Even though SMS continues to die slowly in the face of instant chat apps, SMS text messages still have their uses.
Did you know that it is possible to send an SMS to someone from your computer? Indeed, many sites allowingsend SMS for free (or very cheaply) every day.
They can be used in case of insufficient credits or going on vacation abroad. here are the best sites for texting by computer to cell phones.
sendSMSnow is a free SMS service which requires you to create an account before you can send messages.
Once you create an account, you can generate a contact directory, add profile photos, and receive replies to your messages in your personal inbox.
In theory, the service works with cell phone numbers around the world. However, I have no way of verifying it. The number of characters in messages is limited to 130.
OpenTextingOnline is a texting site that allows you tosend free SMS online without creating an account.
It works in around 50 countries. Most of North America and l'European Union is covered. The same goes for some distant places like India, Nepal, Panama and New Zealand.
Since you do not need to create an account, you cannot receive replies to your SMS. And unlike sendSMSnow, email replies are not available.
The maximum number of characters per message is 140.
Send anonymous SMS
Another way tosend SMS by computer is to send an anonymous SMS with the service SendAnonymousSMS.
You won't even have to create an account on the site. Just fill in the phone number of the person to reach and your SMS. That's all, now you can troll your comrades.
Unlike the other free SMS sites I have mentioned, you can theoretically spoof a phone number which will be displayed on the other person's screen when they receive the message.
SendAnonymousSMS can send a maximum of 145 characters and it supports over 80 different countries around the world.