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Saturday, January 19, 2013

GMail SMS: send Free SMS to any mobile from GMail

Again another useful and free service from Google. It’s available in Gmail for some time now, however I discovered it just now. The message sending feature of Gmail(Gmail SMS) is quite useful service that you can use.

There are many websites which provides free SMS sending feature, however as we use Google and Gmail normally in our daily life, so why to open a new website, if the same can be done through Gmail.

Steps to enable the app:

To send the SMS from Gmail the “SMS (text messaging) in Chat” application has to be enabled in your Google labs.
To do that:
1. Login to Gmail, click on Gear icon-. Settings.

2. Go to labs and search for SMS, you can see the app as shown below. If you cannot see the app search for “SMS (text messaging) in Chat”.

3.Enable it, if it is disabled.

Now you are ready to send SMS to anybody.

According to Google, the service is supported by all operators in India and the US, but not by all operators in other countries.

For now the service is available in in Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Egypt, India, USA and many other countries are listed here.

Steps to send Message:

1. Log into your Gmail account. Choose any person name from chat names. Click on send SMS.

2. Enter the mobile number of the person.

3. Write down your message and hit enter. The person will get your message.


“After your first MSG”----The recipient may receive the message like: initiated a chat with you. You may reply to this message like a regular SMS or send HELP for more info

If your contact replies, the text message response will appear as a reply in Chat. These conversations are stored in your Chat history just like regular chats. Learn more about Gmail SMS.

Sending and receiving a message from Gmail to any phone is free. When replying with an SMS from phone to Gmail, you will be charged a regular SMS rate by your mobile provider. 

Credits Rules:

All users get 50 credits every day. If the user receives a reply, five credits are credited to the user’s account, but the total number of credits will not exceed 50.

If you run out of credits, you will get a fresh set of 50 credits the next day.

Keep in mind that if you'd like a higher message credit, you can always send an SMS to your own phone, and then reply to that message multiple times. Effectively, you're buying more messages by paying your phone company for these outgoing messages.


1 comment :

  1. Gmail is a nice option but is a much better option !


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