Verizon Text Msg?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by eclipse525, Mar 31, 2006.

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    eclipse525

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    I know that you can log into Verizonwireless and text message someone that way but ONLY to other Verizon users. Is there a site or way to accomplish the same thing to other users from other carriers?


    ~erick
     
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    StarbucksSam

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    #2
    You can actually IM other people's cell phones right from AIM and it will go through as a TXT.

    If the phone number was 310-555-5567, you'd send an AIM to +3105555567. I'm not sure if you need a 1 or not for the country code after the plus. I don't THINK you do.
     
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    killuminati

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    There was a widget that did this. You just had to select your country and then they had a list of carriers. I can't find it on my computer anymore but I remember getting it from the Apple Downloads site.
     
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    jelloshotsrule

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    if you know their carrier, go to that company's site and do it... not sure about any way to do it if you don't know their carrier (besides i guess the im method)
     
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    eclipse525

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    does that work for ichat? I'm assuming yes?.


    ~e
     
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    eclipse525

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    This works great BUT you always have to identify yourself in the message, which kinda sucks.


    ~e
     
  8. emw
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    emw

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    Yep, it works in iChat.

    I use it in iChat and it works with the +1; haven't confirmed if it works without.
     
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    eclipse525

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    do you have to have them in your buddy list? Can you just sent a random text message to a friend not on your list? Thanks!

    ~e
     
  10. emw
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    emw

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    Go to File > New Chat. Click the "+" symbol and select "Other...". Type in the SMS ID.

    Not extremely intuitive, but it only takes a second.
     
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    eclipse525

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    Thanks! Works like a charm.

    ~e
     

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