Skype claims they do it, but it seems unreliable. You can send for big dollars from AT&T cell phones, but is there a way to do it for free?
For a limited time, China Mobile (all you 134-139, 158, 159 people) is offering free SMS service with just one string attached: download its new instant messenger client, é£žä¿¡/Feixin/Fetion (Chinese for â€œflymailâ€). é£žä¿¡/Feixin/Fetion is the site. It is PC only though.
With an eCallChina Account, you can apparently from their website also do this.
* Get order history (PIN#)
* Send mobile phone short message to China
Hereâ€™s an interesting way to use your mobile email application to send and receive free SMS text messages without AT&Tâ€™s help:
* Create a new email
* The â€œTo:â€ field should be filled out with your SMS text message targetâ€™s phone number followed by â€œ@teleflip.com.â€ Something like this – firstname.lastname@example.org
* Tap out your text message and send it out.
* The message will be sent to the phone number that you entered preceding â€œ@teleflip.comâ€
* Any text message replies will be sent to your email address.
Alternatively, you can use the TxtDrop web-app to send free SMS text messages. Simply point your iPhone Safari browser to http://txtdrop.com/iphone/and go about your merry text messaging way! [This only works for US and there is no way to receive]