Google rolls out new free SMS service via Gmail, GTalk
Offering Indian users to send messages at any number across the country, Google has rolled out free SMS service for its Gmail users in India.
The service lets users to send free SMS to mobile phones via their Gmail and GTalk account from their chat windows, just require adding numbers in their account address book.
Google, the biggest U.S. search engine has already launched its service in U.S. in 2008, and now after long time period it introduced in India.
New Google’s Gmail service gives users 50 SMSes credit, one SMS costing one credit and at every time of sending message, users will get notifying message on their own mobile number and increase credits by give more upto maximum 50.
To access Free SMS service, Users must have to made setting first, clicking ‘Gears’ in Gmail> ‘Setting’> ‘Labs’ tab and then select ‘Enable’ option. Just typing name or number in the Chat panel in Gmail, they can message their friends or any one in India.
Moreover, there are no charging cost by Google for sending SMS, but while reply operators will charges charge as per standard. In India, Google’s free SMS service has supported by Aircel, Idea, Loop Mobile, MTS, Reliance, Tata DoCoMo, Tata Indicom and Vodafone in a few cities, including Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata, while BSNL, MTNL and Airtel numbers are spared.