Beat the Ban: Best SMS and MMS Apps for you
When you just finish warming up to have a long chat with your pals, you will get a message declaring you cant send more than five SMS/day. To check the exodus and the rampant rumours that have been threatening the country these past few days, TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) has requested the service providers to place a ban on bulk SMS. This restricts the SMS outgoing to five msgs in one go and the maximum limit of 20kB data transfer between the mobiles.
This is obviously disappointing but the fun fact is that
- This is a 15-day temporary ban, and importantly,
- The Govt. has conveniently ignored the fact that the gen 0 to gen future owns a smartphone and ‘where there’s a smartphone, there’s a way.’
To get you the best apps for chatting, we at Gadgetronica are presenting you with a few popular apps.
Sleek design, feature-rich, powerful,and customizable – all in all, a good choice for an app. Emoji, task scheduling to send an SMS or MMS and the various skins are features you are absolutely going to love. This is available for both Android and Apple iOS. The Blackberry and Windows apps are yet to see the light of the day.
GO SMS Pro:
Some people consider this a polished, faster version of Handcent SMS. It has everything Handcent has to offer along with DIY and theme maker plug-in. A heads-up: GO SMS Pro is reported to cause trouble when stored on media card instead of phone memory. The dev team keeps up with the problems and issues updates from time to time.
This app is my personal fav. Cross-platform, reliable, stable and is not much of a burden on the battery. This doesn’t pull a rabbit out of the hat, but still provides a smooth interface for the two or more parties to stay tuned, especially when away from PC.
If you are in an adventurous mood, Nimbuzz, ChompSMS, Kik Messenger and many other apps are worth looking into. Remember that all apps like Nimbuzz are not cross-platform apps; your friends have to install them in order to chat with you.