Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the Android Market where you must continue the download process. This download may not be available in some countries.
Sending and receiving text messages can be problematic and costly when your destination is the Philippines. Chikka Text Messenger solves this dilemma for you by providing a communication hub via online servers.
The application loads quite quickly and the account setup is simple as well. If you possess a Globe, Smart, or Sun mobile phone you may simply enter your phone number and password. All other phone providers must set up an account with a valid e-mail address. Chikka Text Messenger is free for the user who installs it. However, there is a nominal fee for the phone responding to the messages. The application is stable for the most part and operates as expected. If it is used often the software may get buggy at times. It may shut down in the middle of conversation or stop responding. However, most of the time it works well.
Chikka Text Messenger has a look and feel similar to the messenger utility built into the OS with a few extra features and settings. It has a clean layout and simple contrasting colors, making it easy to read. If the user has family or business in the Philippines this is definitely a must-have, but don't rely on it for everyday conversation.
Chikka Text Messenger for Android lets you send text messages to the Philippines for FREE and allows Philippine mobile subscribers to reply to you instantly for as low as PHP0.50/sms. We recommend that you register your Philippine Mobile Number when using Chikka Text Messenger so you may continue to receive Chikka messages on your mobile phone in case you go offline. If you do not have a Philippine Mobile Number, create a non-Mobile account using your email address and enjoy Chikka texting with your friends and family in the Philippines.Note: There is a Phone Book related bug discovered for all Motorola users (Froyo and Gingerbread). If you are using a Motorola handset, please do not download this application until a fix has been applied.Recent changes:1. Updated overall color scheme and user interface.2. Added Message Themes and Font sizes. To personalize, go to Menu then Settings then Misc.3. Introducing the all new Contacts section. You can sort your contacts in four different ways: To adjust your Contacts List, go to Menu then Contacts then Show Options.Content rating: Everyone
What's new in this version:
1. Updated overall color scheme and user interface.2. Added Message Themes and Font sizes. To personalize, go to Menu then Settings then Misc.3. Introducing the all new Contacts section. You can sort your contacts in four different ways: To adjust your Contacts List, go to Menu then Contacts then Show Options.