Previously Google offers free SMS notification from your Google Calendar directly to your mobile phone. Last Friday, Google released a new SMS service to Filipinos. The Gmail-to-SMS, using your email account on Gmail, you can send up to 50 short messages to your friends mobile phone, here in the region and even international mobile numbers.. Google partnership with Globe Telecoms, Smart Communications and Sun Cellular to provide free text messaging to every Juan.
How to use Gmail to SMS
1. Log into your Gmail account. In the Send SMS box above Chat, enter the phone number you want to send a SMS to.
2. In the dialog box, enter Contact name of the SMS recipient and check that country and phone number are correct. Then, click Save.
3. Type your message in the chat window and hit Enter.
4. Your message will be sent to the phone number you entered.
If your contact replies, the text message response will appear as a reply in Chat. These conversations are stored in your Chat history just like regular chats.
And don’t worry, if you consume the 50 SMS on one day, it will reset on the next day.
Standard network charges will apply for any communication from the Globe, Smart or Sun phone to the desktop. However, sending SMS from the Gmail Chat to a phone is FREE.