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    Default Any app like 'whatsapp' that can sms to non-whatsapp/app, regular cell numbers?

    I'm searching for an app that let's me sms to normal cell phones - not just to other app users.

    It must also keep my cell number private (not revealed to anyone, under any conditions).

    Thanks.
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    Default Re: Any app like 'whatsapp' that can sms to non-whatsapp/app, regular cell numbers?

    Use Google voice or Skype.

    Sent from Surulere, lagos. Nigeria.
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    Default Re: Any app like 'whatsapp' that can sms to non-whatsapp/app, regular cell numbers?

    Quote Originally Posted by aokusman View Post
    Use Google voice or Skype.

    Sent from Surulere, lagos. Nigeria.
    I forgot about Skype. Is sms free or low cost? Do i have to pay for a phone number with skype?
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    Default Re: Any app like 'whatsapp' that can sms to non-whatsapp/app, regular cell numbers?

    Quote Originally Posted by KeenAndroid3 View Post
    I forgot about Skype. Is sms free or low cost? Do i have to pay for a phone number with skype?
    You don't have to pay for a phone number but it will show random numbers on your receivers end.

    Sent from Surulere, lagos. Nigeria.
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    Default Re: Any app like 'whatsapp' that can sms to non-whatsapp/app, regular cell numbers?

    Just tried to text a regular number from my Skype app and it would not let me. Only calls.

    Sent from Surulere, lagos. Nigeria.
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    Default Re: Any app like 'whatsapp' that can sms to non-whatsapp/app, regular cell numbers?

    Bummer. Skype failed. I had an old google voice number and cannot use that one - and google wont let me set up a new one.

    Any other ideas?
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    Default Re: Any app like 'whatsapp' that can sms to non-whatsapp/app, regular cell numbers?

    Try Pinger. It allows you to text all numbers for free whether they're Pinger numbers or not. Not sure if it's exactly what you're looking for, since you do have to apply for a new number through it, but it's what I use and I like. Especially since I can even use it from my computer (pinger.com/tfw).
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    Default Re: Any app like 'whatsapp' that can sms to non-whatsapp/app, regular cell numbers?

    I ended up using an alternate google voice number....but I really like the features of whatsapp...too bad it doesnt do sms, also....and NONE of my USA contacts use it. I figure it must be a Euro thing.

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