iPad text messaging??

Discussion in 'iPad Hacks' started by bella92108, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. bella92108 macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2006
    #1
    When I use foreign data sims in my iPad I often use prepaid carriers that require me to text a code to them to enable promos like unlimited Internet for 24 hours or a week, etc... I'm trying to find a SMS app for my iPad that sends texts from my number. My sim has a phone number and text plan that runs fine when in a phone I just would like to be able ti send and receive from my iPad.
     
  2. maturola macrumors 68040

    maturola

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2007
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    #2
  3. BaronStein macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2010
    Location:
    NY
    #3
    I don't think there is an app for that, I've checked cydia before. Not sure about the other ways...
     
  4. bella92108 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2006
    #4
    So I learned of an App called "SwirlyMessage" which apparently does exactly what I want, but it costs $12... so now I'm looking for something "similar" for little or no cost, hehe.

    Sorry, a Starbucks Latte is worth $4 to me... an app that allows me to text from my iPad, isn't. LOL... :)
     
  5. Ciclismo macrumors 6502a

    Ciclismo

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    Location:
    Germany
    #5
    You can send text messages, and you do not need to Jailbreak your iPad to do so - see this from the 2 Degrees website - but the catch is that you cannot receive replies.

     
  6. bella92108 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2006
    #6
    How so? There's nothing within the SIM menu allowing SIM texting.
     
  7. Ciclismo macrumors 6502a

    Ciclismo

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    Location:
    Germany
    #7
    Interesting - I have it on my iPad (not JB). I guess it is up to the carrier to allow this service on the SIM.

    EDIT: I also have the options to call customer services and check my voicemail, but they are without function (i.e. pressing the option does nothing).

    [​IMG]
     
  8. bella92108 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2006
    #8
    yeah mine does the same :-(
     
  9. o.neill.kid macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2009
    Location:
    Brockville, Ontario, Canada
    #9
    I am not exactly sure since I don't have to do that but a good texting application is TextNow.

    Hope that helps, if not sorry.
     
  10. bella92108 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2006
    #10
    Thanks for the tip but like I said I need an app that'll send a text from my sim card as I'm using a regular sim with data and text plan on it.
     
  11. mixvio macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    #11
    SwirlyMessage is expensive, but it's worth it.

    The only problem I had was here in Australia on Vodafone my iPad plan had no SMSes available on it, and when I called support to ask about attaching a SMS plan to my iPad's number they talked to me like I was speaking French.

    I just gave up and went to a different carrier (Telstra) and bought a pre-paid SIM card for a phone. After cutting the SIM card itself and sticking it into my iPad, I can send/receive SMSes fine. No issues at all.
     
  12. RobBookPro macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    #12

    I did the same in reverse. Telstra ipad sim does not support sms so I cut down the vodafone sim card which was in my wifes iphone before being smashed and replaced by an iphone4.

    SMS makes the ipad complete. I hate receiving phone calls so I love having a device which gives me data and text without annoying phone calls.

    Swirly message rules.
     
  13. iRyu macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 22, 2010
    #13
    can we get this app for free?
    like crack version? :/
     
  14. LinMac macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2007
    #14
    Download the Google Voice application from the App Store and enjoy free texts.
     
  15. maturola macrumors 68040

    maturola

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2007
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    #15
    I thought it was being limited to the iphone only for now... I could be wrong.
     
  16. mudslag macrumors regular

    mudslag

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2010
    #16

Share This Page