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Free SMS to Africa with Gmail

Map of AfricaGmail users can send free SMS to their contacts in certain counties and supported mobile networks using the chat functionality in Gmail.

This service is available in the US, but also to several African countries. Here is a list of the African countries and the supported mobile networks in each country:

Ghana
Airtel
MTN
Tigo

Kenya
Airtel
orange
Safaricom

Malawi
Airtel
TNM

Nigeria
Glo
Starcomms

Senegal
orange
Tigo

Tanzania
Vodacom

Uganda
Orange
MTN
Uganda Telecom

Zambia
Airtel
MTN

Other countries that you can SMS via Gmail are: Indonesia, Israel, Palestinian Territories, Philippines and Saudi Arabia.

Here is the Gmail help page with instructions on how to use Gmail to send free SMS or chat messages if you don’t know how to do it:

http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=106015

More Free SMS Service to Africa

Check out the other free SMS services to Africa at TextMeFree.com:

Free SMS Africa

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2 Responses to Free SMS to Africa with Gmail

  1. Tsniper May 12, 2011 at 8:43 am #

    Send free sms in every place in the world: http://www.talksms.com
    You have to register but can send one free SMS everyday, and it included many African countries.

  2. JAson BIG DADDY Creation May 2, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    Hey!

    Thanks for showing how to use this, but this might be a little simpler for most of us:
    http://www.UseFreeSMS.com
    Completely FREE and NO registration…
    Thanks!

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