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12-02-2008, 03:55 PM #41
12-02-2008, 03:56 PM #42Preview of App
I tested the app to see how it works. I sent the smstouch text to myself.
Pic 1- is the smstouch's text opened in my SMS inbox
Pic 2- is the emailed reply i sent back "Hey what's up"
Pic 3- is just a screenie of the app
I do have a question though If anyone might know. Currently this app you have to send a text to that person first inorder for the smstouch to activate. But if a friend sends you a text out of the blue it shows up in your SMS inbox. How do I make all my contact run through smstouch. I am trying just to get out of a 20$ a month charge,(cheap college student), if anyone knows any other effect way of getting around the system inlighten me.
Last edited by hunterths35; 12-02-2008 at 04:26 PM.
12-02-2008, 05:32 PM #43
Do you guys in the US have to pay to receive a text?? Thats a bit steep if you do. We only have to pay to send.iPhone 4 | iMac 24" | MacBook Pro 15" | ATV | iPod Classic | Time Capsule | iPad 16 Gb |
12-02-2008, 05:44 PM #44
I think this is probably a waste of someone's time and effort I would never use this since texting is now pretty much included in packages or you could use AIM or just your regular text...I mean really when are you ever going to use this...it will show your email instead of your number that is pretty dumb if you ask me
Last edited by Je5; 12-02-2008 at 05:44 PM. Reason: Automerged DoublepostDont be that guy..!!!
12-02-2008, 06:42 PM #45reply to the posts above
In the US (at ATT anyway) you have to pay for both sent and recieved sms .10 cents per sent or recieved. Its very dumb! And the text messageing packages are 5$ for 200, 15$ for 1500, 20$ unlimited, and thats on top of your monthly 30$ charge for the iphones data plan. I dont think this idea is dumb (SMSTOUCH that is) i think it is very useful when you understand it, you can pay $240 a year to text i dont have that extra money. I just hope theres a way to catch incoming messages and have them sent to your email instead of them first showing up in your orginal SMS app.
Last edited by hunterths35; 12-02-2008 at 06:52 PM.
12-02-2008, 07:25 PM #46
Just use email
i once had the unlimited 20 text plan but now that money is tight i downgraded to the 5 dollar plan and email everyone using a yahoo account.. its really not that big of a deal i just set up a mobile email for everyone i usually text with their [email protected].. works like a charm for alltel and tmobile. I also use aim sometimes just add the + than the number.. 20 bucks plus 30 bucks is alot of money to pay for messaging when email is already included in the data plan.
12-02-2008, 08:27 PM #47You all probably don't know this!!! MUST READ
You all can probably see this app is not necessary. It is a modification of apple's email app that comes pre installed on your itouch/iphone. This 5 dollar app may not send a text but there is a free way to do all this. If you want to send messages to a phone with a itouch or iphone without paying the extra price there are formulas you can use to do this. Here are the formulas that render this app useless.
Set this up as an email address
It will send it to the mobile number
Just place the mobile number as a prefix to any of these according to the receivers service.
Here they are.
EX. for a Tmobile phone = [email protected]
The only problem with this is you have to know the recipients service provider
thats not a big deal tho and its saved me a ton of money... it beats paying 15 dollars per month and it even works on an itouch just as long as you have WiFi
Another problem/advantage is that you are many times anonymous to the receiver... look at it however you want to... you will only come up as a random 4 digit number when your (text) is recieved
if you have any questions just write below i'll be happy to answer
Last edited by [email protected]; 12-02-2008 at 08:29 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
12-02-2008, 08:54 PM #48
On a completely unrelated sidenote, Palringo now has an update that allows e-mail notifications like beejive. Palringo however has the benefit of being FREE.
Add this with a yahoo mail account (free), and you can have your AIM running on palringo to send text messages and get instant notifications via e-mail.
12-02-2008, 09:13 PM #49
This does work with iTouch, as long as your in WiFi coverage.
12-03-2008, 03:40 PM #50
it doesnt work when sending messages to canada.
12-03-2008, 07:40 PM #51
teleflip.com is not working anymore.
I use yahoo push mail and created separate email just for texting ([email protected]) and it works so nice. Just like texting. The thing is, i know all carriers of my friends that i text haha.
12-04-2008, 08:48 AM #52Setting up a yahoo account for texting
How do you do this just for texting i can set up a yahoo account no problem. I also am wondering if someone texts to with you with you not texting them first will it show up in your email or your SMS
12-04-2008, 06:42 PM #53
[email protected]) and he/she replies it will appear in your mail app. Same if someone will first text u to ur email. And if you enable push, you will recieve reply right away.
12-04-2008, 07:14 PM #54
Is this iTunes cause on iTunes its a bucks. There is another that is 5 bucks but with a different name?
This app does suck. I've used Palringo for a bit, but you have to add phone numbers online, so I use AIM for txting. PS. AT&T's is [email protected] unless both work cause I've also gotten another address before.
Last edited by youngbrammer; 12-04-2008 at 07:14 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
12-06-2008, 06:41 PM #55
the main reason for trying to get around "texting" is simply put it is an overpriced scam.
If you added up the cost of roughly 1 meg of messages, at the normal going rate, it adds up to about 1000 dollars.
Thats a THOUSAND DOLLARS for 1 MEG. Now, I know back in good ole 1985 when i got my first puter that it was a steal to pay 5000 dollars for an 8 meg harddrive.
However, this is the 21st century, and there is no logical reason that text messaging should cost ANYTHING. It should be part of the plan already. However the logic of the phone companies is of course, make more money...
Therefore we of the nintendo generation realize, Hey, lets just use IM'ing with our data plans and say ---- off to the fascism of text plans.
I for one, really really really, want to see PIDGIN or Aduin. Both are free, both exist on all platforms (well technically aduin exists for OS X but it still is pidgin for all intent), and both support every known major IM service.
So then I ask... this is a smart community. You guys can pretty much do anything you want, and obviously don't need or care about Apples permission, why hasn't anyone ported over Pidgin, or Aduin?
Hex, even have it command line based like the good ole days of BBS' and figure out a way to make it run in when it's not in the forefront.
Just a thought...Herp a derp a derp a doooo!
12-07-2008, 10:48 AM #56
12-07-2008, 07:24 PM #57
Last edited by smittyjf; 12-07-2008 at 07:48 PM.
12-20-2008, 06:34 AM #58
Teleflip Has Flipped For Good
"We’ve gone as far as we can with our financial resources, and the piggy bank is empty. Effective Friday, August 15, 2008, at 9:00AM Pacific Daylight Time, Flipmail will no longer be operating for either public or private use, and will be turned off at that time. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you, however our other popular email to text service, Flipout, will remain functioning."
01-19-2009, 07:12 AM #59
So Slow to send the messages. dont waste your time or money