The crowded Kik-like service market is seeing fiercer competition as China Mobile, the largest operator in the world in terms of revenue and subscribers, announced releasing its own free text messaging product Feiliao (飞聊, means Flying Chatting in Chinese) on weibo.

According to the weibo post, Feiliao is based on Fetion, the largest and most profitable operator’s IM effort. Feiliao will support iOS, Android and Symbian with an imminent beta release.

As other Kik-like services, Feiliao will let users send free text messages for free, regardless what operators, mobile phones and mobile OS they are using.

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