March 10, 2009
Google Block Infinite SMS iPhone app
According to The Industry Standard, Phone app Infinite SMS that offers free text messaging (after the 99 cent app fee) has been shut down because Google blocked access to its the free text messaging in Gmail Labs.
According to a statement by Google on Innerfence blog:
Infinite SMS is a third party app that has been using Google technology to provide free SMS for users, while we were paying for the cost of the text messages. While Google is supportive of third party apps, we’ve decided we can’t support this particular usage of our system at this time. SMS chat is still just an experiment in the early testing stages in Gmail Labs. We’re blocking all external XMPP clients from sending SMS; we’re not singling out Innerfence.
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