SMS messaging

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  1. becva7468

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    Does anyone know if you can send and receive SMS messages through an iPad? I have an iPad2 16gb 3G.

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    There are apps that can send text messages via the service provider's website but no apps that can send or receive text messages on a non-jailbroken iPad directly from the iPad itself. On jailbroken iPads there are both 'phone and text messaging apps available.

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    There are a number of apps that offer a SMS service via their servers such as Heywire. Unfortunately, most of them require you to be in the USA or Canada to be of any use.

    I am myself looking for an app to SMS from the iPad that works in Europe ( specifically Italy), but I'm not holding my breath. :-(

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    Gwynsft, how about TextNow, Text Free or Text+? Will any of them work?

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    I can only speak for Text+. It works great as an IM app between devices, but if will only do sms from/to the USA as yet.

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    Well crud. I know I've tried one that was supposed to work to/from many more countries than the US. I distinctly remember it talking about Europe. I could have sworn it was one of those. I've only got Text+ now, love it for the multiple notification to all my devices at once.

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