Short Message Service (SMS) is a text messaging service component of phone, web, or mobile communication systems, using standardized communications protocols that allow the exchange of short text messages between fixed line or mobile phone devices. SMS text messaging is the most widely used data application in the world, with 2.4 billion active users, or 74% of all mobile phone subscribers. The term SMS is used as a synonym for all types of short text messaging as well as the user activity itself in many parts of the world. via SMS – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Some common uses of SMS are things you may already be familiar with, such as: Twitter, Reminders, and Calendar on your phone.
In last week’s post I asked you to think about your 2012 Technology Budget. Many of you use SMS. Some plans have unlimited texting, but what are you paying for that service a month? Are you paying separately for each message, or (estimate for 100 messages @ 5.99/month), or maybe you are paying $30.00/month). Either way, those dollars add up. For 2012, think about whether in some instances you could use SMS from one of the free services listed here. Maybe it will help you cut those costs. I recently used Textfree from Pinger.com, and was pleased with how easy it was to set up an account. I also liked the support that was available. Below is a synopsis of what Pinger thinks about their service.
What is Pinger? Pinger makes texting and talking free. Our market-leading communications products have been downloaded by millions of iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android users around the world. Who is Pinger? Pinger is loaded with inventive people who enjoy creating consumer products and services that make a difference in people’s lives. via Pinger makes texting and talking free..
Here’s a tip: After you decide which free SMS service you want to use, tell your text community about your new telephone number. Ask them to put that number in their Contacts folder so they will recognize your phone number by name when they receive a text from you.
Listed below are other sites I visited. There is a brief synopsis, of how the service works, and a link at the end of the paragraph that you can click. The link will take you to the sign up screen. I hope this is helpful 🙂
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Free Text Messages
1) OnlineTextMessage.com allows free text messaging. You can send free SMS text messages to anyone with a SMS or text message enabled mobile phone. You no longer have to pay to send quick SMS or text messages as long as you have access to the Internet. All major carriers are supported: Verizon, AllTel, AT&T, Cingular, TMobile, Sprint, SunCom, and Nextel. Please bookmark our site and make us your home for free online text messaging and SMS services. You can also add it to your MySpace Profile or Google! Bookmark Us.via Free Text Messaging – Send Free Text Messages.
Regular rates apply, please check with the recipients before sending a text message to them. You can send text messages to any of the major United States cellular services. Click the link.
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There are many of these free SMS services. If you have one that you use and like, don’t hesitate to share. See you at the next post! 🙂