I love making phone calls and sending text messages from Gmail. Very convenient and F-R-E-E. Well, I went to send a Gmail SMS the other day and noticed something new: SMS credit: 50
Wait, what? Credits? Curious, I clicked the link and this is Google’s explanation:
SMS credit in Chat
- SMS credit is an allocation of SMS (text messages) that you’re able to send to a mobile phone:
- Initially, you’re granted a credit of fifty messages.
- Every time you send a message, your credit decreases by one.
- Every time you receive an SMS message in Chat (for example when a phone user replies to one of your messages) your credit increases by five, up to a maximum of 50.
Google further explains that if you have no idea what they just said you should read how you can “buy” SMS credits when you have 0 remaining.