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    Can you text from an ipad?

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    you can using certain apps. They are usually free and you sign up for an account where they assign you a phone number for texting.

    I use TextNow. Works well.

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    Thanks Brad...will download.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deckyon View Post
    you can using certain apps. They are usually free and you sign up for an account where they assign you a phone number for texting.

    I use TextNow. Works well.
    This may be a dumb question, but when you send a text using that app (or a similar one) from your iPad to someone's phone, are they charged for data or is it treated like a regular text?

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    Most texting apps are free when sending texts from the iPad to a phone, but cost extra when someone replies to your iPad, unless they have unlimited texts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DontUnderstandMyIpad View Post
    Most texting apps are free when sending texts from the iPad to a phone, but cost extra when someone replies to your iPad, unless they have unlimited texts.
    Thanks for the quick response! I assume you mean it would cost the sender to your iPad a text charge, not a data charge, correct?

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    Yes it would cost them the standard rate to send a text unless they have unlimited text.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deckyon
    you can using certain apps. They are usually free and you sign up for an account where they assign you a phone number for texting.

    I use TextNow. Works well.
    Is textnow still a good texting app and does it use your stock contact app as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by accordlayingkit

    Is textnow still a good texting app and does it use your stock contact app as well?
    I like the layout of text now, but for some reason when I send a pic with the text it never goes. Works fine with text free though.

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    I also use textnow and it works pretty well. It also gives you a address that you can send text to like= ??????@textnow.me the ? marks will be the user name you sign up with.

    And yes pictures go through just take a while and GIFs do not come through for some reason.


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