Did you know that you can now send free text messages (SMS) to your friends directly from your Gmail account?
You can use this service by following the few instructions below;
- Log into your Gmail account. In the Send SMS box above Chat, enter the phone number you want to send a SMS to.
- In the dialog box, enter Contact name of the SMS recipient and check that country and phone number are correct. Then, click Save.
- Type your message in the chat window and hit Enter.
- Your message will be sent to the phone number you entered.
If your contact replies, the text message response will appear as a reply in Chat. These conversations are stored in your Chat history just like regular chats.
Note: Sending and receiving a message from Gmail to any phone is free. When replying with an SMS from phone to Gmail, you will be charged a regular SMS rate by your mobile provider. Gmail SMS is currently available in Nigeria for MTN, Airtel, Starcomms, Glo, and Visafone subscribers.
*Please note; You would need to own a Gmail Account to use this service.
Also, Gmail Account setup is totally free. Visit http://www.gmail.com to register for an account if you do not own one yet.