Can a IPad message a android device

richxps

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hi, if by chance I try out a S8 how can someone with a iPad message me than ?
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Ever tried the email client? Should work for messaging everybody with an email account,regardless of platform.
And yes,most browser-based messaging services,like messenger,snapchat etc works fine.
 

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Try the app "Text Now", which can be installed in both iPhone and iPad, even at the same time. You get assigned a phone number, and can use the app to send regular SMS to others. They do not need to install any apps, just use the regular SMS app to communicate with you.

It is free, with ads. Oh, you can also make free phone calls, and even free long distance call in UK, US and Canada.

For me, it's great for Craigslist use when I don't want to give out regular my cell phone number. It's kind of like a burner phone.
 
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Try the app "Text Now", which can be installed in both iPhone and iPad, even at the same time. You get assigned a phone number, and can use the app to send regular SMS to others. They do not need to install any apps, just use the regular SMS app to communicate with you.

It is free, with ads. Oh, you can also make free phone calls, and even free long distance call in UK, US and Canada.

For me, it's great for Craigslist use when I don't want to give out regular my cell phone number. It's kind of like a burner phone.
Sounds like it functions similar to Talkatone, before Google cut them off. Talkatone was a solution I found for an old 3GS I once had that was WiFi only. I wanted to be able to talk/text without forcing anyone to install anything.

Sounds like Text Now would be the perfect replacement.
 

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hi, if by chance I try out a S8 how can someone with a iPad message me than ?
Thanks for your help
Between Google Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, Skype, WhatsApp, Viber, Line, weChat, and many more there are a lot of different messaging options available out there. Services like Google Voice or Sideline can even provide a phone number that can be used for texting (and even calling) purposes just like texting (or calling) any regular number.
 

richxps

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Ok so from a iPad to a android device these solutions should work.
 

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Between Google Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, Skype, WhatsApp, Viber, Line, weChat, and many more there are a lot of different messaging options available out there. Services like Google Voice or Sideline can even provide a phone number that can be used for texting (and even calling) purposes just like texting (or calling) any regular number.
This is true. But those services often require the receiver to be saavy in their use or to have an app installed.

For some (myself included), asking that of the person you want to send a message to is a lot. For instance, my 80+ year old dad and my 75+ year old mom are going to tell me to get bent if I ask them to install an app just so I can text them.
 

C DM

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This is true. But those services often require the receiver to be saavy in their use or to have an app installed.

For some (myself included), asking that of the person you want to send a message to is a lot. For instance, my 80+ year old dad and my 75+ year old mom are going to tell me to get bent if I ask them to install an app just so I can text them.
They could always write a letter and mail it, like they used to in the past. That's probably easier and faster. ;)