I’ve been trying to find a cheaper alternative of SMS-ing rather than using my current mobile phone carrier. Trying out free SMS services here and there (which most of them put advertising texts at the end of your message, which is uncool) After trying out some paid web SMS services, I’m stuck now at SMSDiscount!
With only 3 cents (in Euro) or 5 cents in Australian per SMS (depends on the country), I can send 5 more SMSes overseas instead of just 1 SMS with the same price! The service so far has been good, messages are sent in a snap, and so far I’ve encountered no problems on the service.
There are currently 3 ways to send SMS through SMSDiscount:
- From their website
You can login to the site to send SMS (but there are no characters counting when you type and also no address book yet).
- From their application
You download their nifty application, install it in your Windows machine (which has an address book, among other features). You can always check your credit here (it’s displayed and updated automatically when you send an SMS)
- Through their web API
If you are a techy or at least know some web programming, you can then create your own web page to send SMS using your SMSDiscount account. I use this as it gives me the easiest access and quickest access to those friends (or my girlfriend :)) whom I SMS a lot everyday without having to click on her name on the address book, etc.
If you want the code, go to my post about SMSDiscount API here.
I’ve tried other paid SMS services, but none gives me the satisfaction of SMSDiscount! Give it a go and let me know if you enjoy it as much as I do! Happy saving and SMS-ing! :)
*UPDATE 1 Nov 2007* I got an email from SMSDiscount, that they are now offering free SMSes to these countries:
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
Wow! Let’s wish they put on more countries for the free SMSes. I’ll update this page once I get more news from them.