Archive for February, 2006

SMS widget 3.0.2 Released

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

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The popular SMS widget for Apple’s Dashboard has been updated. Here’s what’s new in version 3.0.2:

  • Added MTS Mobility as a free carrier (Canadian).
  • Version 3.0 added the ability to send cheap messages worldwide.

If you use Windows or Mac OS 10.3, you should use the SMS Yahoo! widget instead.

SMS Yahoo! widget 1.0 Released

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

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The most popular SMS widget is now available for both Windows and Mac users!

The SMS Yahoo! widget for Konfabulator allows you to send text messages to mobile phones. You don’t even need to have a phone at all! It’s FREE to send messages to the USA and Canada, and cheap to send messages worldwide.

  • Built-in address book lets you quickly select friends to contact.
  • Long messages are automatically split up into multiple pieces.
  • You can include your mobile number or email as the reply address of your messages. This lets recipients reply to your SMS messages.

A free website for sending text messages to the USA and Canda is available at:

A website for sending text messages worldwide is available at:

The widget currently supports:

  • Free messages to Alltel, AT&T, Boost, Cellular South, Cingular, Cricket, Metro PCS, Midwest Wireless, Nextel, Sprint, SunCom, T-Mobile, Verizon, Verizon Pager, Virgin Mobile, and Qwest in the USA.
  • Free messages to Bell Mobility, Fido, MTS, Rogers, and TELUS in Canada.
  • Cheap messages worldwide.

To use the SMS Yahoo! widget, you’ll also need the free Yahoo! Widget Engine (aka Konfabulator):

Free Worldwide SMS Credits

Friday, February 17th, 2006

Do you want FREE credits to send text messages worldwide? Get 10 free credits every time you tell a friend about our Worldwide SMS services!

If your friend mentions your Member ID when they create a new account, we’ll give you 10 FREE credits!

It’s simple! Here’s how it works:

  1. Your friend creates a new Worldwide SMS account by purchasing cheap credits at: (Euro)
    or (US Dollars, cheaper)

  2. On the purchase page, there is a box where your friend can enter an optional note. Tell your friend to type: “Referred by Member ID

    Of course, replace Member ID with your Worldwide SMS Member ID (your email address).

  3. You’ll get 10 free credits added to your account!

  4. Tell more friends, and get even more free credits!

You and your friends can send cheap SMS messages worldwide at this web page:

Or you can use a Mac OS X Dashboard widget that integrates with your Address Book:

Cheaper Worldwide SMS, More Countries Added

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

The worldwide SMS service is now even cheaper for messages to most countries! On top of that, we’ve added support for more countries and carriers, including France and the Netherlands.

Get started now!


  • Type messages using a full sized keyboard instead of a tiny phone keypad.
  • Quickly send messages from your Dashboard using the SMS widget. The widget integrates with your Mac OS X address book.
  • Send messages from any web browser.
  • Reliable delivery to over 180 countries.
  • View your message history online.
  • Specify a Sender ID. In many cases, this allows the recipient to see who messages are from and reply to them.
  • Supports all of the ‘special’ characters! For example: € £ ¥ è é ñ ç ß ä å ¡
  • In the rare case a message can’t be delivered, you will be notified by email.
  • It’s cheap! Just 9 cents or less (€0,09) to send a message to most countries.

For a list of supported countries and the number of credits for each country, check our coverage table.

SMS widget 3.0 Released

Monday, February 6th, 2006

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What’s new in this version:

  • Added ability to send messages worldwide. From Albania to Zimbabwe, we support more countries than you knew existed!