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For those looking to text for free when traveling internationally, I suggest you check out a cool phone App called WhatsApp Messenger.
WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to send messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Android and Nokia.
The great thing about this App is it is alvailable for many phone platforms not just iPhones.
- Download for iPhone from iTunes App Store
- Download for Android from our site
- Download for BlackBerry from our site
- Download for Nokia Symbian from our site
- Download for Nokia S40 from our site
- Download for Windows Phone from Marketplace
When downloading from iTunes the first year is free to use this and then it is only 99 cents a year after that. All your contacts from your phone transfer over so there is no need to re-add them.
You can send video chats, text chats, even voice chats for free to/from internationally. This app runs on Wi-Fi and is a great choice for when traveling internationally.
Have you used WhatsApp before when traveling? What was your experience with this App?
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