Sabeer ‘Hotmail’ Bhatia’s launches JaxtrSMS. Offers free SMS, NEware

23 Nov,2011

By A Correspondent

The man who gave users a free medium to download and access e-mail may soon be causing another such explosion, albeit in the world of mobile phones. Hotmail’s original founder Sabeer Bhatia and Yogesh Patel have announced the launch of JaxtrSMS, a cross-platform, open texting application that would enable users to send SMS to anyone in the world for free.

What is unique about this new venture is that a mobile user can send a text SMS to any mobile phone in the world without requiring the receiver to have the JaxtrSMS application installed on her phone. This open facet of JaxtrSMS distinguishes it from other free mobile messaging applications where messages can only be sent within a closed network to people who also have the same app installed. JaxtrSMS retains the number of the user and no new number is required while signing up for the JaxtrSMS service.

Unveiling details at an event in Mumbai, Sabeer Bhatia, CEO & Co-Founder, Jaxtr Inc. and Co-Founder of Hotmail, said, “15 years ago, we gave you, the world’s first webmail service that freed up e-mail from the confines of the desktop and aided the creation of a global communications network which was completely open and free for users. Today, we present JaxtrSMS which does to SMS what Hotmail did for e-mail. Now, mobile users can leverage our free and open application to send messages to their contacts anywhere across the world without having to pay anything. The fact that our application has been downloaded by users across 197 countries in just a few weeks since our soft launch amply reflects our belief that JaxtrSMS will prove to immensely useful to mobile users across the world.”

JaxtrSMS can be easily downloaded from or from the app store on the handset for free and is compatible with all mobile operating systems including the iPhone, Blackberry, Android and J2ME.

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  1. BRAVO – Sabeer Bhatia. One can expect such ‘hot’ and unique innovations from the ‘Hotma(le)’ himself.


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