SMS stands for Short Messages Service. Invented in the 1980s and defined by the 1985 GSM guidelines, it is one of the oldest texting technologies. Also, it is the most prevalent and widely used.
MMS stands for Multimedia Messaging Service. It was developed using the same technologies as SMS to allow SMS users to upload multimedia content. It is most commonly used to send videos, but it can also be used to send audio, phone contacts, and video files.
As mentioned above, since most carriers offer unlimited texting plans, SMS is the most popular in the US, making SMS free or nearly free to use. iMessage is a close second due to the large number of iPhone users in the country. Texting has exploded over the last decade to the point that we are actually experiencing over 6 billion SMS messages sent every day in the US alone. Annual MMS traffic in the U.S. grew from 57 billion to 96 billion messages from 2010 to 2013.
BubbleSend offers a robust suite of developer-friendly APIs to help you easily add contact features such as SMS, voice and video to your applications and mobile marketing solutions. BubbleSend manages the complexities of the global carrier network to provide industry-leading message deliverability, helping you to maximise conversion. You can also easily add fresh features such as automated response handling or new platforms such as voice and push notifications.
Step 1: Send up an account with Bubble Send.
Step 2: Create a list of contacts you would want to send the text messages to.
Step 2a: Create a text message
Step 3: Watch your text message fly through the internet to your contact mobile phone.
I hope you enjoy this tutorial on how to send text messages without data or without phone credit.