Besides Social Media, SMSing or texting is also a very popular way to stay connected with your friends, family and colleagues. In the past few years, we’ve seen the great advancement of Telecom industry towards Internet. Now you can call free, send free SMS online, and even recharge your mobile balance online.
People basically use SMS packs or plans to enjoy cheap bulk messaging. But Telecom Authority of a country or state can apply limits on such offers on bulk messaging and unlimited texting. For an example, as of August 18, 2012; TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) has limited the number of SMSs per day for all network providers to 5 only (it’s a measure by Government of India to sue rumors spread in the country through text messaging a few days ago).
Bulk SMSs also cause a huge congestion during special days like festivals and national holidays, therefore network providers block SMS pack usage during these “blackout” days.
In a situation of a “blackout” day or similar, you have some easy options to send free unlimited SMS to India and that’s what we’re looking through in this post.
Here are some popular and handy websites / services to send free unlimited SMS in India:
160by2 is one of the top services to send free SMS online. It is so quick and allows you to send SMS upto 140 characters.
Another leading site to send free SMS on web. Quick, allows upto 140 characters in SMS.
Once popular, MyCantos is still a reliable medium to send SMS upto 300 characters.
New service. Provide upto 300 characters to send SMS.
Allow upto 140 characters in SMS. Provides Flash message facility, but sticks sponsored ads with the message.
iSMS is a service by ibibo that allows you to send free SMS upto 293 characters. Puts ads in SMS body.
293 characters allowed per SMS, sticks ads in SMS body.
Provides short character limit upto 80 characters.
Send free SMS with YouMint upto 130 characters. Syndicates ads sometimes with the texts.
With SendSMSNow, you can send free SMS limited to 130 characters.
Alternatively, you must try WhatsApp if you are a SmartPhone user.