1. curney's Avatar
    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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    04-21-2011 06:04 PM
  2. Nchaka's Avatar
    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.
    04-21-2011 10:26 PM
  3. curney's Avatar
    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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    04-22-2011 09:57 AM
  4. thephunk's Avatar
    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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    04-27-2011 08:18 PM
  5. Bete Noire's Avatar
    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 http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1010597 and it is working great so far.
    05-01-2011 07:23 AM
  6. dropndestroy's Avatar
    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 [APP] Sync SMS - Synchronize text messages between tablet and phone - xda-developers and it is working great so far.
    do u have the link for the google voice apk
    05-08-2011 12:52 AM
  7. lmc05's Avatar
    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.
    05-15-2011 01:13 PM
  8. deez1234's Avatar
    Try SyncSMS, its the best texting app I've found.

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    06-09-2011 07:57 PM
  9. Major's Avatar
    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.
    06-10-2011 06:37 PM
  10. VANorfolk's Avatar
    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!
    06-24-2011 05:54 PM
  11. VANorfolk's Avatar
    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.
    07-02-2011 06:51 PM
  12. gtkansan#AC's Avatar
    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.
    07-03-2011 09:40 AM
  13. woozle's Avatar
    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.
    07-13-2011 05:13 PM
  14. JNM's Avatar
    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.
    07-16-2011 02:54 PM
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