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Google SMS Channel - Free Bulk SMS Service From Google

google-sms-channelShort Message Service has always played the lead role in any small or big communication. Due to easy small refill packs and bulk sms people can easily share their messages, news and other stuff. Well but there are always some restrictions bond to these messages like sometime there are TRAI rules and other stuff and we are just left with 5 messages per day as recent rule too place. Well but what if we make our regular day to day messaging activity in bulk and that too for free. Well yes I am talking about Google SMS Channel an easy way to send bulk messages to over millions of people around India and that too literally for free.

People from all over India can use this service for free and can send messages to millions of people who are members of their group. Service is owned by Google so delivery is at par and cannot be delayed. Sometimes due to TRAI rules there can some restrictions but still this service rocks. So now if you wanna make members and send them unlimited free messages than check out the below steps.
  1. Visit Google SMS Channel website.
  2. Now you need to create a channel where you can create members and send them messages but you will need a Gmail account so create or sign in.
  3. Now you can give your channel a good name such as your name or your business name or whatever you are planning to send messages from.
  4. There are many options you can tweak out such as giving a meaning full description to your channel, adding source for your messages such as directly taking titles from your blog and sending them as message everyday.
  5. Now you can also add moderators to your channel so that they can also send messages to your group members.
  6. That’s now you can share your channel link with Indian members and they will be able to subscribe to your channel easily.

Google SMS Channel can also be operated using mobile and every action can be done using some easy mobile commands. Below is the list of commands and what exactly everything does described briefly.

Google SMS Channel Mobile Commands ::

create <channel_name> <description>

create private <channel_name> <description>

Create a public channel <channel_name> with description <description>.
Anyone can join & only you can post.

On a private channel only invited members can join &
only you can post.
To change properties, use MODIFY and to
invite, use INVITE.

modify <channel_name> prisend

modify <channel_name> pubsend

Allow only the owner to publish to the channel

Allow any subscriber to publish to the channel

delete
<channel_name>
Delete
a channel that you created
on
<channel_name>
Start
receiving messages posted on channel <channel_name>
off
<channel_name>
Stop
receiving messages posted on channel <channel_name>
register Register
with SMS Channels service from your
phone
send
<channel_name> <message>
Send
message <message> to channel <channel_name>
Message
is forwarded to all subscribers
poke
<channel_name>
poke <channel_name>
#number
poke <channel_name>  <query>
Retrieve
nth last message of channel or message in the channel satisfying
given query
invite
<channel_name> <phone_number>
Send invitation to <phone_number> to join channel
<channel_name>
flag <channel_name> Report spam, illegal, or inappropriate content on a channel
pref
pref <max_msg> <start_time> <end_time>
Retrieve
current maximum_number_of_messages and time settings
Set
maximum_number_of_messages and message receiving start and end times
set
<pref> <value>
set <pref> <value>
<pref> <value>
Sets
the user preferences. The command can be used to set the following
preferences
name – sets the nickname

max – the maximum number of messages you want to receive in a
day

start
- time of day when you want to start receiving messages

end
- time of day when you want to stop receiving messages
Users can
set multiple preferences at a time by specifying preference name and
preference value
one after other.

ch
on
ch create
ch send
Receive
list of channels you have joined
Receive list of channels you
have created
Receive list of channels to which you can publish
search
<query>
Retrieve
list of channels satisfying <query> in name or description
more
<query>
Retrieve
more channels from this query
show
<channel name> members
Private
Channels owners can see a list of subscribed members
show
<channel name> invitations
Private
Channels owners can see a list of invitations
sent
remove
<channel name> members <+country code> <phone
number>
Private
Channels owners can remove subscribers
remove <channel name> invitations <+country code> <phone
number>
Private
Channels owners can delete invitations
dndon
OR donotdisturb OR nodisturb
You
will not receive any SMS from SMS
Channels
dndoff You
will start receiving SMS from SMS
Channels
about Learn
more about this product from Google
tos Get
link to online Terms of service
accept Acknowledge having read the Google SMS Channels
Terms of Service and agree to abide by them
actv Activate account if it has been idle.
help
help
<channel_name>
help <command>
See
list of important supported commands
Get information about a
channel
Get help about a command

So Google SMS Channel can be really helpful in creating number of groups and sending bulk messages to your members and friends. Have fun and do comment if you face any problem.

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