The Best International Messaging Apps

It’s hard to stay in touch with the ones you love when you are separated by borders and thousands of miles. It can also become quite expensive.

But thanks to technology, it is now easier and more affordable to connect with people across the globe. If you do not have our More Everything plan, which allows you to send unlimited text messages to over 200 countries, fear not! There are tons of great messaging apps out there to help you stay connected.

  • Have a Samsung device? Chat On is a great option! With over 100 million users in more than 120 countries and 62 languages, this FREE app has some unique features. One being the ability to create animation messages to send to your friends.
  • An oldie but a goodie, Kik messenger is now available on iOS, Android, and Microsoft smartphones. This was the first smartphone messenger made with a built-in browser, allowing you to search and share any web site with your friends.
  • If you are looking for more than just a messaging app, Viber may be your answer. While it functions on Android, iOS, Microsoft, and Blackberry, Viber also has a desktop feature on Windows and OS X so you can send, receive, and track your messages on your computer as well as on your smartphone.
  • And of course we can’t forget WhatsApp. Gaining world wide fame every since Facebook bought the platform for $19 billion, WhatsApp has become the go to messaging service. By using your smartphone’s data plan or WiFi, WhatsApp will send texts, pictures, audio clips, and video messages for FREE for the first year. After that, the service will cost you just $1 per year.
  • If you can’t stand the thought of downloading one more app, it might be a good idea to utilize the messaging services on some of the social media platforms you use daily, like Facebook, Skype, and Google hangouts.

How do you stay connected? Let us know in the comments below or send us a message on Facebook and Twitter!

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