That’s right free. I your parent’s plans, or your parents are stingy with the minutes, here are some other options. Check out all six options on Mashable. Here is a preview of one them. All of these apps are available for different phones and many have features like, different languages, group chats, video and more. Check them out.
More than just your basic free texting service, imo allows you to message friends and family on most instant messaging networks — Facebook Chat, Google Talk, Skype and AIM — by allowing you to sync your accounts. It also allows users to send emoticons, photos, video, and voice messages for free. Noted features include group chats, push notifications, and voice calling, which Android and iOS users can utilize without using plan minutes.
Available on: iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, and Nokia.