iPad If I'm on Sprint network, can I send text messages to Android users?

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  1. andyACEcandy macrumors 6502a

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    I can use iMessage to send texts to other iPhone/Apple users but cannot send texts to Android users.

    I thought I should be able to do this since I am using Sprint's network... not just WiFi
     
  2. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Right now, the iPad only sends iMessages, not standard text messages. This is supposed to change with iOS 8.
     
  3. andyACEcandy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! Any preferences on third party apps? TextFree?
     
  4. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    I don't message much on my iPad, if I do it is on iMessage.
     
  5. Ledgem macrumors 65816

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    The ability to send regular texts (SMS texts) with an iPad running iOS 8 or a Mac running OS X 10.10 depends on having an iPhone running iOS 8. As far as I understand it, the texts will ultimately be relayed through your iPhone, which has the connection to the cellular network. If you don't have an iPhone, you won't be able to send SMS texts.
     
  6. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    That sounds familiar.
     
  7. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    Guess I'm good then. 5s here too
     
  8. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Maybe Facebook messaging. That works for me;)
     

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