Yahoo has become the latest company to launch their own group messaging app named Hub. It is currently available for the Google Android platform.
We already have similar services like:
Blackberry Messenger restricted to Blackberry devices
Apple iMessage restricted to iOS devices
Yahoo Hub offers one major advantage. It can send free text messages to people who are not using the app. so basically, you can still have a conversation with people through sms. This feature is restricted to limited countries: United States, Canada, Indonesia, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Philippines, Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Yahoo is currently offering this app to mobile users in USA with a text subscription plan.
• Local and international SMS messages: Send text messages to other Hub users or any mobile phone for free†
• Group Messaging: Enjoy group conversations with several friends at once
• 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