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Saving money on messaging. LiveProfile

Techstination feature for Friday, March 25, 2011

Saving money on messaging.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.   Text messaging plans are one of those add-ons that help mobile carriers to increase your monthly bill and their profit.    But there are some alternatives that will let you save money….by getting rid of that texting plan.   A free app for iPhones and Android phones called LiveProfile lets you send text messages as well as photos and videos.   Founder and CEO Phil Karl….

“We like to think of it as a lot faster way and more reliable way to get messages sent on mobile devices.  You can see when messages are delivered to the recipient, when they’re read and even when the recipient is typing a reply.   So it feels more like a real live conversation  as opposed to text messaging where you just fire off a text message and you’re not even sure if the person received it, let alone if the person’s answering.”

    The app works well…but keep in mind you’ll have to get your contacts to use it too.   A Blackberry version is in the works.   You can find us at  I’m Fred Fishkin.

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