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Google Has Turned Off Send to Phone Extension

Joseph Price [PersonRank 1]

Wednesday, August 6, 2008
10 years ago3,707 views

I tried to send my friend a quick note since I hate typing out text messages on my phone and discovered that the service had been closed.
google.com/tools/firefox/sendt ...

What a bummer.

drtimofey [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

After almost two years of service, we came to realize that it was only another fail. I believe that it was terminated two days ago, on August 4, '08.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Google Maps still has it though you can't (unless you figure out a way) send whatever you want.

Consider the alternative:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS_gate ...

Really though, it isn't hard to roll out your own with multi-nations/carriers support.

Ben Allen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I use Gmail to Txt every single day. It's great. The keyboard shortcuts make it very nice.

DPic [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Yeah, the only benefit of Google Sent to Phone was that you didn't have to know the carrier and the domain, just the number.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

You NEED to know the carrier.
google.com/tools/firefox/sendt ...

Anyway, I wrote a small script that does the job (currently supporting major US wireless telecoms) and you don't need to know the carrier (oh err, I just send an email to each one of the carrier).
ihaochi.com/sms.php

{ Fake edit: ehh, just found out there are also similar/better services out there... i.e: gizmosms.com/ }

OT: When did you add that "rules & formatting" here, Philipp?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

> OT: When did you add that "rules & formatting" here, Philipp?

Just yesterday I believe, thereby breaking the submit button. Ouch.

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