It's not like sending an SMS is an expense that's hard to bear but with mobile calling rates being as low as they are at the moment I don't see why we can't find ways to scrip on this too. So if you're worried about your messages taking a hefty toll on your bill here are a few websites that will allow you to send free text messages.
This seems to be the most popular Web to SMS site out there. It's an extremely simple set up and really easy to use. Way2SMS allows you to log into your Gtalk and Yahoo! Messenger accounts and chat right from the same page. It also has an email option wherein you can access your Gmail and Yahoo! accounts and view and send mails, again right from the same site. Way2SMS also had their own email option which is being discontinued now since that didn't seem to fare too well. Users can also upload their contacts from a .CSV file for easier access to the address book for sending texts. The site also saves messages as Sent SMS' and you can also send future texts by inserting a date and time a message should leave the server. It’s very handy for group SMS'.
YouMint is another easy to use WEB to phone SMS site. It allows you to invite users to join the network and even pays you for referrals (hence the name). From the same site you have access to hundreds of online games and YouTube videos that can be shared with your Facebook, MySpace, Orkut or Hi5 accounts. There’s even a huge collection of pre-typed text messages, sorted into categories that you can choose to send to your contacts. The only thing missing was an option for sending group texts and uploading your contact database.
FreeSMS8 varies very slightly from the previous two options. You can send text messages to contacts inviting them to join the service which in turn makes it easier to save them in your database. The site even has a Java based Chat room where other users using the service can interact with each other. Pre loaded text messages are also available for you to send, online games are available to help you pass the time and there’s even a section where you can read or upload stories. That part’s a little off beat but seems like a good idea for budding ‘SMS writers’. FreeSMS8 also has a buy and sell section for mobile handsets. It has quite a lot going on from polls to music downloads, Schedule SMS and group SMS options, Photo galleries, a Reminder option etc.
This is the simplest of SMS sending websites that offers no frills. Once you’ve registered and uploaded your .CSV contact list you can commence sending text messages to contacts in India, Kuwait, UAE, Saudi, Singapore, Philippines & Malaysia. You can even download a mobile application to be used with GPRS/EDGE enabled handsets if they’re compatible. In lieu of this you can log into the site from your mobile’s browser and send text messages from there.
If you have any more websites that perhaps you’d like to share with other mobile users, please feel free to leave your comments below.
Published Date: Apr 28, 2010 12:00 pm | Updated Date: Apr 28, 2010 12:00 pm