Algerie Telecom launches Gmail SMS

Algerie Telecom has announced the launch of an SMS service through Gmail, a move that is likely to spur interest in Algeria’s telecommunications sector and fuel excitement amongst users eager to send messages from the email platform.

Algerie Telecom has announced the launch of an SMS service through Gmail. (Image: Google/

The company has confirmed that the service is already in place and will be delivered through the operator’s subsidiary Mobilis.

Gmail customers can send free SMS’ to other Mobilis subscribers and chat with overseas Gmail contacts at the price of a national SMS for every message.

The telecommunications service provider said that every time Mobilis customers answer messages on Gmail, they gain five free national SMS’ for on-net numbers, up to a maximum of 50 SMS’.

Joseph Mayton