A SIM Card is the prime chip for your cellphone that establishes voice calls and text messages through the carrier. While this being said, it is indeed possible for you to send and receive text messages even without a SIM card. And that too with your smartphone. Gone are the days while we were dependent on SIM card to make calls through your phone and talk to your loved ones. With the advent of technology and the discovery of smartphones, messaging and calling are made easy even without that. This article throws light on the methods to use your smartphone to send and receive text messages without a SIM card.
Why is a SIM Card used in a Phone?
It is better that we understand the technology behind the SIM card. It helps you understand the ways to text someone even without that. SIM card is the one that facilitates connection with the network service provider and you can make or receive calls and text messages. But a SIM card is just a chip that has two pieces of information in it.
- Billing Information
- Phone number
As such, your phone number is through your SIM card, but that does not mean you cannot text anyone without that. When you call someone or text someone, the SIM card first establishes a connection with your network service provider’s tower. Then it connects with the person’s network service provider’s tower in his/her location. In turn, it will connect with the phone on the other end, and you can call or send text messages. All this happens in a fraction of a second. But without a SIM card, it is still possible to send or receive text messages.
Prime Requisites to Send or Receive Text Messages without a SIM card
Of course, you need a minimum requirement from your end to send or receive text messages. While a SIM card helps you in connecting with the network service provider, a well established and stable internet can also do so.
The first requirement will be a stable Wi-Fi connection. As you know, your cellphone can connect to the internet source, and you can still access the apps and browsers. The second requirement shall be a smartphone. As the steps mentioned below do not work on normal phones.
Top Ways to Send text messages through Your Smartphone without a SIM card
Google Voice App
Google Voice is one of the easiest ways to send and receive text messages even without your cellphone. The best part is, the SMS app uses your network service provider to establish the connection to send the text message, but the Google Voice App uses the internet connection to do so. We will be using the latter method to send text messages to anyone without a SIM card in your phone.
Install Google Voice App
- Go to https://google.com/voice – This is the Google voice’s official page. Log in using your Google account.
- Now, select the option “I want a new number“.
- You must enter the phone number which is functioning. This is used for confirmation. In fact, you can disable the SMS as well as call notification later
- Now, click on ‘Call Me’. This helps to verify your number.
- From the list of numbers, select the one you want to use.
As the Google Voice App is installed, now head on to sending text messages
How to Send Text Messages Through Google Voice App?
- Open the Google Voice App on your smartphone.
- You will find a ‘Compose’ icon in the bottom left corner
- Select the contact of the person you are planning to send the text message to.
- You can type the message and click on the triangle option which is next to it.
How will I Receive the Text Message Sent by Someone Through my Smartphone?
Google has made it easy for the users of the Google Voice App. If anyone attempts to send you a text message to this number that you have created, the message gets saved in your email inbox.
Alternative Methods to Send text Messages without a SIM card
There are many SMS apps available for use these days. The prominent ones are:
The best part about these apps is, you can make video calls without a SIM card through them as well. At the same time, if you are planning to create anonymous numbers, as said earlier you can create a number through any of the SMS apps. One of the recommended apps is SMS flick. In this way, you can categorize your personal as well as professional text messages.