How To Send Free SMS And MMS Over The Internet


19.05.2011

How To Send Free SMS And MMS Over The Internet

The need to communicate has always been a prime interest for humans over the centuries. In the 21st century things did change drastically in better, the telecommunication industry made a huge impact on our civilization.

Over the years the “battles” between the leaders of the telecommunication industry have intensified resulting for much more lover cost in the local calls and even in the international costs. But one very odd thing happen’d to the costs of sending SMS text messages and MMS they simply remained stubbornly high.

For example I’m sure you did notice that the charge for sending a international SMS text messages is extraordinarily expensive. For a while we did some research on any service that will allow us to send free texting (free SMS or MMS), we have some suggestions which can provide reliable and stable free texting, SMS and/or MMS services that you can read about below. Gmail SMS Chat

We are proud to present “Gmail” yep that popular web-based email service created by Google and it has built-in support to send free SMS text messages in case you didn’t know. By now Gmail SMS Chat single handedly supports a huge growing list of mobile operators many different countries all over the world such as: Ghana, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and United States.

The contact person can simply reply to the SMS he received (cost may apply) and this will appear as a reply in Chat.

How to enable Gmail SMS
  1. Please proceed from Gmail, start by clicking on the “Settings” and then go to the “Labs” tab.

  2. After with please scroll down until you’ll be able to see the “Text Messaging (SMS) in Chat” proceed by enabling it.

  3. Very important: you’ll need to make sure to enable the “SMS in Chat gadget” and then “Save Changes”.

  4. You can now send free texts to all of your palls in the US and all over around the world.

Google Voice

For all of you do didn’t know yet the Google Voice is an integrated telecommunications service who also makes part of Google creations. One of the many features that the Google Voice brings along is the ability to send and receive free SMS text messages through the Google Voice on the web or app, this is possible because Google Voice uses one of the free US-based phone number or if supported by mobile network carriers, phone numbers that already exist.

The part that I personally love about Google Voice is that it supports send and receive SMS text messages with email address. But one fact you need to know is that today the Google Voice has only support for sending and receiving text messages to phone numbers in the Canada and the United States, international numbers are not supported. Besides the fact of not supporting international numbers, the bigger challenge is to simply register for an account of Google Voice because it’s US-only service, and requires a US phone number to sign up.

Go ahead and visit Google Voice.

Yahoo! Messenger

The guys over at Yahoo also made it possible for providing free SMS text messaging to mobile phones. Nowadays the Yahoo! Messenger SMS has the ability to support various mobile carriers from the few countries around the world, ten countries to be exact: United States, Canada, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Kuwait and Pakistan. It’s important to know that even Yahoo! charges for receiving and replying to your messages.

You can start by composing a new SMS text by simply clicking “Actions” and the “Send SMS Message” in that Yahoo! Messenger or you can use the Yahoo! Mail if course whit that Yahoo! Messenger signed in. Another way to send free SMS text via Yahoo! can be to Yahoo! Messenger for iPhone or iPad(iOS) and Yahoo! Messenger for Android.

AIM (AOL Instant Messenger)

The AOL Instant Messenger can support free sending text messages to all of the mobile phones in the United States. But like the Google Voice the AOL Instant Messenger do not support the international texting. If you didn’t know yet the AIM client is now available for so many platforms, all of which can now be used to simply send SMS texts, wile including iPhone’s, iPad, Windows, Mac OS X, Android, Blackberry and the the web-based AIM Express.

To be able to send free SMS from the AIM, go ahead and click on IM and then enter the mobile number in the “To” field beginning with +1 (US country code) follow by 10-digit phone number. Take the following like a example : +1XXXYYYYYYY, where X is area code, and Y is phone number. The fun part in all of this is that you are able to add that mobile number to your contact for easy texting, and contacts saved in iChat is eligible for free AIM SMS too.

You can Download AIM client.

txtDrop

This txtDrop can now offer free unlimited SMS text messaging for free to numerous carriers in US and Canada such as Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Rogers, Bell Canada, Metro PCS, and Virgin Mobile.

It can allow the users to their enter email addresses and they will receive replies from recipients. But as we did se above there are some bad parts in this too and this is why the txtDrop can’t support Google Voice or other mobile number not originated from a mobile operator. The good part comes from the fact that txtDrop can indeed be used via : Mac OS X, Windows, web-based through, http://www.txtdrop.com/, or from iPhone-optimized page through http://www.txtdrop.com/iphone.

TextFree with Voice

The TextFree can indeed provide the free ability of texting numbers ( by the way US phone number ) plus the unlimited free SMS text messages send to multiple worldwide operators. This is pretty nice because it supports group texting and picture messaging, and one new and awesome support : voice call that by the way is a iOS app.

Another heavy unlimited option is that if you are a TextFree user you can text between you and other users worldwide. So to get this clear: TextFree user has the ability to send free SMS text messages to many mobile phones in the numerous countries: Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Netherlands, Canada, Pakistan, United Kingdom, and United States among. If you try any of unmentioned country’s then you will get two results:

  1. Could work.

  2. Could not work.

Here we’ve made sure to get available for you  the following: The TextFree plus Voice is available from all the iTunes lovers out there : iPad, iPod touch, or you can access the web at http://www.pinger.com/textfree/.

textPlus

Another good app is that textPlus from Gogii and what it basically dose is that it lets provides dedicated textPlus phone number for texting (SMS) plus the support for group multi-way text. The Americans and the Canadian use it a lot because this is FREE. The typical standard message rates will apply if the user enables the Regular Text Notifications in Account Settings.

The awesome part in this hole thing is that the texting in between textPlus users worldwide is FREE, too, once again thanks to the man because this is not done here comes the great part: the textPlus is now available for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch through iOS App Store and Android through Android Market.

HeyWire

I call it the “gun” HeyWire is a service that provides again unlimited free text option once again but the advantage of this service is that it supports any mobile phone in more than 45 countries in the world! Yep such as : namely USA, Canada, Mexico, China, plus most mobile phones in Caribbean, South America and Central America. Another thing that I believe plays a huge roll improving the advantage that HeyWire users have, can be the fact that it supports shortcode to tweet with Twitter. The MS between two HeyWire users is always free worldwide.

If you are interested to become a user: You can Download HeyWire for Android, or HeyWire for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. There is a Facebook app is available, too, but the bad part is that it’s not free if you don’t have a HeyWire account yet which is registered from smartphone.

Krypton

Write this Warning: Sending this message to the last son of Krypton may cause death! in the search engine that you use and you will probably get the Krypton by Durgle. What makes it really hip is the fact that Krypton is a simple web app which has user interface optimized for iPhone and for sending free SMS messages.

What attracted me about this was specially the elegant design, not to forget the fantastic functionality plus the transcendant ease-of-use. The principal target of Krypton is to support sending of SMS messages when you have no cell reception, by using WiFi Internet connection. The quite not so good part is that t you need to know the carrier of destination number.

Textie Messaging

The Textie messaging is in fact an ad-supported unlimited texting app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, Textie Messaging, that allows Textie user to have the ability to send messages to any other Textie user, any email address, and even to most U.S. mobile phones meaning that the reaction will be  that replies will simply come straight back to the app.

Yep it dose it right Textie really sends the outbound text messages to U.S. phone numbers through email gateways and is pretty fast too.

The bad part for some can be that Textie benefits just when you are one of the following U.S. mobile carriers: Verizon, AT&T, Nextel, US Cellular, Qwest and Virgin Mobile.

You can download Textie Messaging for iTunes App Store.

Mobile Operators Email to SMS Gateway or Internet/Web SMS

We hope you are familiar with the term “Web SMS” some mobile carriers around the world provide email to SMS gateway and/or Internet SMS Chat service. To get this a little bit clearly well you’ll need to understand that any email-to-SMS gateway delivers any email message that sent to the email address of mobile phone number directly to the phone as SMS text messages.

The Internet Web SMS service what it basically does is that grants access senders to manually enter mobile phone number on a web page to send SMS text messages to the recipient. In the couple of weeks there was a new service that also allows recipients to reply so that both can engage in a SMS chat.

You will need to know which mobile carrier that the mobile phone number is on before sending email or go to corresponding mobile operator website to send SMS.

Smartphone Social Networking Apps

The last but not least, lets us present a quick example such as : if a user need’s to communicate and he owns a smartphone, well especially iOS machine (iPhone, iPod touch or iPad), Android, Blackberry or Symbian, it’s important to know then there are plenty of apps that can be used to text (SMS) via WiFi, though not as a real SMS to physical mobile phone, but between phone with the app installed.

This app can easily allow more people or more people if they have the same app to send and receive SMS text messages from every countries in the world, both domestically and internationally, free of charge.

It’s important to know that most of the apps can allow the support of: audio, photos, pictures, videos, not just text in the messages. We did mention that there are so many apps nowadays and this is way we will make of a bunch of cleaver suggestions about some useful apps: WhatsApp (available for iOS, Android, Blackberry and Symbia), Viber,  KakaoTalk (supports iOS and Android).

In other social networking mostly requires registration and the usage of a user name or nickname, making them more similar to typical instant messaging application than SMS text messaging app.

Because of this the apps can use phone number for matching. The following will let you know exactly ho can and ho can’t.

  1. Kik Messenger is for Android, iPad, iPhone and the registration is required.

  2. PingChat! is for Blackberry, iOS, Android and it uses nickname required.

  3. TextMe is for Windows Phone 7, iOS and it uses nickname required.

  4. GeeVee is for Blackberry, iOS, Android.

  5. LiveProfile is for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and registration is required.

  6. Beluga is for Android, iOS, and it requires Facebook access.

  7. TigerText is for iOS, Windows, Android, Blackberry the registration with email or phone number required.

  8. HeyTell is for iOS, Android, and it requires matching contact via email or phone number.

  9. TalkBox is for Android, iOS and the registration is required.

Do not hesitate to let us now what did you chose and what did you like about this article. Enjoy!

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