How to Send a Text Message from Your Computer for Free

By: Robert Thomson

Text messages are typically sent with the use of mobile phones. The first sets of mobile phones allow users to send messages that consist only of 160 characters. Spaces are counted as well. As years pass by, mobile phone manufacturers increased the number of characters that can be inputted in the message editor. Now, you can create a text message that consists of more than 1,000 characters. But, the innovation in text messaging didn’t stop there. It has also invaded the world of internet as people are now allowed to send text messages from their computer to mobile phones without any charges.

Do you want to know how to send a text message from your computer to a mobile phone for free? Here are the things that you need to do:

1. Find a website that offers this kind of service. There are many free text messaging sites so it won’t be difficult for you to find one. Some of them have their own text editors included in their website, and some of them would ask you to install a text messaging software. You must be aware that some free text messaging websites have limited number of text messages you can send within a day. If you want, you can sign up to all these websites, and use them as they don’t have strict terms and conditions. Instant messaging softwares, as well as free email service websites also offers free text messaging.

2. Check if the text messaging website can really send text messages to any kind of mobile phone. You can try sending text messages to your friends numbers and ask them if they received a text from you.

All free text messaging websites shares the same procedure on how to send a text message from your computer for free. First is to type your message on the text editor. Free text messaging websites normally have this empty box on their home page that looks like the standard message editor of a mobile phone. You can start typing your message there. Then, if you want to express your emotions on your message, you can select the appropriate emoticon which is provided in the text editor. Now, most free text messaging websites only allow you to type at least 160 characters so make sure that you have typed-in the important message that you need to send. After typing your message, type in the recipient’s number. Finally, click the send button or press enter.

If you will be using a text messaging software, you may be able to receive the reply of your recipient. However, they will be charged for every reply they make. The fee is much higher than the standard rate for text messaging, so expect to receive a reply on your mobile phone.

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