Free SMS, What we learned searching for a Free SMS solution
So last week we spent a some time researching how to send free sms online. We wanted a real 2 way solution. Something we could use not just in an emergency, but as a real option to texting from our own handsets.
Now its not that we are cheap, but who doesn't like to save a buck or
two. And like many people we have gone through the experience of
misplacing a cell phone at work or having our message credits run out.
It happens all the time right? And then there are many times we would
like to send sms more than one person at a time, for instance to tell
everyone where we are gathering.
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We wanted a solution that meet these requirements and that was cheap, easy to navigate and one we could use for the long term. We had high expectations, and set off googling, however we were really quite disappointed. There really were a lot of useless products out there. Many only allowed one to send a text but not receive a response. Those that sent responses sent them to our email address. And none allowed us to text many people at the same time.
We were about to give up when there hiding out on page 6 of the search results we found a site seemed to meet our requirements. We quickly clicked in and we were happy to discover a service that did what we had been looking for and more. Free SMS, Text Blast, Realtime Chat and even a Text Reminder service. It even allowed us to save our colleagues numbers for using time and time again.
Well, we are now loving this solution. What had started out as a search for a crisis solution, turned into us finding a product that we use every day. We now use the service for keeping in touch throughout the day and even set up birthday and appointment reminders. Now when its time for drinks we just send out a blast letting the entire team know we are meeting. Plus we are saving hundreds of dollars in messaging costs a year!
It just goes to show that it really pays to do your homework and check beyond just the first few lines of search results. Often the solutions that will provide the best solution are new and innovative but have not yet been around long enough to show up on the first few pages of results. And sometimes the ones that are ranked at the top are old useless parked pages for advertising and not really valid products in their own right.