Recently we had written about a new service JaxtrSMS which can send free SMS to any global phone number from your phone. Yahoo has released a similar application for Android users which allows them to send free text messages and have group conversations. There are no text messaging fees when using the app and messages are sent over WIFI or using your data connection. Yahoo Messenger already has the feature to send free SMS and now with this Android app, you can send to any international number.
Hub allows you to easily add participants to any conversation thread so it’s easy to switch from private messaging to a group conversation.
Features of the app;
- Local and international SMS messages: Send text messages to other Hub users or any mobile phone for free†
- Group Messaging: Enjoy group conversations with several friends at once
- Privacy: Easily view and add participants to any conversation thread
- Message any phone: Your friends can reply with any SMS enabled mobile phone
- Instant notifications: Get push notifications for incoming messages so you never have to miss a conversation
Hub is currently in beta and is available for download on the Android Marketplace. Hub requires Android OS 2.1+ and is currently available only to users with a US SIM card and a text plan.
† This feature is currently available when sending to numbers in Canada, Indonesia, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Philippines, Pakistan, Thailand, United States and Vietnam. SMS recipients may be charged by their carriers.