SMS on mobile is the second most important means of contact through a cell phone after voice call. Hence, having an SMS service that forwards messages to desired mobile numbers, free of cost, is a very attractive idea. Hike is an Android app that provides services of a free messenger that let’s you send free SMS to your friends, family or anyone else. Your sending options are not just limited to other Hike users, but also non-Hike users as well. It uses the 2G, 3G or the occasional Wi-Fi connectivity to send messages.
Listed below are some features provided by this app:-
(i) Free National Hike – No Hike SMS – This feature allows you to send messages to non-Hike users via Hike,absolutely free.
(ii) SMS Chat – This feature allows you to invite anyone on a Hike SMS chat.
(iii) Group Chat – This feature enables you to collect a number of people on Hike together and chat in a chat room setting.
(iv) Send Photos and Videos – Hike allows you to send photos and short videos through SMS absolutely free.
Apart from these features, there are a lot of other things that make Hike reliable. Hike is exceedingly fast and works like an instant chat service. It is simple to use and requires no login, sign up or sign out. It directly accesses your contact book to contact your friends. Moreover, the SMS includes interactive emoticons too.
The messages that are exchanged over Wi-Fi are 128 bit SSL encrypted, so it is safe also. Hike allows you to add some specific friends as favourites. You also can keep a profile picture and share locations with friends. Thus, Hike is one of the best free messenger apps on Android right now.