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Cheap SMS over the internet (is Chomp the only alternative to Fishtext?)

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  1. cdl

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    Hi all,

    I am considering moving from a Nokia to an Android, but one of the things that's holding me back is that Welcome to FishText.com - Send Real Text Messages From Your Mobile Phone For From Just 1p is not available for Androids (officially confirmed by fishtext). On my Nokia I use Fishtext to send cheap sms (around GBP 0.03, around USD 0.047), especially abroad.

    The only alternatives I found so far are chompSMS
    and SMS via Sipgate v1.1.1 Application for Android | Communication which sends sms through sipgate.co.uk - free phone service over your broadband link - voice over ip provider

    However, chomp charges 7p per sms and Sipgate 5.9 p, i.e. about twice more expensive than Fishtext!
     

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    In the US most carriers websites let you send text via them for free so you might want to check your carriers site.
     
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    Not in Europe. I guess I could always send sms accessing the fishtext website via the browser, but an integrated app would be faster and more convenient
     
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    You're welcome, I 've been struggling myself for few months... I really hope that WebSMS will become very similar to ChompSMS (the application, not the price...) :-D

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    UPDATE: follow this thread from the author of WebSMS: http://bbs.handcent.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=870&p=2161#p2161

    Let's make some pressure ;-)
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    Can WebSMS 3 replace the stock SMS app (Nexus One)?

    I haven't found that information anywhere.

    Cheers!
     
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