Was your mobile line unceremoniously cut off because you forgot to pay your bill or perhaps you refuse to pay for charges that you never agreed to in the first place? How many times have we been presented with shocking hidden mobile charges that we simply refuse to pay our provider until they take out these additional charges? Well, here’s how you can put one over your provider: use free text messaging services! Now your mobile provider will know that they’re not the only ones who can allow you to send messages to your friends and the service is free. That should shake them up a bit.
Free Messaging Services via Smartphone and PC
The most popular options for sending free text messages these days are the ones that allow you to use their service thru your Smartphone.Sending free SMS via PC is not something new. In fact, this free messaging service has been around for a good number of years already. With the increasing popularity of Smartphone, a lot more companies are jumping on the bandwagon and developing software suitable for different Operating Systems for these phones. Among these are applications for free messaging between mobile phones with the same app.
Free SMS – Smartphone
There are applications that you can download directly from your phone and immediately install. This will allow you to exchange messages with people who also have the same application installed on their phones. There are no charges for sending and receiving messages but you may be charge by your mobile provider if you connect to the internet thru their service and not thru a Wi-Fi connection. Not to worry. There are public Wi-Fi hotspots that you can visit and you can instantly connect to the internet even if your phone’s text messaging service has been cut off.
Free SMS – PC
There was a time when sending and receiving text messages from your mobile phone to PC and vice-versa was impossible. You have to connect to the internet through your mobile phone so you can chat with someone who’s using his PC. These days however, someone on his PC can instantly send you a message which you will receive on your phone’s text message inbox.
If you will be using your PC to send an SMS, you will not be charged but your friend’s mobile provider might charge him for sending out a reply to you. Unfortunately, sometimes the fee is higher than what a normal text message would cost. You should therefore tell your friend about possible charges for sending a reply so they have the option to not send back a reply immediately.
On the other hand, they can opt to send their reply to your mobile phone so they won’t be charged extra. There is one other option; your friend may send his reply straight to your email address. If he connects to a Wi-Fi service, he won’t be charged for anything.
There are web-based free messaging services that send replies directly to your email so you should check these out. You only need to input your active email address on the link provided and then send your SMS as usual.
Note: Beware of free text messaging services that ask you to sign-up and pay a minimum membership fee. The most popular free SMS services online do not charge a fee and neither do they require you to sign-up. You can instantly use their service directly from their site without fuss.
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