Posted by Fox on April 20, 2007 at 1:25 PM
Looking through the stats of my SMS text guide again and I notice that "free sms with no registration" is a popular search term. Are you looking for a free SMS text service that doesn't require you to register? First, there are NONE. Second, Why?
Why you'll not Find a Free SMS service that doesn't require you to register
Every SMS text message has a cost. It may be just a fraction of a penny, but there is a cost to be paid by the company providing a free SMS service. The legitimate providers of free sms text recover that cost in a number of ways. All of which require the user to be registered and validated.
The most common method of covering the cost of allowing you to sending free sms text is having you agree to receive advertising messages. They may also limit the number of messages you can send each day and/or require that both you and the intended recipient register with their service.
I'm of the opinion that all of these are acceptable terms. See my related article on Free SMS, The Good The Bad and The Ugly
Now back to my second question. Why?
Why would anyone specifically look for a free SMS text service that doesn't require you to register?
Am I missing something? I can think only one legitimate reason and that is that the individual simply doesn't want to receive marketing messages often sent as a condition of providing the service.
That aside, I can only think of slightly sinister reasons for wanting a free sms service that doesn't require registration, and they're all founded on anonymity. The ability to send a text message with no absolutely no record of the sender being kept, other than the IP address of the PC used to access the free sms service.
Planning on becoming an SMS text bully on the cheap? Plotting a terrorist attack? I've gone from one extreme to another there, but you get the idea. No good can come of a free sms service that doesn't require registration.
Unless you can think of something I've missed.
Free SMS Text, The Good The Bad and The Ugly
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