How to send free SMS messages in the United Kingdom

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How to send free SMS messages in the United Kingdom
There are a variety of ways to send free SMS messages in the UK. (girl typing a sms message image by Ramona smiers from Fotolia.com)

If you have ever wanted to send free SMS messages (text messages) in the United Kingdom but thought that idea was impossible, you will be pleased to know it is not. There are services that allow you to send free SMS messages via the Internet to your contacts' cellular devices (as well as other countries).

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • E-Mail Account (optional)
  • AIM (optional)

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Instructions

    Freebie SMS

  1. 1

    Go to the Freebie SMS website (see Resources).

  2. 2

    Select "select a contact from your address book." If you do not have a contact in your address book on the site, enter the name and appropriate contact details.

  3. 3

    Select "Add to my address book."

  4. 4

    Select "Enter your phone number." Enter your full name and mobile number and select "Store my contact details."

  5. 5

    Type your message in the "Message" field, then elect "Send my text message" to send your SMS message.

    By email

  1. 1

    Sign into your e-mail account and create a new message.

  2. 2

    Type in your contact's phone number in the "To," field with area code first and the appropriate SMS gateway in the field. If entered correctly, it will look something like this: 555555555@orange.net. (For a full list of SMS gateways please refer to the "Resources" section.)

  3. 3

    Type your message inside the body of the email. Once completed, send the message.

    AOL Instant Messenger

  1. 1

    Open AIM, the AOL Instant Messenger (see Resources) .

  2. 2

    Create a new message and type your contact's telephone number and country code into the appropriate field (e.g.+441973123456). The plus sign is only necessary with some services.

  3. 3

    Type your message in the body of the IM. Once you have typed your message select "send."

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