Sabeer Bhatia, the creator of Hotmail.com, launches JaxtrSMS, a mobile application that lets users send unlimited free text messages to any other phone anywhere in the world
- JaxtrSMS is the world’s first mobile texting application that is completely OPEN – recipients do not need to have the app installed
- Available as a free download for all major mobile platforms – iPhone, Android, Blackberry and J2ME
- Users across 200 countries have already downloaded the app within a few weeks since the soft launch
Jaxtr Inc., founded by Sabeer Bhatia and Yogesh Patel, today announced the launch of JaxtrSMS, a cross-platform, open texting application to send SMS to anyone in the world for free.
JaxtrSMS is completely unique, in that a mobile user can send a text SMS to any mobile phone in the world without requiring the receiver to have the JaxtrSMS application installed on her phone. This “open” facet of JaxtrSMS distinguishes it from other free mobile messaging applications where messages can only be sent within a closed network to people who also have the same app installed. JaxtrSMS retains the number of the user and no new number is required while signing up for the JaxtrSMS service.
Sabeer Bhatia, CEO & Co-Founder, Jaxtr Inc. and Co-Founder of Hotmail, saiwe gave you Hotmail.com, the world’s first webmail service that freed up e-mail from the confines of the desktop and aided the creation of a global communications network which was completely open and free for users. Today, we present JaxtrSMS which does to SMS what Hotmail did for e-mail. Now, mobile users can leverage our free and open application to send messages to their contacts anywhere across the world without having to pay anything. The fact that our application has been downloaded by users across 197 countries in just a few weeks since our soft launch amply reflects our belief that JaxtrSMS will prove to immensely useful to mobile users across the world.”
Yogesh Patel, President & Co-Founder, Jaxtr Inc., commented, “JaxtrSMS was completely developed in India. I am proud to showcase this as an example of Indian innovation and ingenuity.”
JaxtrSMS can be easily downloaded from www.jaxtrsms.com or from the app store on the handset for free and is compatible with all mobile operating systems including the iPhone, Blackberry, Android and J2ME.
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