Install Rediff Bol Instant Messenger to chat with your friends or send SMS text messages to cell / mobile phones in India, from anywhere in the world, for free.
Rediff Bol allows to add friends with their rediff email id or with India mobile number. You can send upto 3 (three) only ONE free SMS to a specific Mobile Number without getting a reply. As soon as you send an SMS to your friend he/she will get an SMS request. Your friend needs to needs to accept that request for you to interact on SMS OR ask your friend to send GET as an SMS to 57333. The SMS message is limited to a maximum of 141 117 characters. You can also save your SMS messages in your computer as a text file. This is a reliable service I personally used many times. You can always send 1 more free messages per day to a number, if your friend do not respond.
Privacy: You can block a Rediff user from sending you SMS from Rediff Bol to your mobile phone. All you need to do is send BLOCK <user> to 57333
Example: BLOCK RediffUser
Charges: You will not be charged any money when you send SMS to mobile phones via the Rediff Bol. When your friend sends a reply, he/she will be charged according to the standard SMS rates by their mobile operators.
Rediff BOL supports the following GSM operators as of writing this article.
- Aircel – Chennai
- Airtel – Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Mahrashtra & Goa, Mumbai, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Gujarat
- BPL – Mumbai, Maharashtra & Goa, Tamil Nadu, Kerala
- BSNL – Uttar Pradesh(W), Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, J&K, Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Bihar, Andaman Nicobar, Kolkata, West Bengal, Assam, North East, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Chennai, Kerala, Karnataka
- Hutch – Delhi, Haryana, Mumbai (Orange), Gujarat, rajasthan, Kolkata, Uttar Pradesh(E), Uttar Pradesh(W), West Bengal, Chennai, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab
- Idea – Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh (W), Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh
- MTNL – Mumbai
- Reliance (CDMA) – All India
- Reliance (GSM) – Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, North East, Assam
- Spice – Karnataka