5 Best Free Messaging apps - the alternatives to Whatsapp for your Smartphone


Looking for some alternative and killer free messaging apps for your smartphones other than Whatsapp? Here are some best free messaging apps alternatives to Whatsapp for your smartphones.

Have you become too much bored using WhatsApp on your smartphone for a long time? Wanna get a different and new flavor? Well, now-a-days many free messaging apps have been unveiled for smartphones and tablet PCs. People can send free sms and voice messages at any time. Whats App is the giant of free messaging software in mobile world. A record shows that around 27 billion messages are processed daily using WhatsApp! However, smartphone lovers want to try some different apps. So, I am giving here a list of top 5 killer free messaging apps for your smartphone other than WhatsApp.

WeChat


WeChat app I am damn sure you have seen Lionel Messi on T.V. who uses WeChat for voice calling. This is an intensive marketing publicity to draw the attention of apps-lover. WeChat is run by Chinese web giant Ten Cent and first released in January, 2011. It gives you the opportunity of free voice and video messaging facility. Not these features only, there are some additional features like strickers, emotions. You can use it on Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G, 4G networks. There are around 195 million users who use WeChat daily!

Key Features of WeChat app: Facebook integration, sending voice chat from your browsers.

Available on Operating systems: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Symbian, BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10.

LINE


Line app Line app was developed by NHN Japan, a unit of the Korean NHN Corporation. Line app lets you to send free messages to other users. But the greatest feature it has is free calling. Didn't you understand? Well, you may make free calls across users of Android, iOS, Nokia Asha, BlackBerry, Windows phone, Wondows and Mac Apps. I think you did not trust my words. But it's the reality! If you want to send a message to your friends on LINE, no need of opening your phone and type on the keyboard. You will able to just type away on your desktop and laptop! Really amazing, isn't?

Key Features of LINE app: Desktop support, free calling like skype.

Available on Operating systems: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Nokia Asha series.

Hike app

HIKE


Hike, a cross-platform messaging app which is made in India lets you both instant messaging and sms. The most killer feature of hike app is that you can able to send 100 free hike sms per month to the out side of the hike network. But unfortunately this facility is restricted to India. So, this app will help you to communicate with those friends whose phones do not have the hike app supported platform. No need to pay any special recharge tariff on your mobile for sending a single sms. The user interface of this app is very fresh and clean. Functionalities like strikers have been added recently by the hike app developers. You can also send free voice messages to any hike network.

Key Features of hike app: Its user interface, hike-SMS feature.

Available on Operating systems: Android, Apple iOS, Symbian, Windows Phone 7&8, BlackBerry OS.

Viber


Viber app Viber app has the excellence voice call quality. This app has been developed by Viber Media. Users can able to exchange images, videos and audio messages. It is supported on Mac OS, Android Series 40, BlackBerry OS, iOS, Symbian, Microsoft windows and Microsoft phones. It can work on both 3G/4G and Wi-Fi network. Voice call on Viber for windows phone 8 devices was successfully unveiled on 2nd April, 2013.

Key Feature of Viber app: Quality of voice call.

Available on Operating systems: Android, BlackBerry OS, iOS, Series 40, Symbian, Bada and Windows Phone, Windows, Mac OS.

BBM (BlackBerry Messenger)


BBM app BlackBerry Messenger or in short BBM has been developed by BlackBerry Limited which was popularly known as Research in Motion Limited (RIM). BBM is currently available for only BlackBerry users. You can send and receive BBM messages with unlimited length. It also helps you to make free voice and video calls to BBM contacts over Wi-Fi.

Key Feature of BBM app: free voice and video call.

Available on Operating systems: BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry Tablet OS, iOS, Android.

Image source: Official websites of WeChat, Line, Hike, Viber and BBM apps.


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