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How it works?

Free SMS for WooCommerce is a WooCommerce plugin that sends SMS notifications directly from your phone, using dedicated Android app.

You can start using the plugin 3 in steps:

  • Install WooCommerce Plugin
  • Download and install Android app (help)
  • Scan the QR code on Wordpress plugin Setting Page, using the Android app

That's it! You can close the app. From now on, SMS messages will be delivered to your clients. You can send them when order is completed, cancelled etc. And you can see all the sent messages in your app.

Features

  • 30 messages/month for free
  • $2 monthly for unlimited messages
  • No contracts and additional fees
  • Send different messages to different countries
  • Or just send messages to your country only
  • Send messages when order is placed, completed, cancelled, delayed and more

And it couldn't be simpler!

Detailed description and FAQ

Slowly, how it works?

Simply put, your Free SMS for WooCommerce plugin asks your Android app to send SMS when order status has changed.

How to use it?

1. Install Free SMS for WooCommerce plugin from Wordpress plugin repository and configure the messages in admin panel.
2. Open this website with your phone and download the Android app here. Install the app. (If you're not sure how to do that, there's a lot of resources that can help. If you're not sure if you want to install an app from untrusted source, check the "I'm afraid..." question below.)
3. Open the app on your phone and scan QR code in the top corner of your WooCommerce plugin settings page (in Wordpress, not here). You'll see 'success' message.
You can close the Android app now. SMS messages will be sent in the background.

Which Android version are supported?

Minimal Android version is 8 (Oreo).

Is it really free?

The plugin is free. The Android app is free too. And you get 30 messages / month for free. If you need more, you can purchase the permium plan for $2/month or spin up your own service that handles requests from the plugin and forward them to Android app using Google's GCM (check the plugin code for description).

I'm afraid of installing the app on my phone. Is it secure?

Android app is free and open source. The only thing it does is <technical mumbo-jumbo> waiting for the google cloud message notification and send sms. It keeps your QR as a token to communicate with the messaging server </technical mumbo-jumbo> It asks for camera and SMS permissions at startup. Camera is required to scan QR code. You can download the source code here and compile it on your own if you want.

Why the app is not in Google Play app store?

Due to new Google Play permissions policy the app that wants to send SMS must be a "Default SMS handler". This policy prevents malicious apps from accessing SMS functionality, but also prevents Free SMS for WooCommerce from being listed in Google Play store.

"There was a problem parsing a package."

Make sure you're using Android 8 (Oreo) or higher.

Is there an iOS app for Apple?

No, only Android is supported.

I don't want to pay $2. Can I create my own service?

Yes. You need to create an http server that does 2 things:

  • Wait for the POST message from the Android app (when you scan the QR code) and store it somewhere.
    params: { qrToken, firebaseToken }
  • Wait for the POST message from Wordpress plugin (when order status changes) and send the Firebase Cloud Message to your phone.
    params: { qrToken, phone, message }

Then you just need to replace the SEND_MESSAGE_URL variable in Plugin code, and also replace the service url in Android app source code.