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    This is my phone.


    Would you rather text on that or the iPad
    I dont want a phone that requires a data plan - my data is on the iPad.

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    Just to clarify, TextFree has its own phone number for texting. So your friends would need to remember to call you on one number and text to another. Its a little confusing, but its the only way I have found that allows them to easily initiate a text conversation to the iPad. When I used text plus, when someone sent a text to my phone, I would just reply and continue the conversation on the iPad. The first text in Text Plus has to be from the ipad.

    I am not aware of a way for your ipad to take over the texting from your cell phone number that is assigned to another device. There might be a way if your phone is an iPhone and you have the same app on both devices, but I havent explored that since I dont have an iphone.

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    Would google voice work? Sign up for GV with your current #, then you can text from the web, and when not signed in via the iPad, have the text push to your cell phone-assuming you have unlimited texts on that plan.
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    Text plus has a setting for forwarding to your phone

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    What about google voice? Yes there's not an app for it, but I do quite a bit of texting via safari with my iPad and able to check via mobile phone (BB).

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    I have google voice for my side business, I never looked to see if it can do text messaging. That would be pretty neat - particularly if they would make an app for it. You really need something that can push notifications to your device though, a web interface cant really do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedunn805 View Post
    Text plus has a setting for forwarding to your phone
    I saw that, but I was confused as to why you would want to do that. Of course, but whole purpose to this was to eliminate the phone, so I didnt really look into it much.

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    I use Google voice. It will do exactly what the op was looking for.

    You access Google Voice via the browser. I don't think there is an app for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    I use Google voice. It will do exactly what the op was looking for.

    You access Google Voice via the browser. I don't think there is an app for it.
    So if somebody sends a text message to my current cell # it will show up on GV? Kind of confusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    I use Google voice. It will do exactly what the op was looking for.

    You access Google Voice via the browser. I don't think there is an app for it.

    but I think I can figure it out. Maybe


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