Stand alone text messaging app?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zzamud, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2009
    Are there any other ways to text on iphone besides the iosmessaging?
    One that doesnt require the people u text to download the app to beable to text with you? Looking for a stand alone messaging app
  2. macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2012
    Stand alone text messaging app?

    Not unless you are jailbroken but iOS has the best texting app out of any OS anyway, especially due to iMessage.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2013
    TextPlus works without jailbreaking and does not require the recipient to have the same app. It runs off of 3/4G and wifi. I used it when I was in the process of changing carriers and it gave me a vacant number to use, I'm not sure if it will give you the option to use your current number. My only complaints were that it had an either 150 or 200 max character count and if a message failed it would delete it and you'd have to type it again.
  5. macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    There are some, but none of them will send using your own phone number. You'd have to make an account with that service and then your friends would get your text message from a phone number they don't recognize.

    I'm not sure that's worth it. Do you have an extreme reason why you'd want to do that?
  6. macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    The Messages app sends normal texts to people without iPhones and automatically sends iMessages to people with iPhones.

    People with iPhones don't need to download a special iMessages app to use it; it's part of the regular Messages app.

    iMessage is not like BBM.
  7. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2009
    Getn tired of " why u textn soandso" or why u textn soandso so much. Gets old
  8. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2009
    Verizon likes to post every message on their website and once a month i hear about it
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 22, 2009
    You can use Google Voice for this. It sends regular SMS to the other person's phone, so they don't need an app (or even a smartphone). You can also set up your Google Voice number to forward voice calls to your phone's number or instead use the Talkatone app for VoIP calling.
  10. macrumors 65816

    Apr 7, 2012
  11. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2009
    Not for cheatn. For convos the wife dont need to know about like suprise partys and such
  12. macrumors 6502


    Jul 3, 2008
    How many surprise parties do you have that you need to use a seperate app? Anyway use something like GoogleVoice which lets you send texts to other phone numbers and the other party doesn't know any better.
  13. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2012
    I see, I thought you wanted to use it with your own #.

    Then you should use google voice since it lets you use a real phone number.

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