If you are one of those people who are very particular about how much they spend and whether or not it’s justifiable, then you will definitely love this…… free national SMSs withing South Africa; and you can send upto 20 per day too. What could be better than that? I send an average of about 10 local SMSs per day; that evidently translates to R 3.5 (a local SMS costs 35c… utter madness if you ask me; and did I mention that an international SMS costs 5 times as much? Insane! call me if you think thats justifiable when they don’t even pay Interconnect fees for SMSs).
All you do to start using those free SMSs is bascally register on their website (http://fsms.co.za/) and you’ll have access to free 20 SMSs everyday.
I must admit, I was a bit hesitant when I first stumbled upon the website (there are always strings attached) but it turned out to be a legitimate thing after all. So whats in it for them you ask? Well, they’ll probably sell off your information to potentional business establishments out there and they will in turn run targeted SMS campaigns.
However, you should be aware of the following:
- You are limited to 110 characters and not the conventional 160 characters (thats cause they use up the remaining characters to append an advertisement message of their own)
- There is an annoying “SMS free on FSMS.co.za, no hidden fees!” message appended to every SMS you send out.
Happy texting and happy saving as well.