uses it according to 2007 reports.As its usage is increasing day by day , Service providers are also utilizing to maximize their profits by increasing the costs to send the messages.So we need a alternative to this services.
Here comes IM clients for saving us from those heavy charges.These are actually free services , which uses data services which are relatively less to the SMS charges .This features made them more popular.Today we are going through the best available apps for almost all available platforms.Note:It is presented in a random order as it pretty tough to judge ,so i am pushing all my weight to you!:)!
I am listing it on top because of it’s user base and popularity in the market . This multi-platform IM client is capable of sending the messages , multimedia like Audio , pictures ,contact card ,location freely in which Whatsapp is installed.It is available to almost all platforms like Android , iOS ,WindowsPhone ,BlackBerry and so..on .There is also tick mark which displays whether the message is delivered and received.
I need not introduce you to this amazing application from Microsoft , as it is capable of video calls from Skype to Skype and also voice calls.With it’s deep integration its one of my favorites .It also offers transfer of Audio files , Video or photos with contacts.The quality of the voice depends on your network speed and also we can connect to local mobiles with a nominal price rates available in the market.
It is also pretty similar to that of Whatsapp in which you can do all the functionalities of a basic IM service .You can even share photos through this app.It also provides HD services .
It provides a very good voice calls services to the contact list in app . With push based notifications you can even chat with others of similar interests in the chat rooms . And also there are different types of games to play.
This amazing app has been added into Top 5 list because of it’s specialized feature of sending the free SMS to non Hike users also in india.We can also create a group and add pals to that list to have a discussion.Moreover it is enabled with a 128 bit SSL service.It doesn’t require any Username or Password .Only the mobile number is used to differentiate from others .It also can be moved to external SD card where other apps failed.
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