« on: September 27, 2010, 08:51:01 AM »
If your current mobile carrier doesn't offer unlimited text messaging, there is an option available to you called txt2day.com. It is a free text message website that allows you to send 140 character
text messages for free. You can even include your email address to get replies instead of having them sent to your phone.
Even though I have unlimited text messaging on my phone, I still use the website when there are problems sending out text messages. It is simple to use the website to send messages; just type in the persons phone number, select their mobile carrier, type in the message and answer a simple math question. The math question it to prevent spamming of the system and to make sure that a human is using the service, not a bot.
Some of the service providers include: AT&T, Alltel, Cingular, Bell Canada, Boost (Boost Mobile), Cricket, Nextel, Mobile One, Orange, Edge, Plus Poland, Movistar, Immix, Fido, GCI, Smart, Unicell, US Cellular, T Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Vodacom, SunCom and T Mobile UK. That is only a partial list. They are always adding new carrier that they offer service to so please check the website for more listings.
What happens if you don't know the name of the carrier that you are sending the text to? When that happens I usually just pick one of the names at the top of the list and send it. 99 times out of 100 it goes through just fine. At the bottom of the page there is a Cell Phone Provider Lookup. You can enter the area code and first three digits of the number and it will give you the name of the carrier. This is 100% accurate and something you will get an answer that says "Most Likely Provider is...(name)"
There can be delivery delays but it is a free service. Some carriers deliver the message as an attachment, others as a photo and some just deliver it as a standard text message. That isn't txt2day.com's issue, it is how the carrier chooses to deliver the message. For the most part I have never had any problems using the service but as I said, there can be times when it takes a few minutes for messages to be delivered to the cell phone.