Want to text from Canada to USA and back for free?

elemein

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 19, 2012
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Okay, here's the situation.

I have a friend in the USA. I live in Canada. We want to text eachother for free. I have an iPhone 4, she has a T-Mobile Prism. We both have unlimited texting. She does not have Data, I have 6 GB of Data (so using data for me in order to text her will be no problemo!)

What can we do in order to text eachother for free?

I thought that if I download one of those free texting apps, I could text her for free, but then I thought she may be charged long-distance to text me back at the texting app.

So, what can we do?

Thanks in advance to any answers! :D
 

NewbieCanada

macrumors 68030
Oct 9, 2007
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If she has unlimited texting, then she doesn't need a data plan, which is separate.

However her texting plan may or may not include international texting. That's something she can check with T-mobile.
 

engg2000

macrumors regular
Oct 25, 2009
112
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Comment, NO
Okay, here's the situation.

I have a friend in the USA. I live in Canada. We want to text eachother for free.
So, what can we do?
1. install hotspot shield & run it
2. sign up for whistle phone app on iPhone & get US based phone #
3. sign up for new USA based google account
4. get google voice phone# and use whistle phone# to validate.
5. download talk-a-tone app from app store
6. sign into your google voice account
7. text to your heart's content, you use talk-a-tone, she uses her regular mobile number