It would be cool if you could Text with iPad

davidlw

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May 19, 2008
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Just a thought but I think that it would be cool if you could Text Message from the iPad.
 

Niiro13

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Feb 12, 2008
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You can send text messages already by using TextFree, AIM, Skype, etc.

Course from the same number as your phone...only Google Voice managed it and you'll have to jailbreak for that (or hope that Apple reallows the app back).
 

j_maddison

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its not a phone. can you text with a tv? computer?

it makes no sense and this device was not built that way.
Yes you can. I have a mate who routinely sends out texts via his computer as part of his job roll. He finds it a far more effective tool than using e mail or written letters

I have another mate who texts via his tv, he has a mac mini hooked up to his 50" TV

It might not make sense to you, and that is fine we're all different, but texting on the iPad makes perect sense to me. It's something I'd use all the time if I could get an inclusiive unlimited texts package
 

rtkane

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Apr 29, 2010
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It might not make sense to you, and that is fine we're all different, but texting on the iPad makes perect sense to me. It's something I'd use all the time if I could get an inclusiive unlimited texts package
Agreed. I found this thread while doing a search on my iPad trying to figure out how to do this very thing.

/gravedig FTW
 

spinstorm

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Sep 14, 2007
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The iPhone dev team have hacked the iPad 3G to send text messages using a text/phone enabled SIM.

Do a search had you can find the YouTube video of it!

Whether they release it as a bit of software I don't know. Right now it uses command line terminal to send messages.
 

Fry-man22

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Nov 25, 2007
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its not a phone. can you text with a tv? computer?

it makes no sense and this device was not built that way.
You know TXT messages are just emails to 5551236789@txt.att.net or whatever the wireless carrier is right? You can hit a phone from any email client if you know the number/provider suffix - they just can't reply...
 

bradsnw

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Oct 25, 2008
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I travel out of the country allot. I always text my gf from mail.app. As stated above, send email to their phone number. She texts back from her iPhone and it always comes back to mail.app on my Macbook. I've never, ever had a problem with this.

In fact, I just tested again on iPad and it works flawlessly. And you CAN reply just fine. Were both on AT&T iPhones.
 

epi117

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Mar 8, 2010
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buy a google voice beta account invite on ebay for 99 cent and sms for free all you want.