Google has launched Gmail SMS across Africa, a new tool that lets Gmail users who own a simple feature phone to send and receive emails using only text messages. The service is currently free and only available only in Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria, the serviceis set the reach other emerging markets across Asia and Africa once the initial trial is complete. The move would allow anyone to stay connected through email, even if they don’t own a smartphone, or can’t get a stable Wi-Fi or 3G connection. Once enabled through Google Account settings, the service lets users email any recipient by sending a simple text message.
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