My girlfriend and I have been using Chikka for quite a long time already. We use it for emergency purposes like when we ran out of load. For those of you who are not familiar with Chikka, it is an instant messenger that lets users send free text messages to any mobile number in the Philippines.
If you’re from other countries and you still want to keep in touch with your loved-ones here in the Philippines but don’t want to spend a lot of money, you can just sign up for a Chikka account. Just go to Chikka.com and sign up for free! To use Chikka, you can either install the Chikka Text Messenger to your Windows/Mac/Linux computer, or use the web app.
You can connect your mobile phone to your Chikka account so you can still receive SMS even when you’re offline.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: Chikka limits the number of text messages you can send in a day for each mobile telecommunications carrier but it goes back to the default number at the end of each day. (Please see the table below for reference)
|Carrier||Text limit per day|
Every time your friend replies to you, you get to earn more text credits so you can just continue texting each other.
* Your friend will be charged Php2.50 per message sent to you.
Chikka can also be used on your Android or iOS devices. I’ve already tried the Chikka Messenger for Android and it’s just awesome! For me it’s much easier to use than the web app. I can easily browse the contacts on my phone and quickly send them free SMS over Wi-Fi.