January 1, 2008

smsgupshup v/s vakow


SmsGupshup n vakow are two big sms fwding/chat services available on net.... although both the sites allow you to send a common sms to your friend list but after using both the services i can easily compare the two sevices...

Lets start with positive & negetive points of webaroo's smsgupshup.com

plus points..
  • picture msg can also be fwded
  • normal chat is also possible so once joined u can easily chat free of cost
  • more sms in gallery because of more users
  • poll,quiz and reviews are some really good features becuase of them one can quiz its friends or can start a poll.
negative points...
  • premium no so more charges to post and subscribe
  • ads gets attached with fwded sms's
  • less control on subscriptions (u cant set limit of msges u want to get in a day or cant set time of day when you dont want to recieve any msg)
  • website navigation not very good.
analysis of vakow.com

plus points...
  • 10 digit no. so very esy to post n to subscribe (national msg are free or cheeper than premium no.)
  • u can set a limit on no. of msg's u wangt to recieve in a day n can also set a time span when u dont want to recieve ny msg {u can sleep properly}.
  • website design really comfortable
  • no ads so looks like a personalized service
  • can also scrap all ur orkut frens a common sms fwd.
negative points...
  • no picture msg support
  • no personal msg allowed {a msg needs to have a score of more than +2 in order to get fwded to ur fren list} but as a matter of fact this also acts as a plus point for some ppl who just want to use this service to fwd n get fwded msg's.
  • simple sms fwd engine so no extra features like poll n quiz.
well this is my analysis if you find any more diff just add it in the comments.

1 comment:

rg said...

Hey Vaibhav,

Great comparison. Vakow! is a SMS Forwards site as against a group SMSing service and hence the differences.

Would like to point out some things that you have missed:

1. Tags (help organise SMSes in categories which could be subscribed to and searched)
2. Search (if you need a new year SMS just search on Vakow!)
3. Interactive features like comments and favorites

...basically we are more fun :D

cheers
rg