HeyWire Combines SMS, Facebook Chat And Twitter

HeyWire Combines SMS, Facebook Chat And Twitter



HeyWire, created by MediaFriends, is a Multi-Screen Texting and Chat Service that delivers free international messaging with a real phone number. The company hopes to empower people to connect with each other in better ways using Mobile Messaging, IM, Facebook and Twitter on virtually any Internet enabled device.

Heywire’s service is free. Texting from a real phone number costs real money so what the company does is to place a small ad within the app, thereby keeping your messages flying around the world for FREE. HeyWire does use data so make sure you have a data plan or use Wifi where available. For your friends not on HeyWire… Standard text messaging rates apply to text a U.S. Phone Number (nothing extra).

WORLDWIDE with friends using HeyWire,this is what you get:

Facebook Chat & Gtalk
HeyTweets – Twitter via SMS Worldwide
Group Messaging with 10 friends
HeyLo – Locate + Text HeyWire Friends
SmartSMS – TXT Auto-Reply, Safe Driving Mode

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  1. bob marley (@thatbobmarley)

    HeyWire, a malware Android app, is almost as bad as the alternative EchoUp.

    EchoUp developer writes “we are conversation based [therefore] we do not support XMPP”

    HeyWire developers have made similarly inane comments.

    Both android apps require permissions abusive to user privacy and violative of user security

    Both heywire and echoup harvest system logs, needlessly access call logs, phone accounts, esn, unique android id, and more nefarious abuses

    Both employ privacy rape for profit

    All adware is necessarily malware

    Forget them all

    XMPP is free, fast, secure, and interoperable. All smart phone platforms have XMPP clients available most with dead simple OTR conversation encryption

    Android users will enjoy these clients: Beem, Xabber, Yaxim, Gibberbot

    Find a list of free public XMPP servers with your favorite interweb tool

    @parents:

    Cut your mobile bill by a third. Replace youth sms with XMPP!

  2. 4UrEyezOnly

    OTR is a start, but IRM/DRM is a necessity too… Its insane that most of the more popular comm apps #1 do not always transmit data securely, #2 rarely encrypt the messages outside of transit #3 almost never provide end to end protection (sys admin probability have a stockpile of who knows…)

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