Textfree for iPad is a recently released iOS app that allows users to send free SMS messages to both U.S. and international numbers.

The application is currently available to download for free in the App Store. Textfree for iPad essentially allows users to send free SMS messages to mobile numbers both within and outside of the U.S.

(Supported countries include: Australia, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Guam, Guatemala, India, Netherlands, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela.)

Upon first hearing about this app, I was a little skeptical – but, after giving Textfree for iPad a test run, I have to admit: The service appears to work perfectly. An SMS message sent from my iPad 2 (Wi-Fi only) was received by my iPhone 4 within seconds.

As outlined in the app’s release notes:

  • Pic msgs work with AT&T, Boost, MetroPCS, Nextel, Sprint, T-mobile, Verizon and Virgin
  • Your friends not on Textfree pay regular charges for texts and pics – nothing extra
  • If someone calls your Textfree number, you’ll get a text letting you know

Currently, Textfree for iPad is available to download for free in the App Store. Check it out, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.