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

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by elemein, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. elemein macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2012
    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
  2. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

    Oct 9, 2007
    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.
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Requires data
  4. engg2000 macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2009
    Comment, NO
    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

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