text forwarding on iPad wifi only?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by DotCom2, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

    Feb 22, 2009
    I plan on getting the 32 gig wifi only iPad and am wondering how I could possibly receive text messages on it if it's wifi only?
    Is this even possible?:confused:
    Is there an app that will foward texts from my iPhone to the iPad?
    That would really be awesome.
    I plan on using the iPad a LOT but wondering if I still have to have my iPhone close by all the time since I really don't use the phone part that much...just the texting.
  2. azboricua macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2009
  3. DotCom2 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Feb 22, 2009
    Thanks...I saw that but I'm afraid I don't really understand and the OP was asking about the 3G version, not the wifi only version.
    I'm kinda a noob and this...sorry.
  4. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

    Feb 12, 2008
    It's okay. Basically, on the iPad from what we've seen, there is no difference in real functionality between the 3G and the Wi-Fi version (aside from downloading limits and video quality).

    Now there technically is a way with the Text Unlimited, however they don't really give you a set number, I don't think. Download the free version and try sending texts to people. If the number stays the same then you can use that number to forward iPhone texts to. Course the iPhone itself doesn't have auto forwarding last I checked so you'll have to do it manually.
  5. hitekalex macrumors 68000


    Feb 4, 2008
    Chicago, USA
    Get Google Voice number. Setup your GV SMS's to be forwarded to an email address.. or setup VoiceGrowl (http://googlevoice.ub3rk1tten.com/voicegrowl)

    You have got SMS on your iPad.
  6. johndango macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2010
    Redmond, Wa
    That's what I'll be doing. Google Voice is awesome.

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