Hello friends! Messaging apps like WhatsApp are popular in today’s date because there is no cost to send messages through them. However, the problem with these apps is that the sender and receiver device must have this installed. Apart from this, it is mandatory for both users to be connected to the Internet. If you are trying to send a message to someone who is unable to access the internet, then you will have to use the SMS app to send the message.
There are some ways through which you can send SMS for free. Make it clear to you that nothing in the world is available for free. There is a screw behind every free service. Before using any of these services, you should know that you will start receiving emails and SMS containing advertisements. Keep in mind that when you installed a free SMS app, how many permissions have you given to that app so that your privacy is not violated. It is possible that these services that provide free service can sell your contact to a marketing company.
We came across many such internet services which were claiming that you can send or receive text messages for free using them. But we did not find most of them trustworthy. We used most of these and found that the claims of these services were not good. By the way, some services are reliable.
We used some free SMS services and found Way2sms very useful. Text messages sent using Way2sms were delivered quickly. It works on mobile and desktop browsers. Its Android app is also available. The mobile website of this service can be accessed from every platform.
This service also has some drawbacks. An advertisement will be displayed. We got promotional mail even before the verification mail arrived. Apart from this, we will not suggest you use the Android app of Way2sms, as it asks for many permissions from you. These include ‘Editing and deleting the contents of your USB storage’, ‘Test access to protected storage’, ‘Permission to read log data’ and ‘Location’. A mobile site is good so you don’t need to download the app.
You can send SMS using Way2sms like this:
Go to the Way2sms website and create an account. A password will be sent to your mobile and verification email too. You will need both of these to verify your account and send SMS for free.
Now open the website and log in. Now click on Send Free SMS. This will take you to the page where Way2sms will ask you to contact. It is not mandatory to do this, but the effort of the site will be such that you can save the contact on its server. After this, click on the Send SMS link which is next to the Home icon in the top.
Type your friend’s number, then your message. And send it by clicking on Send SMS.
The 160by2 also offers similar services that once rivaled Way2sms, although it was later purchased by Way2sms. By the way, it still works like a separate service. There is also a Chrome extension of this service through which you can send SMS fast. According to us, Way2sms is a better option because its mobile site is more user friendly.
Hike Messenger is a messaging app that is present on most platforms. Through this app, you can send SMS messages, as well as messages to other Hike users. You get a balance of 20 free SMS upon signing up. If you sent a referral message to someone else to join Hike, you will get 50 free SMS more. Through Hike, you can send and receive messages. As soon as your friend will reply to the free SMS sent by you, you will receive it in the app. You can get more free SMS by chatting on Hike messenger.
The app is available on iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. You can send free SMS using Hike in this way.
Install the app and register your account. Now you tap on the new message button. After this, enter the phone number of any person who is not present on Hike. This message will automatically run as an SMS. Or you can also choose the number from your contact. Keep in mind that Hike is not installed on your friend’s device only then you will be able to use free SMS. Otherwise the message will go via Hike messenger.