Can I receive text messages on my iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Geffen, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Geffen
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    Is there a way i can receive the text messages I get on my iphone 4 on my new iPad?
     
  2. r.j.s
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    Actual SMS messages sent to your phone number from someone else's phone? No.
     
  3. thatoneguy82
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    Yep, you can't. Even though the carrier gives you a "number" SMS messages are usually blocked. The only "text" message you can get are iMessages that are sent to you via your iCloud ID.
     
  4. iHeartsteve
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    I wish we could get text messages on iPad. Annoying. Maybe there's app that forwards them?
     
  5. kaielement
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    Not SMS messages but you can use imessenger which is like using yahoo or msn messenger except up I can only send messages to iPhones iPod touches and other iPads for now. Hopping that they build a client for Mac OSX soon
     
  6. LadyX
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    OS X Mountain Lion will have many new features. Messages is one of them, which will support the iMessage service.
     
  7. kaielement
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    Thank you for that update I had read that sometime back but forgot so thank you
     
  8. Caliber26
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    JSYK, iMessages is currently available for download as a beta. I will say, though, that it has been less-than-great on Lion. Even on my iPad, sometimes iMessages won't all come in, and they only show up on my iPhone. It's a great concept, so I hope they work out all of their bugs soon.

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    You can test it out now. No need to wait on Mountain Lion. :)
     
  9. LadyX
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    @Caliber26 Yes, I'm aware of that. I downloaded it as soon I knew that it was available for download :)
     

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