WhatsApp is a very popular messaging application both for iOS users and for Android users. But iOS users have to pay yearly fee of $0.99 while Android users can enjoy this application for free but only for a year and after that they have to pay $0.99 yearly.
If you are a WhatsApp user on Android and your trial period is going to end soon but you don’t want to pay money then you can try out different alternatives of WhatsApp. In this post I am mentioning about 10 awesome alternatives of WhatsApp which are also categorized according to operating system. So read ahead.
Viber is also a messaging application and is very much similar to WhatsApp. It uses your mobile contacts for identifying your friends on viber. For communicating on viber an access code is sent on your mobile number via a text message. After that Viber application will go through your address book and search that if any of your contact is connected to Viber or not? If yes then it will show them by some special viber symbol. After that you can instantly connect with your friends. Like WhatsApp, viber permits you to call your friends but your device must be connected to internet. It can be used on iOS devices, Android phones, Windows phone, Blackberry, Nokia mobiles and on Bada.
Line provides you WhatsApp like facility by registering your phone number into their database and with the help of this registration you can connect with those contacts on your device which are line users. An advantage of using line is that it permits you to make reply by installing MacOS program or a PC program. You can also register your phone number with an email account. Along with texting you can also make a call with the help of an internet connection. Along with Android devices this application can also be enjoyed on Blackberry, Windows phone and on iOS.
This application of Android device also uses your mobile phone number for sending you a verification code of four digits. But before this you have to register on kakao Talk Messenger. After that it searches your contacts for finding other users in your contact list which are using the same application. With the help of Kakao Talk Messenger you can also do group chats, send audio notes and pictures, share contact information and calendar. You can also make call to other Kakao contacts but only via internet connection. You can enjoy this application on Androids, iOS, Windows phone and on Blackberry.
Facebook messenger can be a good alternative for WhatsApp because all you’re your contacts are n facebook and if you are using facebook messenger then you can find all of them there. With the help of internet connection you can chat with them, call them without wasting a penny. This smart application can be enjoyed on Android, iOS and Blackberry.
Recently Skype has merged its contacts with hotmail accounts, MSN and the contacts of your mobile phone. While using Skype you can easily connect your contacts, text them free of cost. Like WhatsApp you have to approve your contacts before sending and receiving messages. It is more reliable and stable then WhatsApp. Blackberry, Windows Phone, Android and iOS user can enjoy Skype on their devices.
it initiates by questioning you to register with an email account. After registration you can add your phone number and then other users can find you and can make connection with you. Every account will give you a Live Profile PIN. You can share this PIN with others without giving them your contact number. It has standard messaging features which has the ability to start group chats and share videos, pictures. One drawback of this application is that you can make free calls to your contacts. This application can be enjoyed on Androids, iOS and Blackberry devices.
This is a very popular application for the people who want to chat in group. You have to log in with your email and after that phone number verification is done by sending code via SMS. Its uniqueness lies in its group messaging over SMS. So if anyone of your contact is not having a 3G connection still they can do group chat via Groupme. Nominal SMS rates are charged for every sent or received message. It can be enjoyed on Blackberry, Windows Phone, iOS and Android.
Registration on Kik Messenger is done with the help of email address after that you have to choose a unique username via which other users can easily find you. This is a very simple app and does a very fantastic job by sending messages to every individual or a group of persons. It has basic messaging facility which can send messages on every kind of mobile for free. Drawback of this application is that you can’t make calls with it. Android users along with Nokia, Blackberry, iOS and Windows Phone users can enjoy this application.
This application is created by Samsung and it is a simple messaging application. This application does not have any calling facility. For using it you have to simple sign in with your Samsung account or you can skip it and simply enter your name and then verify your phone number. After that the application will start checking your saved contacts. This simple application can be enjoyed on Blackberry, Windows phone, iOS and on Androids.
It is one of the most popular messaging applications in China. It is a smart alternative for WhatsApp. You have to start by simple feeding your phone number and then a confirmation SMS will be send to your number via SMS. After confirmation you can connect your email account, facebook account and via this your friends can find you more easily. You can also share photos, current location, and WeChat contacts. Video chatting can also be done via WeChat. It can be enjoyed on Androids, iOS, Windows Phone, Nokia and Blackberry.