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Old Feb 26, 2011, 05:52 AM   #1
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any free texting apps for the mac?

When I had my ipad I had a free texting app that worked great. I barely send any texts and dont have a cell phone but sometimes I require being able to send a text to someone for sales on craigslist etc. I was wondering if there are any programs to let me send free texts from my mac preferrably with growl integration
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Old Mar 3, 2011, 06:46 AM   #2
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ichat

apple's own ichat can send text messages for free. make sure your friends mobile # is on their address book card and add them to your buddy list on i chat. then go to buddies ->send SMS
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Old Mar 3, 2011, 09:29 AM   #3
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apple's own ichat can send text messages for free. make sure your friends mobile # is on their address book card and add them to your buddy list on i chat. then go to buddies ->send SMS
That's awesome. I never knew it did that. Thanks!
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Old Mar 3, 2011, 02:17 PM   #4
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yea, it amazes me this is not well known. there are apps in the app store that do same thing that cost money. Even one i saw will charge you 10 cents per text.

I used it today. ichat texting is all free. As long as you leave it on, the person you text can respond to you. All free too. just goes to show you how much money these cell companies are making charging for texts.
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