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How to use Gmail to Send Free SMS to India Mobile

No we are not talking about Google Voice, instead we are referring to the old gmail chat feature. I am not sure that many of you are aware that you can send sms from gmail chat window itself to mobile phones. This feature by Google Chat was earlier restricted to only USA but now the support has been extended. And now you can use Gmail chat window to send free text message to just any phone in India.

You can use this to send sms to your contacts mobile phones using Gmail chat. If you want to send sms to a new number (Who is not in your contact list), then simply add it as a contact. Anways we will show the steps with some images.

The SMS service is not only available in India and but 51 other countries in Asia, Africa and North America. The best part is that it works for all mobile operators in the country.

As mobile companies charge a lot for sms, so using your computer to send text messages highly popular, as it is quite easy to use plus its free. We have also been fan of such a great feature and many a times posted some really good websites offering this feature. If you missed out earlier, then just check our earlier post on list of website offering free text message to mobiles.

How to use Gmail to send SMS to Indian Mobiles

1. Sign in to your chat window.
2. In the "search chat or SMS" bar, just enter the phone number as shown in the image below.


Gmail Send Free SMS India


3. Select Send SMS.
4. If the number is in your contact, then it will show the contact else it will ask you to add it as a contact.

 Gmail Save Contact

5. It will then open up a small chat window. Just type your message and hit send.
6. You will be charged with 1 sms credit for each message.

Gmail Chat Send SMS
Google initially provides free SMS credit of 50 messages for each user. For every message sent, users' credit would decrease by one. However, this credit would increase by five every time a user responds to the text message by sending a return message. In case, the SMS credit limit slashes down to zero, one credit would increase automatically after 24 hours. Google said users can also 'buy' SMS credit in case of shortage by sending a text message to their own phone and then by replying to that message.

We have tried it and it actually works and it works just great. Sms reaches to the destination within few seconds, its pretty fast. Lets see when Google Starts offering free calls to Indian Mobiles as well.

This free sms feature will work from Google Chat application for Android other devices where Gchat works. If you have an smartphone then you can use these free sms and save on mobile operator bill.

Please try this feature and let us know your feedback.

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+ comments + 4 comments

Anonymous
October 14, 2012 at 4:11 AM

Will it be charged as local or national sms for the receiver, after they reply ? I am talking about Bangalore.

October 14, 2012 at 11:37 PM

The SMS window is appreading and I am able to add a number -- but the message is not going

Anonymous
October 28, 2012 at 10:10 AM

I am getting this when i send message:
"Your message was not delivered. The mobile user is not accepting SMS messages."

Anonymous
November 19, 2012 at 9:56 PM

I'm facing same problem too.

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