Sabeer Bhatia, the founder of Hotmail.com has recently launched JaxtrSMS, a mobile application which can be used to send free SMS to any part of the world for absolutely free.
While we already have many Apps like WhatsApp, which is very much popular among iOS users, but the reach of these App’s are very limited as the mobile device to which you are sending the message must have the App installed in it. With JaxtrSMS you can send free messages to any phone based on any platform and that too even if the JaxtrSMS is not installed in it making it the first App which truly provides a free international messaging solution.
JaxtrSMS is avilable in almost all platform namely iOS, Android, BlackBerry and J2ME. Within hours of the launch users from 197 countries have downloaded the App which is available for free.
JaxtrSMS uses your own mobile number or you can also buy a Global Cellular Number which is an optional feature. The SMS is directly sent to the text messages Inbox of the recipient and is sent by your name and number.
During the launch Sabeer Bhatia mentioned that many years ago Hotmail completely revolutionalized the email system making the service free and extremely usable. With JaxtrSMS, Sabeer Bhatia intends to do the same with text messages.
Sabeer Bhatia :
15 years ago, we gave you Hotmail.com, the world’s first webmail service that freed up e-mail from the confines of the desktop and aided the creation of a global communications network which was completely open and free for users. Today, we present JaxtrSMS which does to SMS what Hotmail did for e-mail. Now, mobile users can leverage our free and open application to send messages to their contacts anywhere across the world without having to pay anything
While the App seems very lucrative and almost too good to be true we have tested it on our Android device and it works exactly as promised. The only defect being that after your text message there will be an Advertisement which may seem annoying to many. Also many iOS users reported of the SMS not being delivered or taking a lot of time to be delivered.
However this App seems a perfect solution for those who frequently send International Text messages and have to pay that high price for it.
The App is available for free for almost every platform. It also works on Tablet devices having an Internet Connection.