5 Ways to SMS for free.



Short Service Messaging or SMS as we call them, are the most resorted to way of communication in the world today. Like in most other verticals, SMSes too are sent best through an online service provider that lets you send messages anywhere in the world free of cost. Network providers in UK charge a fortune when it comes to international SMSes and that’s where these online service providers score over the rest. Who would want to spend when the service is available free of cost at another medium?

A lot of us are still avid text messagers, not because we enjoy paying our carrier those tiring toll (or package) fees, but because it’s still one of the most reliable ways to get a text-based message to a cell phone user — not everyone has mobile IM clients or uses mobile email services.

Even web-based services are starting to recognize that, and recently there have been more and more companies launching “free” SMS options — most often free for those users who want to send a text to a cell phone via the web and email.


You do not even require a mobile phone if you have a computer by your side. Log on to any of the sites that offer free SMS service and follow the written instructions. It’s extremely simple in fact. There will be a space for the mobile number of the recipient, as well as space for a message. The maximum word limit is generally fixed at 137 characters, but many services even more than this.

Sending free SMS from the Internet isn’t a new idea at all and companies have been developing the bridge between email and SMS for years. By now it’s a simple and easy service to set up and companies have started adding these services as a feature to bring in eyeballs.

Startups are also starting to get more creative with the business model (which was previously severely lacking) as well as the technology solution. At the same time they are learning to add privacy and best practices functions. Remember much of the time receiving the SMS message costs, and some of the services like free bulk messaging could have some not-so-nice spam potential. Be careful about signing up for any ol’ service and check out this list of good characteristics of SMS web services.


Most of these free SMS service providers do not require you to sign up or do not have a much comprehensive privacy policy. This is of benefit to the user and speeds up the entire process.

  1. TeleFlip: TeleFlip has always been a favorite way to send “free” texts via email: ‘phone number’@teleflip.com. They still offer that service which they now call FlipOut, but they are also trying to turn their technology into a working business. I haven’t been able to test the new service yet (shown at DEMO), which is supposed to be out sometime this month, but they say it forwards your emails to your SMS inbox for free — 5,000 messages for per month. Hopefully they have a good management tool, as email spam can fill an SMS inbox pretty quickly and receiving text fees still apply.
  2. Some websites are pretty advanced in this field and even offer a plethora of additional services to the senders. You can opt for delivery confirmations and you’ll be able to track your message and see when it gets received. Also, opt for replies, and the person you are messaging can even reply back to you. This type of two-way communication without spending a penny is only possible through a free SMS service provider on the World Wide Web… [read more]

  3. Peekamo: Founded just November 2006 and based in Toronto according to their web site, Peekamo says they are different than other web-based SMS free sites, as both the receiver and sender don’t pay for the message. How do they manage that? — they say ad-sponsored messages, and using a protocol called short message peer to peer, (unlike the more common email-SMS method). When I sent a message from the web site to myself, it was sponsored by Sharp and had a link to Sharp’s web site www.moretosee.com. It’s still in beta, but is adding other social features.
  4. Secrets SMS Tips To Success with Women.

    SMS is a great tool when comes to dating women. SMS has been the most popular communication tool in the world, along with email. In this article, let me just share with you what are some of the things that you should do and should not do when you are replying to women.

  5. Gizmo SMS: SIPphone has more than its fair share of sweet mobile services like the Gizmo Project, and earlier this month they also added a free web-based SMS service. The service works for dozens of countries and has a model ‘terms of service’ and privacy assurance sections. It’s not rocket science, but shows how these services are easy enough to create that they can be used to market the company’s other money-making solutions.
  6. 1. Do not message her everyday. By messaging her everyday, this will show that you need to talk to her, and you are too needy. If you want to succeed in dating her, do not SMS her everyday. You will rather want her to be the one who SMS you first.

    2. Never reply her in under 5 minutes. This is a golden rule when comes to SMS dating. A lot of guys make this silly mistake by always replying her so quickly. This will only show that you have nothing better to do than SMS her. By leaving it for 5 minutes before you reply her, she will think that you have your own things to do and your life does not just revolve around her. Women want someone who is fun to be with, and at the same time are too busy for them. This will drive them crazy as they are used to getting all the attention.

  7. TxtDrop: TxtDrop founder 22-year-old Nate Kapitanski got some flack over his SMS MySpace widget and web service last year — the site didn’t launch with privacy terms and didn’t have an About section describing the company or its goals. He says the whole thing was a learning experience which helped make the site much better. As a result he added a privacy policy, email blocking, limited the number of messages that could be sent per minute, and says your phone number is now hidden in the MySpace code. Kapitanski, who only works on the project part time, also recently released a Mac OS dashboard SMS widget and says he is working on a Vista text gadget that could be out as early as April. There still isn’t a clear about section, but if you email the info address on the site, Kapitanski will probably oblige you on details you want to know.
  8. 3. Do not reply to a message more than once. I bet that every guy has made this mistake somewhere in his dating life. When she does not reply your message for like 30 minutes, you will send her another message again. Do not do this. You are just positioning yourself as another needy guy out there. If she does not reply, leave it. Either she is playing hard to get with you, or she is simply not interested in you… [read more]

  9. Your carrier!? Yes, its true, some carriers have some limited web-to SMS and email to SMS services. On Verizon Wireless’ vtext.com site you can send a text to a Verizon wireless cell phone user, and send an SMS via email to “verizon wireless phone number”@vtext.com. Sprint has a similar web based service to text Sprint customers. They still get some money the more times people text using most solutions, so why not get more people to text their customers.

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