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HeyWire

by MediaFriends Inc.
Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.7.12
  • Bug fixes
  • Faster Picture messaging
  • Chinese character issue resolved.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B005VFKHAW
  • Release Date: October 13, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,054 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Send free SMS and MMS to U.S. and 45 countries
  • Text, tweet, and chat from all from one simple app
  • Multi-screen messaging for all your favorite devices

Product Description

The HeyWire social messaging hub offers free texting (real SMS) and picture messaging in the United States and to 45 countries from a real U.S. phone number. You can also send messages via Twitter, Facebook chat, and other apps. HeyWire offers multi-screen messaging for all of your favorite devices. Text, tweet, and chat to your heart's content--all from one simple app.

Technical Details

  • Size: 2.5MB
  • Version: 2.7.12
  • Developed By: MediaFriends Inc.
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Request authtokens from the AccountManager
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Monitor incoming SMS messages, to record or perform processing on them
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Read the user's contacts data
    • Write (but not read) the user's contacts data
    • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
    • Read only access to device state
    • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
    • Open network sockets
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So far, so good! January 1, 2012
Just installed this app on my Acer Iconia a100 tablet this evening and was sending/receiving texts and sending pics immediately. There is no lag time between sending and receiving texts or pictures. The app is very slick and well done. No glitches found so far, after non-stop texting for about an hour.

I keep reading reviews that people have a delay of sometimes an hour before receiving a text they were sent and others are complaining that their phones were charged up to 75 cents per incoming/outgoing text message by their cell phone provider while using Hey Wire. Evidently these people have phones that are not wifi capable and they do not have a text messaging plan in effect?

I can say for sure that this app works very well on an android tablet. And the on screen keyboard of a tablet is a much nicer place to type than the tiny screen of a cell phone. ;o)
Very happy user here! :o)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Verified Purchase
Installed on toshiba, seems to be working as long as you just text Send and receive, But when I tried attaching or sending a photo there was no way to get it to work. Uninstalled, if it ever gets working it'd be a great time saving app since I could just dictate my texts. instead of typing w fingers.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most features for a FREE Texting App available October 14, 2011
I have tried a lot of FREE SMS texting apps and the one from HeyWire.com has more features and functions than any other app I know about. Using the GPS location finder you can find out exactly where your so called "HeyLo Friends" are currently located and then send them all a single broadcast Group Message with the latest attached Picture you have just taken with your camera or downloaded from the Web or imported from Facebook. Then you can upload all your other Contacts from your mobile device, from your Facebook account or from either your GMail account (on Android) or elsewhere (for iOS Apple). Both your Facebook Chat messages and your Twitter Tweets can be sent to HeyWire which then acts as your Hub location for all messaging and contacts. I call it the HeyWire Hub Chat feature. They cover about 40-50 other countries as well. You get to see not only the Facebook photo of your contacts but later they are adding a Contact Name display and later, their Photo for each message so you can keep all the conversations identified. If you know of a better free app, let me know, but everyone else is way behind this applicaition right now. The device coverage is extensive, too. From iPod Touch to iPads, thru iPhones and even Droid phones and Droid based Pads.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars yes February 4, 2013
Verified Purchase
works very well for wifi players. free number, free texting. great functioning. i highly reccomend this for tablets and players with no cell phone serive
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best app for staying in touch while traveling! September 27, 2012
In August I went to Latvia on business and took my unlocked smart phone (not an i-phone), with HeyWire already installed, so I could keep in touch with family and friends. I bought a SIM card with internet access and was surprised how easy it was to text my daughter in the US, and for her to return my text. Then I tried sending her a photo, not really knowing how to use the app but just trying what seemed logical. It worked! All during my trip I could send photos to show the sights to people at home. This made communicating much easier and let me share the entire journey. This is an easy to use, helpful app. You don't need to have technological smarts to use it -- I'm almost retirement age, and if I can figure it out, you can too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best free text app period! December 4, 2012
By Gary
Verified Purchase
I've had this on my Transformer tab since I've got it and loved It...especially since it doesn't have it's own data plan so therefor no phone number, no worries they give you one free!!! I'm in Aruba for two weeks and it's costly to call or text Boston but not with heywire it's free...wife is happy about that and I'm happy when she's happy!! Only compliant which is really easy to deal with tho is it only
let's about 25 to 30 words per text but "hey" it's free send another text!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mostly fine but sometimes the ads are too much. December 25, 2013
Verified Purchase
The app works, yes.
Things to note:
There's no reason for it t o be reloading new ads every 10 seconds. This uses way to much bandwidth if the app is on when your on the cell towers.
Also, it seems sending a picture does not actually send the picture. It sends an ad telling the user where to go look at the picture.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great APP November 18, 2012
Verified Purchase
Works great!!! The text messages are free and it even works perfectly outside of the United States which really helps to save on the cost of message bundles. This app is a great savings.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars A slight Glitch
Seems to work fine BUT ...and it's a big BUT.....sending text to a Heywire number can cost the sender IF they are in a different country, and do NOT have text plan between their... Read more
Published 1 month ago by romytaichi
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good
Published 3 months ago by Brad Mathe
1.0 out of 5 stars I cannot get it to work for the life of ...
I cannot get it to work for the life of me i have installed uninstalled followed troubleshooting instructions and nothing.
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars didnt load
It Loaded all night long and still did not work correctly. Actually it did Not work at all. Sooo...maybe its just my phone.
Published 4 months ago by AJG. I liked that it was a mystery.
1.0 out of 5 stars HELP !
Can not get it to work on my phone ! Said to enter my cell number and I would be sent one text. Did not happen !
Published 15 months ago by A MARZULLO
5.0 out of 5 stars A great app to text on your tablet freely!
I like this program because it works great on my tablet. I can send free texts at any time as often as I want to. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Steve Dunger
1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't work on my ZTE Warp Sequent
My poor rating is simply because it didn't work on my ZTE Warp Sequent with Jellybean. I can't have much of an opinion though.
Published 16 months ago by Rev. Shane
1.0 out of 5 stars Never used this app
It has great reviews but I couldn't get the app to start up! Maybe my phone just isn't made for it.
Published 17 months ago by Ashlee
1.0 out of 5 stars totally useless on galaxy tab 2
Installed and all I got was static slash screen that did nothing at all. Maybe I didn't wait long enough but if it takes more than a minute to launch I will look at other options.
Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars freeCommunicationApps
Nice to make smartphone smart. Using cloud apps, communication apps like this, Skype, Text, IM it is easy to handle all contacts, data, music, pics, etc.. Read more
Published 19 months ago by todd a
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