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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by OMGbrandon, Nov 30, 2010.
I was wondering if i could answer texts and receive texts through my computer.
There maybe an app developer who also provides a web interface for their texting app. I would check with a google search for a definitive answer.
Surprised your not able to do this...
Use the GV Connect app, in conjunction with your Google Voice number and opt in for SMS to be delivered to your email, where you can reply directly from your inbox.
That, or use Skype in, with SkYpe mobile app
This dashboard widget lets you send them but I don't know if there's and app to send/receive...
That could work, but i has no Macbook... lol
Is this a common feature? I'm pretty sure most phones can't do this. Most likely, this is a network limitation; AT&T would have to build a web interface for texting.
+1 but then again what do you expect from newbies
You can use hundreds of different ways to send free texts using your computer
receiving them is the problem
as far as i know there is no way to send and receive texts using a computer that will use your cell phone number
a) stop being cheap or
b) just using e-mail
Yeh, good job reading.
What I was looking for is a client through wifi or bluetooth to send and receive messages on my phone through my computer.
Just like using facebook chat but through my texts.
I was able to do this 3 years ago using my N95 connected to my computer through bluetooth. My phone would notify me that a text came in, and I just had to open the Nokia synching suite on my computer to read the message and reply. There is a similar solution for Android called SMS2PC that worked great with my nexus one via wifi. I haven't found anyting similar for my iphone though
aim, Facebook, e-mail
I can't imagine anyone who would want this feature.
typical apple response, since we don't offer it, its obviously not useful and why would anyone want it
don't knock it till you try it. Its extremely convenient. If i'm on my computer doing work or reading around and someone texts me, i will get a small notification that will let me read the message and quickly respond wiithout having to pick up my phone, open the text and replying.
now i'm expecting the "how hard is it to pick up your phone read the text, you must be the laziest person in the world" response
how hard is it to pick up your phone read the text, you must be the laziest person in the world
I was able to do this on a WM phone via a site called Dashwire. I just downloaded an app on my phone and it would sync stuff(call logs, txt, pics, ringtones, etc) to it's server. It allowed me to send and receive txt messages straight from the site/browser.
Thanks for the info, and no be useless...
Email is just as quick. Far too many people miss this fact.
There's even an App for your iPhone, that reduces the number of keystrokes it takes to send an email. It's super fast, fun & easy. I use it all the time.
Go to the App store & search, it's called "Zipnote".
i think you're missing the point
I used to use BluePhoneElite. It worked really well. Allows you to read and send SMS messages on a Mac. It looks like the developer stopped selling it, but maybe google for it?
maybe this will do what you want
Doesn't look like this program lets you SMS through your phone using your Mac. BluePhoneElite allowed that through bluetooth.
I'm with the OP. If you're sitting on a computer all day, the functionality of viewing/receiving your iphone information (i.e. caller id, SMS) on your computer monitor via bluetooth or wi-fi is just convenient. It's kinda like when you get in your bluetooth enabled car and you receive a call...
Jailbreak, and then install WifiSMS.
You can even use something like Fluid (if on a Mac) to create a standalone browser app.
Send SMS from Windows PC
Lion iMessage on Mac will cover Mac users messaging their Apple owning friends.
For Windows users, try the HappyFingers app to send SMS text messages from your PC using your WiFi connected iPhone.
No jailbreak required