I recently joined WhitePages from a major US mobile carrier, where I was struck by the volume of people who visited the carrier site solely to send a text message from their PC. Obviously it’s great to save money by sending free SMS messages online, but why visit a carrier site when you are limited to sending messages only to their customers? Moreover, in many cases, I don’t know the carrier of my contacts. Sure, I can now use the mobile carrier lookup service on WhitePages.com, and then visit a carrier site or one of the small free text messaging sites online that require you to select the carrier, but that’s a pain. Plus, those smaller txt sites just don’t seem particularly professional or trustworthy.
We decided to make it incredibly easy to connect with everyone by providing free text messaging online, regardless of whether you know the recipient’s cell phone carrier. The site stores your recent outgoing recipients to make texting even faster. We require a one-time free registration with WhitePages to prevent spam and improve the accuracy and depth of our privacy-protected listings.
Some of the key benefits of the new free SMS service are:
- It’s free! Of course, standard text messaging charges may apply for the recipient
- It’s easier and quicker to type on a keyboard
- Keep in touch even if you can’t use your cell or are blocked from IM and webmail
- You don’t need to know the carrier of the recipient
- Quickly access recent numbers
Just bookmark the url: http://www.whitepages.com/text for quick access and of course, tell your friends about it!
I hope that you enjoy the latest of our Connectory features – please let us know what you think.