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    The maker of the landscape typing app for iPhone, TouchType, has created a new app, SMS Touch that allows users to send unlimited text messages and then of course not have to pay for an SMS plan.

    SMS Touch allows users to write an email, in landscape mode if desired, spellcheck it and then send it to anyone in your phonebook as an SMS. Also when someone with SMS Touch receives a text message it goes straight to the email inbox and circumnavigates the charge.

    So in short if you text all the time and want to avoid AT&Tís $15 fee for an unlimited texting plan, you can get around it with SMS Touch. However, SMS Touch does cost $5, but this fee mostly goes to just keep the backend of the program afloatÖand itís still three times less the cost than AT&Tís plan.

    Source: iPodNews.com | iPod News updated every 30 minutes
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Send Free Text Messages Through Email with SMS Touch started by AppleChic View original post
    Comments 58 Comments
    1. maritimeswimmer's Avatar
      maritimeswimmer -
      Bite Sms outbeats this cos it goes straight into the others sms app on their phones and in they have their own pretty sweet app on the iphone via Cydia and all you need is to be connected to a wifi network or edge/ 3g networks.

      Cheerio!!!
    1. harrisb's Avatar
      harrisb -
      Welcome to a how-to to stop all the whining. This requires absolutely no money on your part, the only sacrifice is no landscape typing.

      Launch the Mail app on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

      Touch compose.

      Where it says "To:" enter you recipients cell phone number, 10 digits. ex: 1234567890.

      Next, after the number add "@teleflip.com"

      teleflip is a free service which automatically detects the carrier of the person you are trying to reach.

      leave the subject blank.

      type your message and press send.

      how much have you been billed so far? 0$

      now, you friend will get the message shortly, and it will show up IN THEIR SMS INBOX.

      they reply to it as they would to any other text message.

      when the reply is sent, IT SHOWS UP IN YOUR MAIL APP.

      simply tap to read, then hit the reply button, type your message and back it goes.

      simple and free and if you've already snagged and landscape email app, that solves any typing issues you might have.

      i hope this helped everyone in seeing that this application would've wasted your money.
    1. Bernie-Mac's Avatar
      Bernie-Mac -
      ^But unless you have push email your constantly checking your mail for a text...kind of a pain


      How old is this? AppleChic is slippin'
    1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
      BenzoHartt -
      Quote Originally Posted by A.T View Post
      This app isn't even available in the UK iTunes store but I heard it is only limited to about 100 messages a month.

      LOL@xxast0
      Now thats just absolutely horrible.lol


      I was thinking if this would be a good app to use when traveling if you don't have a phone connection but you wouldn't have a data connection either.lol Maybe the roaming data charges are cheaper then roaming phone/text charges.
    1. Silenus's Avatar
      Silenus -
      Quote Originally Posted by harrisb View Post
      Welcome to a how-to to stop all the whining. This requires absolutely no money on your part, the only sacrifice is no landscape typing.

      Launch the Mail app on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

      Touch compose.

      Where it says "To:" enter you recipients cell phone number, 10 digits. ex: 1234567890.

      Next, after the number add "@teleflip.com"

      teleflip is a free service which automatically detects the carrier of the person you are trying to reach.

      leave the subject blank.

      type your message and press send.

      how much have you been billed so far? 0$

      now, you friend will get the message shortly, and it will show up IN THEIR SMS INBOX.

      they reply to it as they would to any other text message.

      when the reply is sent, IT SHOWS UP IN YOUR MAIL APP.

      simply tap to read, then hit the reply button, type your message and back it goes.

      simple and free and if you've already snagged and landscape email app, that solves any typing issues you might have.

      i hope this helped everyone in seeing that this application would've wasted your money.

      Thanks I will try that later.
    1. corizzle's Avatar
      corizzle -
      Quote Originally Posted by harrisb View Post
      Welcome to a how-to to stop all the whining. This requires absolutely no money on your part, the only sacrifice is no landscape typing.

      Launch the Mail app on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

      Touch compose.

      Where it says "To:" enter you recipients cell phone number, 10 digits. ex: 1234567890.

      Next, after the number add "@teleflip.com"

      teleflip is a free service which automatically detects the carrier of the person you are trying to reach.

      leave the subject blank.

      type your message and press send.

      how much have you been billed so far? 0$

      now, you friend will get the message shortly, and it will show up IN THEIR SMS INBOX.

      they reply to it as they would to any other text message.

      when the reply is sent, IT SHOWS UP IN YOUR MAIL APP.

      simply tap to read, then hit the reply button, type your message and back it goes.

      simple and free and if you've already snagged and landscape email app, that solves any typing issues you might have.

      i hope this helped everyone in seeing that this application would've wasted your money.
      uh, too bad teleflip shut down in september of 2008... that doesn't work anymore.
    1. atrljoe's Avatar
      atrljoe -
      $15 Unlimited texting, mine costs me $20
    1. meberra's Avatar
      meberra -
      there's something already like this called txtDrop its a web app so its free.
    1. prodigy's Avatar
      prodigy -
      Apparently most people posting can't read or cannot comprehend the description for this. It's $5 to buy and own it. One time not once a month. It sends an SMS message which means any phone you send it to receives a "Text message."
    1. Ivel's Avatar
      Ivel -
      Useless. Everyone has unlimited SMS's now-a-days...
    1. breitlinglvr's Avatar
      breitlinglvr -
      If money becomes an issue for some people and they need to cut back on services this could be a option.
    1. cricketlang's Avatar
      cricketlang -
      when i had my touch i just used the web based sms service at joopz.com that was awesome for me and i used it for the whole time i had my touch. i would prefer to see an iphone version of that rather than this which is simply sending an MMS, not really an sms.
    1. harrisb's Avatar
      harrisb -
      i was unaware of teleflip going belly up. im sorry. here are the corresponding carrier addresses

      verizon= @vtext.com

      AT&T= @txt.att.net

      sprint= @messaging.sprintpcs.com

      t-mobile= @tmomail.net

      virgin mobile= @vmbol.com

      a simple google search can find you others, these are the major ones.

      also, i recommend that you add this to your contacts if you will be txting them frquently, so it will auto-fill.

      Hope i helped.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Quote Originally Posted by harrisb View Post
      i was unaware of teleflip going belly up. im sorry. here are the corresponding carrier addresses

      verizon= @vtext.com

      AT&T= @txt.att.net

      sprint= @messaging.sprintpcs.com

      t-mobile= @tmomail.net

      virgin mobile= @vmbol.com

      a simple google search can find you others, these are the major ones.

      also, i recommend that you add this to your contacts if you will be txting them frquently, so it will auto-fill.

      Hope i helped.
      This doesn't work when sending to an alltel phone. I tried and tried and tried.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bernie-Mac View Post
      ^But unless you have push email your constantly checking your mail for a text...kind of a pain


      How old is this? AppleChic is slippin'
      Not sure if this is news but Yahoo! Mail is free and has push enabled for the iPhone so you can just make an account with them and use it to push whatever needs pushing.
    1. llescaflownell's Avatar
      llescaflownell -
      Quote Originally Posted by harrisb View Post
      i was unaware of teleflip going belly up. im sorry. here are the corresponding carrier addresses

      verizon= @vtext.com

      AT&T= @txt.att.net

      sprint= @messaging.sprintpcs.com

      t-mobile= @tmomail.net

      virgin mobile= @vmbol.com

      a simple google search can find you others, these are the major ones.

      also, i recommend that you add this to your contacts if you will be txting them frquently, so it will auto-fill.

      Hope i helped.
      Wow it works, pretty awesome trick to get free sms. I fetch my mail and it works pretty good, if only apple would figure out how to fix their push email...

      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      Not sure if this is news but Yahoo! Mail is free and has push enabled for the iPhone so you can just make an account with them and use it to push whatever needs pushing.
      Really?! they push enabled the iphone? sweet, i have a yahoo account
    1. jibaro3's Avatar
      jibaro3 -
      I will still use AIM for free
    1. llescaflownell's Avatar
      llescaflownell -
      Hmmm, still not pushing for me, and I set my yahoo account to push, is there something else that I need to do for my email to be pushed?
    1. micromarty's Avatar
      micromarty -
      I just set up a new yahoo email for txt from my iphone and it works awesome, push and everything through the mail app, not back for saving $20 a month
    1. llescaflownell's Avatar
      llescaflownell -
      Quote Originally Posted by micromarty View Post
      I just set up a new yahoo email for txt from my iphone and it works awesome, push and everything through the mail app, not back for saving $20 a month
      Do you have 3G or 2G? and did you sign up for yahoo on the iphone or did you do it on the computer? My yahoo account is like 6 years old...