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New app, claims to send free sms to numbers in the US... It seems to use google, so i guess its thr old email trick. I still don't understand how that works....
 

Mavery003

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New app, claims to send free sms to numbers in the US... It seems to use google, so i guess its thr old email trick. I still don't understand how that works....
Try this link...not sure if this ties into google at all but I use it and it works great for me.
 
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psylichon

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Ok, this is something to get excited about. Free outgoing texts to any US number without worrying about carrier email addresses or anything like that. Replies to texts originating in the program are also free, so this is could be a huge money saver. Good looking out!
 

Emerica

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Has great reviews.

4 1/2 stars

price will go up soon.
 
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i just got it and tryed it and it works extremely fast! Wow, this eqsily replaces the stock "SMS". It will be up on top 25 in no time!
 

styfle

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Does it work? Can it actually replace the normal sms app because I doubt the texts are being forwarded from your phone to the app so this is essentially the same as adding a +1555-555-5555 buddy to your AIM right?
 

shutter13

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It states in the app description you do need a gmail account. Pretty sure this works through gmail chat.
 

shutter13

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sign up it's free, I don't think you need an invite any more either, if you do...PM me your email address and I'll shoot you one.
 

psylichon

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Here's the caveats:

1. You need a Gmail account (free signup link in the app)

2. Texts sent from the app will come from 406-205-0555, but will have your Gmail real name show up as the name. The first text you send to someone will show up with a second text, giving the recipient the option to opt out of the service if they want, but that's only on the first text.

3. They must reply to this message or somehow keep the thread going in order for you to keep receiving free SMS through the app.

4. The app will obviously not run in the background since it's an appstore app, so it will not get messages unless it's open. It will, however, show you all missed messages once launched.

So, as you can see, it won't be a complete replacement for the stock SMS app for everyone. But for how I tend to use texts (someone texts me, I reply, and we get into a conversation), it can really save you some dough (I only have the stock 200 texts with my V1 data plan). I will be much less reluctant to keep a text convo going now.
 
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I downloaded this app yesterday and gave it a try. Yes, you need a Google email account for it to work. It piggibacks on the sms capability of Google Talk. I can use my iPod Touch to text now.

 

styfle

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idk, I cant justify this app. You can do the exact same thing for free with any AIM app. Just add the people you text most to your buddy list and its the exact same thing.
 
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This is now number #10 in app store top paid apps.... It will be first here in a minute
 

Mavery003

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Why not just store any friend you text with as a custom email address for free texts. You want to text them, then create a new message in gmail and send away...all you need is the proper ending to store once in your contacts. Then it will also show up as a new mail message rather than going into an app everytime.
 
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^^^^^. Having an app similar to the native sms app is nice and has a neat interface...




What i really wish is thata they make an app that would support international text!
 

Skol312000

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It now supports landscape keyboard and the whole app in landscape, u can delete and all that, it looks like the normal sms app but better, i lets you have big keyboard, i think its number 8 now...
 

uPhone559

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nice app! my friends sometimes forget to reply to the 406# and send it to my phone but oh well...
 

Skol312000

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It saves money no matter what, i love it, it allows landscape which is great.... Such a simple thing, Apple could easily do it...