Sending SMS Messages in Messages

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by jwolf6589, Sep 18, 2012.

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    jwolf6589

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    Did apple take out the feature to send a text message to a non iOS device? I could do it easily in iChat.
     
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    bushido

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    i doubt u were ever able to send a text message, its a standalone service from your phone provider. apple has nothing to do with it. did u use the AIM service before maybe?
     
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    jwolf6589

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    I FINALLY got it working but its more of a pain to get working and more complex in Mountain Lion over Snow Leopard. Yes one needs an AIM account, but in iChat on SL sending a SMS message was far simpler.
     
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    AIM provides a service that allows sending instant messages to SMS; it has nothing to do with Mac OS other than setting up an AIM account, which may or may not be different in Messages vs. iChat.
     
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    You could send a text message to any SMS-capable phone (or perhaps just phones from some carriers, but I never had a problem with it) in iChat by typing +1-555-555-5555 into a new message window. It worked great. This no longer seems to work with Messages. What's the solution?

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    Ah. The solution is that you have to have an AIM account enabled in Messages for this to work. Duh.
     
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    kumquat

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    I have AIM enabled and online and I am still unable to send an SMS to a non-iOS cell phone. What am I missing?
     

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