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8 Free Text Messaging Services, Apps

Looking for Free Texts? Look No Further Than Your Favorite IM Client

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Need to save money on your phone bill? Many popular IM clients now offer features and apps for free text messaging that are easy to use. While these free text messaging features require a little bit of setup, our easy-to-use tutorials will show you how to get the most out of the service.

Check out these 8 suggestions for how to get free text messaging on your iPhone, cell phones and other mobile devices:

1. AIM: How to Send Free Text Messages

From AIM, IM users can send free text messages to friends and family in 3 easy steps.  Just enter your contact's mobile number, write your message and hit "Enter" to send your free text message.  Standard text messaging rates will apply for the receiver. Free texts for sender.

2. AIM TXT: Receive, Send IMs in Your Text Message Inbox

The AIM TXT service is a free service which allows mobile users to access their AIM Buddy List from their text messaging inbox, and send and receive IMs right to the phone. Standard text messaging rates will apply for sender, and potentially the receiver. No fees for AIM TXT service.

3. Gtalk: Send Free Texts with Gmail/Gtalk

Gtalk users can now send free text messages using Gmail's embedded IM client.  Simply add a new contact, fill in mobile phone information, and start sending free texts to friends and family.  Standard text messaging rates will apply for the receiver. Free texts for sender.

4. iPhone App: Text+

With Text+ free text messaging app, iPhone users can send and receive free texts from friends and family without incurring costs for text messages. Unlimited free texting for iPhone users in United States and Canada only. Free for iPhone users.

5. Windows Live Messenger: How to Send Free Texts

Windows Live Messenger users will appreciate the ease in which they can send free texts to their contacts. Simply select the contact, enter their mobile number (if necessary), type your IM and send. Standard text messaging rates will apply for the receiver. Free texts for sender.

6. Yahoo Messenger: Free Text Messaging

Want to learn how to use Yahoo Messenger to send free text messages? Learn how to enter your contact's mobile numbers and start sending free texts today. Standard text messaging rates will apply for the receiver. Free texts for sender.

7. Yahoo Mobile: Send Free Texts

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Yahoo Mobile users can also send free texts in just three easy steps! Check out our illustrated tutorial to learn how you can send free texts with Yahoo Mobile. Free texts for sender. Mobile Web charges may apply.

8. Yahoo SMS: Receive, Send IMs in Your Text Message Inbox

Want to send and receive Yahoo Messenger IMs from your text inbox? The Yahoo SMS service allows mobile users to access their contacts from their text messaging inbox. Standard text messaging rates will apply for sender, and potentially the receiver. No fees for Yahoo SMS service.
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