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Pinger Textfree Lets You Send and Receive Text Messages on Your iPhone for Free

Here is one iPhone / iPod Touch app that is a must have during a recession. Pinger’s Textfree enables you to send and receive text messages to U.S. phones for absolutely free. There are two available versions – a Textfree Lite version which is free to install but it comes with a daily limit on the number of messages you can send and it is supported by ads. Alternatively there is the Textfree Unlimited which has no ads and no limits but costs $5.99. However, there is somewhat of a catch – your friend sending the text messages also has to be using Textfree or else they will be charged for sending and receiving a text message. Textfree also supports emoticons, which is something that the iPhone’s native SMS app sorely lacks. And it also happens to have a great interface that is very similar to the iPhone’s SMS inbox, so you wont feel like you’re missing anything. The app is of-course running off of your data plan or wifi. And impressively enough, even if the Textfree app isn’t currently open you’ll be able to be notified of new messages via email.

Update 06/11/10: Pinger just removed Textfree Lite from the iTunes App Store because Textfree Unlimited is now free. Also, for a limited time you can now get a free texting number.

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  1. i love this app it saves me from going over on my sms limit, however i would like to know what att is thinking about this app ? not to mention when firmware 3.0 comes and they update this app with push notification. if att doesnt somehow block this app and its still availible, ill cancel my sms with att. heh

  2. i love this app it saves me from going over on my sms limit, however i would like to know what att is thinking about this app ? not to mention when firmware 3.0 comes and they update this app with push notification. if att doesnt somehow block this app and its still availible, ill cancel my sms with att. heh

  3. Okay, i really need help. I have AT&T and i have been texting my friends from my mobile, to their itouches for about two months. It worked earlier today, and now i get their messages, and they dont get mine. I really really really need the help right now!
    Does textfree have a limit? Is it AT&T?

  4. Okay, i really need help. I have AT&T and i have been texting my friends from my mobile, to their itouches for about two months. It worked earlier today, and now i get their messages, and they dont get mine. I really really really need the help right now!
    Does textfree have a limit? Is it AT&T?

  5. Okay, i really need help. I have AT&T and i have been texting my friends from my mobile, to their itouches for about two months. It worked earlier today, and now i get their messages, and they dont get mine. I really really really need the help right now!
    Does textfree have a limit? Is it AT&T?

  6. Does this app actually work for texting phones??? I have downloaded the Pinger TextFree App. Removed it. Downloaded again. Pinger account is activated. All should be well. No go. Nada. Nothing. Trying to send text to a TracPhone which is on Cingular AT&T. No errors. No nothing. I guess I will build my own app for this purpose.

    The email option works, but if I wanted to send email, I’d simply fire up my Yahoo email and do that instead.

  7. Does this app actually work for texting phones??? I have downloaded the Pinger TextFree App. Removed it. Downloaded again. Pinger account is activated. All should be well. No go. Nada. Nothing. Trying to send text to a TracPhone which is on Cingular AT&T. No errors. No nothing. I guess I will build my own app for this purpose.

    The email option works, but if I wanted to send email, I’d simply fire up my Yahoo email and do that instead.

  8. Does this app actually work for texting phones??? I have downloaded the Pinger TextFree App. Removed it. Downloaded again. Pinger account is activated. All should be well. No go. Nada. Nothing. Trying to send text to a TracPhone which is on Cingular AT&T. No errors. No nothing. I guess I will build my own app for this purpose.

    The email option works, but if I wanted to send email, I’d simply fire up my Yahoo email and do that instead.

  9. I wanna kno how I can kno who sends me a txt from this app ! Because I’m getting pissed because I can’t find who is playing on my phone with this app ! The number is +1 (901) 654-0364

  10. I DO NOT RECCOMMEND IT!! IT LOGGED ME OUT, AND I DON’T REMEMBER MY USERNAME. AND IT WON’T LET ME LOG IN, OR EMAIL IT TO ME OR ANYTHING. IF YOU WANT A LOT OF TROUBLE WITH IT… FEEL FREE.. WASTE YOUR TIME.. GET THE APP. IT’S A PIECE OF SHIT, AND JESSE DOESN’T KNOW SHIT ABOUT IT, AND JUST TELLS YOU TO MAKE A NEW ONE. FUCK YOU JESSE, AND TEXTFREE!!!

  11. Does anyone know hoe to print off your all your txt history and wat u said?? If so plzz comment and tel me! Or email me plz:(

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