Text for free?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by xpsm1730, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. xpsm1730 macrumors regular

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    Is there a way to send free text msgs on the 3g 3.0? (im on t-mob)

    I read somewhere that if you get on wi-fi and send an email in the to box just put the cell number 12312312312321@teleflip.com and it goes as a text? No wi-fi at work so will try this tonight from home.

    Are there any apps that let you text for free?
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Most of thge companies who bounce your text messages thru their servers do not do so for free.
     
  3. DiSFLyLaTiNa macrumors regular

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    yes, get the AIM application! I was on it earlier and it showed me a hint that you can type peoples phone numbers and it gets to them as a text message but you're only using data for AIM.
     
  4. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    If you're not opposed to spending a little money there's an app called TextFree Unlimited in the App Store.

    It's $5.99/year and you get unlimited incoming and outgoing texts. Other TextFree users can text your phone number and non-users can text you with a "you@textfree.us" address. I love it.

    Between this app and AIM with push there is no need for AT&T's overpriced texting. I just cancelled my text plan today.
     
  5. ivnds macrumors 6502

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  6. Enigmafan420 macrumors 6502a

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    +1 on text free-it pushes, it is GREAT. And I bought it before 6/17-so it was just a ONE TIME FEE!!!

    Can't imagine how happy I was to call AT$T and tell them where they could put their $30 family texting plan :D
     
  7. techage14 macrumors regular

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    Of all the texting alternatives, TextFree Unlimited is by far the best. AIM is so-so. But, I've used this prior to switching to T-Mo $1-a-day unlimited txting and data and it worked flawlessly! I wish it would have come out sooner like last year when I still had my iPhone 3G with AT&T, oh well. Honestly, great solution to overpriced AT&T texting plans. I back this app 110% :)
     

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