Send an SMS from your PC to any mobile cellphone in South Africa or worldwide using the down-loadable software available online. We spend so much time on our computers these days that software is now available that allows a user to send a text message from a laptop or desktop system to a cellphone on certain networks. This offers more convenience for those that are often sending messages and of course, text messages to certain providers are free of charge which can save the user quite a bit of money if they are SMSing a lot of the time.
Downloading free software to send an SMS from a PC to a mobile phone is usually quick and easy to set up although it has to be said that some of the programs do not work that well in South Africa and a few do not work at all. Paid programs exist that allow small businesses to send out bulk text messages to a mailing list for promotional and marketing purposes saving much needed time for a company. Most private users are sending text messages to friends and family on Vodacom, MTN and Cell C network cell phones in South Africa.
There are websites that provide short message service facilities to SA Internet users allowing them to send and receive online. This eliminates the need to download or buy software and often simply requires registering with the site. Once registered you can create and edit your address database at any time by logging into your admin area of the site using your username and password. Another word of caution here though, some websites get you to register with them and then you find out later that you can only start sending SMS messages from your computer to a friends cellphone once you have purchased credits.