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    Default Send free SMS from Gmail in Indonesia

    I just noticed in Gmail that you can send free SMS messages. I haven't tried it yet, but they support these carriers:

    Indosat
    Telkomsel
    Tri

    Supported mobile operators - Gmail Help
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    I just tried it... it works very well! Thank you spicy.
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    But it only give you 50 messages free. I now have 49 remaining and don't know what happens after they're all used.
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    The info they provide on this is
    SMS credit is an allocation of SMS (text messages) that you're able to send to a mobile phone:
    Initially, you're granted a credit of fifty messages.
    Every time you send a message, your credit decreases by one.
    Every time you receive an SMS message in Chat (for example when a phone user replies to one of your messages) your credit increases by five, up to a maximum of 50.
    If your SMS credit goes down to zero at any point, it will increase back up to one 24 hours later. So, you won't ever be locked out of the system.

    "Buying" additional messages
    Keep in mind that if you'd like a higher message credit, you can always send an SMS to your own phone, and then reply to that message multiple times. Every time you send a reply message, your SMS credit is increased by five. Effectively, you're buying more messages by paying your phone company for these outgoing messages.

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    Oh ok, thanks Ronb.
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    Jeeez guys an sms costs about 400 rupiah I think - lets not get to excited here lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markit View Post
    Jeeez guys an sms costs about 400 rupiah I think - lets not get to excited here lol
    Only Rp300 on Simpati, but when the other half sends more than 20 or 30 a day (!), it gets expensive. Indonesians love to sms.
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