If you have recently adopted a Windows Phone 7-run smartphone and are looking for some good and reliable apps to send text messages without burning a hole in your pocket, then here are some text message alternatives for Windows Phones.
You will find quite a few text messaging apps in the Windows Marketplace, here are the best three apps, which can allow you to group chat with multiple friends in one thread apart from sending text messages at a very reasonable cost.
Messaging Hub (built-in)
Once you add your Facebook and Windows Live accounts to your phone, Messaging Hub is capable of doing more than just sending text messages. It doubles as Facebook chat and Windows Live Messenger (WLM) client, and is better than individual apps because it threads all your messages from different places together. However, a minor drawback of this app is that appearing online on one platform means coming live on both. In other words, there is no way to set separate online status for Facebook and WLM.
WhatsApp Messenger (free for one year)
WhatsApp for Windows Phone is currently the best among text messaging apps. Virtually everyone with a smartphone has WhatsApp, and its push notifications are the most reliable. The app is available for all mobile operating system platforms from iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian, to even Nokia S40.
Kik Messenger (free)
Kik Messenger is also available on a good number of platforms, including iOS, Android, Symbian and BlackBerry. Though it’s completely free to download and install, but still many people are unaware of this texting app.
Visit Windows Marketplace to download and install these texting apps on your Windows Phone handset.