In case you didn’t know, SMS is the fancy term for text messaging. If you love sending texts but hate paying the $.10 or $.15 per text, GigaOM gives you five alternatives that allow you to text for free.

A lot of us are still avid text messagers, not because we enjoy paying our carrier those tiring toll (or package) fees, but because it’s still one of the most reliable ways to get a text-based message to a cell phone user — not everyone has mobile IM clients or uses mobile email services.

Even web-based services are starting to recognize that, and recently there have been more and more companies launching “free” SMS options — most often free for those users who want to send a text to a cell phone via the web and email.

5 Ways to SMS for free – [GigaOM]

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