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blumonde
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Joined: 22 Nov 2008
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Location: San Diego

PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:22 pm    Post subject: Text messaging option

It would be nice if MJ came with it. I can save money on international text messages with MJ's international rates. AT&T is charging me 50-cent per intl. message and it is not even working due to either delaying or lost in space.

Skype has this option but didn't seem to work either.

Does anyone know a website that can send SMS messages like a cellphone but at affordable rates?

Tks in advance. Smile
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laserjobs
Dan Should Pay Me


Joined: 12 Nov 2007
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:35 pm    Post subject:

http://gizmosms.com/
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blumonde
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Joined: 22 Nov 2008
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Location: San Diego

PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:44 pm    Post subject:

laserjobs wrote:
http://gizmosms.com/


I tried it before. Below is a requirement for cellphones in Mexico:

"For Telcel users to receive messages from Gizmo SMS, they must enable Internet messaging"

It doesn't work like a regular cellphone.

Tks anyway.
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fordp301
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Joined: 08 Apr 2008
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:32 pm    Post subject:

try this is free to all over world i am using this for about 2 months now


Quote:
www.SendSMSnow.com
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blumonde
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Joined: 22 Nov 2008
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Location: San Diego

PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:26 pm    Post subject:

fordp301 wrote:
try this is free to all over world i am using this for about 2 months now


Quote:
www.SendSMSnow.com


Thank you.
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Tim Me
MagicJack User


Joined: 21 Jun 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:10 pm    Post subject:

I can send text to my cell phone by sending emails from my email application.
Check out to see if you can. I have to use the phone [email protected] to get it to work.
Some providers do not allow this.
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blumonde
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Joined: 22 Nov 2008
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Location: San Diego

PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:13 pm    Post subject:

Tim Me wrote:
I can send text to my cell phone by sending emails from my email application.
Check out to see if you can. I have to use the phone [email protected] to get it to work.
Some providers do not allow this.


I send international text messages and they don't work that way. Thanks for the suggestion.
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bernie
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Joined: 20 Dec 2008
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:26 pm    Post subject: Send SMS with Gmail

If you have a Gmail account, you can send SMS messages for free. I've tried it and it works good.
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blumonde
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Send SMS with Gmail

bernie wrote:
If you have a Gmail account, you can send SMS messages for free. I've tried it and it works good.


I do have an email acct. with Google. Thanks.
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JohnnyFreightTRAIN
Dan isn't smart enough to hire me


Joined: 08 Aug 2008
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:29 am    Post subject: Re: Send SMS with Gmail

bernie wrote:
If you have a Gmail account, you can send SMS messages for free. I've tried it and it works good.


How do we do this?
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msiam
Dan isn't smart enough to hire me


Joined: 15 Nov 2007
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Location: WI

PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:50 am    Post subject:

In gmail go to settings > labs> there are all the goodies that gmail will do
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emiliomcol
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Joined: 05 Dec 2008
Posts: 77

PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:10 pm    Post subject:

Hello msiam i was looking at the text messaging option on gmail but i cant find it can you please give more details thank
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msiam
Dan isn't smart enough to hire me


Joined: 15 Nov 2007
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:25 pm    Post subject:

When you go to settings> Labs> the setting for Text Messaging (SMS) in Chat is the 28th option. it works well with texting to cellular phones. Let us know how it works for you.. Very Happy After you have enabled it, go into your mailbox and when you mouse over a contact, go to "Video & More" and one of the choices is the SMS Texting.
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emiliomcol
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:14 pm    Post subject:

Finally i found it the problem was that my gmail account i made it a few years ago when google open the gmail and i never define what country i was in gmail accoun so in the options menu i dont have the labs option but i put US as my country and done i can use the SMS option and works great thanks a lot
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msiam
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 5:02 pm    Post subject:

Cool
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Dog500
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Joined: 16 Jan 2009
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:09 pm    Post subject:

Chikka is a great program for this. I've used it for the last 2 years. You can download their software or once you have registered, just go to their website and send texts after signing in (handy for internet cafe's). I use the software from home since I like to keep texts sent and just send from their website if I am at a library or cafe. I talk to my girlfriend overseas from the US all the time and also send texts to people in the US. The website lists the countries that work. I've never had a need to pay anything since I text to the a cellphone in the Philippines (no charge for them to receive texts there) and cellphones stateside.
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seabrawk
MagicJack Newbie


Joined: 04 Feb 2009
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:16 am    Post subject: AIM - SMS

You can use also AOL instant messenger (or trillian logged into AIM) to send SMS messages...
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