Most carriers have "SMS gateways" which take actual email messages and send them to their customers' cell phones as SMS text messages. The only thing that you need to know is what carrier the recipient's phone belongs to -- it's not enough to know their phone number, since the carrier determines what the email address of the receiving phone is going to be.US Users: We now provide a web tool so you don't have to find your recipients provider.
We have compiled a LARGE list of providers/carriers from where you can choose the recipients one, making it easier for you to send SMS messages.
Most carriers permit the recipient of the sms message to answer it in the usual way.
For the recipient it works as a regular SMS message (billed according to his/her plan).
Most carriers limit this kind of message to 180/200 characters.
Sending this message is absolutely FREE; you will not be charged for sending it as a text message on your phone bill, since its being sent as an email from your phone.
This application will let you add/edit/delete carriers as you find the need. We've compiled a large list of providers and included them into this application.
The application works with the following languages:
Language support for English, French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Russian, and Polish.
Our next version will include: Greek and hebrew.
International keyboard and dictionary support.