With the current demand for a replacement of the usual short message service for mobile phone users, many mobile messenger applications have came up. Everyone, especially the youth, tend to have the urge to stay connected most of the times, if not all the times.
Due to the expensive nature of the SMS service, many mobile messengers came up with the most efficient way to curb the growing demand of the youth. The introduction of smart phones has steered this urge of owning a mobile messenger in your phone to greater heights. Here are the best mobile messengers in the market today:
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- Whatsapp messenger – is regarded the best mobile application by far as compared to others. Founded in 2009 by the veterans of Yahoo!, Whatsapp cuts across all mobile platforms i.e. through Android, Windows, Blackberry and Apple. It is the most popular mobile messenger amongst all. People even said that Whatsapp did to SMS what Skype did to international calling, considering it is free for the first year and a fee of $0.99 paid in the subsequent years.
- Skype – With the innovation of mobile Skype, Skype has also entered the race of the big leagues. With free calls and instant messaging to anyone having Skype, it’s termed as one of the best. Skype also cuts across several mobile platforms just like Whatsapp. This feature is in entire control of the Microsoft cooperation and with the addition of the camera, one can be able to video conference anytime. Additional rates are incurred when one is trying to call landlines and mobile phones which can be cleared using a debit card.
- Ebuddy messenger – This is one of the mobile messengers that also crosscut between platforms e.g. Android, iOS and Java. It also provides a cheaper way to communicate as compared to SMS. Ebuddy supports WLM, Facebook, twitter, Gtalk, AIM, and yahoo Messenger. This mobile messenger application is more efficient in that it is capable of running in the background hence does not interfere with whatever you bring up to your screen.
- Viber – This mobile messenger is free and among the fastest mobile messengers ever discovered. This application allows communication between mobile and PC to be seamless. Developed by the Viber media, this application, apart from messaging, can also send images and videos and also give location service as required. It is also available for most of the operating systems e.g. Mac, Symbian, Android, Blackberry and Windows. Viber integrates well with the contact list in the device.
- Line messenger – This is one of the messengers that have taken Asia by storm. The Japan-based application allows one to send Emoji messages for free and to make voice calls. This application was once ranked number 1 in more than 50 countries around the world. Apart from the common features for all messengers, this application also has in built games that its users can play. So interesting!