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Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by PvtMatter, Nov 17, 2010.
Can you text from an ipad?
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.
Thanks Brad...will download.
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?
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?
Yes it would cost them the standard rate to send a text unless they have unlimited text.
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.
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.