Pinger: Free SMS + Calls

Pinger: Free SMS + Calls

FREE

(3 stars)

(66)


Download for Android

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

Pros
  • Text and call for free Pinger and non-Pinger users
  • Pinger points system
  • Neat minimalist interface
  • Push notifications and group chat
Cons
  • Only text and pictures can be shared
  • Pinger is only available in US, Canada and Spain so far
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"Knocking down communication barriers"

Reviewed by / Mar 14, 2013

Pinger Messenger is a global free calling and texting multi-platform app

Instant messaging apps with push notifications were a revolution that changed forever the way we communicate through mobile devices. The main catch of those services is though, that both sender and receiver need to install the same app, sign up the same service and of course, having a smartphone. Pinger is going a step further: a free calling and texting service that ensures free communication even with those users that haven't installed the app or even without a smartphone.That's why, according to ComScore, Pinger is one of the Top 5 downloaded and used apps.

It works this way. Both text and calls between Pinger users are completely free. Message feature work pretty much like other instant messaging apps: push notifications, chat window, groups and media sharing. It uses VoIP technology to place calls. It works perfectly over WiFi and pretty good over data (depending on the signal quality).

Unlike other messaging apps, when those friends you want to call or text aren't Pinger users you can still contact with them through Pinger. SMS to any number are always free. Calls to non-Pinger users require a positive balance of in-app points (Pinger Points). After signing up, users get a free amount of Pinger Points as well as a fully-functional local second phone number. Pinger points allow them to call and text non-Pinger users for a limited time. However, Pinger users can earn those points too: they'll refill their saldo when receiving calls from both mobile and landlines numbers. This system turns communication into a game and gives the chances to users to keep calling and texting for free. Anywa, ff they run out of points, they can purchase packs directly from the app.

It goes without saying that the local second phone number that Pinger provides their users with enables devices with no SIM-card (iPod and iPad) to use calling and messaging features.

Pinger's set in a neat minimalist interface that makes navigation really intuitive. It's too sober though: I'm missing themes, background, emojis and some customization. By the way, main catch is that Pinger is just available in US, Canada and Spain from now. However, users from other countries can already join "Pinger without VoIP to non-Pinger users feature" by downloading TextFree app (iOS, Android and desktop versions).

Highly recommended.

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Developer's original description available here
FREE SMS AND FREE CALLS TO ANY PHONE
Pinger turns your Android device into a free phone with free SMS to any phone in your country and free calling anywhere in the world, including landlines and non-smartphones.

WHY PAY TO SMS OR CALL?
Some “free” apps charge you after a while. Not us. Nope. We’re free today and we’ll be free tomorrow.

REAL PHONE NUMBER INCLUDED
We give your Android phone a real phone number with your country code that makes SMS and calls free. Give your new number to friends so they can call and SMS you.

UNLIMITED FREE SMS
Send as many SMS messages as you like, to any mobile phone, anywhere in your country. SMS is always free as long as you receive as much as you send.

FREE CALLS WORLDWIDE
Make free calls to any phone anywhere in the world. Just dial the country code and the number. It’s always free if you receive inbound calls. Incoming calls earn points that you can use to call anywhere in the world.

BETTER THAN THOSE MESSENGER APPS
With Pinger you can call or SMS any phone, even if they don’t have Pinger and even if they don’t have a smartphone!
• Call or text your mother’s non-smartphone--FREE.
• Call any restaurant to make reservations--FREE.
Messenger apps only work for text messages or calls between people using the same app. And only when they have a smartphone.

REAL PHONE NUMBER INCLUDED
You get your own real phone number to call and text any other phone number. Texting and calling is always free as long as you receive as much as you send.

NO NEED FOR MULTIPLE APPS
Now you don’t need to know what messenger apps your friends, relatives or colleagues use. Pinger does it all. Just use their landline or mobile phone number and your texts and calls are 100% free. It’s that simple.

PINGER IS MORE THAN A MESSENGER
When your friends have Pinger too, talking and texting gets even better. The calls are in HD, so they sound great. You and your friends on Pinger get unlimited calls (talk as long as you like) and unlimited free texts (goodbye 160 character limit) to and from one another, anywhere in the world!

PACKED WITH ADDITIONAL FEATURES
• Get a free real phone number and turn your Android device into a free phone
• Use it as a second line for your Android phone
• Facebook contact photo sync
• Zillions of ringtones and text tones
• Know when someone reads your texts
• One view for texts, calls and voicemails
• Block numbers, if needed
• Log in to your account from any device
• Available in more than 200 countries

OTHER IMPORTANT INFO
• Emergency calls are not supported.
• Internet access required: either a cellular data plan from your carrier, or use free WiFi.
• When roaming, additional carrier data charges may apply. Contact your carrier for details.
• Friends not on Pinger pay applicable rates on inbound SMS and calls.
• Pinger is ad-supported, so you will see ads from time to time.

CONNECT WITH US
• facebook.com/Pinger
• twitter.com/Pinger

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Comments and ratings for Pinger: Free SMS + Calls
  • (53)

    by MUHAMMAD NADEEM on 10/06/2013

    I love thiss app

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    by Amrinder Singh on 11/05/2013

    Good I want to use this

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    by María Jesús Siaba Cernadas on 14/04/2013

    Fantastic app