Yahoo launches Hub beta text messaging service


Yahoo launched today a new service called — Hub, a text messaging service that works through your data connection or over WiFi and is totally free without any text messaging fees.

Hub is fast and easy-to-use mobile messaging Android app that allows you to send text messages and have group conversations for free with your friends or work colleagues.

Yahoo Hub let’s you communicate with anyone on any mobile device whether its iPhone, Android, Blackberry or regula mobile phone  as long as you have their mobile phone numbers. Your friends are not required to have the app installed in order to reply to your messages although it would be better to enjoy the full feature set.

Key features of Hub include:

  • Group Messaging: Enjoy group conversations with several friends at once
  • Local and international SMS messages: Send text messages to other Hub users or any mobile phone for free†
  • Privacy: Easily view and add participants to any conversation thread
  • Message any phone: Your friends can reply with any SMS enabled mobile phone
  • Instant notifications: Get push notifications for incoming messages so you never have to miss a conversation

If you are a text fanatic than Hub is specially designed just for you. Because it is still in beta version the app is available only with an US SIM card and a text plan and it also requires a device with Android 2.1 operating system or higher.

Download Yahoo Hub from the Android web-based market or just get it through your Android marketplace app directly on your device.