15 Free SMS Apps for iPhone like iMessage

A few days ago there has published the post about  Top 17 Best SMS Apps for AndroidNow, it is time to present you with a collection of the best free SMS Apps for the iPhone. 

Speaking about SMS apps, we remember these days, when Mark Zuckerberg had learned at university and hadn’t created Facebook yet. Mobile phones were pretty simple to use, pretty-pretty simple.

And all things we could do with it were making calls, writing SMS messages and playing ” Snake”. A few years later smartphones occupated the market and there was a need for improving the market of Apps, including SMS apps. 

Since then they have become more colorful, graceful. The majority of apps avoid irritating including ads, which is also a plus for a user. Moreover, SMS apps don’t require internet access.

We prepared for you several best iMessage international free SMS for iPhone. 

Facebook Messenger

Probably, the number one substitution for the iMessenger is the Facebook messenger. It is used not so often nowadays, because of WhatsApp, but it is extremely similar to the iMessage app. It doesn’t matter what you want to share – a picture, a video, gif or just text someone – you can always do that with the help of Facebook Messenger.

Another convenient feature of Facebook is you can find a person or an organization on Facebook and message them directly. When you use Facebook, this messenger opens in the corner of your screen, so it doesn’t interrupt you while exploring the social network.

It seems like nowadays most people have these messenger and use it every day.



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Text Free: Free Texting + Calling + MMS

A free app that provides you with a real US number, so you text anyone, even if they don’t launch this app. Send thousands of SMS, including pictures (MMS) free, due to your data or Wifi connection. This app was created to keep you in touch with your friends and family all over the world.

There are several nice features :
Apart from, you may call your girlfriend or boyfriend, say “Hello, what’s up” to your grandparents, ask parents about may you go out tonight or not or order a pizza. All calls are free and available because you have your unique US telephone number.

Moreover, Text Free: Free Texting + Calling + MMS is a good app for group texting. If you need to discuss something in a group distantly, it will be the best way to do it. The most convenient and fast.

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Text Me!

TextMe is a friendly-to-use messaging application with a beautiful interface that allows you to do a lot of everyday things with satisfaction. For example, send unlimited text, voice, pics, video messages to any mobile phone number in the United States, Canada, Mexico and more than 40 countries in the World for free.

After installing this app by your friends as well, there will be available more curious options, including Video Calls! All you need is to choose a nickname( it can be everything from the name of your dog to your street name) and a texting number and share them with your friends via Facebook, Twitter or another social network and start texting!

Besides, enjoy sending large pictures, videos in high quality and video calls in HD and adding stickers.

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The main feature is that BulkSMS is connected with almost 800 mobile networks in 166 countries. It is the application, created to send text messages and receive replies. Nothing more, nothing less.

SMS is the only communication medium capable of reaching groups of people instantaneously and simultaneously, regardless of where they are.

The app is free, but, unfortunately, not all SMS credits are. You will need to purchase SMS credits via In-App Purchasing. This tool is not intended to replace your device’s text messaging capabilities – it is a utility designed for bulk and group messaging. But you will get easy to use templates, access to phonebook and status reports so that to know is SMS delivered or not.



textPlus Free Text + Calls

We don’t understand, why you continue to keep paying for expensive mobile phone plans when you can launch textPlus and get a lot of advantages without paying. You will get your phone number, unlimited SMS credits and Local + international calls for literal pennies to anyone at any number, even if they don’t have text plus

We highlight that there are no contracts and  “surprise” costs. Turn your iPad, iPod into a phone and keep in touch with your family and friends all day long

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This app, in addition to calls, allows you to send messages in an unlimited way. It is free, with no trials, no hidden costs.

Unlike other apps, FreeTone provides you high-quality large-sized pictures you send to your friends, HD video messages and video calls to all real U.S and Canada phone numbers. It doesn’t require any costs because you will have your own real U. S number and will be connected with your friends and family via VoIP technology

It turns your iPod or iPad into a real phone. Call and text unlimited and free.
Contrary to similar apps, you do not have to pay anything or earn credits to call any U.S. or Canadian number, whether they use the same app as you do or not.

Watch out for their fine print! FreeTone charges you nothing to make phone calls to US and Canada phones.
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Smiley Private Texting

As you understand, this app allows people to send messages incognito or without any names and other information.

Private messages are perfect for those who want to ask something but don’t want to show themselves to the public. Or you liked a guy or a girl on the street and you would like to communicate with them closer, but you don’t ready to show yourself.

There is no registration and any requirements. All you need is a phone number you would like to text and a few communication skills. Send as many texts as you want.,your contact will see them come from your new number

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Color Text Messages

Who said that text messages are black words in speech bubbles? Exactly, not we.

We present to you “Color Text Messages+ Customize Keyboard Now Free”- the app which is different from its competitors.

Verity of styles, ways, and effects is limitless ( actually, not) but you can customize your messages with VARIOUS effects: colored bubbles, colored texts, cursive fonts, textured bubbles, cartoon-themed, love-themed, bold, or italic stylings! Choose colors for font and background, change it, adding special effects, make the app yours.

And if you can’t decide which color is better, “Random” is a real find for you. Just tap it, the app will select it, you will enjoy it or tap again.

Also, you can share your masterpiece via WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
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If you are interested in security and private texting so that nobody doesn’t have access to your SMS messages, this app will make you happy.

At first, you will have full control over messages. you will get notifications if the recipient has read your message and you can recall or remotely wipe messages.

It is a unique app that provides you with sensitive photos & videos, with an impenetrable vault for protecting your contacts, call logs, messages, documents, notes, diary, passwords, and private photos & videos from prying eyes.

For the extra privacy, use Private Vault. The encrypted vault is invisible and completely impenetrable without the password. Even if your device is lost or left unattended, your private information is safe.

Moreover, there is a nice interface that will make chatting more pleasant.

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For me, several important aspects are simplicity and graceful design and minimalism. I appreciate it. After limitless searching for such messengers, I found this one, “KIK”. As you can see there is no advertising and other useless options.

All you need is a text messenger is an ability to text free, get replies and enjoy the design. Nothing more, nothing less. Just choose a number of a person you would like to talk with and start chatting! Unread messages are marked by a blue point. So you can easily find who you have to reply to.

Moreover, you can exchange pictures, videos, and GIFs as well.

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Group Texting

On the one hand, it is an ordinary SMS app that allows you to send texts, pictures, and videos and get replies. But, on the other hand, the plus is that you can easily choose two or more people if you need to send some messages to a group.

It is perfect for business and business partners for informing about changes and meetings. And for students, is they are in one student group. People will always be informed about all the latest news with Group Texting!

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SendHub – Business SMS

Businessmen are a category of people who are always irritated by useless things, options, actions and other things that don’t influence work efficiently. If you are a businessman, you exactly have to be interested in a messenger without needless options.

This app offers you an ability to communicate via SMS to their customers, on-the-go workers, and contact of all kinds.

Also, Manage all inbound and outbound messages to your dedicated business line from an online dashboard.
You will save time and be more productive with powerful features designed to streamline
processes across teams and departments

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Telegram hasn’t received all the praise it deserves because WhatsApp could manage to become popular much earlier. Despite this fact, Telegram is one of the most convenient messengers on the market. It could be a cool alternative to your iMessage app is well.

The first reason why it could become like that, of course, privacy. Telegram is known as a highly secure messenger, so just like in old times, no one will be able to read your messages except you and the recipient. Moreover, here you can send media files up to 1,5 GB and create chats with an unlimited number of people.




whatsapp2It is quite a tricky question whether you can consider WhatsApp a substitute for iMessage because this app has already become a solid statement on its own. But let’s be honest, who doesn’t have it right now? Moreover, it is fair enough to say that WhatsApp was the only app that kicked off SMS from our gadgets.

This app is something in between Facebook Messenger and Telegram. If the first one played a role as the prototype of this, then the latter was an improved version of it. The main advantage of WhatsApp is that it allows us to exchange lightweight messages and enclose media files if a user wants it.




line2Just like Telegram, LINE often comes underappreciated. It is not the most popular messenger ever, but it has lots of advantages and unique featured in it. You may argue that this is not quite a traditional SMS app, but we’re talking about possible substitutes here, right?

This app is completely free, it allows us to exchange messages with the users all around the world and create group chats up to 200 people. An interesting feature of this app is that it has a timeline where you can post short updates of your current activities.

The app is especially popular in Asia, so if you’re planning to go there – keep it in mind! By the way, LINE allows you also to send SMS messages to those people who don’t have this app – for free.


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