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JaxtrSMS–Send unlimited free text messages (SMS) around the world [Review]

By Alok Saboo on November 7th, 2011

Few can forget Jaxtr, a company that once offered unlimited international VoIP calls between several countries (including India). Jaxtr, founded by Touraj Parang and Philip Mobin in October 2005, has since been sold to Sabeer Bhatia’s Sabse Technologies Inc. After a brief hiatus, Jaxtr has launched its latest offering – JaxtrSMS – that allows one to send unlimited FREE text messages (SMS) across the world. That indeed is a very lofty goal, lets find if JaxtrSMS lives up to its promises.

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JaxtrSMS – Free Mobile Texting

JaxtrSMS is a mobile app that allows you to send unlimited free text messages (SMS) to anyone across the world. JaxtrSMS works on both WiFi and 3G and the app is available for almost all platforms – if your phone is capable of running apps, chances are that you should be able to run JaxtrSMS on your phone. So, go ahead and install the app on your device (client for Windows Mobile is coming shortly).

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The best part is that the receiver need not have the JaxtrSMS app installed on their phone. If the receiver does not have the app installed, the message will be delivered as a regular SMS. This will work even if they do not have data-enabled device. If, on the other hand, the receiver has the app installed, the message will show inside the app. Please note that if the other person does not have the app installed, they may have to pay for receiving text messages.

You need to register your mobile number to start using the app. You will receive a confirmation  SMS on your mobile. 

JaxtrSMS iPhone app Splash Screen JaxtrSMS Registration JaxtrSMS Inbox

The app itself is pretty bare-bones, allowing you to send, receive, and delete text messages. You can also send messages to multiple parties at the same time.

The most important part is that you use your own number, i.e., the message is delivered from your number and not any random number (as long as the regulations permit).

The video below will walk you through the necessary steps:

JaxtrSMS is different from the other texting services (e.g., TextFree, TextPlus or TextNow, or Heywire) as it is the only app that works across the world. “JaxtrSMS wants to replace your SMS”, mentioned Yogesh Patel, CTO Sabse Technologies. JaxtrSMS is currently in beta, but Yogesh seemed very excited about the traction that it has already generated. Students are using the app to keep in touch with their families. Travelers around the world can now both send and receive text messages without paying the astronomical roaming charges. While the app and the basic services will continue to be free, the company hopes to monetize the service through value added services (e.g., premium numbers, ringtones).

I have been testing the service for a few days and the app truly lives up to its tall claims. I tried sending text messages to several parts of the world and all the messages were delivered almost instantly.

It definitely is a must have mobile VoIP (mVoIP) app. Happy texting!!

p.s. Please leave a comment if you face any issues with the app or delivery of messages; the developers will appreciate your feedback.

  • Appassamy

    There is limit of sms sending now on Jaxster. Still it says unlimited on the website :(

    • Alok Saboo

      Yes, it seems there is a limit of 20 msgs per day (may be it varies depending on the destination).

  • Apramit1993

    why am i not being able to send texts to many phones? i’m just being able to send texts to a single number. I’m using an iPod touch 4th gen

  • Dark_venom11

    i have problem. i have used this apps for 2 days and its worked. but today, when i want sent message like usual, its dont delivered even the internet connection still have. why? i have overcome all possible problem, but i still get not delivered message.

    i use nokia 5730 xmusic
    im from malaysia.. please solve it. thanks

    • Alok Saboo

      Were you able to send messages to the same number in the past?

  • Prashant

    hey i got a mssg that i have used all my free limits but u claimed to free right.

    • Alok Saboo

      May be they are not able to absorb the cost of unlimited texting and hence putting some limits. Can you share the screenshot of the message?

  • Prashantyadav22

    then what is the meaning of unlimited free message…

    • Alok Saboo

      Looks like it is no longer “unlimited”

  • Prashantyadav22

    then whats the meaning of free unlimited message…its cheating

    • Alok Saboo

      Please note that JaxtrSMS is still in beta.

  • Anonymous

    It was good until 2 days ago when it went from FREE, FREE, FREE …to BUY CREDIT!  Shame on you, Sabeer Bhatai!  Shame on you!  You made happy, millions of people and after 2 months you crash their happiness! Shame on you!

  • guest

    i hv installed d app bt i had 2 register 3 tyms

    3 tyms i hv sent sms
    bt its nt getting registered only
    it says certificate exception sumwat lyk tat

  • milkshake

    umm i have a sony ericsson ck15a and i tried to download it and it worked but when i try to register it keeps saying certificate expired !! what’s the problem ?!?

  • Guest

    I am using a Black Berry Torch and I am in Jamaica and I try sending text using my network (digicel) to the United States and none worked

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