Jaxtr, a company now owned by Sabse technologies' Sabir Bhatia, has the reputation of coming up with creative ideas for Voip services. They introduced friend connect where you can connect with anyone in Jaxtr supported countries by dialing local access numbers on both ends. They are back with an equally creative service. They are offering free international text(SMS) messaging. You can send a text to anyone at their cell phone even if they do not have jaxtr application on their phone. This is a game changer as texting is an expensive affair even though it is highly seeked by everyone.
Jaxtr Free text messaging service
With Jaxtr's free text messaging service you can:
Step by step tutorial on how to use JaxtrSMS
Download the application from your platform's support. Use following links to download the appropriate application.
Follow the on screen instructions as shown in the images below. These screenshots are for iphone but it is almost similar for other applications.
After you have downloaded the application you will be asked if you want push notifications. Push notifications are great since in this case you will see a message popping up on your screen to tell you that you received a message. Next step is to register with Jaxtr. Remember that you need to get a text to verify and activate this number.
Once you provide all the information and register it will provide you with an option to get a verification link, SMS, or call. Please note that if you use your Google Voice number you might not get the verification text, in that case try a verification call and you shall be fine.
We chose to test it with verification call and instantly we received a call where we could enter the JaxtrSMS alert code and we were all set to send free international text messages.
- If you want to use your contacts from your address book make sure you have their full number including country code stored in your address book.
- These SMS messages are ad supported. There will be a little ad that will be appended to each message. This is how they are supporting this free service.
- There are a few users reporting issues with push notifications. Please let us know what is your experience with this service.
- Your contact can reply to your text but that reply will be delivered to your phone on Jaxtr - not on the regular inbox. If you are offline this message will never show up in your inbox until you go online next. Hopefully the developers will fix it soon.
With JaxtrSMS you can also receive text messages for free. If your cell phone service provider does not offer free incoming text it is difficult for you to receive a text using JaxtrSMS as it will cost you for every text that you receive. We have found a trick to get away with that.
In order to send and receive text for free using Jaxtr instead of registering with your own number, register with a Google Voice number. Whenever, your contact will reply to your message it will be free as Google Voice still is free. However, if your contact downloads the application and replies from within it the message will show up in your JaxtrSMS inbox as a conversation.