Sabeer Bhatia Launches JaxtrSMS - World's First Free & Open Texting Application


INDIA November 22, 2011: Sabeer Bhatia, the creator of and Yogesh Patel, today announced the launch of JaxtrSMS, a cross-platform, open texting application to send SMS to anyone in the world for free.JaxtrSMS is completely unique in 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.

Sabeer Bhatia, CEO & Co-Founder, Jaxtr Inc. and Co-Founder of Hotmail, said at the event, “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.”

Yogesh Patel, President & Co-Founder, Jaxtr Inc., commented, “JaxtrSMS was completely developed in India. I am proud to showcase this as an example of Indian innovation and ingenuity.”

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.


:: Chandan Raj