How these ‘SEND FREE SMS’ sites are benefitted?

India
March 20, 2013 9:25am CST
Today I saw this advertisement, ‘Tired of paying to send Text messages? Send FREE text messages (SMS) to almost any major cell phone in the world!’ It's 100% free of use, with no gimmicks! No information is collected in our database.’ WE DO NOT ALLOW any unsolicited SMS, spam or illegal sms from our site. clientscommunication.com is tracking every single user who uses this free service. This means that all transactions are recorded and will be used against who violate and abuse the service.’ Well it looks good to me. [b]But my question is; ‘What benefit these FREE SMS sites get?’ They must be having some gain for providing such services, no service can be free. I guess; this way they can collect so many cell phone numbers. I never use such services to send free SMS in India even. Do you use service of such sites to send free sms?[/b] Please respond and share your experience and views. Thanks in advance. Professor Dr. B.Saraf. PhD. Cheers have a lucky day ahead. March 20th 2013. [i][/i]
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7 responses
• India
20 Mar 13
they get money for just as how mylot gets...when a particular website is very active,its rank increases and they get paid more for the increased activity..and everyone would wanna send free sms instead of goin for a sms offer...all they would have to do is subscribe for a data plan..thst way they can use the web and send sms as well..
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• India
21 Mar 13
Thanks for sharing your views on this free sms topic lol.
• Surrey, British Columbia
20 Mar 13
me?in my case i dont know how to send message via free .but i apreciate the government to build that such idea to have free sms sending message for free in just for an emergence matters because if its unlimited or open to all it will lead to abuse text message in non sense way so therefore thats might cause no good in society lead to crisis especially in the philippines.the question is how to control that site perfectly without fail?
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• India
21 Mar 13
Thanks for sharing your views, yes the government should have some control over them,
@ayano678 (441)
20 Mar 13
I've never heard of it. apparently there are free sites like that. I usually send sms through yahoo. did you ever try it. thank you.
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• India
21 Mar 13
Through yahoo you send sms, how ? Share here, many will be benefited.
@topffer (34200)
• France
21 Mar 13
It is a feature of Yahoo Messenger, but it works only for a limited number of countries -- India included -- and phone operators : http://messenger.yahoo.com/features/sms/
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• India
24 Mar 13
lol thanks, yes i checked, it says.. It's free to send SMS messages from Yahoo! Messenger to your friends (and to receive their replies). However, your friends may incur data charges from their mobile carrier for receiving and replying to your messages. Yahoo! Messenger supports SMS messaging for the following countries and carriers: United States: AT&T, Alltel, Nextel (including Sprint), Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile Canada: Rogers, Fido, Telus India: Vodaphone Essar, Airtel, Aircel, Spice, Escotel, Reliance, BPL, BSNL, IDEA, MTNL Indonesia: XL, Indosat, Hutch 3, Telkomsel, Mobile-8, Bakrie, Smart Malaysia: Celcom, DiGi, Maxis Philippines: Globe, Smart, Sun Thailand: AIS, DTAC Vietnam: Mobifone, Viettel, Vinaphone, S-Fone, EVN, Vietnamobile, Beeline Kuwait: Wataniya Pakistan: Mobilink
@dagami (1162)
• Rome, Italy
21 Mar 13
hi, prof. i use viber (free calls and SMS worldwide). you just need internet access on your mobile. the line is clear and the sms arrives fast. i am very satisfied with their services. all transactions, even on our paid phone lines, are recorded. haven't you noticed that when a crime happens, it is now easy for the investigators (police) to have access with all the phone's activities?
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• India
21 Mar 13
Welcome to mylot and my discussions; i have never heard about 'viber', well i shall search about this.
• India
21 Mar 13
lol i have checked about this, it says the phone to which you send sms or talk must have this viber installed.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
21 Mar 13
I have tried using this service, but unfortunately not all of them are really able to send the messages. I tried sending a message on my phone, but never got it.
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• India
21 Mar 13
I thought they always reach, though i never tried this free stuff lol.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
22 Mar 13
Before trying to send to a friend an SMS via those sites, I always try to send a message on my phone to make sure that it works. Well, I know that only one among other sites I have tried worked.
@rubyroy (824)
• India
23 Mar 13
I do not believe in such magnanimity from an Internet provider or agency,so be careful.
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• India
24 Mar 13
Yes i shall be careful Madam Ruby Roy.
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
20 Mar 13
namaskar sir These free sms sites earn much of their revenue by displaying adverts just like mylot. MyLot too makes good money via the adverts and that is where from they pay their users. I do not send SMS to anyone unless it is an occasion and I do it paid. I dont like those free sms sites. And as far as I know, these free sms sites do sell the cell numbers despite their promises of - "No information is collected in our database.’ WE DO NOT ALLOW any unsolicited SMS, spam or illegal sms from our site." - they sell it to others and make money from them too. If you have been using these sites, I am sure you would have been getting calls from many organizations unless you have the DND enabled.
• India
21 Mar 13
Sid beta I have clearly said i never use services of such free sites, i use my BSNL sim for this; i know they collect the cell numbers and sell. Thanks for sharing your views.