send text message from iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 2macman, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    I'm in Korea, and maybe that makes no difference.

    Can I send text messages from my 27 iMac?
     
  2. macrumors member

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    Quick search of the app store came back with Jelly SMS lite. Don't know much about it, but it's free so it couldn't hurt.
     
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    Dalton63841

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    I use TxtDrop. Works great as a Dashboard widget.
     
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    skunk

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    Txtdrop does not work outside US/Canada, according to the website.
     
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    firestarter

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    I use http://www.intellisms.co.uk/ (and there are many other services like this).

    You buy a fixed number of SMS messages. You can then send these by logging into their web site or by sending a specially formatted email message. A return SMS can either be emailed to you, or you can send a text as if it came from your regular phone (so replies come to your phone directly).

    It works well. I've used it a few times when I've wanted to create small apps that notified me of stuff by SMS. Also used it to write longer texts to friends (rather than typing on a tiny screen).
     
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    Dr McKay

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    maccompaq

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    You can send TEXT messages from AOL, but you cannot receive replies.
     
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    thejadedmonkey

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    Address Book used to have this built in, but it was removed in 10.4 or 10.5... :mad:
     

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