News by Dan Seifert on Friday December 02, 2011.
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Yahoo! has released a new app for the Android platform that allows users to send messages to individuals or groups for free, without incurring any SMS fees from their carrier. Called Hub, the new app even lets users communicate with people who aren't using Hub.
The Hub app features threaded conversations that can house numerous users at one time. If a user sends a message from the Hub app to someone who isn't using Hub, the recipient will get a text message with the option to carry on the conversation over SMS. The app uses a Wi-Fi or 3G data connection, so users will not have to pay for or use up text messages on their cellular plan. Hub also features push notifications, so users can get instantly notified when they have received a new message.
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