Gmail has recently updated their settings so that users can now send a sms nessage to phone numbers. If you wish to test this feature kindly follow the steps below as outlined by Google Mail.
- From Gmail, click on Settings, and go to the Labs tab
- Scroll down until you see “Text Messaging (SMS) in Chat” and select Enable
- Also enable the “SMS in Chat gadget” and then Save Changes
- You can send free texts to your friends in the US and many countries around the world
How to send a SMS from Gmail
Log into your Gmail account. In the Send SMS box above Chat, enter
the phone number you want to send a SMS to.
In the dialog box, enter Contact name of the SMS recipient and check
that country and phone number are correct. Then, click Save.
Type your message in the chat window and hit Enter.
Your message will be sent to the phone number you entered.