Send Free SMS from Australia to India & the world

We have just added the ability to send an SMS from Australia to India. It works like this:

Send an SMS to 0424 215 121 starting with the number in India you want to SMS and then finishing with your text message. An example SMS would look like:

919810000000 Hello from Oz, hope everything is good. Miss you lots, talk tomorrow

The first part of the SMS contains the number you want to send the SMS to in India. We take that number from the message, pass it into our system, and deliver the rest of the message to that number in India. The person getting the text in India will see that it came from your number in Australia.

You’ll be charged by your mobile provider for the cost of sending a regular Australian SMS, and we’ll deliver it internationally for you. Most mobile plans have Australian SMS bundled into their cap, but charge extra for sending internationally. This gets around that and saves you money.

This will work for any mobile in Australia, not just IndiaLD account holders, and you can send texts to a ton of additional countries, not just India. We’ll post the full list soon. In the meantime, I need some of our Australian customers to test this out for sending to India and let me know if it works ok or not.

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2 Comments

  1. Sasi Desai
    Posted August 3, 2009 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    Hmm… Interesting.
    You don’t have to be an account holder? That’s new…
    Any specific time frame that US customers should be looking at to avail similar features?

  2. Posted August 5, 2009 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    Web-based SMS to India for all account holders will be out in the next 2 weeks.

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