Sending free SMS
Almost all of us love to send SMS messages, or text messages. However, phone companies know that as well; and most companies charge a fee for the service. Considering the fact that the fees have started to pinch, avid users have started searching for a simpler and cheaper options for sending their messages. Recognizing this demand and to lure in customers, a few smart companies have started offering free SMS services as an add-on with email ids if you start an account with them.
Free SMS through The Internet
Websites have a special service by which you can write down the SMS and it is then forwarded to mobile numbers anywhere in the world. For large companies, a VOIP enabled internet phone service can be tweaked to provide multiple SMS messages to all over the country in bulk. Charges are nominal and high speed networks are available to carry out marketing through SMS. For single users, Google offers this service inside the USA and it has tied up with almost every large mobile company to forward mails and SMSes. Each SMS is only about 95 characters in size and if the SMS is larger in size; it is sent as two different messages. Several internet companies now offer the same service but they might not be able to link up to every mobile service in the US. At present, you can use Google, provided you have an email id with them and are sending messages inside the US only. Generally, the sending service is free for the user but there is a chance that the local user will have to pay a nominal charge for it. There are other sites that just deal with free SMS services for customers. All you have to do is open an account and start sending SMS. There is no charge and the process is quick. Sites like Peekamo don’t charge the sender or the receiver for the SMS but they do promote ads at the bottom of the message. This may increase the size of the text but the service is quite good. A few mobile phone carriers also offer this service. For example, Verizon offers a limited service for sending SMSes to users in the US. Most free sms services will also display your name and your telephone number to the receiver so that they can reply back. Even if the company does not add the number to the message, you can easily add it to the text message.