Can I text from an iPhone 3G with no service?

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  1. pdqgp macrumors 68020

    pdqgp

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    I'm looking for the best FREE way for my son to use his 3G to text either his mom or me. Can this be done easily? His phone has a sim card but no service attached to it.

    He and the device will have wifi access so I'm wondering what's the best app to use to communicate via messaging. I know email is one option, but what else?

    Thoughts/insight appreciated.

    Yahoo messenger?
     
  2. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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  3. Armeniandave macrumors 6502

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    I used ping chat for awhile and it worked good.
    There are tons of messaging apps on the App store
    that are free or a few bucks.
     
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  6. Blazing angel macrumors regular

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    It's a iphone 3g
     
  7. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    lol
    (read above)
     
  8. pdqgp thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I do have that application. Do you know if I can use them with only a Wi-Fi connection? Again this particular phone does not have service through AT&T.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Oops, I'm blind:D
     
  10. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    Definitely google Voice.
     
  11. trek360 macrumors 6502

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    check out 'textfree with voice' app. will work with wifi. reliable. option to send a copy of all texts to email is a nice backup.
     
  12. Breezygirl macrumors regular

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    For a while we used Facebook, set it up so you both get notifications of messages. It worked well, just like texting.
     

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