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Can I text a non-smart phone?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by krenopus, Mar 5, 2012.

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    I'm assuming there is an app for this! :D

    Q: can I send to and recieve from, texts from NON smart phones?

    I have this friend, I can't be mean about saying he's behind the times, when he doesn't have a smart phone.. cause I don't own a cell phone!

    He has one of those flip phones, he has texting. I would like to be able to send/recieve text messages to him, from my iPad. Can I do this?

    iMessage and KIK don't seem to work for non-smart phone service.

    Suggestions?

    Thanks
    Kren
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    iMessage only works between iDevices running iOs5 and later, so that's out. As far as I know, there is no other way of doing it.
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    There are many texting apps
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    Take a look at Google Voice (a free app in the App Store). You'll need a Google account, but once you do, you can send texts (free) all day long.

    I've used it to text from my iPad to my sister, who's using a Tracfone, so I know it works.

    There are others, but this is the one I've used.

    Marilyn

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