Voxer brings something new to the world of free smartphone messaging. It's a free 'walkie-talkie' service, that uses 3G or WiFi. You can text, send photos and best of all send voice messages.
Getting people involved is always the tricky part with these things, but once you do, using Voxer is simple, and the Walkie-talkie element is great fun. Open a chat, touch the 'Hold and Talk' button then speak. Once you let go, your voice message is sent. Whoever you're chatting to can also listen to you live whenever you have the walkie-talkie button pressed.
Sending short voice messages is quicker than writing a text, although less discrete, and I find Voxer is much easier to use than my phone's voicemail. It has got great potential to steal lots of users away from
Voxer can sometimes feel awkward when you're having a quick conversation using voice chat, and lots of messages are going backwards and forwards. However, the walkie talkie novelty factor is lots of fun.
Turning your phone into a walkie-talkie is a neat idea, and as a way of sending free messages Voxer is a good app.