FAQs: Does It Cost to Receive Messages?

Does it cost money to receive the free sms messages? Well, this page answers that frequently asked question, exactly: how much does it cost to receive sms text messages?...


The answer to this question is, I'm afraid, it depends. And it depends on the cellphone network provider. In the UK, for example, it is free to receive sms text messages (but it quite often costs to send text messages - that's why TextMeFree.com's list of free UK sms sites is so handy! ;-) )

In some other countries it does cost to receive sms text messages. So I'm afraid you need to check this for yourself first, before you send your friend sms that costs him or her lots of money.


Free SMS Warning

I am aware of at least one so-called free sms service that charges 200p (UK stirling) for your friend to receive your message. That's £2. To receive a message. You might as well email them. This service is called sms-txt.co.uk, so I would avoid it.

I have also heard many people complain about sms.ac – a very popular free sms service that often charges, it seems, for members to receive messages. In this case, I highly recommend that you check the terms and conditions before signing up, to make sure you know what you are signing up for. Because of those complaints, however, TextMeFree.com doesn't actually link out to sms.ac


Basically, free sms sites should be about sending sms text messages that are free to send and free to receive. If you find any sites that don't do this, then please get in touch.


Mobile Messaging Costs

Mobile messaging apps can be free or cost a small amount to download. However, once you've paid this one-off cost, all messages between users on the same system are free. That's free to send and free to receive – wherever you are in the world.

Read reviews of Mobile Messaging Apps

Thank you,

Steve M Nash
Founder of TextMeFree.com

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