Thursday, September 8, 2011


In my previous article you have seen How To Get Free Google+ Notifications On Mobile Through SMS. In this post you can get info about Google SMS Channels. Google SMS Channels is a free service that sends premium content via SMS. You can get alerts on interesting topics like News, Cricket, Entertainment, Health, Movies, Sports & Lifestyle. This is a free service. You don’t pay anything to send or receive messages using Google SMS Channels website. When you post a message to your channel, all the members of your channel get the message forwarded for free. Any Indian mobile number will work with this service.

Do you want to receive or send messages to a group for free then here is the Google SMS channel for you developed by Google Labs. Now a days users create channels for a single definite category for example Jokes and PC tricks and lots more. Here Channel admins sends jokes and other things to their subscribers. They also have millions of subscribers. As they type the desired message and click on post the message will delivered to those users which are subscribed to that channels.

Google SMS Channel use unique number that is 9870807070 and not the premium short codes. You will receive all the messages from this number.  So any SMS charge you incur is as low as you sending an SMS to your friend. If you have national SMS offer then no problem. There is no charge for receiving the updates. Everybody can able to start a channel or subscribe from a channel.
Here are tutorials for both the categories that is Subscription and creation of channel.
You can use the service on the website or via your mobile phone.
How Do I Use SMS Channel from Website?
  • Simply Log on to Google SMS Channels
  • Now Log in with your Gmail ID and password.
  • Firstly click on Setting button which is on right side at the top of window.
  • Now set your name and mobile number.
  • For completing the registration of phone number you will have to verify your mobile number.
  • For it you will receive text message from Google on that mobile number which you want to register. Message has a unique code, just type that code where the option is given.
  • You can also Set the maximum numbers of messages and timing to receive them.
  • Now the select the category of channel which you want to subscribe. You can see the list in left side.
  • After selecting the categories, you get a bunch of channels.
  • Now click on the subscribe button
  • Now you are done.
  • Click on Create your own channel which is at right sidebar.
  • Now Type the channel name and check the availability.
  • Fill out the entries and you are done.
  • To manage your channel, simply login and click on My Channels.
  • Click on Manage channel.
  • To post a new message to group members, simply click on the channel name and type the new message and click post.
  • You are done.
SMS tariff charges may apply when you configure the service or publish to a channel using a mobile phone. Most of you don’t do this unless you want to start a new channel.

How Do I Use SMS Channel from Mobile Phones?
Create a Channel
To create a channel using phone, send the following SMS to 9870807070:
CREATE <channel name> <description>
Modify Channel
You can change the properties by using the MODIFY command as below:
  • To make the channel “private” (only allow people to subscribe by invitation by the owner) send the following SMS to 9870807070: MODIFY <channel name> PRI
  • To make a channel “public“, send the following SMS to 9870807070: MODIFY <channel name> PUB
  • To make channel publish privilege limited (only the owner can publish), send the following SMS to 9870807070: MODIFY <channel name> PRISEND
  • To allow all subscribers to publish to a channel send the following SMS to 9870807070: MODIFY <channel name> PUBSEND
To search for a channel  SMS SEARCH <keyword(s)> to 9870807070. You’ll be sent up to 3 channels matching your keyword(s) over SMS. To see more channels, you can reply MORE <keyword(s)>
Subscribe to a Channel
Send an SMS ON <channel name> to 9870807070. <channel name> is the name of the channel.
Control Maximum Alerts and Timing
To specify the maximum number of messages along with the time interval when you wish to receive the alerts in a day, send an SMS PREF <maximum number of messages per day> <start time> <end time> to 9870807070. <start time> <end time> to be specified in hh:mm:am(or pm)format.
To unsubscribe using your phone, SMS OFF <channel name> to 9870807070.
If you have any queries please comment below.
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