Now You Can Send Free Gmail SMS to DiGi Users

Digi gmail sms

MALAYSIA: DiGi telco announced partnership with Google to offer Gmail SMS. It’s the first in Malaysia. Now anyone can use Gmail to send free SMS to DiGi customers.
In order to send free Gmail SMS, you need to activate “SMS in Chat” in Gmail Lab. Then you can setup your friend’s phone number in Gmail Chat. Your chat message will be sent to your friend as an SMS. Replies to the text message will appear as a reply in Chat.

For DiGi customers, the service is free of charge and requires no subscription; chat messages sent via SMS from their mobile phones are billed at RM0.10 per SMS.

Gmail SMS DiGi
Sample Gmail SMS received by DiGi customer

DiGi is the first telco in Malaysia to support Gmail SMS. Here is the list of supported mobile operators worldwide on Google Chat Help.

About Gmail SMS credit

Initially, you got 50 Gmail SMS credit. Every time you send a message, your credit decreased by 1. Every time you received an SMS reply in chat your credit increases by 5, up to maximum of 50. If you run out of SMS credit, it will increase back to one 24 hours later. You can send Gmail SMS to your own phone and reply to that message multiple times to cheat Gmail SMS credit. evil grin

Visit DiGi Gmail SMS for more information.

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4 Responses to Now You Can Send Free Gmail SMS to DiGi Users

  1. Cutebun November 23, 2011 at 9:44 am #

    woah.. but who will want to reply? >_< 

    • LiewCF November 23, 2011 at 10:48 am #

      Hmm.. it works like you reply your friend’s SMS using SMS but, in this case, your friend don’t need to pay for sending you message :P

  2. tcmean November 23, 2011 at 2:47 pm #

    Doesn’t work for DiGi MNP subscribers. I’ve just tried and it’s also stated in their website. This is bad… Are they not encouraging you to MNP?

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