WIFI on iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ghostlyorb, May 15, 2010.

  1. ghostlyorb macrumors 6502a

    ghostlyorb

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    So I'm going to be getting the new iPhone next month. My friend will be getting it also. He doesn't get cell phone service at his house.. if the iPhone is connected via WIFI.. can he at least send text messages?
     
  2. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Make sure you wait until the new iPhone is out.

    As for the question, not using the stock SMS application. You could use one from the appstore, it will not appear to be coming from your cell number then.
    Who will the carrier be?
     
  3. ghostlyorb thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It would be AT&T... but I just wasn't sure if he could send texts via WIFI only. He currently has the LG shine.. Would the iPhone get better reception than that? Yeah.. I guess if he has to get one of those applications to text.. it won't be that much of a hassle =/
     
  4. TEG macrumors 604

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    No, you cannot sent regular SMS/MMS over anything but cellular connections. However, if he were to get a GoogleVoice account, he could use it to send SMS when at home. He could also invest the extra $150 for the MicroCell 3G, to give his home coverage, provided he is in an area that can legally have at&t coverage.

    TEG
     
  5. ghostlyorb thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    okay.. I will look into the GoogleVoice for him. And his internet is through Satellite, so the MicroCell won't work- I looked into it after it first came out. But thanks for the tips!
     
  6. OutlawImmortal macrumors regular

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    wait...what?

    I can buy this thing and have service in my home?
     
  7. OutlawImmortal macrumors regular

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    bah never mind, got the ole "sucks to be you" thingy.

    Would have bought one in a heart beat to:(
     
  8. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

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    The TextFree app will give a real local number you can text with, sure it's not your phone # but it is a local number.

    It's an option between free and the microcell.
     
  9. ghostlyorb thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yup- sure can. I have High speed at my house, and I will get it if my AT&T isn't perfect. But my friend can't- his internet isn't up to par.
     
  10. ghostlyorb thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah... pretty much does suck to live where he does. But oh well!
     
  11. ghostlyorb thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    okay thanks.. I will look into that! a # that he can just text from would make him happy... so yeah.
     

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