According to sources, for a brief time, Google was allowing Gmail users to send SMS text messages, but it has been pulled now for repairs.

Webmonkey first alerted the web to the mysterious appearance of SMS Text messaging in the Google Labs area of Gmail.  As everyone waited through out the day for it to finally appear to users at large, Google finally announced a technical glitch was forcing them to hold it back for 2 weeks.

It seems Webmonkey did get to play with it some, and wrote up what we can expect to see from it once it relaunches:

The first time you send a text message, it will appear on the person’s phone as coming from a number in the 406 area code. Google has made several thousands of these numbers available for Gmail users, and once a number is associated with your account, all of the text messages you send through Gmail will come from that number.

The 406 number works both ways, so your friend can reply to you via text message. Also, your friend can save that number in their phone as belonging to you, and they can even use it to initiate new chats with you.

While there are other free text messaging services on the web, full integration into Google will make it even more useful.  Once this is relaunched we will bring you full details on how to use it.

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