Yahoo Push Mail as texting replacement

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by dvector, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. dvector macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2009
    I am too cheap to pay for texting so I set up a push mail account to act as a portal for friends to text me. They all understand to text me there instead of my number so that is working fine.

    My complaint is with the mail app. Is there an alternative or a way to route my emails to a messaging app? I am using the purplera1n jailbreak on a 3GS.

    Main complaints:

    -I have to delete the quoted text... Is there a way to turn off quoted text?
    -No character count
    -Not organized in conversations like messaging app (less important)

    Thanks for any suggestions :)
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
  3. dvector thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2009
    Is there one that checks an email address? I don't want to use TextFree and the such because their servers can be slow.
  4. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

    Jun 5, 2009
    I do the same with my yahoo account

    try freedom sms
  5. Enigmafan420 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2008
    Puget Sound, U.S.A.
    +1 on textfree

    Been using since 2.2.1 and it was always acceptable.

    With 3.0 you get push and an address that people can text/email to you directly instead of relying on replies. A great app for a cheap price.
  6. dvector thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2009
    I have seen issues with Text Free's servers taking a long time to receive texts...

    There are no solutions that combine everything into one app?

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