These are a couple of interesting apps that can be used for messaging, that are pushing the standard messaging service of texting out of existence.
Skype for Android
Make free Skype-to-Skype video calls, and call phones at Skype rates on the move
Free voice and video calls to anyone else on Skype, whether they’re on an Android, iPhone, Mac or PC, as well as IMs to your friends and family, no matter where they are.
– Skype to Skype IMs, video and voice calls are free* over 3G or WiFi.
– Make low-cost calls and SMS to mobiles or landlines from your Android.
– Send pictures, videos and files to any of your contacts.
– Enjoy high-quality sound when you call anyone else on Skype.
– Talk face to face or show what you’re seeing with front and rear-facing cameras.
Google PlayStore https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.skype.raider&feature=search_result
Facebook Messenger — a faster way to message.
Reach friends wherever they are with Facebook Messenger.
-Message a friend or start a group conversation
-Reach friends on mobile or web
-Get push notifications
-Know who’s seen your messages
-Include your location and share photos
Google PlayStore https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.orca&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5mYWNlYm9vay5vcmNhIl0.
WhatsApp Messenger is a smartphone messenger available for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows Phone and Nokia phones. WhatsApp uses your 3G or WiFi (when available) to message with friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, pictures, audio notes, and video messages. First year FREE! ($0.99/year after)
Google PlayStore https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.whatsapp&feature=related_apps
Hookt Messenger is a completely free, easy-to-use, cross-platform messenger that lets you send messages instantly to all your friends and family. Even if your friends don’t have Androids, with Hookt you can text away for free with everyone whether they’re on an iPhone, BlackBerry®, tablet, computer, or really anything that has Internet! And it doesn’t matter where they live, you’ll be able to send free messages to friends in the same city or any where in the world. Switch from SMS to Hookt Messenger and get more out of your messaging experience!
· Status – NEW! Update your status so all your friends can see what you’re up to.
· Group chat – Create group conversations with up to 10 people.
· Stickers – Send dozens of cool graphic stickers.
· Read indicators – Know when your friends have received and read your messages.
· Photos – Share photos from your album or take them on the fly.
· Real time Push notifications – Receive messages quickly and reliably with minimal battery consumption.
· Works with WIFI and all mobile networks.
Google PlayStore https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.airg.hookt&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5haXJnLmhvb2t0Il0.
Free Texting (Real SMS), Twitter & Facebook Chat.
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and most any mobile phone in Mexico, South/Central America & Caribbean
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Google PlayStore https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mediafriends.chime&hl=en