These free Android applications will allow you to send free sms and monitor your mobile usage, so that your monthly bill doesn’t go overboard.
HeyWire is for sending free local and international sms, and Droid Stats to monitor your monthly phone usage.
Both of these applications are available for free from the Android market, so go to the market, and install them when you are ready.
HeyWire, developed by Media Friends, offers free sms in over 146 countries worldwide. HeyWire lets you send sms over WiFi, or your data plan, so you do not have to worry about consuming too much of your data plan when you have a free WiFi available for you to use.
Check your HeyWire number by tapping the “Settings” button. You and your friends have to use this number to exchange sms.
You can use HeyWire beyond sending sms; you can even use it to update your Facebook status. Just tap the “Chat Services” button, and you can add your Facebook account to HeyWire.
Monitoring Your Monthly Mobile Usage with Droid Stat
Droid Stat setting screen consists of four menu: the monthly limit menu, the billing menu, the application setting menu, and the actions menu.
The monthly limit button lets you configure your phone allowance, the billing button lets you configure your phone charges, and the application settings button is where you can set Droid Stat to warn you when you are about to reach your monthly allowance.
The monthly limit screen lets you configure your monthly call, sms, and data allowance.
Once you’re done setting up your monthly allowance, head over to the “Application Setting” screen, and set Droid Stat to send notifications when you are about to exceed your monthly limit.