Send free SMS in India and Worldwide | Way2SMS and 160by2

By Shekhar Sahu on 12 December 2009 11:49 PM

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Sending free SMS Via! Is that really possible to send free SMS? Sending SMS has become a part of our life. Whether it is a festival, birthday, or any other occasion greeting friends by SMS has become a de facto nowadays. Calling is the secondary, We probably spent more money in sending text messages than the phone calls. Having an Internet connection adds to it. 

There are many online websites and offline software which provide free or cheap paid SMS services like Skype, 160 by 2, you mint, Indiarocks, smslife , text4free, textmefree, way2sms and thousands of more.

One may be puzzled using and trying these services, some give up searching for a suitable and reliable service including me. I have tried around 20 websites and finally arrived on two. Today I am going to talk about and, their features and comparison between them.
You probably have received at least a message with a footer note Sent Via

Unlimited SMS @


way2sms is one of the most popular sites for sending free SMS in India. I stuck at way2sms because it shows sender's identity as the real phone number so others will not be bothered to find the number and look into the phonebook. It was the benchmark for any website I set out. The also features to use Gtalk, yahoo messenger and emails altogether at the same website. But beware it stores all information that's not good for the security measures. It has plenty of freeware games and ringtones. Some folk know it as www.via :)
Register for free at and verify your cell phone.

Unlimited SMS @

160by2 is another most popular website in India which has 5.7 Million registrations all over the world. It can be used to send free SMS to India, Kuwait, UAE, Saudi, Singapore, Philippines & Malaysia It allows to send unlimited free and paid SMS. If you pay $1 per month. One of the most exciting features of is that you can make your own ads and you get 5000 credit free.
Register at and start sending free SMS.

way2sms vs 160by2
The table below will help you analyze the better website:

  Service  free  free and paid
  Number of characters per message  140  80, now 140
  Group messages  yes  yes
  Maximum no of recipients per group   sms  10  10
  Footer of message sent via way2sms   advertisement
  Phone/contact book  yes  yes
 Manage contacts upload/download upload/download
 Templates / occasional greetings yes yes
 Sender's Identity cell number cell number
 Additional features Games, Gtalk, Yahoo
messanger, push messages
make your ads
 Captcha no captcha no captcha
 Features 8 5
 Performence 5 6

The above chart shows the comparison between the traffic of way2sms and 160by2 in a year duration. It's clearly visible that way2sms have nearly about 10000 Unique Visitors per day. Which is slightly greater than 160by2. Now you have to decide which website suits you best according to your use, experience, and requirements. According to is among the top 100 websites of India. So you can estimate the popularity of

The next time you receive an SMS containing sent via then you can reply by the same.

Now beware, friends, that a cloaking site of  has been created as, which uses the unethical way to get traffic by misspelled words. It's regarded as spam by the search engine.

Did you find this post useful? Do you know any other website which is better the above both? You can also share your experience here in the comment section!

Shekhar Sahu

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24 comments for this post

Mean while I found which can be used to send sms worldwide (many countries)

Posted on December 13, 2009 at 12:57 AM  

I'll try way2sms :)

Posted on December 13, 2009 at 11:27 AM  

I too use, to use it more efficiently we should use flash ad blocker so we can avoid those annoying banners, specially when we have poor bandwidth.

Posted on December 13, 2009 at 4:23 PM  

160by2 is now offering 140 characters as well. I guess now they realized what users want. good for them and hope they will get more users now and good for us, the users....

Posted on December 23, 2009 at 5:46 PM  

Thank you friend for your information. I'll update the post now. It'd be better if you could leave your name here.

Anyways you'll be happy to here that I will post a blog about how to send message of 400 characters for free

Posted on December 23, 2009 at 10:21 PM  

I think your comparison of traffic charts does not make much sense..Like you said, Way2SMS offers things other than SMS on their website - like news, games, etc (I am not sure which is on the way2sms domain and which is not). So, obviously they stand to have more unique visitors. However it does not really convey which is most popular SMS service per se..

Posted on December 25, 2009 at 9:18 AM  

@Vinay you are right. But i think other services just keep people busy and stay them for longer duration per visit. In my locality very less people know about 160by2. I will think to update the post. Anyways thanks for leaving your comment.

Posted on December 25, 2009 at 11:14 AM  

i do find way2sms better...
bt can u tell me how does way2sms earn??

Posted on December 31, 2009 at 8:59 PM  

Well I had decided to not to talk about ads :)

It is the advertiesments which generate revenve for on the website.

Posted on December 31, 2009 at 11:00 PM  

Wow! Great posting man. I am impressed with your work. You did an excellent work. I like your work & think that others will also like it.

Keep up the good work. :)


Posted on January 8, 2010 at 11:11 PM  

Thanks Nick for appreciation, this is what motivates me to write.
stay tuned!

Posted on January 8, 2010 at 11:58 PM  

could we send a Marathi scripted SMS from Way2SMS ? can we use google IME ? kindly share the info , if possible.

Posted on February 12, 2010 at 8:25 PM  

@Aditi I have no information about Marathi Script, but you can try.

Posted on February 14, 2010 at 4:13 PM  

i want send sms to dubai in way2sms only in india. is there any site that i can send sms to dubai please let me know.thank u.

Posted on May 5, 2010 at 2:44 PM  

can we do free sms to australia

Posted on June 2, 2010 at 1:07 PM  


Posted on June 15, 2010 at 11:08 PM  

its gud

Posted on July 20, 2010 at 12:41 AM  

how can i send free sms to saudi

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Posted on August 11, 2010 at 5:03 PM  

hello tharya how r u

Posted on October 4, 2010 at 11:12 AM  
jatin vs provide 160 words sms

Posted on November 23, 2010 at 3:04 PM  


Posted on November 28, 2010 at 3:36 PM  

Well I had decided to not to talk about ads :)

It is the advertiesments which generate revenve for on the website.

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 3:36 PM  

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