Looking for a good texting applications

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jbrown, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Jul 7, 2002
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    London
    #1
    I really miss the ability in AddressBook to link via bluetooth to your mobile and have a text option ( so you can use your keyboard ti write your texts, push send, and your phone sent it ). Why Apple disabled this neat feature is a mystery to me.

    Is there an application that will allow me to do the same - a widget would be perfect.

    I have a MacBookPro 2.4 intel, and my phone is a SonyEricsson C902.

    cheers all,
    :)
     
  2. boston04and07 macrumors 65816

    boston04and07

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    May 13, 2008
    #2
    I'm not sure about making it seem like your phone sent the text, but you can send texts from iChat. Just send the message to the phone number with +1 added to the beginning. For example, if your friend's phone number is 617-xxx-xxxx, type +1617xxxxxxx into the "To" field of an IM, and the message will be sent to their phone in the form of a text. It'll say that it's coming from your screenname, though. I do this all the time when I'm at my computer, so what I ended up doing was adding the +1617xxxxxxx number into my close friends' address book entries as a second screen name. Now when I'm in iChat, I can just right-click on their name and choose where to send the message to; either their AIM screenname or their phone. But, there are no ways to type a text on your computer and have it be sent by your phone number...as far as I know! :eek:

    EDIT: Ooh, just noticed that you're in London. I'm only familiar with this method on American phone numbers, and am not sure how it would work outside the country...
     

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