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VoIP.ms SMS

Send and read SMS via voip.ms
New in version 0.6.21-fdroid
0.6.21
• Restored donation in-app purchase mechanism
Overview

VoIP.ms SMS is an Android messaging app for VoIP.ms that seeks to replicate the aesthetic of Google's official SMS app.


Features

  • Material design

  • Push notifications (if using the Google Play version of the app)

  • Synchronization with device contacts

  • Message search

  • Comprehensive support for synchronization with VoIP.ms

  • Completely free


Rationale

A number of people use VoIP.ms as a cheaper alternative to subscribing to a voice plan for their mobile devices.


Unfortunately, this can make sending text messages rather difficult, as the VoIP.ms SMS Message Center is clearly built as a diagnostic tool for use in desktop browsers, not as an easy way to send and receive messages on a mobile device.


VoIP.ms does provide a mobile version of this interface with an improved UI, but it still lacks important features that are only possible with a dedicated app.


Installation

The standard version of the app uses closed-source Firebase libraries to support push notifications and facilitate crash reporting and analytics, among other purposes. A version of the application that is completely open source is available from F-Droid.


Both versions are available from the Releases section of the GitHub repository.


Documentation

The app's documentation is available in the HELP.md file.


License

VoIP.ms SMS is licensed under the Apache License 2.0.


Anti-Features

This app has features you may not like. Learn more!

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 0.6.21-fdroid (142) suggested Added on 2021-03-14

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • read your contacts
      Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone. Apps will also have access to the accounts on your phone that have created contacts. This may include accounts created by apps you have installed. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.
    • directly call phone numbers
      Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Note that this doesn't allow the app to call emergency numbers. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 5.4 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 0.6.20-fdroid (140) - Added on 2021-03-11

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • read your contacts
      Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone. Apps will also have access to the accounts on your phone that have created contacts. This may include accounts created by apps you have installed. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.
    • directly call phone numbers
      Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Note that this doesn't allow the app to call emergency numbers. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 5.4 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 0.6.19-fdroid (139) - Added on 2021-03-06

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • read your contacts
      Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone. Apps will also have access to the accounts on your phone that have created contacts. This may include accounts created by apps you have installed. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.
    • directly call phone numbers
      Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Note that this doesn't allow the app to call emergency numbers. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 5.4 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log