Sorting through, managing, and paying for texts can be a pain on most phones. With Google Voice, you can have unlimited text storage, and unlimited free texts sent and received. Well that is, free for you.. Any friends who receive texts are still charged the normal text rates according to their texting plans. If you AND your friend have Google Voice however, you’re in luck! Let the texts flow!
Anyway, this tip for sending Free Texts from your Mobile Phone via Google Voice will work on the iPhone and iPod Touch, or just about any other phone with a compatible web browser. Let’s get right into it!
How To Send Free Text Messages From Your Web Compatible Mobile Device
From your mobile web browser (Safari for iPhone/iPod Touch), visit http://www.google.com/voice. If you’re unable to browse to that address, try http://www.google.com/voice/m. If that link doesn’t work, you can request Google send you a custom link from here: http://www.google.com/mobile/products/voice.html#p=default
1. Once you arrive at the Google Voice Mobile site, <phew> Enter your username and password and then Sign in.
2. Scroll down and Tap SMS.
3. On the final page, Fill out the To and Message boxes with the recipients phone number and the text message you want them to receive. Click Send when your message is ready.
Voila! Your text should be sent all for free! When the recipient receives the text it will show up from your Google Voice number just like it’s coming from a regular cell phone. The only difference is, it doesn’t cost you a thing! Remember to tell your friends about your Google Voice number so they don’t think some stranger is texting them!
For other groovy Google Voice tricks on your iPhone, take a look at this article:
How-To Use Google Voice From an iPhone where we get into even more detail w/Google Voice!