TextMe, free SMS apps, free text messaging

TextMe! is a mobile messaging application that’s been available since 2011, providing free cross platform SMS messaging to users on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Unlike most of the other messaging applications we cover, TextMe! is an SMS-based app, but also has some elements that are similar to apps such as WhatsApp, but also incorporates calling as well.

The San Francisco, California based company has just pushed out a decent-sized maintenance update for Android devices (version 2.2.23), which fixes a host of pesky issues that have plagued the app, including:

  • Fix sound issues on some devices
  • Fix disappearing outbound international SMS under particular circumstances
  • Fix delivery receipt problem for some messages
  • Fix “Text” and “Call” action buttons in the rate finder page

While it’s certainly not the largest update that has ever graced our Android screens and pales in comparison to the free texting in the UK that was rolled out last week, an update is an update. That being said, you can get the latest TextMe! version right here.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at http://www.joshrobertnay.com.