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Send Free SMS Text Messages to Any Australian Mobile @ Seek Estate

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Send free SMS text messages Australia wide to your family and friends on http://seek.estate. Useful when you are at your desk and have forgotten your mobile or when you've run out of credit.

Some other websites also offer similar services, but their User Interface often requires you to register first. Our interface requires no registration.

Thank you.

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    +1 this is awesome, haha!

    • +10 votes

      Don't know if I'd be sending an SMS to someone I knew using a third party such as this. Like, where is the site hosted? How are the mobile numbers processed, and which other parties does it pass through to reach the person you're sending to?

      Just doesn't seem quite right to me.

  • +5 votes

    Sounds like a good service, very useful 5 years ago but almost all plans include unlimited texts these days.

    • +18 votes

      Not everyone's on a plan.

      • +8 votes

        This is great for those of us on Prepaid, when running low on credit or when out of credit completely. Cheers OP! :)

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        I've never been on a plan and still get unlimited text/calling.

        • +52 votes

          But what happens when your mum wants her phone back? :p

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        never been on a plan, never had unlimited text, and this is still useful. Thanks OP nice post will vote+.
        Been using Yakedi for years which is an amazing service.

        Anyone know if your real mobile# is given to the receiver? That makes or breaks for these services for moi.

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          Anyone know if your real mobile# is given to the receiver?
          Great it does send your own mobile# for replies.
          And the sms took only 8 seconds.
          Being so easy and convenient I have to wonder if it will be the same deal in a year..

        • +3 votes

          Hi

          The from field is what gets displayed to the receiver. You can type in your real mobile number or just type in "secret admirer" whatever and that's what will show.

        • +11 votes

          You can actually put someone else's mobile in the "from" field to fake it from that person.
          I tried it, my phone thinks my wife sent me a text message saying how incredibly handsome I am :)

        • +3 votes

          @froodh:

          Thats quite bizarre, is there any way to differentiate the fake number from a real one? Someone could cause some serious havok.

        • -1 vote

          @gravy

          Not that I can see
          Hmmm, I wonder if I can send an abusive text from a colleague of mine, who I don't like, to our boss…..

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          @froodh:
          Remember that the heavy dudes-that-be can trace you by your IP/time sent.
          So Barrack's personal line 760-987-**** is still probably out. Damn!

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          @froodh:

          Already tested with a mates phone. Apart from the fact the message history is suddenly gone, you couldn't tell (I guess it would say something if you hit respond).

        • +1 vote

          @seekestate:

          Message from Tony Abbott

    • +1 vote

      "… very useful 5 years ago but almost all plans include unlimited texts these days."

      That's a bit short-sighted; not only do many prefer prepaid to being on a plan, but also many prefer to type an SMS on a 'proper' keyboard, when they have the option; particularly if you can send it off for free! I've been slowly using up my "SMS-pup" free SMS credits ever since they essentially cancelled their free SMS service a while back, and I've been looking out for sommat like this on OzB…

      Awesome OP, cheers mate

      • +2 votes

        Well on Android we have tons of ways to write SMS from the desktop.

    • +3 votes

      I don't have free text on my AYG plan, it costs me 12c/SMS. I don't make enough SMSes to be worth getting a plan with free SMSes and anyway many of my friends are have messaging apps too. But it's nice now and then to be able to send a SMS from a browser. One drawback is that this service is not over https.

      • +1 vote

        Please forgive my ignorance poss… but what does "… is not over https" mean? I mean, in practical terms? (or any terms, really)

        • +3 votes

          If you look at the URL of the seek.estate page it starts with http. This means that anybody who has access to the communication channel, a rogue sysadmin, ASIO, NSA etc. can see your data. If the page starts with https the communication is encrypted. Like when you buy things or do bank transactions. You can see that your OzBargain browsing is also over https.

        • +1 vote

          @greenpossum:
          That could well be the most informative yet succinct response to a question I've ever received on OzB! Cheers mate! I'm genuinely enlightened!

          Happily, my SMSs consist exclusively of things like "forgot 2get milk, can u pls get some OWH bb' or 'yer an Effn' tosser m8' etc.; so ASIO can have at them!

        • +1 vote

          @greenpossum: SSL is working for me https://imgur.com/yh4oMYz

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          @chipstss: That's interesting, why doesn't the OP publicise this?

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          @greenpossum: I'm not sure, I use a firefox add on called HTTPS-Finder that detects if a website has SSL available.

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          @chipstss: <form action="http://seek.estate/noclean.php" method="post"> … </form>

          No https for the actual SMS form submission. Not encrypted.

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          @alvian: Ahah!

        • +1 vote

          @alvian: Hmm, if the post URL is also valid in https, OP could have coded it as action="//seek.estate/noclean.php" and it would inherit the method from the document. OP, were you aware of this?

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    Awesome!

  • +2 votes

    Just finished reading your forum post, haha.

    • +1 vote

      Thanks, if anyone finds this service useful please go read the forum post.

  •  

    this can be very easily solved if they offer you 50,000$ for your domain.

    simple, fast and effective fix :)

  • +2 votes

    they are being sued by Seek.com.au funnily enough, this is just a way to drive traffic to the site and for more users to see the problem at hand.

    • +1 vote

      I honestly don't mind, even if there were tones of ads on the site. This is epic for a bit of fun haha!

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    thanks

  • +9 votes

    There is a limit of 5 messages a day.

  • +2 votes

    Regarding the website itself, I see you're using Laravel - since the page just crashed when I clicked on a sale page and you've left the stack trace on.

    Out of interest, which service do you use for SMSs? Or are you doing it yourself? I'm looking for an international SMS API that's cheap but none of them appear to be (a few cents per SMS eventually adds up).

    I'm surprised you can spoof a phone number so easily. This leaves a lot of potential for pranking and fraud.

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      Yeah you could really mess with people using this!

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        All these free SMS services still need to be linked/traceable to a 'real' phone/mobile account… so the potential for anonymous trolling is (thankfully) limited.

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      you can rent hacked SMSc pretty cheap, which is what most of the cheap services will be doing. not saying OPs website is, but who he goes via, possibly if it's cheap

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        I haven't found any hacked SMS centre providers selling on-line but sadly for a commercial project I don't think it would be viable anyway. For an international website that sends SMSs with a service like Clickatell (https://www.clickatell.com/pricing-and-coverage/message-pric...) you can end up blowing your budget rather quickly (depending on how many you send).

        I read about a service from India that can send confirmation codes on the cheap by not sending SMSs at all. It sends a missed call and the last 4 digits are entered as a confirmation code.

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          the services selling it are 'legit…. but the product they are offering is a hacked SMSC

          same as all the calling cards offering cheap rates, its some poor guys hacked PABX

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    Thnx

  • +4 votes

    Wow thats dangerous. You can use the page to send a text claiming to be from any number to any number!

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      Not really. Well it adds +<mobile> number in the send from and truncates last 2 numbers. so really it will not be the same, unless someone had saved as +mobile no , without country code

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        No it doesn't. What are you entering for it to add a + and drop the country code?

        • +7 votes

          Shame this wasn't around during the Iraq War circa 2003;

          To: George Bush
          Son - stop the war in Iraq
          From: George Bush

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          what he means is it will come up on your phone with the country code at the start +61 instead of the usual 0 at the start, but the whole number is still there.
          eg. sending from 0423456780 would appear as +61423456780
          but yes still kind of dangerous.

        • +1 vote

          @zeckem: That's what I thought he meant, but he's wrong since all SMS's get transmitted with the country code in the sender field anyway, it doesn't matter if the contact is saved without the country code, the phone always recognises it.

        • +1 vote

          @pmupsinep: You're right, I'm looking at some of my past texts and it shows the country code. Some reason I thought it shows up as 04

  •  

    This is awesome

  • +2 votes

    Ah the irony… we all see this AFTER April Fools.

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    Sent a text text message 20 minutes ago. Still haven't revived it

    • +10 votes

      it's probably brain dead by now.

    •  

      Are you sure it's even dead?

  • +1 vote

    Awesome my mates are going to get some Rabbit facts tomorrow instead of CatFacts :D

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    OP thanks for sharing, but what's the benefit to you in providing the service do you get Ad revenue?
    How do we support you, as it is a good site thanks

  •  

    This is great! Thanks for posting!!

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP. Still can't believe you can send messages that appear to come from any mobile… this could be an interesting weekend :)

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      this could be an interesting weekend

      Limited to 3 per day :[

  • -1 vote

    Prediction, in less than one month this service will be gone :'(

  • +2 votes

    Too much power :P

    Being able to spoof sms from someone else is harmless (xtreme) fun for most of us but it only takes one idiot to do something really malicious. The possibilities are endless.

    Sounds like it's not really something new, but first time I've seen it and it's so easy.

  •  

    This feels like the Digital Age equivalent of playing Knock Down Ginger! Unfortunately the sender's name cannot exceed 11 characters.

    •  

      You can enter text? Like - John?

      I was just using other people's numbers and it shows up from that person if they have them in phone book.

  • +2 votes

    Combine this using uber $20 code and have unlimited rides under $20.

  • +1 vote

    Oh no, help me! https://imgur.com/awqPsM2

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    That's quite an ugly website, despite using Bootstrap!

  • +1 vote

    "This is Sergeant Striker from taskforce Puller, your IP address has been recorded downloading vast quantities of pronographic material"

  • +1 vote

    Mate you are so dodgy plastering your links on whirlpool saying you have seek suing you and now putting deals up here. Dont think everyone on the internet is an idiot.

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      Why does plastering links on Whirlpool make it "dodgy" ?

      The OP also posted that he was being sued on OZBargain (https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/188955)

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        wp users are a bread to oz users.

        the mod from wp knows what inktown (aka seekestate) was up to and kicked him of the forum. if that's not dodgy than i don't know what you would call it.
        http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/user/662341?days=1

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          wp users are a bread to oz users.

          Are you getting to the crust of the matter.

          the mod from wp knows what inktown (aka seekestate) was up to and kicked him of the forum.

          What does that even mean ?

          Why does making a post on another website make it dodgy ?

          The same post is on Ozbargain.

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          @Baysew:

          ops. i meant to say breed.

  •  

    nice fast service
    OP, Don worry about seek they just bully, lost cases before so wont go to court again, then you can sue them for bully and compensations both.

  •  

    This is how your number ends up on verified spam lists.

  • +1 vote

    No longer working but the looks of it.

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      Same here. I get an error message ssaying something about one failed login already today.

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    Gone….Already?

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      Shut down? Maybe due to the potential problem it can cause

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        someone, somewhere has to pay for the sms. no doubt op provided a free service at the cost of some poor sucker that now has pay.

  •  

    The website he would run his crap through is smsglobal.. You get free texts and there is an app too

    https://www.smsglobal.com/

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      Well not as free as it used to be. In the past I got a few batches of 200 or 225 texts for signing up. I am still running with some leftover quota, useful for replying to automated doctor appointment reminders and such. Now you only get a measly few.

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    Maybe this is just a number harvest.
    Where are you OP?

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    It doesn't work
    "Message failed, too many failed listings"

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    I hope everyone realizes that this is a "mobile phone number harvesting" service. Why would anyone offer a free service like this without some sort of return. The privacy policy doesn't mention this service specifically.

    • +1 vote

      Why would someone need to harvest numbers? If they wanted to send SMS span, could they not just start with 0400 000 000 and up the number sequentially from there?

      • +1 vote

        Ever try opening a combination lock without knowing the combination?

        • +1 vote

          Ey?

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          @figarow:
          Around 50, to 100,000,000 possible mobile numbers.
          I guess there's maybe in the order of 10,000,000 active mobile numbers.
          Pretty good hit rate really.

          A 4 digit bike lock (eg. 0-6) is 2401 combos. Takes ages and lots of popcorn.

  • +4 votes

    My theory is that OP needs to get a lot of hits on his website to bolster a claim that he has a going concern for his lawsuit with Seek.

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    I get the error message:

    "There was an error with this request. Reason: Too many failed logins.
    1 Messages sent today"

    Anyone else?

  • -1 vote

    Hey seek , I hope your site takes off, I agree it should be free to buy and sell real estate. The agents and solicitors / conveyancers that have inserted themselves with a combination of fear, smoke and mirrors and exorbitant charges, fees and commissions for transactions that should be easy and transparent. You don't need a special assistance or someone to hold your hand when you buy a car or go to the dentist (haha) or spend money at the supermarket… Seek are outrageous, they do not own the word and well done on you getting a new TLD while they missed the boat. The big boys always are Sore losers and bullies. As demonstrated by Gerry Harvey they will attempt to tread on new opportunities and methods when they stand to lose. All the best mate…

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    Given up on it, says I've done my limit 3 to a day, its been over the day and nearly 48 hours since testing it. Wrecked my fun!

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    Yesterday I was getting the error message "Too many failed logins. 1 messages sent today" and today the sites down, i get a "The connection has timed out" error.

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    Getting error message and doesn't work…

    Sent Message info:

    To: 0421******
    From: 0421******
    Message: test

    Error: Please ensure that To number is a valid.
    2 Messages sent today

    I've tried
    0421****** and
    +61421****** and
    61421****** and
    610421******