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How Hike Offline (Free SMS Messaging) works in Hike Messenger

hike logoHike Messenger is a great and fast growing messaging platform with lots of uses around the globe. It is also one of the most popular apps which are being developed in India. Although not as popular as the WhatsApp messenger or the WeChat application, Hike still has acquired a good amount of the social messaging app share because of its nice features.

One such feature of hike is the ability to send messages even when the receiving party is offline. Hike intelligently detects if the other party is offline and then sends a text (SMS) message instead of the normal hike message to make sure that the conversation is not interrupted 🙂 The text is sent to the mobile number registered to the person’s hike account.

Tip: Free SMS Messages can only be sent to India

When does Hike Send a Text Message?

hike sms

We’ll try to explain the process in the form of steps. Continue reading to find out. Hike will send a text (SMS) message in the following cases.

  • You’re talking with your friend and suddenly his connection stops responding. Hike will send an SMS message instead to make sure that the message reaches him.
  • You message a contact in your address book who is not using Hike Messenger. So hike will send a text message instead as regular messaging is not possible.
  • Your friend has turned off his data connection or his plan/allowance expired. Hike will then send a text message so as to make sure that the message reaches him.
  • When you manually select to send a text message to the person from within the chat screen options.

Earn more Free SMS Messages

hike free smsBy default, Hike allows up to 100 free SMS messages in a month. The sent counter is reset on the 1st of every month. There are however a few ways by which you can earn more free SMS messages.

  1. Send a SMS message to a friend not already using Hike and when he replies, you’ll earn 10 free SMS. So you’ll have 10 extra free SMS messages available every month.
  2. When you invite a friend and he downloads the hike app and starts using, you’ll earn 50 free SMS messages.
Tip: If the other person replies to the text message, the message reaches your Hike Messenger chat window just like a normal reply will.

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  • Hi i recently started using Hike Messenger. yeah its working fine but the problem is wen we send a text message as wel wen v receive a text message from anybody it would be from a unknown number.Y is it?
    Is any third party interfering in between us?
    is there any end to end encryption like whatzap?
    if not plz work on it that could make people more satisfied.

    • Hike is using auto generated mobile numbers (Not user’s mobile number) with sms service from providers like https://www.springedge.com to send sms and auto generated number is mapped with hike’s user account so end user can get reply too.

  • I miss you so much for this product.
    I want to know on hike if someone using net but lying trying to shows that they turned of thier net but laterwe found that person is not receving messags on hike but does on whatsapp ..i want to know is there any option to stop someone from messaging us without blocking them ..bhai mere message deliver ni hore hike pe but whtsap pe hore hai ..kya usne app uninstall kiya hai..?? Ya koi option esa ata hai jo mute jesa ho.

  • I want to know that will hike app can be fully hide by any code . Or i want to know that ma frnd installed nd after few days she uninstalled that aap and now when i see his last seen it shown ‘ on sms’ . I want to know that is she using that aap or it is completly uninstalled from the phone. Please if anybody knows abt it plzz. Msg me its urgent and very important to me .

  • I want to know on hike if someone using net but lying trying to shows that they turned of thier net but laterwe found that person is not receving messags on hike but does on whatsapp ..i want to know is there any option to stop someone from messaging us without blocking them ..bhai mere message deliver ni hore hike pe but whtsap pe hore hai ..kya usne app uninstall kiya hai..?? Ya koi option esa ata hai jo mute jesa ho

    • Kafi reasons ho sakte hain bhai:
      1. App uninstall ho sakta hai.
      2. Backgroud me Hike ka autostart band kia ho sakta hai (some phones support that option). So jab bhi force stop hoga toh uske baad wapis kholne tak wo connect nahi hoga apne aap.
      3. Kafi phones me firewall ati hai. You can block which apps are allowed to access internet. In-built nahi bhi ho toh Opera Max jaisi apps se bhi ye ho jata hai.
      4. Phone ka battery saver mode on kar dia ho toh bhi background data band ho jata hai. Sirf opened apps hi mostly data use kar pati hain.

      Aise hi aur methods bhi hain. So better yahi hoga k usi ko puch lo k bhai kyu bhed bhav kar raha hai 😛

  • Pissing off i can’t send SMS on hike what the fuck are you thinking in your mind and post this kind of posts.reply me first

  • Can someone text me offline on hike even if i had blocked him ………. had he hacked my aaccount or is it possible????

  • Dear frnd ,In Hike i can able to send offline msg to anyone but if anybody send offline message to me its not coming.Please give solution for this

  • I am on hike i can get a message from but i could not send when i am sending it says the person is offline but the person is not offline it goes through SMS even sms the person could not getting whta is the problem

  • Just downloaded hike.but m not able to send offline msg to a person who doesn’t have hike..says :waiting for dnd users to join.
    Thankyou

  • My hike suddenly not allowing to send messages when I type words r entering but it’s stuck to previous messages and not scrolling down why

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