Nowadays, the best way to stay connected, socialize with your friends or meet new people who share your interests must be texting. By joining AT&T’s (or any other carrier’s) texting plans, we can send SMS/MMS/iMessages on our iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. However, if you don’t want to play by AT&T’s (or any other carrier’s) texting plans, or want to text messages on your iPod touch and iPad freely like on the iPhone, there are plenty of apps for iOS that will let you do it for free.

Now IM (Instant Messenger) has increased popularity among young people all around the world. IM messenger app allows us send unlimited text messages, pics, and quick voice messages free with Wi-Fi connection on phone, tablet and any portable devices or on an Internet-connected PC.

We gathered our favorite free texting apps for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. Transform your iPod touch and iPad into a real texting phone. Check out the Top 10 Free Messaging Apps for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch for your favorite.

 

1. IM+ Lite 

IM+ Lite is a universal free messaging app for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch which lets you send free text, photo, video and voice messages. With built-in free Off-the-Record encryption for all instant messages, IM+ Lite is the most secure chat app on the AppStore.

IM+ Lite

2. TextMe

textMe is one of the best free messaging apps for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. It allows you to send text, voice, pics, video messages to any mobile phone number in United States, Canada, Mexico and more than 40 countries in the World for FREE.

TextMe

3. textPlus

textPlus is a free texting app for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch which gives you unlimited free texting & calling to anyone in the US or Canada who have textPlus, and gives local + international calls for literally pennies to anyone at any number even if they don’t have textplus.

textPlus

4. TextNow+Voice

TextNow + Voice is a free iPad/iPod/iPhone messaging app that allows free texting, picture messaging, calling and voice mail.

TextNow+Voice

5. HeyWire

HeyWire is a free texting app for iPhone that gives you a free US phone number for texting, Picture messaging, Instant Voice Messaging and Twitter. You can sync your conversations across all of your iOS devices.

HeyWire

6. Palringo 

Palringo is a free iPhone messaging app letting you send pics, and quick voice messages with your friends or meet new people who share your interests. Note that the app does not currently do push.

Palringo

7. Yahoo! Messenger

The free Yahoo messenger app for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch is connected to your Yahoo account.  You can send free text messages, share photos and videos with your Messenger contacts, of call them with free voice and video in real-time.

Yahoo! Messenger

8. Skype 

Skype is one of the most popular text messaging apps for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch letting you stay connected with families and friends with a free instant message, voice or video call. However, there are no push notifications for IMs.

Skype

9. Fuze 

Fuze is a new browser based screen sharing tool with the ability to view content in presentations. The free iPhone messaging app can keep you online even after quitting the app. But there are no push notifications.

Fuze

10. Kik

Kik is a BBM alternative that works with both iPhone and Android. Kik scans your address book for new friends and you get a notification when the message is delivered and received.

Kik messenger

What’s your top?

So there you have them, what’s your top messenger apps for iPhone? Pick out your favorites and open iTunes to free download the messaging apps for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch that you have chosen.

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