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    Default Re: Send/Receive text messages on a tablet(without a phone)

    Don't know if this helps but have you tried textfree it now supports tablets it gives you a phone number I was using it on my ipod touch & also on my nexus 7 wifi...
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    Default Re: Send/Receive text messages on a tablet(without a phone)

    Daemoch, what do you mean with:
    "SMS is a US standard that stands for Short Message System. It was a government mandate that was put in place over a decade ago here and which's cost of implementation were subsidized by the tax payers (don't ask why we had to pay to use it then; that's a long legal argument). It was originally designed to carry very short (60 character) messages during times of emergency.
    Because of these points, it does not exist the same in other countries (eg. the EU) and it is directly tied to an actual phone number."
    I'll quote wikipedia:
    "The first proposal which initiated the development of SMS was made by a contribution of Germany and France into the GSM group meeting in February 1985 in Oslo."

    AFAIK neither France, Germany or Norway are part of the US. I know you can't trust everything on wikipedia, but since SMS does exist in other countries I suggest you get your facts straight. When you enter a new country (atleast inside the EU) you get a SMS with the prices for different services.
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    Default Re: Send/Receive text messages on a tablet(without a phone)

    Bernhard Eriksson wrote:

    "since SMS does exist in other countries I suggest you get your facts straight"



    That doesn't make what he said wrong at all though, just that the standard was probably originally a US standard.
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    Default Re: Send/Receive text messages on a tablet(without a phone)

    how do I test from MS tablet windows 8.1?
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    Default Re: Send/Receive text messages on a tablet(without a phone)

    I like the textme app for Android. You get your own locan phone number and as long as u frequent the app you will not lose your number.

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    Default Re: Send/Receive text messages on a tablet(without a phone)

    SMS is available all over the world in any country that has digitial mobile networks from GSM CDMA through to 4G etc
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    Default Re: Send/Receive text messages on a tablet(without a phone)

    I've been looking for this as well. I downloaded multiple messenger apps on a tablet I gave my niece so we could talk, but they all require a phone number.

    One app I know you can use without a phone number, is FACEBOOK messenger. However, she is 11 and I'm not making her a FB to chat with me. But if your kids already have FB, because most do, then its simple and free to use the messenger, as long as everyone has a FB. I actually use the messenger now for all my texting, including non-FB texts simply because I got tired of having 2 apps to open. The only thing I don't like is Favorites/Birthdays/Online sections that always reappear.
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    Default Re: Send/Receive text messages on a tablet(without a phone)

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