Text messaging can add up very quickly, even if you have a plan through your phone service provider. For users in the Philippines, Chikka Text Messenger claims to offer free text messaging, but, sadly, we never made it past the Sign In page to find out how it performs.
To start, Chikka asks for access to your Contacts, which is typical of these types of apps. If you don't already have a Chikka account, you'll have to create one by using your Globe, Smart, or Sun mobile phone to register, or by entering your e-mail address. Because we didn't have one of the three aforementioned mobile phones, we used our e-mail address. We entered it and tapped Sign Up, only to receive a message stating that "An error has occurred. Please try again after a few minutes," which we did, without any luck. We were told after our second try that we had successfully signed up and to check our e-mail for verification, but the e-mail never appeared, not even in our Junk Mail folder. So, after all was said and done, we never made it past Chikka's Sign In page to find out what the app was all about.
If you're looking for a free way to text message your friends in the Philippines, we recommend you look for a more reliable app that actually works.
Download the app on your iOS device so you can take Chikka with you wherever you go.Simply sign up for free using your mobile number to start texting for free. You can also create an account using Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or LinkedIn so you don't have to worry about forgetting your password again.And when you're not on mobile, Chikka is also always accessible on the web.This version gives you more free texts and other cool features to help you conveniently connect with your friends wherever you may be. Happy texting!NEW: Now, have fun talking with all your friends in Group Chat!Features:More free texts to the Philippines dailyEasy sign-in using Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or LinkedInExchange voice messages with fellow Chikka usersSync Chikka with your local Contacts and have them available even on the webMore space for longer messagesAutomatic 30-day Message Archiving that synchronizes messages in all your devicesExport threads or messages to keep memorable conversationsKeep friends updated real-time with your status messagePersonalize your account with a profile photo---------------------------------------------------------Wed be happy to know what you think.For feedback and other concerns, email us at firstname.lastname@example.orgFind us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChikkaPhilippinesFollow @chikka on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chikka