text messaging from touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by BassistKing1, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. BassistKing1 macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2008
    is this possible? ive been trying a couple different ways, but havnt gotten much luck :(

    i tried text messaging from an online messenger (such as meebo) and using aim to msg their number (for contact info, put +1**** for the number, ex +15555555). but that just asked them to sign up for some email to sms thing, but they havnt gotten a reply back from their cell phone company yet, so idk if this works or not. i tried the iphone mail app, but couldnt get it to work either. any ideas?
  2. albinoAZN macrumors regular

    Nov 19, 2007
    You should search, I just answered this a couple days ago. Use an online client such as http://txtdrop.com/iphone. It will ask for your email, and all text message responses will be sent to your email and you can continue the convo from your mail.app.
  3. delude macrumors 6502

    Dec 27, 2007
    I've tried a few sites before but none of them worked. (I'm in the UK if that makes a difference) I'll give the site you mentioned a try albinoAZN, thanks for the link.

    EDIT: I see that it says 10 digit number, how do you go about typing it in? The standard length of a UK mobile number is 11 digits, with a 0 on the front. Does the site only work for America, or does the number need to be altered?

  4. BassistKing1 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2008
    im not sure for uk. i live in canada, but maybe for you its +0555555 for the number? sorry i dont really know. lol.

    thanks for the link, im just registering there now :D
  5. delude macrumors 6502

    Dec 27, 2007
    The problem is there are 11 digits though :( I really wanna be able to use a site like that its great idea that it sends the reply to your email.
  6. BassistKing1 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2008
    oh, i think i figured it out. it goes country code then area code, then phone number. but maybe on that site it just defaults to north america or usa or something? so on that site, its probly just asking for area code and phone number, whereas you have the country code as well.
  7. Sketh macrumors 6502


    Sep 14, 2007
    I send texts to my girlfriend using the mail app very easily. If you have the person you want to text email you something the adress SHOULD be their phone number and for example @vtext.com in verizons case. Add them as a contact then boom. I'm not sure this works with all cell phone companies, but its worth a shot.
  8. BassistKing1 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2008
    yea, ive been trying the mail app, but its not working too well :/ it will say 2messages unesnt, then i hit the refresh button at the bottom (the round arrow) and it will say sending, and a progress bar will come up, but then it wont send :mad: im trying it with an aol account i just created, and i cant seem to get it to send anything.
  9. pfista macrumors newbie


    Jan 4, 2008
    When I send a text to my phone from the mail app, it sends the email I sent back to myself. I'm using gmail... Do you know why it's doing this?? My phone still gets the text, it's just putting a copy of the original message in my inbox and it's a little annoying...
  10. 619 macrumors member


    Dec 30, 2007
    1. Create a new email message
    2. In the To: box, type 10digitnumber@teleflip.com (1235551234@teleflip.com)
    3. Type a message and click send
    4. The message will be sent to the cell phone with the number in the To: box
    All recieved text messages will be sent to you as an email. Hope this helps and thanks for watching!
    *This tutorial only works for US numbers.

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