Smartphone users have been using whatsapp for quite a while now. There have always been talks about how whatsapp will be a paid service after first year of use. I’ve not yet come across such case except for iPhone users for whom the app is not free. But to avoid being charged at a later stage,I am sure that we all have been on a lookout for an alternative. It seems my friend has introduced me to such an alternative today.
‘hike’ the name of the application is similar in use to whatsapp, except for a fresh interface. And an additional facility of being able to send sms to mobiles which are not using the app, for free. You need to download the app on your smartphone( as far as I am aware, this app is available on android, blackberry,ios and symbian as of now), register your mobile number and you are ready.You’re account gets credited with 100 free sms. Promote the app on facebook and twitter and you get 100+100 additional credits. Meanwhile, you can continue using free unlimited hike to hike messages even if you consume all this credits. The fun doesn’t stop here. Invite a friend and once he/she downloads the application you get 50 free SMS per months per friend who signs on. And the best part; your account is credited with 20 rs in addition to initial 10 Rs credited by hike in to your account per person joining. Accumulate 50 rs and you can recharge your phone using that amount. Isn’t this a deal!!
Download the app at http://get.hike.in/ to start messaging for free!