iPad text messaging

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  1. azonie

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    I have new iPad wifi version, and see there is a messaging option. Can you text from phone
    To iPad (when iPad on wifi). When I tried I ended up sending via email and it went into email account.
     
  2. mdholm

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    When I send a message from my iPad to an iPhone it comes from my email address, but appears in the text app.
     
  3. azonie

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    How do you send and receive text messages to and from the iPad.
     
  4. donka

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    To use messages on a wifi only iPad, you and the recipient must be registered with Apple's iCloud service - this handles the messaging via Internet. It has nothing to do with the mobile phone network. You can also specify which messaging account to use with iCloud where available i.e. your email address or mobile number.
     
  5. Patrizia_NC

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    There are text apps that do work so you can text from the iPad .. I've done it for years
     
  6. DroidHAM

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    any suggestions?
     
  7. Vertigo1

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    This is only possible via iMessage, which Apple introduced with iOS 5. If enabled then it allows you to send messages between iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches via Apple's iMessage service rather than SMS or MMS. The advantages are that it uses your data connection rather than SMS or MMS, and thus works on iPads and iPods, messages can be pretty much any length and you can include videos and pictures without resorting to costly MMS messages. The disadvantage is that it only works between Apple devices. There are third-party messaging apps which are cross-platform but they're nowhere near as integrated or seamless as iMessage, since iMessage will just work out whether to send things as iMessages or SMS/MMS.

    When you enable iMessage you can specify what 'addresses' you can receive them on. This can be a mobile number or an email address. Obviously phone numbers are only valid on an actual phone so you'll have to register with an email address. If someone else with an iDevice has your email address set correctly against your contact record then they can send you iMessages.
     
  8. ladynikon

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    Think BBM from Blackberry
     
  9. ifunkb

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    Texting with an iPad

    Text free works great for me, and it's free.
     
  10. jessejames

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    Text Plus from the market its free.
     

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