Textie is a new app for the iPhone that allows you to send free text messages (SMS) and free image messages (MMS) to other Apple products, so other iPhones, iPod Touchs and iPods, and cell phones in the US.
The app is free to download, and because it’s free to use, there are adverts. If you pay $1.99 you get the ad free version.
As well as being able to send messages to most US cell phones (replies are free too), you can send messages to email addresses internationally.
Controls allow you to block people if necessary and all messages are coded to prevent spam.