Depending on your provider, photos can be expensive. I would use WhatsApp (Google to read about it) You can only send to others who have it but you can send to individuals or groups, such as a family group. Texts, if you are in a wi fi hotspot, go via the internet, like from a PC or via your phone service provider. I use GiffGaff , with a rolling monthly contract at £10 a month for unlimited calls, texts and 3 gig data( only needed if away from WiFi )
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