5 SMS cap: 5 Free Alternative Messaging Apps for All Platforms

By | August 20, 2012

The SMS generation of India is facing a tough time in complying with the government rule as they puts a cap on sending bulk SMS / MMS and limiting the number of SMS to 5 for a day for the next 15 days. And especially on this festive season of Eid and Onam, many users are bewildered as they are not able to send greetings to their loved ones over SMS.

However there are many alternatives that can be utilized courtesy the great apps that can be found on any app store be it, Android / Blackberry / Apple / Nokia. So texters here is a treat for you, have a look at the most amazing apps that you can use for the next 15 days and further also 🙂

Free Alternative Messaging Apps

Free Alternative Messaging Apps

Alternatives for Sending SMS

Whats App

Whats App has really caught the users very well, it works like BBM and works for all platforms Android / Windows / BB except for Samsung Bada devices. Whats App sync all your contacts who are on whats app and then you can enjoy sending messages to them. You can chat, group chat, share pictures and videos, share location, a real smart app is Whats App


Viber works on 3G and Wifi , and is free for Android / Windows / iOS / BB users, one can use the free unlimited phone calls feature and send unlimited text messages to your contact list, provided the receiver also has Viber installed on their device.


🙂 pretty old and pretty popular way of sending free SMS to all your contact list. Just signup and and start sending SMS.


Pinch your friends and invite them to join Pinch App. Pinch works for both Smartphone and Feature Phone. Its available for all Android / BB / iOS / Windows / Java based devices. And if you are an Airtel users you can send free SMS to anyone using Pinch as it offer special Pinch2SMS for Airtel users.


Nimbuzz also works for all platforms and for both smartphones and feature phones. Signup for the free account and add all your contacts to it. One can even sign into their Gtalk / Yahoo Messenger/ Facebook account and chat with their friends their.

So friends no more frowning faces, enjoy the message sending SMS the smart ways 🙂

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