Best app to text UK to Aus

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  1. jimmy83 macrumors 65816

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    Can anyone recomend the best/cheapest app to send sms texts from the UK to Australia?
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    Are the messages going from iPhone to iPhone/Touch???
     
  3. jimmy83 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Afraid not
     
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  5. jimmy83 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    My sister doesnt have an iPhone:rolleyes:
     
  6. andylyon macrumors 6502a

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    Im sure it's iPod Touch compatible also. But failing that, i'd just email, its just as easy and its free.

    AnDy
     
  7. jimmy83 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thats great but she doesnt always have access to a PC. I just need an app from my iPhone to a cheap basic phone via text message
     
  8. laser345 macrumors newbie

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    FishText!

    My vote would be for FishText (http://fishtext.com/), lets you text any number in the world for pennies - I believe its either 1.3p or 2p per text depending on which network in Australia you're texting.

    Here's a link to the app http://linktoapp.com/fishtext
     
  9. redbits macrumors newbie

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    Sms

    Try GlobalAQ, download the free version and test if it supports your target network.
     
  10. jimmy83 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, using this atm
     
  11. superflush macrumors 6502a

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    Does this show that it comes from your number??? (when the other party receives it)
     
  12. laser345 macrumors newbie

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    I believe you get the choice to either use your existing mobile number or to have a new one generated by FishText (for privacy reasons I guess)
     
  13. grahamtearne macrumors regular

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    Facebook.

    Facebook have an SMS service that you can subscribe to. Once registered to the SMS notifications whenever you get a comment or message from FB they text it to your phone.

    It might be worth a shot, its free for users to recieve SMS updates and all you do is send the message via the facebook website or iPhone application and FB send that message in a SMS message to the recipient
     
  14. stephendoc1984 macrumors member

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    O2

    My girlfriend was recently in Aus and New Zealand. I added a family bolt on for £7.50 which give me free texts to her. (It's only meant to work in the uk) Also she noticed while away backpacking if she sent exactly 160 characters i.e 1 text message not one digit short or longer she never got charged. She was there for 3 months and I think the only thing we paid for was the family bolt on.

    Might be of some use for you. Could have been a lot more expensive. also worked if grouping 2 or 3 msgs together but never go over the full characters for 2 or 3 texts consecutively then.


    She was on o2 pay as you go with a non iphone phone
     

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