Can you text message (or IM) from iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by StellaBlue, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. StellaBlue macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Location:
    NJ/NYC
    #1
    I think my cousin downloaded an app on his iPod touch that lets him text message (its slow though, and needs a strange phone number).

    is this the same on iPad? Can you Instant Message at least? Still - I'm really interested in the text messaging.


    Thanks,
    J
     
  2. gwynne macrumors 68000

    gwynne

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010
    #2
    There is a free AIM app for sure, it works just fine.

    There are other universal IM clients, but they are paid and I didn't try them.

    There are some SMS apps, but the one I tried didn't seem to work.
     
  3. macDonalds macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2007
    #3
    I use AIM -- really polished app for the iPad.
     
  4. Peace macrumors Core

    Peace

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2005
    Location:
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    #4
    There's an app called textPlus that does that.
     
  5. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

    Chris Rogers

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Location:
    my house
    #5
    +1
     
  6. noah82 macrumors 6502a

    noah82

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
  7. StellaBlue thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Location:
    NJ/NYC
  8. epi117 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2010
    #8
    I use google voice to sms with ipad works great. The call feature will not work.
     
  9. jeffy777 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2010
    #9
    TextPlus is really nice for sending free text messages (and the app is free).

    IM+ is good for chatting (MSN, Facebook, Yahoo, etc), but it's not free.
     

Share This Page