PC to Cell Phone Text Messaging

One of the most useful innovations in the mobile computing industry is the short messaging service technology or SMS. Popularly known as text messaging in some countries, this technology allows text data exchanges between mobile devices. And now, the technology has also expanded to allow PC-to-cell phone SMS services. Now, whether you’re on a mobile device or on a regular PC, sending SMS to cell phones is easy.

While wireless telecommunications carriers apply charges to mobile-to-mobile text messaging, SMS to cell phones from your PC is free. As a value-added service, wireless carriers allow subscribers or even the general internet public to send text messages to local numbers from their websites. Some of these facilities are only one-way PC-to-cell phone service. Some offer full two-way PC-to-PC text messaging.

SMS to cell phones can be done online. Many websites or Instant Messaging (IM) clients offer these services for free. SMS services from IM clients work just like PC-to-PC chats. You can save contact details from your account online or key in a phone number to text when you want to send an SMS. IM clients usually allow the sender and the recipient to exchange messages.

Commercial websites offering SMS to cell phones normally only allow one-way, PC-to-cell phone messaging. There are others though that work like an online community on the go. These facilities allows to profiles, upload photos, post and maintain blogs – all directly from cell phones. Members can send text messages, or emails may be received as text messages. You can access your account either from your phone or from a regular PC.

Majority of those who text messages via computers are those from business companies who send various messages at a single time for various promotions or propaganda purposes. Computers for them are more convenient because of the QWERTY keyboard. Messages are more easily typed with this keyboard, than using a cellular phone with the number pad.

These computers are installed with certain software that acts like an actual mobile phone. It has a big memory that can store millions of customers or clients’ numbers, making it possible to send multiple messages to this big number of people at a single time. These messages will be received in real time.

In the same way, the program can be configured to receive replies. So instead of the message going to your phone inbox, it will fall on the inbox of the program. The advantage of this is that, like an email, it can also store thousands of messages. Practically nothing has ever to be deleted. Every message can be kept for future reference if needed.

It’s definitely a whole new world with SMS technology. Getting in touch with your family and friends has never been easier. You can stay connected all the time. There are no monthly bills to think of. It’s a great service available at your fingertips. Indeed, text messaging has become a very powerful communication tool of today. Communication has never been made easier and cheaper.