|Cut the cost of an iPhone and use it even more for IM.|
Pinger is a new way to avoid the cellular text messaging fees while
using the iPhone.
Pinger: iPhone's Communication Center
The iPhone application called Pinger brings multiple communication
streams -- phone calls, instant messages, and Twitter, MySpace and
Facebook messages -- all into a single application.
Is Pinger Phone Free?
Pinger Phone is free to download and free to use!
There's even a way to send IM messages as texts for free. Pinger
makes money via advertising. However, when you use Pinger Phone to
launch the iPhone's native calling and texting functions, your normal
calling and texting charges will apply. This can be a little tricky,
so let's look at some examples of what is and isn't free.
Using the IM-to-mobile chat function to send a text message to a
contact's mobile number. You do this by touching the IM button on
anyone in your contacts with a mobile number or who has the little
phone icon next to their name. This doesn't cost you anything because
we send your message over your WIFI or unlimited adata plan. (Note:
recipients will incur normal charges for the text message.)
Receiving a reply from someone who you've sent a text via Pinger Phone
"Notify via text msg" is on by default and will send a notification to
your registered mobile phone when you have a message and you will
incur costs from your carrier. If you don't want to be charged, you
can turn "Notify via text msg" off in "Accounts".
Sending a text message via the "text" menu option in the Pinger Menu
or Contacts screen. This function simply pre-addresses and loads the
standard iPhone Text app. NORMAL TEXT RATES WILL APPLY in this case.
WHERE DOES PINGER WORK
Canada Czech Republic
Video Media file on Pinger
wirelessway_010609.m4v (QuickTime Movie, 62.4 MB)
Eventually coming to a CrackBerry someday.
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