Send free SMS from Gmail in India

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Google combined its messaging system with Gmail. free sms received from GmailNow we can send free SMS from Gmail to any mobile phone in India. Also, you can reply to chat messages through SMS.

The service is already working in the US and many other western countries.

Its just started in India, but supports only selected mobile operators [Aircel, Loop Mobile, MTS, Reliance, Tata DoCoMo, Tata indicom]

Last night, I sent a few messages to my TATA Indicom number and they were successfully delivered.

Here are the steps to use this service,

  1. Login to Gmail and enter a phone number in the box on left-center edge of the Gmail window. Its the same box that’s used for sending invitation for chat. Click ‘send SMS’.

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  2. A pop-up appears, just fill the name of the receiver and click ‘save’. Registration is completed now!

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  3. Now you’ll see your friend’s(receiver) name in the friends list. To send SMS, click on the name to see the chat box.

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  4. Type your text(SMS) and send it, just the way you send chat messages on Gmail.

    sending free sms from gmail

  5. Every user is given 50 free SMS credits. After exhausting the limit, user needs to buy credit which is an interesting process.
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