I have googled endlessly and found that you can text on ipad 3g but is there a way to send and recieve texts (preferably sms through your carrier) on the non 3g model of ipad 2? If not, can the 3g ipad be bought without data plan? I am new to ipad (had iphones for yrs though) and want to just use the ipad when lounging around instead of switching from iphone to ipad. (dont make many calls but text a lot with tmobiles unlimited data, talk and text) Just wondering if there was any way to text on ipad and get instant notifications for incoming besides yahoo messenger or text plus. Would google voice help here? What options are there?