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    Default Text messaging on g-slate

    I was thinking about going from the tab to the g-slate but tmo is telling me that there is no native text messaging like the tab? That can't be right can it?

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    when you order online it gives you the free unlimited text messaging. (i didn't order. i was playing around)
    I wonder if its wrong on the website.
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    When you take a picture and hit share there is no messaging option. I think its a Honeycomb thing. I'm pretty disappointed.

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    Correct, there is currently no native application for texting. Personally i took the google voice apk and installed. It now defaults to that app for messaging. Works well.

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    I have Google Voice on my G Slate (grabbed the app from a Xoom site) and it works fine (you need to get a Google Voice number) but I wanted to send/receive my texts from my G2 phone number so I also grabbed the app Sync SMS for tablets over at the xdadevelopers and it is working great so far.
    Last edited by Bete Noire; 05-01-2011 at 08:09 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bete Noire View Post
    I have Google Voice on my G Slate (grabbed the app from a Xoom site) and it works fine (you need to get a Google Voice number) but I wanted to send/receive my texts from my G2 phone number so I also grabbed the app Sync SMS for tablets over at the xdadevelopers and it is working great so far.
    do u have the link for the google voice apk
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    The slide it application is a great substitute for swype... That wasa big thing thati missed at first, even though there isn't texting on the Slate because it was kind of a pain to type anything of length one letter at a time.
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    Try SyncSMS, its the best texting app I've found.

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    The SyncSMS/Dropbox solution is the best I've found so far. I tried going with Google Voice but didn't like it as much.
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    Default Re: Text messaging on g-slate

    So... I added my GSlate number to my GV. No love. So I took my sim card out and put it in a tmobile phone and imagine my surprise when GV tells me this is a PRE-PAID phone number! ARRRRRRGH! Apparently GV does not work with pre paids. XDA forums has an APX that I tried and it looks REAL good except.... I still need to get GV to recognize this number as a contract number not a prepaid number.... ARRRRGH!
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    Default Re: Text messaging on g-slate

    went to a tmobile store and they tell me its a postpiad/contract number.... whatever the issue using the apk referred to above, GV is working like a champ. there is still a noticable delay but its working.
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    Gvoice hasnt given me any issues and I dont even have a sim in it at all.... Go look for the tablet modified version for xoom that someone on XDA posted. It lets you set it up easily.
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    interesting... the Optimus Pad, in the UK, did come with a text messaging app. Not one I'd seen on Android before. Of course, it's not associated with a mobile provider anyway, but I was certainly able to put in a SIM and use it to send texts.
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    Default Re: Text messaging on g-slate

    I would love to be able to at least text from the number at to my G-Slate data line. For now I am trying to use Google Voice and/or Google Talk instead.

    As for keyboards to allow you to type more easily on the tablet you MUST try SwiftKey Tablet X. This has transformed the G-Slate typing experience into something significantly better than any other tablet keyboard can offer.

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