Using the ipod itouch to send text messages?

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  1. efedor macrumors regular

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    I searched this question but received no hits so I have to bother you guys, Can the itouch be used to send text messages to cell phones, like meebo allows you to send instant messages? Thanks
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    If you are connect via WiFi, then there are plenty of sites out there that allow you to send text messages for free, but I dont think you be able to get any response.
     
  3. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

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    if you have the mail app it's really easy but it's doable if you don't have it. if you don't have it just go to a place where you can email in safari. ok all you need to do is send your text message to (10digitnumber)@teleflip.com. so if the cell number i was trying to text was 222-333-4444 i would send a message to 2223334444@teleflip.com. Thats it. if the person responds then it will be sent to your email. it's the best way i've found.
     
  4. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Using the above example, you can send a text message to a phone from AIM (meebo or whatever other website you use) by adding +1222333444 as a buddy.
     
  5. efedor thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I went into yahoo instant messenger and it didn't allow me to use it as a new contact, It said "unknown failure" I put it under contact 1234567890@teleflip.com What am I doing wrong:(
     
  6. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    because it doesn't work that way with an instant messenger. Reread the thread.
     
  7. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Using an IM client, you don't need the @blahblahblah bit. Just add a "+1" to the front of the 10-digit phone number and you should be good to go.
     
  8. PMB macrumors 65816

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    If it is verizon, it should be @vtext.com

    and it is an iPod touch
     
  9. iwannamac macrumors member

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    I came for the "ZOMG! It's an IPOD TOUCH!"

    I was not disappointed.
     
  10. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020

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    :rolleyes: ;)
     
  11. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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  12. bluechipBMW macrumors member

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    Agree...I actually created a group called cell phones and added the numbers as emails so I can text message from my ipod touch. As you said..verizon is @vtext.com but I am not sure what it is if it's att or tmobile.
     
  13. PMB macrumors 65816

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    there ia a webapp for this, and it will add the right @address.com
    I dont know where it is thou
     
  14. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Seriously, using AIM is the easiest way to do this. if the person's phone number is 212-555-1212 then you add a contact with the name +12125551212 and you can send text messages as IMs. The phone you send a message to will get the text, along with something telling them they can reply. I did it all the time from my laptop when I lived in Germany and my then-girlfriend (now wife) was in the States. I tested it out last night and it works perfectly with the touch.
     

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