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SMS Gratis is an application that lets you send real SMS messages to your friends from any cell phone, not only Smartphones.
You can use SMS Gratis from your Android with a few simple rules:
1 SMS = 1 Credit in your country
1 SMS = 2 Credits outside your country
1 SMS Scheduled = +0,2 Credits
Choose your country when using the application for the first time. If you have not yet validated your number you can change it in 'Settings' -> 'Insert phone number', otherwise you must delete the validated number.
SMS Gratis sends actual messages and is not an Instant Messaging Client. It allows the anonymous sending of text messages and the personalization of the sender. It can also send messages all over the world with total country coverage.
Credits are at the heart of SMS Gratis. You can check your credit balance in 'Settings' -> 'Available credits'.
You´ll find the Cents bar graph below the number of credits.
100 Cents = 1 Credit
When the bar is full, you get a credit.
Earn credits from the apps: Go to 'Download App!', Download other apps, go to Tapjoy, download one of the recommended apps... and Launch it!
Earn credits from the video: Go to 'Watch Videos!', choose a channel ... and watch the video until the end!
Earn credits through luck: discover how lucky you are with the Magic Clock which you´ll find at the top right-hand side. Note: Only when it is green!
Earn credits playing: go to 'Play!' and choose one of our fantastic games!
Earn credits from friends: go to the 'Receive and Transfer!' section or invite your friends to use the SMS Gratis!
User code identify your application and allows us to verify any problem or report accurately and precisely. When you write to our support we recommend to relate your user code for a quicker answer.
How to retrieve user code on Android: with SMS Gratis open go to 'Settings' then click on 'Menu' -> 'User Code'
How to retrieve user code on iPhone, iPad or iPod: go to 'Settings' -> 'SMS Gratis' -> 'User code'
If you don´t find your user code you have to download the last update! What are you waiting for? Search your store for the last update!
Yes, of course! Just go to 'Settings', 'Receive and Transfer!' then the Transfer section and enter the user code, the recipient´s phone number (if you have difficulties finding it please visit the FAQ section under 'What is user code and how can I get it?') and the amount of credits to be transferred.
You will receive via SMS a recipient validation transfer code. The recipient must then enter the code in 'Settings', 'Receive and Transfer!' in the 'Receive' section.
You can transfer from 50 credits onwards. A 5% 'Transfer Fee' will be applied on each transfer. The fee is non-refundable should the recipient not confirm the receipt of the credits.
PLEASE NOTE: In order to transfer your credits you must have a valid phone number (if you do not know how to proceed please refer to the FAQ section 'How can I validate my telephone number?')
Just go to 'Settings' -> 'Insert Phone number', choose your country code and validate your number. You will receive an SMS with the code to confirm in the box provided. After you have confirmed you may send SMS messages with your telephone number as the sender! (cost: 1 credit)
It´s simple! After validating your phone go to 'Settings' -> 'Invite a Friend' and insert his or her phone or just select from your address book (cost: 1 credit for every invitation)
More friends you invite more you can earn. If your friend download SMS Gratis and validates his or her phone you´ll receive a Bonus of Credits.
Certainly! SMS Gratis lets you send messages anywhere in the world at a cost of 2 credits.
Sure you can! When write new messages, pay attention to the icon you found on the top to the left. Tap on the clock icon and choose date and time of delivery. When you complete tap on 'Register' to confirm the schedule.
You can always cancel the scheduled message from conversations. If you have selected more than one recipients be careful, you´ll cancel the message for everyone.
Sponsored Messages are the new feature in 2.5 version: you can send SMS at 0 Credits! You have less characters available, because 40 characters are dedicated to the Sponsor message. Es. Hi, today dinner at Rino place. Donate to charity XYZ CF:95008730160.
Sponsored Messages are available only if you insert and confirm your phone. You can´t customize the sender in Sponsored mode. You can send Sponsored Message in the section 'New message' tapping on the green icon that you can found at the left right above the keyboard. If the icon is not showed, this means that there aren´t Sponsored Messages available.
The Magic Clock is the clock that can be found on the top right of every page of the application. It is the mechanism that regulates the supply and use of potential user bonus credits. Its algorithm is secret. In our view the Magic Clock is stimulated through the use of the application and we want our users, through the downloading and daily use of SMS Gratis, to understand its working dynamics and build their own personal user experience. However, here are some useful tips.
When you first install the Magic Clock it is a Gray color but every time it makes a full circle it turns Green.
When the Magic Clock is Green it means that it is about to give bonus credits, so the next steps will be the lucky ones! If however the Magic Clock is Red then you better be worried because there will be no bonuses for you, so be careful not to make it turn Red. To make it turn Green you just need to wait for it to go around completely a few times!
This is the section where you earn credits for free if you complete the proposed action. The action can be: the installation and opening of an application, achieving a certain level on an application, registering to a site, or watching a video, etc.
The actions are mostly free and do not entail costs outside of the time that they take.
This is the section where you earn credits for free if you watch the proposed videos until the end. You can choose between several channels, play video, watch entirily and you earn!
If you love games, and have credits to spend, you can entertain yourself, between one SMS message and another, playing in the arcade. The games are simple and intuitive, and it is just like having your own personal arcade, where you can win credits for your messages!
Yes, you can send to multiple recipients. Plus, if you´re tired of selecting your contacts every time, and you have groups who you regularly write to, create a list and send your messages with one click! All you have to do is go to 'Settings' -> 'Distribution Lists' and start creating.
If you updated to iOS 6 you need to allow SMS Gratis to access your phone´s Contacts. The procedure is simple:
Go to your phone´s Settings - Privacy - Contacts and activate SMS Gratis.
The Templates are pre-set messages which allow you to quickly send messages for any eventuality. Can´t find a suitable one? Create one yourself! Go to 'Settings' -> 'Templates' and start writing.
Write to our support at firstname.lastname@example.org providing the user code (if you can´t get it look at the FAQ 'What is user code and how can I get it?') with a copy of the receipt, date and payment details attached.
If you are unable to send messages check your connection and make sure you have the necessary credits! If you have already checked and everything seems ok, write an email with an error report to email@example.com indicating the user code (if you can´t get it look at the FAQ 'What is user code and how can I get it?') or the number of the phone if properly validated.
If you have validated your phone number, verify that you have done so correctly. If you have not validated your phone number, make sure you have selected the correct prefix for your country. You can change this in 'Settings' -> 'Insert Phone number'.
If you have already checked and everything seems ok, write an email with an error report to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the user code (if you can´t get it look at the FAQ 'What is user code and how can I get it?') or the number of the phone if properly validated.
SMS Gratis tells you when your messages are delivered. You only have to check if under your messages is written 'Delivered' or if a green check appears.
If you are interested in receiving these adverts but cannot see them on your screen, check your Internet connection, the presence of antivirus software on your phone, or the installation of advert blocking. If you have checked and your error report is not listed in the above 3, we probably don´t have listings available! We apologize for the inconvenience and ask you to try again later.
Unfortunately this is bad practice on the part of some advertisers who charge without the authorization of the user. SMS Gratis works with the main advertisers of the sector. It is they who collect the insertions and then decide to send them to the applications of their customers, without providing any information. Applications like SMS Gratis do not therefore know the contents of the adverts that are shown. We are aware of the seriousness of the situation and we continuously report the issue to those who provide us with adverts.
To know in advance the misleading banners that we have reported, please check the news scroll that can be found below the 'I feel lucky' section to know which banners not to trust.
The best thing to do is to report the service to your telephone line provider, ask them to deactivate it and to reimburse any eventual costs that have been debited without authorization.
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