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Which free SMS gateway should I choose ?

Which free SMS gateway should I choose ?

Every gateway has its own set of advantages and disadvantages.
This post will highlight the strengths of each gateway which will help you to choose the best gateway for your purpose. This guide can also be considered as a user review for various free SMS websites on the web.

way2sms.com

Countries supported : India
The main advantage of way2sms is its speed. We have been testing way2sms from a long time and every time a message is sent, it hardly takes 5-10 seconds to get delivered. So way2sms gateway performs almost as fast as regular operator SMS.
But the disadvantage of this gateway is that it only supports Indian phone numbers and it adds a signature at the end of every message.

160by2.com

Countries supported : India, Kuwait, UAE, Saudi, Singapore, Philippines & Malaysia
The main advantage of 160by2 is that it supports multiple countries. Although there are some issues in sending messages to UAE, it is supposed to work for most of the countries advertised on their website. So if you have friends in India and Singapore/Phillipines , then you should choose this gateway. Delivery speed is comparable with way2sms, but sometimes gets delayed. It ads an advertisement at the end of every SMS.
After the TRAI verdict, this gateway has been performing very poorly.

indyarocks.com

Countries supported : India
We havent got a chance to really experiment with the services offered by indyarocks. Stay tuned and keep checking this space to know the features offered by this gateway.

freesmscraze.com

Countries supported : Afghanistan (+93), Australia (+61), Bahrain (+973), Bangladesh (+880), Belgium (+32), Bulgaria (+359), Canada (+1), China (+86), Denmark (+45), Egypt (+20), France (+33), Germany (+49), Greece (+30), Hong Kong (+852), Iceland (+354), India (+91), Indonesia (+62), Iran (+98), Ireland (+353), Italy (+39), Japan (+81), Jordan (+962), Kuwait (+965), Libya (+218), Madagascar (+261), Malaysia (+60), Nepal (+977), Netherlands (+31), New Zealand (+64), Nigeria (+234), Norway (+47), Oman (+968), Pakistan (+92), Philippines (+63), Poland (+48), Qatar (+974), Romania (+40), Russia (+7), SaudiArabia (+966), Singapore (+65), SouthAfrica (+27), SouthKorea (+82), Spain (+34), Sri Lanka (+94), Sudan (+249), Swaziland (+268), Sweden (+46), Switzerland (+41), Taiwan (+886), Thailand (+66), Turkey (+90), United States (USA) (+1), United Kingdom (+44), United Arab Emirates (UAE) (+971),Yemen (+967)
This is the only gateway which supports free sms to almost every country in the world. Also there is no need for registration. On the other hand, it supports only 130 characters , delivery gets delayed sometimes and there is no option of having your own phone number as the sender ID which means that the recipient will not be able to reply to your message. So ensure that you write your name at the end of the message. Also it adds a sigature which reads “Powered by freesmscraze.com”

whozzat.com

Countries supported : India
The main power of using whozzat.com is for sending long SMS upto 470 characters. The delivery speed is very good as its a new service. It supports flash SMS , a feature offered by no other gateway. You can also send international SMS by buying their packages. There is no ad/message at the end of every SMS. Hence it is as good as sending a regular SMS.
The only disadvantage is, it generates an error like “You don’t have enough international balance” once in a while. Also some SQL errors are shown.

fullonsms.com

Countries supported : India
Fullonsms.com offers ad-free 160 character SMS to India. The delivery speed is decently good, but the site stops responding at peak times, especially during weekends. So whenever the site is up, the message get delivered within 10 seconds. Use this a backup gateway whenever whozzat.com is down or if you have exceeded the daily limit for whozzat.com
Update 29th Oct ’11: Fullonsms has been very consistent in their performance and offers very good delivery speeds even during weekends. It even performs better than way2sms nowadays. Upto 50 smses are sent within 20 seconds using fullonsms.

504 comments

  1. iLauncher says:

    Hi, I’ve tried using a few gateways manually. Freesmscraze doesn’t send even one SMS successfully. I’m from india. So I tried to send using +91 prefix. But even after d site said SMS sent, d recipient never receives even one SMS. Whozzat sends SMS but the recipient receives d entire SMS garbled I.e. No word makes sense and is full of symbols. Only when I use a short length of SMS like 100chars will whozzat send correctly. So the only one that successfully sends an SMS is way2sms. But then again it ends the SMS with way2sms.con
    So pls tell how to get these two gateways: freesmscraze n whozzat to work properly. Coz Without both of these, I won’t be interested in purchasing textoo pro. Thanx

    • admin says:

      Freesmscraze does send messages to India and the rest of the world now. And whozzat doesnt corrupt the messages if the length is of standard SMS (160 characters). Way2sms adds a small footer which is manageable coupled with the fact that their free SMS gets delivered within a second , which is faster than standard paid SMS ( atleast 3-4 seconds).
      So when you decide and finally get a gateway you like, you could download textoo pro.

      • Could you please let me know the gateways so that I can develop an app using the same ?
        A little help on how to send an sms through that gateway would also be of great use.
        Thanks,

  2. Santosh says:

    I registered on whozzat.com. I’m able to login on their website using same credential but it doesn’t work thru this app.

  3. Karthik says:

    I dont get any of the services working… Let me know if anyone is able to send sms to India through this app.

  4. I tried to send sms from fullonsms.com to a group but i was not dilivered

  5. freesmscraze.com i tried this to send sms to yemen but its not working please le me know any site or any way to send free or at least any v cheap way to send sms to yemen

  6. Chakravarthi says:

    Hi,

    I have had the same problem as iLauncher(above) had. I couldn’t send SMS through freesmscraze. It used to work in the beginning. But not now. I want to send SMS to uk. I am based in Canada. I would be great full if you fix this problem. By the way I already purchased the app textoo pro.

  7. I’m member of way2sms but i’m send message not send reply answer your gate way is not connect in wifi but i’m use freesmscraze is good what reason for way2sms

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