Sending Texts for Free

How do you get free texting?

With the text messaging bug sweeping through the world it’s true to say that almost everyone with a cell phone wants to know how to text for free. We all like something for nothing and despite there being several ways of free texting these methods are not always known or taken advantage of by a great deal of text-aholics out there as they continue to needlessly pay over the odds instead of simply being able to send a free text.

Just a quick point when we say free text or free sms or free text sms these all mean exactly the same thing with ‘sms’ standing for ‘Short Messaging Service’.

If you are looking for a way to send free text messages from your mobile phone by not paying any sort of monthly minimum amount in the way of a contract or pay as you go deal then you will not find it, trust me on this one it is the holy grail to send a free text anytime you want and it simply does not exist.

However there are ways to make a very small amount of money stretch a long way over the course of a month, which is the closest thing you will get to being able to text for free. This page will explain how to do this and this advice is actually free so give up the chase which will lead to inevitable disappointment and read on.

If you are one of those people who prefers to text rather than talk then you can often find yourself holding multiple conversations at once and sending literally hundreds of text messages a day. If you are paying a fixed amount for each text message then come the end of the month on a contract you are going to find yourself with a huge bill, even if you have a package that includes a certain amount of free text sms messages as these can easily be exceeded by a constant texter!

Sending Texts For Free – is it possible?

If you have a pay as you go phone then you may be constantly topping up your phone because of the amount of text messages that you send which can prove to be incredibly expensive over the course of a month. This is not to mention that in the USA most network providers even charge the recipient of a text message as well as the sender, something that is completely unheard of in the in United Kingdom. These scenarios still leave people with the same question in their minds which is ‘how do I send free text messages?’

To be perfectly honest even with a contract that provides a set amount of ‘free’ text sms messages or the same offer with a pay as you go phone, you are still not actually participating in free texting.

For a contract you have a pay a fixed minimum price that allows you to send free text messages up to a point and then after this you continue to pay for them individually. So even if you do not exceed your free text sms quota you are still spending the same minimum amount plus your calls and any other contract costs.
Woman Texting on a Phone
The same applies for pay as you go, the facility to send so many free text sms messages is subject to a minimum top up each month so you are still paying something. However it can be geared so that you pay a very small amount each month which could see your total text messages sent in reality costing fractions of a cent.

Looking at the whole ‘text for free’ principle it actually does not exist. There are no network providers that give away a contract where you pay nothing each month and have the facility to participate in free texting or a pay as you go deal where you never need to top up yet you are still able to send free text message when ever you like, because this is obviously not paying as you go is it?

You can search the shops, ask your friends, search the internet for hours and hours but you will always come up with the same outcome which is that nobody is going to give you something for nothing, or a way to text for free in this instance, and the sooner you accept this the better. But the alternative is recognizing there is a way that is so cheap anyone can afford it and the fact that there are no limitations on the texts you send means that you have as good as found how to send free text messages.

To be perfectly honest even with a contract that provides a set amount of ‘free’ text sms messages or the same offer with a pay as you go phone, you are still not actually participating in free texting. For a contract you have a pay a fixed minimum price that allows you to send free text messages up to a point and then after this you continue to pay for them individually. So even if you do not exceed your free text sms quota you are still spending the same minimum amount plus your calls and any other contract costs.

Woman Texting on a Phone

The same applies for pay as you go, the facility to send so many free text sms messages is subject to a minimum top up each month so you are still paying something. However it can be geared so that you pay a very small amount each month which could see your total text messages sent in reality costing fractions of a cent.

Looking at the whole ‘text for free’ principle it actually does not exist. There are no network providers that give away a contract where you pay nothing each month and have the facility to participate in free texting or a pay as you go deal where you never need to top up yet you are still able to send free text message when ever you like, because this is obviously not paying as you go is it?

You can search the shops, ask your friends, search the internet for hours and hours but you will always come up with the same outcome which is that nobody is going to give you something for nothing, or a way to text for free in this instance, and the sooner you accept this the better. But the alternative is recognizing there is a way that is so cheap anyone can afford it and the fact that there are no limitations on the texts you send means that you have as good as found how to send free text messages.

The closest thing to free texting

The closest way to being able to send free text messages is ‘pay as you go’ because there are deals for a small monthly minimum top up you can get which provides unlimited text messages, namely the network provider T-Mobile in the USA and O2 in the UK. If you are somebody that really does text a lot then this is the best thing for you to send a free text. Two quick examples below will show why.

USA free text sms – Prepaid plan

Currently you can get a free sim card from T-Mobile where you must make a minimum top up of $15 each month and this allows unlimited text messages both outgoing and incoming. If you are somebody that sends 50 texts a day, this may sound a lot but I know people that send in excess of 100, then over a 30 days period you have send 1,500 texts at a cost of 1c each ($15/1000=1c), use the internet or voicemail. The more you text the less in theory it actually costs. It is not literally sending a free text message but it might as well be.

The $15 is cheaper than the minimum that you will pay on a contract and really is the best way to text for free on the market.

UK free text sms – Pay as you go

Currently you can get a free sim card from O2 where you must make a minimum top up of £15 each month and this allows unlimited texts which ARE NOT charged from your £15 credit. If you are somebody that sends 50 texts a day then over a 30 days period you have send 1,500 texts at a cost of 1p each (£15/1000=1p), however you still have the £15 to use as credit to make calls, use the internet or voicemail. The more you text the less in theory it actually costs. It is not literally sending a free text message but it might as well be.

The £15 is cheaper than the minimum that you will pay on a contract and really is the best way to text for free on the market.

This is the beauty of pay as you go in the UK and prepaid plans in the USA for texting because there is no bill, no unexpected charges or the temptation to use a phone that is free in your hand right now but not come the end of the month when the bill comes through. Making payment is as convenient as convenient gets going into a store paying cash, paying online, over the phone or sometimes even at an ATM machine, it is that simple to fund your habit to send a free text message.

Contracts are tempting because of the flashy phones that you get with them but you are more than covering the cost of this phone in the first few months of bills yet you are nailed to a two year contract. If you get a sim card for one of the above methods, which are usually free, it totally suits your desire of being able to send free text messages as we have outlined above. Not only this but the money you will have saved between this method and the expensive contract that has seen you get a nice new phone, will actually fund you being able to buy the phone separately within just a few months. You can always buy the phone cheaply online from places like Ebay anyway to go with your new sim card and you are not a contract slave with two years of big bills ahead.

Make sure you check the big network providers and what they offer before you go ahead and get a new sim card as they are all in competition and frequently change their deals to out do one another. It is then just a case of ordering your new sim card online or going into a store and asking for one. It really is that easy to get well on the way to being able to send a free text message, well almost free as we have highlighted.

There are simply hundreds of different types of cell phones available today, and believe it or not the actual function for text messaging is fundamentally similar on all of them. Every single phone whether it is a touch screen phone, slide phone, flip phone or even an old analogue phone will have a main menu where you will find the option for messages. The first step is getting to grips with the phone, know what each key/button does and how to maneuver around the phone. The better you know your phone the easier it is to learn how to text message on it.

When you have got used to it then you will be able to find the text messaging option without any issue, it is always either one of the main ‘options’ or an option that you can get into from the main screen through any icon labeled ‘text messages’ or ‘SMS messages’.

The networks are:

USA – Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint,

UK – O2, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Orange, 3Three

We hope that this page has been of use to you and that you are not going to keep chasing the free texting dream as you will only end up disappointed. The advice we have given here is free and impartial and really does make sense to those that want to send free text messages.

If we ever find out a way to send a free text sms message then you will surely be the first to know but for now we all use the methods on this page and appreciate how we are as close as can be to getting something for nothing.

Please see our other pages for more information on texting and 4g cell phone technology.