When I came here in the US I brought with me my phone because it had a roaming feature. I used it in communicating with my family and friends. I did give it up however after months of using it because the card got so expensive and I found a way where I can still communicate for free. Well it was free for me but the one texting me back get charge for their replies but it was still cheaper compared to having a roaming phone.
Anyway, there is a new app that you can use, the free SMS Philippines. You can use the app to send free SMS to Globe Telecom free, SMS to Smart Communications, and free SMS to Sun Cellular. You can send SMS without registering even which I really love. I immediately sent messages to my sisters to test the app. I was hoping that there would be a way to know if they get it or not but I couldn't find a description that says that instead I find this widget that you can try. If you click the down cursor below, you will find the list of unicodes m then just add the number you are sending the messages and voila, you're done. Once your message is successfully sent, you will get the pop up message that confirms it. So try it out!.
This is a great app for Filipinos abroad especially this Christmas season. You will be able to get in touch with family and friends by sending free messages. So come on and try it, it's free! Just please remember that you can not replace your phone with this so don't rely on this for emergencies. IT is stil a good app for us Filipinos abroad so thank you Askimoi!