Share: Messenger App For iPhone


Do you send a lot of text and/or picture messages with your iPhone? Does your wireless bill add up every month from these messages? If so, take a closer look at the Messenger app. by Treebune is a messenger app that is made to send free messages from the internet to an iPhone or iPod Touch. In other words, using, users can send and receive free text and picture messages between their friends using their own iPhones, iPod Touch or other mobile device (receive from other mobile devices).

The benefit here is that using eliminates the monthly fee of paying for text or picture messages from the wireless carrier, as users no longer need to pay their carrier for that service. However, do note that if you send a text/picture message using your wireless carrier, charges will apply, as is simply an alternative method for messages.

By utilizing the app, users can completely bypass paying for SMS or MMS. Of all the types of messages that users can send, one of the largest beneficiaries will be international text message users, as there are no charges to send a message locally, within North America, or anywhere in the world.

Aside from using the app, users can also send messages via the web by navigating to What this means is users do not necessarily need to have an iPhone or iPod Touch to make use of the app and its messaging functions.

If you are looking to pick up, the app comes in two flavors; a free version and a paid version.

The paid version gives priorities for new features, delivers faster support, and does not have advertisements. The free version simply does not have the aforementioned benefits, however it is still as functional. If users begin with a lite account, their user account is fully compatible with the paid version.

Also, users of either the Lite or Full version can install a web widget on their blog, site, or even Facebook profile, so that visitors can send him/her free instant messages! is available in the App Store for $2.99. The lite version is available for free.

Have you used or a similar service? What do you think?


If you haven’t used yet (or a similar service), I’m going to give away THREE copies today. To win, tell me about your wireless carrier billing horror story!

Winners chosen at random; Contest ends March 10, 2010 at 11:59PM PST.

Contest Rules:

1.) Make sure to include your email in the name entry form or I cannot contact you!

2.) One Contest Entry Per Person. Do not attempt to post multiple contest entries under different emails and/or user names during the same contest.

3.) Winner(s) must claim prize(s) within 24 hours of me sending the confirmation email. Failure to do so results in expulsion from the contest.


  • johnkneematrix

    It is Rogers. Need I say more? πŸ™‚

  • greg

    I was visiting Wolfville NS a year ago, where not only did R (at the time) not have 3G coverage, but around the University and downtown the Edge and GPRS networks hardly visible. Phone calls were impossible, but the worst part was sending (or trying to send) text messages. (And unfortunately, this was before OS3 with copy-and-paste).

    Any-who, the short of the story was the the dozens of attempted SMS were charged along with the successful ones! (And yes, in the end, I WAS FINALLY able to convince them to remove almost all of the SMS charges on the PAYG phone!!)

  • batamhog

    Here it shows $1.99. On iTunes it is $2.99
    Whats the deal here?

  • montymon

    My worst billing horror story happened early in my messaging. A good friend who travels all over the world regularly was on a trip through Australia, Asia and Europe. His company pays his phone bill wherever he goes, but Rogers decided to charge me for International texting for his entire trip! My bill had around $150 in charges just for texting. I called and complained that I was texting to an Ottawa phone from an Ottawa phone, how was I to know the other phone was travelling? [I did know, but that's not the point] They reversed the charges, gave me an extra credit of $50 on my bill and have never charged me for texts to a 'local' number regardless of where it actually is located at the time since.

  • dudemaster

    Can SMS messages be sent to non-iPhones????

  • Lol, I like this one πŸ˜›

  • Yes!

  • At the time of writing, the app was $1.99. I have edited the post to reflect the change.

  • batamhog

    Thx for the reply. I did buy the app. Has some good uses.



  • You can still enter to win a free copy for friends or family! Just
    post your wireless horror story!

  • batamhog

    No horror stories here in Indonesia. I can call Canada with my mobile
    at about $0.02 per minute. SMS local for about $0.01 or worldwide for
    about $0.03 per SMS. Local calls will coat me with the same network
    about $0.10 for one hour or $0.01 to other networks.

    One of many reasons I left Canada.



  • Kamran

    It doesn't make any mention of it being able to send msgs to non-iPhone/iPod Touches though…
    “' Lite is a FREE, fully functional version of app, a messenger made to send free messages from the web to iPhone/iPod Touch.”

  • Luke

    The sender is not required to have an iPhone, but the receipient does.

    Otherwise it would be sms, right? πŸ™‚

  • tom

    Rogers gets my price for the worst customer service/billing nightmares.
    1) A couple of weeks after the iphone 3GS was released, I searched the whole city of Toronto for one unit and found Rogers store that had couple in stock. So I drove there, which took about an hour and half and and waited in line for another hour and hoped that I could walk away with one unit. After the rep spent about an hour on the phone, he told me that I can't have the unit in stock, because there is some glitch with the records and that it will take 48 hrs to fix it, because I was upgrading from iphone 3G ($550 price). They could not hold it for me nor could they give me refund later if I payed the full price of $800. The glitch took about 3 weeks to fix – not 48 hrs, by than nobody had any units in stock and I was told to put my name on the waiting list and they'll send me one eventually. I was going on the bottom of the list of course, which by than was months long. Needless to say, I am not with Rogers anymore.
    2) Rogers had the wonderful habit of giving all kinds of deals and specials on the phone and than charging the regular fees as if no deal was. They never had any records of the special deals and even if they agreed to fix it next time, it was again ignored on the next bill. I am convinced that it was corporate policy to promise things to shut the customer up and than ignore the promise.

  • Luke

    Removing the ads from Lite costs 1,99, Full version is 2,99.

  • Eugene

    Worldwide for 0,03! Wow that's the cheapest I've heard about.

  • batamhog

    No problems. I bought the full app



  • batamhog

    Thats for SMS.

    Next call I do to Canada I will send you a screen shot of what the call cost me.



  • Rey T

    I have been a good old customer of Fido, started with them 1999, and still with them. I guess, i was just tooooo lazy to scout for new provider. Anyway, 2005 when I signed up for a 2-year contract and had a Sony Ericson phone (still paid a minimal amount). In the process of changing from pre-paid to a contract account, the system mysteriously deleted my accumulated $100 Fido dollars, and they refused to return it. The phone came with damaged screen. 'Called Fido and they promised to send me a new one. To cut the story short, the new phone came along with a charge on my bill for the phone's full price! Reasonable, maybe, so I have to return the damaged phone and thought they'd pay me right back once they receive the phone. I got my refund a full 6 months after I returned the damaged phone, bacause they couldn't track its whereabouts. Close to $500 hanging for 6 months, plus lost Fido dollars.

  • markajaw

    I didnt know that picture msging cost extra before, and it cost me big time.

  • Taha Ain

    Well, fido/rogers. I just hate how i live on the border line of two cities in ontario. and that the recent change in wireless boundries “to align with industry standards” or whatever the decided to call it, gives me the privelege to pay an extra, sometimes upto 40$ just because i decide to answer a call in my own home and they think i am across the road in another city.

  • Anonymous

    why is Molinker back????? cheaters back???
    They just changed the name to Feng and changed the icon name and app theme. All the content is exactly the same, why does Apple allow them back after what they did before???

  • xaroc

    Just Another SMS app to add to the list of many that already exist.
    aside from an odd feature or 2. this is basically 1 of 10 on the app store already.

  • Guest

    The lite version is no longer free

  • Winners:

    – montymon
    – tom
    – Rey T

  • Ex


    – montymon
    – tom
    – Rey T