Sending local and std messages in India is still costly and charges any where around 1 to 2 INR. Last couple of weeks I had been feeling the hype of sending free SMS all over India as I am getting a lot of messages from couple of sites regularly. On further analysis and talks with my friends and We found 2 sites which seems to be best from sending FREE SMS to anywhere India.
However They are not absolutely free. It does not cost you money but here is the inside story of Sending Free SMS to India Works:
How these services are able to send SMS for free ?
Actually they dont. They have come up with a nice idea of allowing the users to use a part of message say 80 characters of 160 allowed and rest is used for advertising. Smart move!. So they collect the money from advertisers and we were surprised that one of the site sends contextual advertisements.
Some of the sites allows you to send sms if you refer 3 more friends. Thats another good way to increase the popularity of the site but it does breaches the privacy of people who dont like this kind of stuff. So we picked up finally 2 sites which works on the base of advertisement.
- Bulk SMS
- Scheduled SMS
- 400 characters SMS
- Phone book support.
- Create groups
AOL.IN Desktop SMS
AOL.IN now allows you to send free sms to India from Desktop. Read complete details here
Google SMS channel :
Google SMS channel now allow you to create group of your friends and then send sms to them any time for free. Read More details on how to do it here
As the name says they break up messages into 2 parts. 80 for you and 80 for advertisement. So far I have seen this service more popular and reliable. Here are some facts they provide:
- Based on the recipient’s location, the time of the SMS sent and the text of your SMS message,160by2 delivers the most relevant advertisement.
- 160by2 enables YOU to send maximum of 50 messages a day subject to fair use policy up to 80 characters long,to any mobile user within India, without any riders.
- You can send only 10 messages to one particular number in a day
Send Free sms through 160by2.com
This works on the same principle of 160by2, however it allows you to send sms of 92 charcter length.
- Out of the 160 characters of a standard SMS, Way2SMS offers only 92 characters to the User to send out their personal SMS. The rest of the characters are appended with an Advertisement or Mobitisement.
- Send Messages to the Group contacts with single click
Send Free sms through way2sms