Thursday, 29 December 2011

Sending SMS from Gmail

You normally use the chat facility in Google mail, would have been familiar with the facilities offered by sms.

You can use the facilities for free sms. For receiving sms, sms can reply back as usual with the normal rate, without having to open emails in Google mail again. It is certainly very practical, especially when I'm out of town, or internet access is difficult. So one person using chat in Gmail, one person wearing hp / mobile, send sms like usual.

1. Login to Gmail
mail settings => labs => select widget:
SMS in chat gadget select enable and widget SMS (text messaging) in chat select enable
and then save.

2. To start sending sms, select the name of who want the SMS, enter the name of the country and the destination number. The destination country code is automatically displayed so do not be hard to find the code number of the destination country. :)

Unfortunately not all countries can use this facility alias is still limited. Countries that already support for receiving text messages, among others: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Cameroon, Congo (Democratic Republic), Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgystan, Liberia, Malawi, Maldives, Mozambique, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Uganda, United States, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia.

Also not all mobile operators support with this facility.
For example: in United States all mobile operators is support, in Indonesia only Axis, Indosat, Telkomsel and Tri the support.
Supported mobile operators for detail you can read here.
For quota sms you can read detail here.

Icons that appear in front of the name, if you normally round red (busy), green (available), camcorder icon (if already installed the video chat facility), after installing SMS widget is turned into a mobile icon.

When do we sms are ready to chat, we can move to chat with ease, how: click actions => click switch to chat.
To move to sms again just do the opposite. To edit the number or add phone numbers of other friends, we can do with ease.

Good luck!