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    Default SMS app for Xoom????

    I have some family that has iPod touches and they text from them. They got a number for them and they text right from them with no plan obviously since its an iPod touch. I can't believe you can't text from the Xoom. Anyway to to do this?
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    AIM supports sms out and works on the xoom.

    https://market.android.com/details?i...=search_result
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    I've also thought about this as well but haven't put too much thought into since Google talk works, but I would like to use my SMS as well.
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    Google voice. It works on the galaxy tab.
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    Can't find google voice in the market. Did they take it down?
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    Google voice app isn't available for the Xoom. You can access your Google Voice account via the web. I just created a bookmark for it on my desktop.

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk
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    There is an app named Kakao Talk that allows text and voice messages
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    He's a modified Google Voice that I'm using and it works fine.

    Direct link to the APK download post--> xda-developers - View Single Post - I got Google Voice working.

    Original thread can be found here--> I got Google Voice working. - xda-developers

    Just make sure you go into SETTINGS-->APPLICATIONS and I believe there's a MANAGE APPLICATIONS and check the box that allows you to load from unknown sources.

    I just emailed it to myself and then clicked INSTALL on the attachment in the GMAIL app on the Xoom.
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    i installed the hacked google voice version and it works fine for the xoom. i have used it everyday.
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    I use Text Free on my Ipod. The Amazon market has the app which I downloaded to the Xoom. I have to log out of the Ipod before I can use it on the Xoom. I haven't tried it yet but do know how well it works on the Ipod. I tried getting it from the Android marketplace but it wouldn't allow. If you can get this app installed, it is fabulous and FREE.
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    Is there a way to make sure return texts won't be sent to my phone on google voice?
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    ^ they'll be sent to your Google Voice account, and every device that's tied to the Google Voice account will get the message.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanH View Post
    ^ they'll be sent to your Google Voice account, and every device that's tied to the Google Voice account will get the message.
    That sucks. They required me to put a phone number in and that is the only one I have. Kind of annoying to get them both.
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    Hey do you have to do anything special to send text message with this version of google voice. I get a FC as soon as I long click a person and select send text message.
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    SyncSMS is great if you don't want to use an outside service like google voice....this will send and receive sms with ure original cell #
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    How do I set it up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lchute1158 View Post
    How do I set it up?
    Ditto. I purchased the APP. How does it know what my mobile number on my phone is?
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    My wife has Text Plus on her iPad, and I went with Google Voice on my Xoom. I didn't think to look for Text Plus on the Amazon App Market, but I'll definitely check it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos Thomas View Post
    Ditto. I purchased the APP. How does it know what my mobile number on my phone is?
    I haven't bought the app yet but I think I am going to shortly. If I understand it right it doesn't need to know what your phone number is because you put the app on the phone and your Xoom and it uses dropbox's sync to transfer the messages over. So you get a txt on your phone this app sees it transfers it into your drop box account which means that the next time the app on your Xoom checks that folder it sees the new txt and pulls it down. When you send a txt it does the same thing in the opposite direction and the uses the SMS app on your phone to send it. If I am mistaken please some one correct me but that is how I understand it to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vudumedic View Post
    I haven't bought the app yet but I think I am going to shortly. If I understand it right it doesn't need to know what your phone number is because you put the app on the phone and your Xoom and it uses dropbox's sync to transfer the messages over. So you get a txt on your phone this app sees it transfers it into your drop box account which means that the next time the app on your Xoom checks that folder it sees the new txt and pulls it down. When you send a txt it does the same thing in the opposite direction and the uses the SMS app on your phone to send it. If I am mistaken please some one correct me but that is how I understand it to work.
    I guess the assumption was that I had an Android based phone. I own a BlackBerry. I guess I will need to apply for a refund.
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    Weird part is I am receiving charges for text messages on the xoom. Looked at my xoom statement and see 10 text charges for .20 cents each. How can you accumulate charges on a service the device doesn't support?

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk
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    Quote Originally Posted by LBTRS View Post
    Weird part is I am receiving charges for text messages on the xoom. Looked at my xoom statement and see 10 text charges for .20 cents each. How can you accumulate charges on a service the device doesn't support?
    That's what I was afraid of. No SMS app for me, then! I'll continue to get texts only on my phone.
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    After considering all the options, I think I'll stick to Google Voice for my Xoom texting. Granted, there is no GV app yet, but you can easily do it from the web page, which I have bookmarked on my browser. The only drawback is that you have to use your GV phone number instead of your real number. SyncSMS allows you to use your real number, but it seems that the text doesn't get delivered when you send it from your tablet. Instead, it looks like it goes to your Dropbox account, where it gets retrieved by your phone whenever it syncs to Dropbox. Once your phone has the text, it can then be actually sent out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SongbirdVB View Post
    That's what I was afraid of. No SMS app for me, then! I'll continue to get texts only on my phone.
    I don't have any SMS app's on my Xoom and have never sent a text of any kind. Have no idea what would be causing the charges.
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