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    phone/PC texting question

    is there any free software for my desktop PC that lets me send texts to someones phone ?

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    You can send an e-mail to an address that is customized per phone provider, such as...for Verizon....if the phone number is (444)123-4567 you'd send an e-mail to 4441234567@vtext.com
    http://www.verizonwireless.com/news/...messaging.html

    http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/...ssages-online/

    But for a true messaging App on your computer, only one I've seen (but not setup or used) is MightyText.
    http://mightytext.net/
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    thanks Brian,but I have AT&T and a Samsung non smart phone,I guess I'll have to do it the normal way,I just hate texting

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    You can download Viber on your desktop.

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    I know you said you had ATT.

    But Verizon has a Web Application.
    I would think ATT does as well.

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    If the number you're trying to text is (555)123-4567, just email to the following addy:

    AT&T: 5551234567@txt.att.net
    Verizon: 5551234567@vtext.com
    T-Mobile: 15551234567@tmomail.net
    MetroPCS: 15551234567@mymetropcs.com

    I hope this helps
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    Talks about Smartphone App.
    So not sure if you HAVE to have it or not.


    http://www.att.com/shop/apps/att-messages.html


    What are the requirements for using AT&T Messages on the Web from a computer or tablet?

    AT&T Messages is available to AT&T wireless customers on the Web from a computer or tablet using an HTML 5–compliant browser. Subscribers must have messaging enabled on their account. AT&T Messages is currently not available to prepaid customers.

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    As I understand it AT&T lets you text other AT&T numbers off their website. You have to log in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaLa View Post
    Talks about Smartphone App.
    So not sure if you HAVE to have it or not.


    http://www.att.com/shop/apps/att-messages.html
    That's cool. I have AT&T I can use this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyboycool View Post
    That's cool. I have AT&T I can use this.
    If it's anything like the Verizon App which looks to be identical.
    You should be able to Text anybody from the web app

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaLa View Post
    Talks about Smartphone App.
    So not sure if you HAVE to have it or not.


    http://www.att.com/shop/apps/att-messages.html

    I'll check that out,thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    If the number you're trying to text is (555)123-4567, just email to the following addy:

    AT&T: 5551234567@txt.att.net
    Verizon: 5551234567@vtext.com
    T-Mobile: 15551234567@tmomail.net
    MetroPCS: 15551234567@mymetropcs.com

    I hope this helps
    that works perfect Philip,thanks but of course I have to know who their service is.
    Last edited by Dan; 01-15-15 at 11:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    If the number you're trying to text is (555)123-4567, just email to the following addy:

    AT&T: 5551234567@txt.att.net
    Verizon: 5551234567@vtext.com
    T-Mobile: 15551234567@tmomail.net
    MetroPCS: 15551234567@mymetropcs.com

    I hope this helps
    Curious, why are there 1's for the third and fourth numbers, but not the first or second?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    Curious, why are there 1's for the third and fourth numbers, but not the first or second?
    Because TMo, and Metro sux. Lol.
    Hmm guess ATT should have 1s too then huh.

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    T-Mobile and MetroPCS are on the same network these days, they probably use the same SMS gateways. They just require 1 before the area code in many (not all) markets traditionally, idk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    If the number you're trying to text is (555)123-4567, just email to the following addy:

    AT&T: 5551234567@txt.att.net
    Verizon: 5551234567@vtext.com
    T-Mobile: 15551234567@tmomail.net
    MetroPCS: 15551234567@mymetropcs.com

    I hope this helps
    is there one for sprint ?

    nevermind ,I found it,thanks again Philip http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/939/s...erizon_virgin/

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