1. lafountain's Avatar
    I have a friend who lives in Russia and we talk quite a bit on the computer via IM. I am wondering what cheap (preferably free) options I have in regards to texting her?
    03-04-2011 05:20 PM
  2. lafountain's Avatar
    Nobody has any info they want to share?
    03-06-2011 06:45 PM
  3. lafountain's Avatar
    Been a while, figure I would bring this question back to the front to see if anyone has any ideas.
    05-17-2011 06:09 PM
  4. westie3130's Avatar
    You can SMS to Russia to the cell for 5 cents per text with Voxofon. . Doesn't get much cheaper than that. Great app, and calls are inexpensive also.
    05-17-2011 06:32 PM
  5. takeshi's Avatar
    I have a friend who lives in Russia and we talk quite a bit on the computer via IM. I am wondering what cheap (preferably free) options I have in regards to texting her?
    Are you asking about IM or texting? IM apps (Google Talk, AIM, MS Live, Yahoo, etc) use data so there isn't any associated charge. Texting is a completely different story.
    05-18-2011 08:05 AM
  6. SnyperX's Avatar
    Can't you use google voice to do that? It may just be Canada, but I was able to get the number GV associates with my friends phone number and text to that number which is a US number, so if you don't use the GV app (which will use data not sms), you can still use the carrier's sms with no additional charges for international texting.
    05-18-2011 10:56 PM
  7. lafountain's Avatar
    Are you asking about IM or texting? IM apps (Google Talk, AIM, MS Live, Yahoo, etc) use data so there isn't any associated charge. Texting is a completely different story.
    Texting. In my original post, I was referencing the fact that we used IM's to talk, but the ability to text and stuff once in a while would be nicer.
    05-19-2011 08:41 PM
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