iTunes link: WhatsApp Messenger – £0.59
If you’re a text messaging fiend and most of your mates also have smartphones then WhatsApp messenger could be a real money saver. Essentially, it’s a replacement for SMS messaging as instead of using your operator’s SMS service it takes advantage of the all-inclusive data tariff that most smartphones are on to send messages for free via the data network.
Of course both you and the person you’re sending the message to need to have the app loaded on your phones, but once you run it up it searches through your contacts book to find people you know who are already on the service. As the app is available on other platforms including Android, Nokia and BlackBerry, your mates don’t all have to be iPhone owners to make use of it.
If you’re racking up big bills due to your text messaging addiction then switching to WhatsApp Messenger for your messaging needs could be a real money saver.