Gmail – Google has broadened  its free SMS chat service for customers in India. This new service

alters all the Gmail users to send text messages to Mobile  phones from the Gmail chat service and

they can also receive replies as the chat message. In this service, users have to add their mobile

contacts in the email address book, so that they can easily send or receive messages. This Gmail

SMS service is  available  not only in India but also available in 51 other countries of Asia, North

America and Africa.

Free SMS service on Gmail

Now  if  you  think you can send  unlimited messages then  you are  wrong. Initially, each Gmail user

have given 50 SMS  credit, the  SMS credit is diminished  by one for each message sent by  the user,

and  if  the user  received  any message  in  response to the message sent via  Gmail chat, the  SMS

credit is increased by five. When the SMS credit becomes zero then it is renewed again by adding 1

credit  after 24 hours. This credit limit  is  set  to reduce the misuse  of  free SMS  services  for the

purpose of  marketing and advertising.

In India, this free Gmail SMS service was activated on Wednesday i.e. on 10th October for both

regular and Google apps user. And there are total eight mobile service operators having free

Gmail SMS service –

Free SMS service on Gmail

Tata Docomo, Aircel, Tata Indicom, MTS, Reliance, Vodafone, Idea and Loop Mobile

Mobile service providers like BSNL, MTNL and AirTel are not supported this Gmail SMS service

yet. This free  SMS  service provides so  many facilities to the users. Those  people who  do not

want to  receive messages from Gmail  chat, they can  block  all the future  messages  from  the

senders  simply by  replying  the message with the word  “BLOCK”  and   if they again want to

receive messages then reply the message with the word “UNBLOCK”.

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And if any of the Gmail chat recipients do not want to receive any message from any Gmail user in

India, they can ‘Deactivate’ this service by sending a ‘STOP’ message to +918082801060 and to

‘Activate’ this service again send ‘START’ message to +918082801060. Sending messages from

Gmail Chat Interface is very simple, you just have to add the recipient mobile number and country

and then write your message and click ‘Send’ option. Remember, sending SMS from Gmail to

mobile phones is absolutely free but standard SMS charges may apply if you respond to Gmail

SMS via phone.


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