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Send Free SMS to 56 Countries

Why would someone pay for sending an SMS if he could send it for free on the Internet ? He should be sitting next to a computer of course but if the service is reliable there should not be a reason to pay for the SMS. Gizmo SMS can send SMS to 56 countries. Not all carriers are supported though and you should check their list of supported countries and carriers to find out if the carrier that you are sending the SMS to is supported.

The United States are leading the field with 30+ supported carriers followed by India, Russia, United Kingdom, Canada, Spain and Germany. It's a bit problematic that you have to know the carrier of the person that you want to send the SMS to but it usually is not a problem to find out by analysing part of the phone number. That does not fall into weight when you send a SMS to your own phone to test the service though.

I ran into a problem when I tried to send messages using Firefox, the verification image was not readable at all. A switch to Internet Explorer solved that problem. I'm not sure if it was caused by my version of Firefox or if it is a general problem.

gizmo sms

Other than that it was fairly easy to use. After selecting the country and entering the phone number I was able to enter the text of the message which was limited to 80 characters unfortunately and the verification code. It took only a few seconds before I received the SMS on my Nokia N73 mobile phone. It contained the text that I had entered and some advertisement for another Gizmo service.

Update: The service is unfortunately no longer available. We have removed the link pointing towards it as a consequence.

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  1. Stefan said on April 24, 2008 at 4:28 pm
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    The Image-Problem seems to be on your side of the show, my FF 2.0.0.13 (haven’t updated it…obviously ^^ ..whatever) shows it correctly.
    But I seem to be unable to receive it on my WM6-Device. *shrugs*

  2. Transcontinental said on April 24, 2008 at 4:48 pm
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    I had the verification number readable here in Firefox, but though the carrier concerned was in the list, my message – accepted and notified as having been sent – never arrived…

    It is a pity, as I was declaring my love … to myself :)

  3. Martin said on April 24, 2008 at 4:57 pm
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    hehe why don’t you write yourself a love letter instead, it’s more romantic anyway ;)

  4. Transcontinental said on April 24, 2008 at 5:03 pm
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    He is a poet, but I’m not! He likes romanticism, aesthetics, the wind and the stars. My purpose is closer to earth… ;)

  5. Aero said on April 25, 2008 at 2:56 am
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    Use

    http://www.yakedi.com/

    It’s free! And no ads!

  6. Pavan Kumar said on April 25, 2008 at 4:02 am
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    Dude, even for me on firefox, the image is all clear….

  7. Techbuzzard said on April 25, 2008 at 9:50 am
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    I did try sending a few sms through Gizmo. I am located in India and the sms failed to deliver. Not sure if this is only the case with Indian networks. The other option is Jaxtr, though it does not support many countries, the service was quite perfect. I could send a sms and I got it in a couple of seconds. That I say is really cool.. The only limit is 63 characters.

  8. shahid said on August 6, 2008 at 4:35 am
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    sir !
    very good site.

    why not pakistan added in this site,so plz.

    looking forward.

    shahid

  9. kamaha said on September 14, 2008 at 10:03 pm
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    pls i will like to know any web that i can sent free sms worlwide
    thanks

  10. ahmed said on October 9, 2008 at 10:15 am
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    ok

  11. Charlie said on October 27, 2008 at 5:09 pm
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    I use http://www.smsfun.com.au

    more sms, no limits

  12. albir said on March 11, 2009 at 8:58 am
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    IHHHHHHHHHHHH

  13. Sunil Jain said on May 14, 2009 at 1:06 pm
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    Thanks :)
    I found a list of sites to send free sms hope it helps everyone
    http://www.gupshupblog.com/2009/04/hundreds-of-sites-to-send-free-sms/

  14. santosh said on August 18, 2009 at 12:05 pm
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    i didnot fint free sms send

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