05-17-2015 12:45 PM
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  1. craigrn16's Avatar
    The reason I brought this up was today I had to work in a basement where I had cell signal only Wifi. My coworker who was with me had an iPhone texting away and me who tried to text my girl couldn't get a signal to send a text. I know what people are going to say, "use hangouts" but my girl isn't tech savy and only uses iMessage. Unfortunately hangouts doesn't let you use your own phone number to send text over Wifi. Any solutions out there?
    05-13-2015 08:31 PM
  2. Zendroid1's Avatar
    iMessage works on iOS / OS X only. No workarounds.
    05-13-2015 08:33 PM
  3. jcp007's Avatar
    Is Whatsapp a workaround?
    smooth4lyfe likes this.
    05-13-2015 08:35 PM
  4. dcool19d's Avatar
    The reason I brought this up was today I had to work in a basement where I had cell signal only Wifi. My coworker who was with me had an iPhone texting away and me who tried to text my girl couldn't get a signal to send a text. I know what people are going to say, "use hangouts" but my girl isn't tech savy and only uses iMessage. Unfortunately hangouts doesn't let you use your own phone number to send text over Wifi. Any solutions out there?
    DM Her on Insta/Twitter
    Message her on FB
    Send Email's
    Download a Texting app and have her save the texting app number in her phone (when your using wi-fi)
    Kik
    mari dub and neiljay6 like this.
    05-13-2015 08:43 PM
  5. Tony Vargas's Avatar
    T-mobile will send over WiFi and you can make calls too.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    zackmack7 likes this.
    05-13-2015 08:47 PM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    No -- It is fully owned / operated by Apple.
    05-13-2015 08:49 PM
  7. craigrn16's Avatar
    T-mobile will send over WiFi and you can make calls too.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Damn. Why doesn't At&t do this!!!
    05-13-2015 08:50 PM
  8. craigrn16's Avatar
    Is Whatsapp a workaround?
    Never tried whatsapp. Can you use your own phone number?
    05-13-2015 08:50 PM
  9. craigrn16's Avatar
    DM Her on Insta/Twitter
    Message her on FB
    Send Email's
    Download a Texting app and have her save the texting app number in her phone (when your using wi-fi)
    Kik
    As I said she's not tech savy
    05-13-2015 08:51 PM
  10. jcp007's Avatar
    05-13-2015 08:53 PM
  11. zackmack7's Avatar
    I know I just can't tell you to switch carriers, but T-Mobile does offer Wifi-calling/texting. It definitely comes in handy. Also, T-Mobile newer bands help with building penetration. Maybe its something you should look into.
    05-13-2015 09:06 PM
  12. craigrn16's Avatar
    I know I just can't tell you to switch carriers, but T-Mobile does offer Wifi-calling/texting. It definitely comes in handy. Also, T-Mobile newer bands help with building penetration. Maybe its something you should look into.
    Don't they have some kind of test drive plan? If so maybe I'll try that
    05-13-2015 09:14 PM
  13. planoman's Avatar
    Damn. Why doesn't At&t do this!!!
    Att has said that it is coming some time in 2015. Gotta give apple it's due... imessage is a pretty sweet and ubiquitous messaging system for iPhone users.

    Posted via my Galaxy S6!
    craigrn16 likes this.
    05-13-2015 09:18 PM
  14. droidguy1964's Avatar
    Att has said that it is coming some time in 2015. Gotta give apple it's due... imessage is a pretty sweet and ubiquitous messaging system for iPhone users.

    Posted via my Galaxy S6!
    Agreed, iMessage is really hard to beat.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    nestafaria likes this.
    05-13-2015 09:20 PM
  15. craigrn16's Avatar
    Att has said that it is coming some time in 2015. Gotta give apple it's due... imessage is a pretty sweet and ubiquitous messaging system for iPhone users.

    Posted via my Galaxy S6!
    I just like it for the text over Wifi honestly. Plus it seems pretty reliable which is something I was hoping Hangouts would become.
    05-13-2015 09:24 PM
  16. shadow82x's Avatar
    There are quite a few apps that you can use wifi to text from your own phone number. I use Verizon Messages. There is also mighty text and a few others. It's also cross platform so you can access it on other devices.
    craigrn16 likes this.
    05-13-2015 09:31 PM
  17. ivanmmj's Avatar
    Sprint also does Wifi Calling and texting.
    If you want to use the same number and you were on Sprint, you could also do Google Voice integration and use your phone's number through Google Voice. This lets you text from any browser and the text will still come from your number.

    #sprintemployee
    05-13-2015 09:55 PM
  18. s0nic_201's Avatar
    I think what your looking for is RCS. (Rich Communications Suite). It works just like imessage but the carrier has to deploy it on their network/server side. T-mobile was said to be working on this for their customers.
    05-14-2015 10:19 AM
  19. Daspoo's Avatar
    Never tried whatsapp. Can you use your own phone number?
    Yeah you can, if I'm understanding your question correctly. My friends, brother and I use it to chat all the time. My bro & I are on Android, them on iOS.

    -# Cheers! #-
    neiljay6 likes this.
    05-15-2015 10:47 AM
  20. zackmack7's Avatar
    I just like it for the text over Wifi honestly. Plus it seems pretty reliable which is something I was hoping Hangouts would become.
    Same. I was banking on Hangouts becoming more robust. Never happened, and now I'm not sure it ever will. Not that I need it as much now as I did before.
    05-15-2015 11:00 AM
  21. BioFanatic's Avatar
    The easiest option is likely using Facebook Messenger. It's likely a familiar app for her, but it's freestanding. Install it for her and ask her to use that when messaging you. It's basically the exact same as any texting app, she doesn't need to be tech savvy at all.
    Best of luck finding a solution!
    craigrn16 likes this.
    05-15-2015 11:37 AM
  22. f1rich's Avatar
    I recommend Hangout or WhatsApp.
    WhatsApp looks a lot better now with their new updates this week. We like using WhatsApp because you can send videos, pictures, location etc.
    neiljay6 likes this.
    05-15-2015 01:48 PM
  23. jcp007's Avatar
    Yeah you can, if I'm understanding your question correctly. My friends, brother and I use it to chat all the time. My bro & I are on Android, them on iOS.

    -# Cheers! #-
    Love the avatar.
    Daspoo likes this.
    05-15-2015 02:04 PM
  24. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Is Whatsapp a workaround?
    Yup you can use Whatsapp
    It's very popular and it works over wifi... Even has wifi calling
    I use it and love it as a messenger

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S6!
    neiljay6 likes this.
    05-15-2015 02:09 PM
  25. jcp007's Avatar
    Yup you can use Whatsapp
    It's very popular and it works over wifi... Even has wifi calling
    I use it and love it as a messenger

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S6!
    It also doesn't impact your data limit. Just wait. They will find a way to do that.
    05-15-2015 02:21 PM
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