1. Lazer77's Avatar
    It doesn't have to be using my phone number. I am going overseas and all of the call/text functions will be blocked on my phone to prevent the charges. I am not looking to text all day every day, but simply to send maybe 10-20 text messages over the course of two weeks. I found a bunch of apps but they all seemed rather shady with shaky feedback. I heard about Google Voice, but I had bad experiences with them in the past because it still used my phone number (I am on Sprint), and I read around that if it uses YOUR phone number, you'll still get hit with the international fees. I read there is some way to use an alternate phone number via Wifi only, so its 100% free?

    I read there is some function on Gmail that allows you to send SMS messages. I enabled the feature through the labs, but unfortunately it just never ever shows up. I only want to use this texting to check up on someone who will be staying alone, so like I said I don't anticipate using it much.
    05-05-2013 09:38 PM
  2. tube517's Avatar
    Open another GMail/Google account and get a new Google Voice number. Once you have a Google Voice number, you can use Talkatone or GrooveIP app with GV and make calls over wifi for free
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    05-05-2013 10:14 PM
  3. neonworm's Avatar
    Use text free.

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    05-05-2013 10:17 PM
  4. Jennifer Stough's Avatar
    Use text free.

    Sent from my XT907 using Android Central Forums
    I can also fully recommend text free, or text+. My husband used them both while he was deployed to Iraq from an iPhone without a SIM and connected to WiFi. It gives you your own phone number, and text plus even allows you to make calls (at a cost, but it is much cheaper than international rates via your phone company.

    Sent from my Verizon Droid DNA
    05-05-2013 10:25 PM
  5. BoyWonder620's Avatar
    Gotta suggest the app Tango! Free Video Calls, Voice Calls and Messaging! Just have the app on both phones. I use it. Works great!
    06-30-2013 08:38 PM
  6. josearmz10789's Avatar
    I use Heywire its gives you a number and you can even send international texts. Can be used over wifi as well.

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    06-30-2013 08:56 PM
  7. extatic's Avatar
    Is there an app or way to text over Wifi.. Using the # provided to you by your carrier?..

    IE i want to text over WIFI using MY number.. not a number supplied to me by an app..

    thanks
    09-07-2013 11:53 AM
  8. cpaight's Avatar
    When I was on Sprint my Nexus S had Google Voice fully integrated so that I COULD text with my carrier number....didn't realize I'd lose that when I switched to T-Mobile...without a doubt the biggest thing I miss.
    09-18-2013 03:27 PM
  9. Dhevi1's Avatar
    Is there an app or way to text over Wifi.. Using the # provided to you by your carrier?..
    IE i want to text over WIFI using MY number.. not a number supplied to me by an app..
    thanks
    I've been using Textra for the last few days, and it is a replacement app for stock message that does SMS and MMS over wifi, using your own #.
    09-18-2013 05:45 PM
  10. cheeta186's Avatar
    How did you get textra to send texts over WiFi? I downloaded it but could not get it to send when I only had my WiFi on.

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    09-20-2013 03:06 PM
  11. cpaight's Avatar
    I've been using Textra for the last few days, and it is a replacement app for stock message that does SMS and MMS over wifi, using your own #.
    How did you get textra to send texts over WiFi? I downloaded it but could not get it to send when I only had my WiFi on.
    Agreed...I tried it and couldn't send texts when using wi-fi only.
    09-23-2013 09:43 AM
  12. Billy Knaub's Avatar
    Text Via Email

    You can send a friend an email that will be delivered as a text message if you know his mobile phone number and which wireless carrier he uses. When he replies to the text, you'll get a reply to your email. Create a new email on your laptop and type the text message in the email body. Address it to your friend's 10-digit mobile phone number followed by a suffix, depending on his carrier. For example, for the phone number 800-555-1212, type the email address as 8005551212@txt.att.net for AT&T, 8005551212@tmomail.net for T-Mobile, 8005551212@messaging.sprintpcs.com for Sprint or 8005551212@vtext.com for Verizon. Messages longer than 140 characters are delivered as multiple text messages.

    01-29-2014 10:11 AM
  13. Gupta Prasad Panda's Avatar
    I am using textra for few days but unable to find any option to send sms over wifi or mobile datapack.please help me out with the settings
    02-12-2015 01:06 AM
  14. ISSEY's Avatar
    Use Skype or Viber if I am not mistaken, in Viber if you are already registered once, more number is not needed
    02-15-2015 04:34 AM
  15. Papasbryan199789's Avatar
    Okay thanks this was very usefull
    07-26-2017 08:06 PM
  16. Papasbryan199789's Avatar
    Can you text from an old i pod
    07-26-2017 08:07 PM

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