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Community Level 6scuba_angel

scuba_angel

A fish made of cardboard?

Advantagesfree text messages

Disadvantagesnot always reliable

"Right so my fishy theme continues but this isnt an aquarium based product nor is it even vaguely related to the sea, it is in fact a free web based text messaging service. So as Ive mentioned in other reviews I have recently moved and my contract mobile doesn't get a signal so I'm having to use a pay and go number, which as happens to many people ran out of credit about the same time as my bank account ran out of cash. Lucky really that the accomodation ..." Read review
30.03.2007

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Community Level 4sparksteroyd

sparksteroyd

Text messaging for free!

AdvantagesIt's free, delivery confirmation

Disadvantageslots of adverts, wait up to 10mins for some messages

"CBF stands for CardBoard Fish and is a website that offers a free worldwide SMS (text messaging) service. However, the site and service are paid for by placing heavy advertising on their site, including popups which you have to check the box to be willing to accept, in order to use the service. You also have to check a box to confirm that you will use no popup blocking software while using the site. Given that there is no login system, you have ..." Read review
08.02.2009

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Community Level 3Stephoohla

Stephoohla

I use CardboardFish SMS all the time!

AdvantagesCompletely free, great if you've run out of credit

DisadvantagesMay not be 100% reliable, you can only send short messages

"...the site's logo, just saying CBFSMS.com (stands for Cardboard Fish SMS if anyone is wondering!), and underneath (overlooking the adverts of course) is a line of options, including 'Send Message', 'Confirmation', 'Replies', 'FAQ', 'System Status', 'Abuse' and 'Contact Us'...all the general pages you'd find on a website. The gist of the website is that you can send text messages for free to any UK network, or if you click on their linked website Fish ..." Read review
18.11.2009

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Community Level 6galaxynicole

galaxynicole

* Text me slowly, softly or don't at all! *

Advantages Free texts message

Disadvantages Unreliable, slow, hit and miss on important dates

"I first found this a couple of years ago and then lost it and only found it again last year. What is www.cbfsms.com? It's a place where you can send free text messages to any UK mobile number or if you want to be VIP, you can get cheap texts. I normally use this site when I've run out of my 10 O2 text messages and when I don't really want to use any money on the person I'm texting. Like my old boss used to make me text her or call her for various ..." Read review
25.01.2007

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Community Level 3OddGodHMK

OddGodHMK

Useful, but incredibly frustrating

AdvantagesFree texts!

DisadvantagesWaiting times, site errors, lots of advertising

"I found cbfsms.com when I was trying to find a free text site months ago now. I use the site regularly, almost every day in fact - but that doesn't mean I like it. Here's the pros and cons of the site. ~~~ The Pros ~~~ The biggest pro you will ultimately see is the fact that it's completely free. Everyone loves free stuff, and texting being quite expensive for the length of messages you can send again their price (unless you're on contract), ..." Read review
26.05.2006

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Community Level 2DJ_Deano

DJ_Deano

The Free, The Slow and The Advertisements

AdvantagesFree Text Messages = D

DisadvantagesLots of Advertising, Have to wait most of the time...

"...with. The first disadvantage to cbfsms.com is the slowish loading time of they're pages. This is due to : a) they have way too many people using they're service and the server they're using is too small. b) The most obvious thing is that they have loads and loads of advertisements on they're site. Once you have entered you're message and clicked 'send sms' you are confronted by 6 advertisements and maybe a popup if you're lucky. Before you ..." Read review
09.01.2007

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Community Level 5andersonfa...

andersonfamily

Not as pointless as Cardboard Fish Review with images

AdvantagesSend, receive, free and confirmation on certain networks.

DisadvantagesAdvertising, privacy, layout

"...agree they deserve to add cbfsms.com at the end of all text messages, how else would the word spread? ~Abuse~ A good thing is any mobile user can opt-out receiving any texts from users of CBFSMS by entering their mobile number on a page on CBFSMS, wait for a text and then simply enter a verifaction code on the site. Easy... ~Evaluation~ It's free.... so why not give it a shot... you've nothing to lose. The ads aren't great, neither's ..." Read review
03.01.2005

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Community Level 3iateamonkey

iateamonkey

A cardboard fish?

Advantages Free text messages

DisadvantagesDoesn't always work, sometimes the service is down

"If you are short of credit on your phone and want to save yourself some money, you can send a free SMS from the cardboard fish! It is quite handy, as I use it to send little football related updates to my mate while he's at work so I don't have to spend any money on them. There is quite a few adverts on the site, but considering you are getting a free service you really can't complain about a few adverts and the one pop-up which comes up at the ..." Read review
25.01.2007

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CBF... love to hate it.

AdvantagesLets you send free texts

DisadvantagesTakes the piss out of you... you'll see

"...you might want to give cbfsms.com a try. Its a no fee, no signup sms site. You can send an sms to any mobile free of charge. "Fantastic" cheer the crowds of paupers and peasants... Now, unfortunately, as with everything, there's a bad side. As I write this review, I am waiting for the site to 'reset' itself. It has a limit of texts which can be sent from the site in each 10 minute window. Therefore, if you're not quick, then you will have to sit ..." Read review
24.05.2008

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Community Level 2muralees

muralees

Send UNLIMITED FREE text messages (SMS) online

AdvantagesYou can send FREE texts online and receive replies

DisadvantagesIt gets very busy so you often have to wait to send a message

"...sites have a limit. With CBFSMS.com however, you can send unlimited messages! ***HOW TO USE IT*** You just go to the site and enter the recipient's phone number and the message. When you click on "SEND" you have the option to have delivery confirmation (this is handy, as not all messages seem to get through), and whether you want replies back through the website. You also have to agree not to use pop-up blocking software on your PC otherwise it ..." Read review
07.07.2006

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Community Level 2scottjones...

scottjones123

is the fish fresh enough?

Advantagesfree texts

Disadvantagesall the errors, and the time waiting

"www.cbfsms.com ----------------- First View Of The Site-------------------------------------- the site is nicely presented and really easy to use, once the site is loaded up it will ask for the phone number, and it already has 44 on the there so you will need to take of the 0 from the number and carry on with the 7 onwards, you have 137 characters to use,which may sound alot,but when really its not enough, after you've put spaces and comma's and ..." Read review
29.07.2005

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Community Level 1ChristinaB...

ChristinaBabess

www.CBFSMS.com

AdvantagesYou can send a free text.

DisadvantagesYou can only send one free text now, the site is frustrating.

"I first started using CBFSMS about three years ago when I never had any credit. It was great as I could text people for free and get replies to the site and then get another message to send. BUT After about a year and a half of using the site they canceled replies getting sent to the site and you got one message every two days. You can get replies to the site again now but a lot of mobiles can't reply to the message you have sent them using CBFSMS ..." Read review
27.08.2008

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Community Level 1Keillar

Keillar

Cardboard Fish saves money!

AdvantagesFREE TEXTS! Save you money if you use it a lot

DisadvantagesSometimes doesnt work

"As saving money goes this has saved me quite a lot! Texting is quite expesnsive, especially if you have a girlfreind or boyfreind..or you just text a lot. This website lets you text from your computer for free...FREE! The downside is that you cant put as many letters as a normal text. Also it gets busy and you cant send your text (the quietist time seems to be early moring and evenings on a weekday) the best way of sending your text is if its ..." Read review
06.02.2008

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Community Level 1BekaTheSma...

BekaTheSmallOne

Rebecca sheehan

AdvantagesIt come in handy when have no credit!

Disadvantagestime consuming and gets frustrating when alot of people are using it!

"first started using CBFSMS about a few weeks ago when I never had any credit. It was great as I could text people for free and get replies to the site and then get another message to send. BUT After after awhile it started cancelling replies getting sent to the site and you got one message every two days. You can get replies to the site again now but a lot of mobiles can't reply to the message you have sent them using CBFSMS because it just simply ..." Read review
25.11.2008

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Community Level 11231chat1231

1231chat1231

CBFSMS.com? -- it's a waste of time

AdvantagesYou Can Text For Free!

DisadvantagesIt doesn't work sometimes, not a good layout, loads of pop-ups (not aloud to use pop-up blocker)

"...networks always sound good but CBFSMS.com is a complete waste of time i can guarantee. I suppose it's alright if your sending a text and you don't expect a reply but otherwise there is no point in wasting your time. You might as well just top you mobile up that's what i do now. If you don't become a member then it is rubbish. But if you become a member you have got to pay for the texts which is not what you expect if you search for free SMS texts ..." Read review
14.02.2007

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