160by2 Free SMS Mobile App – Download and Install Guide

How can I install 160by2?

Regardless of which edition of the application you are using, you can directly download and install 160by2 from your mobile browser by visiting http://www.160by2.com/app. Once the download has completed, simply follow the prompts to finish the setup.

However, if you intend to download and install the Java Edition of the application, 160by2 give you the option of downloading the jar file to your computer. Using a data transfer cable, you can then transfer the jar file to your phone from your computer. The exact steps for installing an application from a jar file would then depend which type of phone you have. 160by2 suggests you visit the webpage of your mobile manufacturer (eg. Nokia, Samsung, etc…) for more information about installing applications from a computer.

To download the appropriate jar file, visit the Mobile Phone Application page and select the manufacturer & model of phone you have. If your phone supports the Java edition of the application, then you will be directed to a page with a link to download the jar file that is appropriate for your phone.

What is the size of the download file?

The size of the download file depends on which edition of the application you are using, as well as which version of OS your phone uses.

Edition OS version Size
Symbian S3 447 KB
Symbian FP1 237 KB
Symbian E50 431 KB
Symbian 5th Ed 205 KB
Java N/A 28 KB

Where can I find the 160by2 mobile application after downloading completes?

The location of the application after download depends on which model of phone you are using. For the following manufacturers try the following folders:

Nokia: Try the My own folder or the Applications folder.

Samsung: Try the Downloads Applications folder.

Motorola: Check the Games & Apps folder.

Others: Depending on your theme, it can be in the main menu or in the application folder

If you still cannot find the application, consult the instruction manual of your phone on how to install applications.

Using 160by2 Mobile Application

There is no register option in 160by2. How shall I create my account?

Using 160by2 mobile application requires you to have an existing 160by2 web account. If you haven’t yet registered with us please visit http://www.160by2.com and register yourself for free SMS. Then you can use your user ID and password to login into 160by2 mobile application on your mobile.

I’ve already downloaded and installed the application. Is there anyway that I can use the application without using a GPRS connection?

Symbian OS edition: Your phone must have a GPRS connection to download and use the application.

Java edition: 160by2 recommend that your phone have a GPRS connection, but is possible to download and use the Java edition of the application with limited functionality. Users have the option of using the “Via SMS” feature to connect to 160by2 when users don’t have a working GPRS connection. When using the “Via SMS” feature, users can send an SMS to a long list of recipients but only be charged the price of a single SMS by their mobile service provider.

Why am I asked for permissions whenever I try login to the mobile application?

You are asked for permissions to protect your mobile from wrong access. This setting is specific to your device. You can select “Ask only once” to avoid permissions again and again. Some devices require you to change application permissions in their device settings option. Check your device instruction manual for more information on granting permissions.

What shall I do whenever I am asked for permissions using the mobile application?

You are asked for permissions either when application tries to connect to internet to send or receive data (i.e whenever you send sms or access 160by2 contacts) or it tries to access the inbuilt features of your device (i.e accessing your phone book). These permissions are just keep the user informed about the application’s actions. Simply, grant the 160by2 mobile application permission whenever prompted to enjoy the application’s full functionality.

When I click Send in “Via SMS”, why I am asked permission to send message to a different number (+919848356765)?

The number displayed while sending message using Via SMS is the gateway number of 160by2. Whenever you send a message, it is by default delivered to our gateway and from there 160by2 shall forward it to the list of recipients as provided by you. Thus you are charged only for one SMS to any number of recipients you want.

Why can’t I set sending message permission to “Always allowed”?

By default the access right for messaging API is set to “ASK ALWAYS”. The user needs to be prompted whenever any application uses network messaging or multimedia services of his device.

Why can’t I access my phone book from 160by2?

This is because your mobile does not allow 160by2 to read data from its PIM(Personal Information Manager). This is based on security level of your device and the supportable JTWI (Java Technology used in your phone) package.

Why when I try to upload my phone contacts on 160by2 do I get message as invalid numbers?

Since 160by2 provides free SMS service anywhere in India to any mobile, It stores only the mobile numbers that belongs to India. Other contacts such as Landline numbers or mobile numbers belonging to other countries are listed as invalid numbers.

Symbian OS Edition Issues

What is the Mobitop Server and why should I allow it to be installed?

Mobitop is a third-party platform 160by2 used in the 160by2 Mobile Application for it to work more efficiently. 160by2 recommend allowing Mobitop to be installed for smoother functioning of the application.

Java Edition : Via SMS Feature

What is the Via SMS feature?

The “Via SMS” feature is useful when you don’t have a GPRS connection but would like to send a single SMS to large number of recipients. For example, if you wanted to send party reminders to ten friends and didn’t want to pay for the ten SMS messages, you could send from 160by2 mobile application using the “Via SMS” feature. In this case, you would send a total of 10 SMS messages yet you would pay only the price of a single SMS.

In summary, the “Via SMS” option requires no internet connection and it allows you to send SMS to long list of Indian mobile numbers while only being charged for the price of a single SMS by your carrier.

What is the character limitation on Via SMS?

The message length in Via SMS depends on the number of recipients.

Message Length Number of Recipients
80 7
79 8
69 9
59 10

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