I would go strictly to iMessage or Gtalk, but not everyone has it on their phones, and I am not adding any other message platforms to get up with everyone. So for others, I am forced to use the carrier text plan.
IMO app on iPad and android. IMO covers most messengers in different platforms. You can add multiple accounts on it.for those who don't use these messenger apps then I use regular texting via the carrier plan
Well I have been using google voice. All text I send are not showing up in my billing so It appears its using my data..Whoever I text can text back so I am considering using that instead. Only thing you cant do with it is send pics but who cares.
Friend just got an ATT Galaxy S II, and has everyone texting a different number as he doesn't have a texting plan.
Have had a couple of good experiences with GroupMe that has me considering getting all of my friends and wife on that, would eliminate 99% of my texts. Works over both SMS and via an app, installing the app just gives you a UI and control over whether or not you use the App or SMS yourself.
i use both text free and sms carrier texting. i hate have long full convo's on text. This girl i have been seeing only texts. she does not answer a phone call but will reply to my missed call with a text msg- i think is quite silly. why do people even have voice minutes? most ppl will not answer their phones anymore. Just buy a data plan on a small tablet and be done with it.