Best free texting app for ipad?

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  1. Amaury15

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    Heywire? Text Free?

    Hi I just want to know wich is the best app for free texting on the ipad.
     
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    I've got Text Free and TextNow. TextNow works best for me. Text Free is hit and miss with incoming texts whereas the other is fast and all texts show up right away.

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    I use google voice. By far the best.
     
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    Pingchat and LiveProfile work very well.

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    I use text now and have no problems, it even gives you your own number!!!
     
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    I'm using Googlevoice! Nice one for me.;)
     
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    People outside of the US need text services on the iPad too. Text Free seems to be the only one to provide coverage in Canada. If any of these otherwise work in Canada on a 1G iPad, I'd be happy to look at them. Google Voice does text? There's an app?
     
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    For some reason when I sent a picture to a Verizon cell phone with TextNow, it never showed up. I thought it may be an issue with Verizon.

    But then it worked with Textfree.
     
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    Do any text apps allow you to send a short code? Neither Textnow nor Textfree allow it.
     
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    Same here...

    Text Now drops many of my responses. Worries a friend of mine to no end thinking I'm put out with her.

     
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    I would recommend textfree. It should be able to handle picture messages. The other apps (textplus, Heywire, Google Voice) do not really have this support currently.
     
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    Not sure whether this is a rumor, but is Whatsapp thinking about charging a premium for their service next year?
     
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    If they do, I don't think they will have a lot of people using it.
     
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    If you get ones of these texting apps, doesn't that mean you have to set up a new phone number. Then you'd have to get that number to all your contacts. It sounds like a lot of trouble. Or am I misunderstanding how this works?
     

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