Google Brings Free SMS In Gmail To All Mobile Carriers In India [Updates]

gmail 300   Google Brings Free SMS In Gmail To All Mobile Carriers In India [Updates]Google has just added India to the growing list of countries that can use Google Chat to send free text messages to mobile phones. Users in India can now send SMS messages from Gmail’s chat interface to all available mobile carriers, and also receive messages from mobile devices straight to their Gmail. The service is not available in the standalone Google Talk app.

The service is free to use, but does come with a limit of 50 messages. This limit is not set in stone, though: for every SMS you receive through Gmail, five are added to your credit, so if you use the service to chat with friends, you will never run out of messages. If you do happen to run out, you’ll get one message after 24 hours, which you can use to stock up again. You can even send an SMS to yourself and reply to get more credit.

gmail sms   Google Brings Free SMS In Gmail To All Mobile Carriers In India [Updates]

In order to send an SMS to a contact, type the contact’s name in the search box and select “Send SMS” from the menu that opens on the right. You will then be prompted to enter the phone number and save it. After that, a chat window will open, where you’ll be able to chat as you normally do, only this time it will be through SMS and not regular Google Chat.

Users in India who wish to stop receiving SMS messages on Gmail should text the number +918082801060 with the word “STOP”. To start receiving SMSes again, text the same number with the word “START”. This is a great little perk for users in India, who’ve now joined more than 50 countries worldwide who enjoy Google’s free SMS service.

Do you plan on using this new service?

Source: IBNLive

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Rajaa Chowdhury

Very useful feature added for us in India. Am gonna use it to the hilt to save some pennies on my SMSes!!! :D

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Anil Kumar

good one….!!

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RaMaN

That’s good. Since Google SMS Channels seems like dead, this is new service and will never become lazy at least.

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Deekshith Allamaneni

SMS channels are still working well. I have a channel myself and I receive many messages from many channels everyday.

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Harshit Jain

There ate already lots of sms services. No need of it.

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Deekshith Allamaneni

It integrates well with gmail. Thats an advantage.

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Yaara Lancet

That’s true, but if you’re in Gmail anyway, it’s convenient that you can now send and receive SMS messages right there.

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susendeep dutta

Not all carriers are supported.The major carrier Airtel doesn’t supports it.

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Yaara Lancet

Sorry about that. According to Google, the service supports all carriers. I’m not very familiar with carriers in India so I had to go with that, guess they missed one?

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Harish Jonnalagadda

Nice!

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Mac Witty

Hope to see it in other countries. Seems handy to have SMS together with emails

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Raj Sarkar

Google. <3

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Aditya Roy

Its pretty handy.. bit i don’t see myself using it much.

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Aditya Roy

but*

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Hiren Patel

Great :)

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Vaibhav Bakhshi

That was a long awaited one…
Yo Google…! Keep it coming.

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Grr

Finally something good for Indian users. Thanks

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Siddharth

Airtel , BSNL and MTNL are still missing from the list

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Deekshith Allamaneni

Whoelse is it supporting then? They are the major players in the Indian market.

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Yaara Lancet

Well, seems like Google weren’t very accurate when they stated “all carriers” in their support list. Maybe they’re planning to expand..

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Alex Perkins

Is three supported?

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karthik chandrappa

I didn’t understand what Google will gain from this. Can anyone please explain me what is the commerce behind this.

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Deekshith Allamaneni

Nothing. You will stick to gmail. ANd google gains from the ads displayed in gmail.

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nikhil agarwal

It is a good service but messages can only to sent via gmail interface. It would be a bit more handy if sms service is integrated in gtalk.

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Edwin Williams

Nice!

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sendid mohamed abdelhadi

i,love eglish

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sendid mohamed abdelhadi

i like this site is very impressing

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Pwince Khan

aghhh what about malaysia?

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Pwince Khan

NOw spamming will be started in india

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Norbert Gruszfeld

I would love to see this one in Poland :)

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Kao Vang

Love sms via gmail.

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rajat bhatt

I am trying to send sms to India from US, using gmail. Its not working . keeps giving me error message’ sms not sent ‘- receiver has not blocked this function so dont know why am getting this error

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Yaara Lancet

Might have been a temporary glitch, it should work no matter where you are in the world, I think. Did you get it to work?

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Saeef Alam

Google is just the greatest company ever.

The free texting service allows me to stay in touch with my best friends back in Kuwait while I attend university in the US.

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Akhil Kumar

woo! IT’s good no need to login to “way to sms”.

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Mark Smerdon

Great start for India.

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Sabrykrishnan Loganathan

I never knew this… does it work in US?

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Yaara Lancet

The service is available in the US as well, yes.

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Muge Muthu

simply superman……….

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kumar raja

yes i have tried this its working nice one by gmail

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ali

such a great idea by google… i really like it..
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