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The eBuddy XMS application for iOS and Android has launched worldwide and is set to change phone messaging as we know it. The eBuddy XMS application is a free messaging system which allows you to send more than just SMS to your contacts, including pictures and emoticons.

To use eBuddy, once verified, all that is required is an Internet connection. So, unlike sending messages and pictures via your phone, the eBuddy service will be free from additional phone charges. If you’re using free Wi-Fi or your home Internet there are no additional costs. If you use your phone’s data plan you may be charged for your Internet usage, depending on your plan.

To get the eBuddy application, see the eBuddy XMS Android application and the eBuddy XMS iOS application on iTunes. The eBuddy application even works on the iPhone Touch, although users will need a valid mobile number to verify the account.

Users of eBuddy XMS need to verify their phone number with an SMS verification. Once verified, eBuddy will automatically scan for contacts already using eBuddy XMS. Users can also link their Facebook account to eBuddy in order to find new contacts or send out an invite via Twitter or SMS.


Messages are sent in real time and eBuddy XMS will show you when messages are sent and read.

The eBuddy application is similar to other free SMS applications such as Textie Textie - The Ultimate iPhone Messaging App Textie - The Ultimate iPhone Messaging App Read More and ConnectMe however eBuddy is available worldwide.

Have you tried eBuddy XMS? What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

Source: TheNextWeb

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  1. Lisapryne
    June 23, 2011 at 3:43 am

    I used my google voice app # instead of my phone to get the verification code and got it but ebuddy won't recognize it. How do you sign up if you can't manually enter the verification code?

    • Angela Alcorn
      June 26, 2011 at 4:34 am

      As far as I know, the verification must be done via SMS. But, a Google Voice number should theoretically work - if you've received the verification code it should work. Perhaps it's started an account for you for the Google Voice number, but on your phone you need to start a new one with your phone number.

  2. Angela Allen
    May 25, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Well, if you are concerned about security, you may want to read the privacy policy on their website before you download the app - in particular the part that says, " A copy of your phone address book will be transmitted to and stored on our servers and used to
    provide you and other users with Suggested Contacts" :(

    • Tina
      May 27, 2011 at 10:27 pm

      That sounds pretty creepy! Thanks for pointing it out, Angela.

    • Angela Alcorn
      May 28, 2011 at 7:08 am

      Yikes. I hadn't noticed that. Thanks for mentioning it!

  3. Bla
    May 24, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    so... how is this any different from whatsapp, which has been around for quite some time now ?

    • Huseyin Kaya
      May 24, 2011 at 4:19 pm

      This uses secure connection so you won't be vulnerable to man in the middle attacks, and i think Whatsapp doesn't use a secure connection. So this is win for me.
      and it looks better.

      • Angela Alcorn
        May 24, 2011 at 5:42 pm

        Thanks for that concise reply. :)