MogoTXT, a San Mateo, Calif.-based startup, has launched a service that allows you to send free SMS messages from your iPod Touch, which uses Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet. The SMS messages, which are ad-supported, can be sent to either a single person or to groups. The service works with regular cell phones as well, as long as
they have a web browser — and just not if the carrier is Verizon.
To be clear: You
can’t can send and receive SMS messages on your iPod Touch with this service , just send them. MogoTXT is using an IP-to-SMS gateway, so it doesn’t cost the sender any fees. And you need to be registered to send messages, which is clearly MogoTXT’s way of preventing abuse from spammers. The company also plans to make the service work with any networked or WiFi-enabled device, including video game consoles.
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