SMS alternative way?

jareknyc

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hey guys is there is a way to send and receive text messages but not pay for it in att?
 

jareknyc

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hey guys is there is a way to send and receive text messages but not pay for it in att?
 

iconone

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You can do it by aol im and i think email. The app store might have a app to to it.
 

Lincoln

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You can use email, but it's not going to be as simple. Here's how to do it:

1) Say I want to send a text to Steve Jobs, and his number is 398-571-7713, and he's with AT&T.
2) I would create a new email. The formats for each carrier are as follows:

T-Mobile: XXX-XXX-XXXX@tmomail.net
Virgin Mobile: XXX-XXX-XXXX@vmobl.com
Cingular: XXX-XXX-XXXX@cingularme.com
Sprint: XXX-XXX-XXXX@messaging.sprintpcs.com
Verizon: XXX-XXX-XXXX@vtext.com
Nextel: XXX-XXX-XXXX@messaging.nextel.com
AT&T: XXX-XXX-XXXX@text.att.net

3) Because Steve is with AT&T, I would replace the X's with his number. I would type the text, give it a subject if I wanted to, and send it to 398-571-7713@text.att.net.
 
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As IconOne said you can use AOL's IM, the app is free on the App store. My friends will send me a regular text to tell me to start AOL' IM and then we go for hours. It uses the internet so it's unlimited.
 

eureka

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aim

or you can also get an aim account, or yahoo, or msn or w/e u choose and text the person u wish to choose through that...
for example if you wanted to text through aim you would type +1 area code then the number
ex +18005555555

only prob is that u have to keep the aim app on in order to receive the text from others