Google extended its Free Voice Call more one year, its old news. They have now enabled Free SMS to all over the world(Supported Carrier). But it needs credit. Google gives 50 credit for free. In this article we will share details about Gmail SMS and how you could actually enjoy lifelong free SMS.
Initially when Google Voice was beta, there was unlimited free SMS too. It also worked for any number is this world, as far I did tested then. But when Google released Google Voice, Google Limited SMS only to US and also limited credit. Now Google Bring Free SMS right inside from Gmail. The new Gmail design was already very slick, now you could find this new Free SMS box in sidebar of Gmail account.
How To Send Free SMS
What About Credit?
SMS credit is an allocation of SMS (text messages) that user will be able to send to any mobile phone. Initially, every user will get a credit of fifty messages for free. But Every time user send a message, credit decreases by one.
How To Keep It Free?
Here are the tips
# If you got reply to any SMS then you will get 5 credit points. Maximum you could have 50 credit points. So when you receive an SMS in your Google SMS or actually in Google Voice number you will get 5 credit for free.
# Or no worry if your points gone to zero, it will refill automatically again with 50 credit points in 24Hr.
Thoughts: It seems Google kept that 50 credit system to avoid miss use and spamming.
“Buying” additional messages
Keep in mind that if you’d like a higher message credit, you can always send an SMS to your own phone, and then reply to that message multiple times. Every time you send a reply message, your SMS credit is increased by five. Effectively, you’re buying more messages by paying your phone company for these outgoing messages.
Supported Country & Carrier:
Below is a list of supported mobile operators for SMS Chat in Gmail
Afghan Wireless Communication Company
- Congo, Democratic Republic
- Côte d’Ivoire
- Palestinian Territories
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- Sri Lanka
- United States
It seems more Country and Network will be added very soon. Did you tested it? Why not give it a try and share your experience with us.