Text messaging is the way many smartphone users connect, but the plans can be pricey. Add in picture messaging and you're spending big bucks.
TextFree changes all of that. This app allows you to send text or picture messages for no charge.
You can send or receive messages to any phone in the U.S. or Canada - not just other TextFree users. TextFree sets you up with a new phone number that your friends will see when you send them a message.
TextFree also includes a calling feature, but this costs about two cents per minute. It does offer frequent promotions that give away free minutes, though.