I am not able to Sign up for Google SMS Channels, I am getting this error message:

Not able to use Google SMS Channels

What's wrong? What should I do?

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The SMS Channel was apparently stopped a while back as I was facing the same problem and a mail from the help desk of Google had content informing that since no progress is happening from Labs to a revenue generating effort into mainstream, they are discontinuing it.

So theres a chance that it might not be working for the same reason.

Or, maybe because you entered the wrong number :P

  • You have any link of any trusted source which says so?
    – user19533
    Commented Oct 16, 2012 at 15:59
  • search for "Google labs shutdown"
    – gaara87
    Commented Oct 16, 2012 at 17:19