Open Chat Network is an XMPP messaging service. That means you can connnect with hundreds, if not thousands, of users globally. You're not locked in to chatting only with other Open Chat Network users.
No one owns XMPP. It's free and open for everyone since 1999. That will never change.
Chat from your computer. Chat from your phone. Even chat in your browser. If you've got internet, you've got chat. Internet "Iffy"? We'll do our best to ensure you get your messages if you go offline.
Chat privately with your buddy. Join an existing chatroom or create your own. Open Chat Network champions your freedom to do either or both.