It’s the time of year when we take a break from the offices around the wwworld. In the Southern hemisphere we’re hitting the beach while up North the white slopes. Surf/Snow board under your arm and your mobile phone in your pocket.
If you’re like me there is a 99% chance you’ve had problems with international roaming or your mobile phone bill is extremely expensive. The usual free SMS options are extremely limited as your are unable to receive SMS replies from the free SMS services.
This is where the need for a Mobile SMS application I’d like to call ‘wwworld SMS’ fills the, unable-to-roam or international-roaming-ripps-us-off, gap.
How will this wwworld SMS mobile app work?
- It must have a web interface in order for me to manage or import my address book from other services like Gmail or the Facebook phonebook
- Allow me to create groups of people to send Bulk SMS messages to.
- I’d like to be able to schedule those SMS messages so that while you celebrate New Years Eve your friends and family will receive the Happy New Years messages while you party the night away.
- Another option I’d like to be considered is having native mobile eapps for the iPhone, Google Android, Symbian and Nokia’s OVI store. Sometimes when traveling abroad people hire mobile phones instead of using their own ones and the mobile web interface on many phones do not offer user friendly user interfaces.
- Lastly, be able to view the replies to sent SMS messages.
I have not come across a mobile application that does the above and the SMS gateways I’ve tried do not offer mobile web interfaces.
If a developer that reads this could put something together allowing us to use our own billing credentials with an SMS gateway provider I’d gladly pay premium for an app like this.
Do you know of any mobile application free or premium that allows you to send SMS messages anywhere in the wwworld at prices lower than what the service providers charge when on international roaming?
The above mentioned app that will allow you to SMS from anywhere to anyone on any network is fictional but I’d love to see it developed. Are you up for the challenge?