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Oct 11, 2012 05:52 PM IST | Source: Tech2.com

Google rolls out Gmail‘s free SMS service

Google has rolled out its free SMS chat service for Gmail users in India. The service allows users to send free SMS...

Google rolls out Gmail‘s free SMS service

Here’s some good news for those who like to keep in touch via SMS. Google has rolled out its free SMS chat service for Gmail users in India. The service allows users to send free SMS messages to any number via chat windows in GTalk. To enable the service, click the 'Gears' icon in Gmail, select 'Settings', click on the 'Labs' tab in the settings panel and select the 'Enable' option for 'SMS (text messaging) in Chat'.Although Google’s page for the service states that the service is supported by all major operators in India, reports in the media indicate that the service currently supports Aircel, Idea, Loop Mobile, MTS, Reliance, Tata DoCoMo, Tata Indicom and some circles of Vodafone; BSNL, MTNL and Airtel numbers are not supported as of now.

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