Canada to US texting without Internationnal

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Drummer611, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Drummer611 macrumors newbie

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    Hey there people! I live in Canada and I am searching for an App that would allow me to text my friends that lives in US. My plan allows me international texting but my friend's plans doesn't. They are using a normal phones, not Intelligent phones or iPhones, etc. I just want to send them messages(even if it uses my DataPlan(I have 1 GB/month) or my SMS(I have unlimited). I am using an iPhone 4S under iOS 5.0.1. Can you guys help me out? Thanks in advance!

    Best regards, Drummer.
     
  2. Senex macrumors member

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    I'm not sure if Google will allow it since you're outside the US, but one solution could be to sign up for a Google Voice number based in the US. If you were able to do so, your friend could text that number and it would be passed along to you.

    I use Google Voice as a secondary number for work purposes, having calls and texts forwarded to my personal number, that way I don't have to give out my personal cell number to Joe Citizen.
     
  3. Drummer611, Dec 28, 2011
    Last edited: May 2, 2012

    Drummer611 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your answer! I just downloaded a new App called TextNow, I'll make some tests. I will also try Google Voice.

    EDIT: Google Voice isn't working, saying that the app is only valid for US Store Account, I'm canadian so I'm using a Canada Store Account. Any other ideas?
     

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