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Google offers free Gmail SMS in Ghana

Gmail, the free web-based email service provided by the world’s leading Internet search engine Google has added a free SMS feature to the service for users in Ghana.
The service was activated Thursday March 11, 2010.

The service according to Google offers the feature on MTN, Zain, Tigo and Kasapa.

Users of Gmail in Ghana can send text free with this service.

A Google spokesman was quoted as saying, “SMS in Gmail Chat is a feature that allows Gmail users to send SMS messages to their contacts’ mobile phones using Gmail Chat. We believe SMS in Gmail Chat bridges online and mobile communications, bringing a new level of flexibility and mobility to Gmail Chat. We hope to extend this to additional countries and additional carriers in the future, but have nothing to announce at this time.”

This is indeed a boost to the ICT sector in Ghana that individual’s and companies can take advantage of. Sadly, most Ghanaian businesses are not taking advantage of the growing online and mobile to Internet solutions available to maximize business opportunities. This latest innovation from Google after the launch of Google maps in 30 countries in Africa including Ghana emphasizes that opportunity even more.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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  1. On 30th October last year, I had a problem with my gmail password and google sent me a pass code via sms. That really surprised me. So being able to send and receive sms via gmail chat free of charge is really a step in the right direction. I’m hoping for more innovative services from Google in the near future.

  2. Henry Francis Abban

    How can I activate gmail on my mobile phone and PC.

  3. we are happy you have added this product.i hope most Ghanaian and businesses will take advantage of this and help improve the usage of internet in Ghana.

  4. i want to know how to send sms on gmail. please send me the steps to follow in sending sms.
    thank you.

  5. What good is a service if you still cannot afford mobile internet? It defeats the purpose of the service because you need to be online to use google’s services and, to be perfectly honest, wifi on-the-go is still expensive.

  6. how can i activate this on my phone and my pc. can you please send me steps

  7. How can I activate it on my phone?

  8. Please may l know the steps to send sms on gmail