JaxtrSMS is an app for Java mobiles that lets you send free SMS messages to your friends.
What does JaxtrSMS do?
Instead of using the SMS messaging feature on your phone, JaxtrSMS lets you use your data or WiFi connection to send the message, in much the same way as you can with messaging apps like WhatsApp Messenger and Viber.
The main difference between JaxtrSMS and these other chat apps is that doesn't require the person you're sending the message to to have the application installed as well. So, you're able to send a message directly to their SMS inbox.
You can use JaxtrSMS to send free SMS to any phone in the USA or India, but if you're outside of these countries you'll need to buy credits with JaxtrSMS to send messages. These rates could be cheaper than they are on your mobile plan, but make sure you check before you part with your money. There's no charge to send messages to another phone with JaxtrSMS on it.
How does the app work?
JaxtrSMS is pretty easy to set up and start using. The first time you load the app you need to enter your name and telephone number then check your SMS inbox and click on the link in the mail from JaxtrSMS to activate the application. You're now free to start composing messages, adding the recipients number, or looking them up from your phone contacts.
Although JaxtrSMS performs its function reliably, it's not a very pretty app, and neither does it have too many features. The user interface isn't attractive and there's no support for sending multimedia messages or even adding emoticons to your texts. It does have options for sharing about the app on Facebook or Twitter, though.
JaxtrSMS lets you send free SMS to any phone in the USA and India, but if you live outside of these countries we'd recommend you stick with WhatsApp or Viber, since they're nicer to use and have more features.