Get Free SMS when you recieve emails on Hotmail

                    Hotmail is the first email services provider which has started free email to sms facility . There were some tricks in order to get free sms from Gmail , hotmail and Yahoo mail with tweaking options and setting another account like way2sms in order to get free sms when someone send you an email  ! Yahoo provided this for premium users but Hotmail now has started this feature to everyone including India !
US , UK were one of the early nations where this facility was provided and recently Microsoft has added SMS support to Hotmail for Hotmail , Live , MSN users living in varied nations .
Microsoft said,
             “With this fun and simple service, you can forget about going to the cyber cafe or logging on to your computer every time you want to check your mails . You can now receive, read and reply to emails on your SMS. The service also enables efficient viewing of emails by specifying the email address/domain from which you’d like to receive alerts on your SMS”
Right now for Indians this service can be enabled from any mobile network carrier including  Aircel, Bharti Airtel, BSNL, Idea, Loop Mobile, MTNL Delhi, MTNL Mumbai, MTS, Reliance (CDMA), Reliance (GSM), Tata Indicom, Tata Docomo, Uninor and Vodafone Essar customers.
However you just get a summary and Subject of email and if you want to read next part you need to SMS and that's not free [ Just like Facebook ] . Still , its not premium too , as SMS is not national and you get  local charges while incoming messages are completely free of cost !
Here are a complete list of shortcuts that will greatly be of help :

  • View Inbox — I
  • Compose an email — C (Recipient email address) (Type message)
  • Read an email — (Type message number) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 etc.
  • Read more of an e-mail — M
  • Reply to an e-mail — R (Type message)
  • Delete an e-mail — D
  • Forward an e-mail — F (Recipient email address)
  • Read next e-mail — N
  • Read previous e-mail — P
  • Turn alerts off — STOP
  • Turn alerts on — A ON

Even if you forget these commandes , simply type the letter H and send it to the Hotmail Service Number. You will receive an SMS reply listing all the above mentioned Hotmail SMS commands.

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