I just bought an iPad 2 3G version and need a recommendation for an app which can use the SIM to send and receive texts. Please keep in mind that I do not want something like Gtalk or iMessaging which is tied to the 3G or WiFi to do so, I need an app which uses the SIM/network to send/receive texts, just like a normal phone uses the GSM network for this purpose.
I'm presently on iOS 5.0.1 which is Jailbroken. I have tried using the SwirlySMS free version from iPad 3G. I downloaded it from Cydia as I couldn't find the app on the AppStore, however it seems to be incompatible with my iPad 2. I keep trying to validate my number, but nothing happens. Have any of you had any success with this particular app?
I've also downloaded about 15 other apps from the AppStore, but no success so far. My next best bet is this SwirlyMessage app which is a paid app. I'm uncomfortable purchasing it as I fear it might be incompatible with iOS 5.0.1 and the iPad 2 as well. I don't mind paying something up to $5 for an app which would do what I require it to do. Just need it for simple texts, MMS/phone calls are not required.
Kindly share your experiences regarding this matter.