April 28th, 2010, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by KlaymenDK
Welcome to the forum!
I'm not at all sure what you want to do. If you have a phone, that's the phone number that your sms'es will be sent from and received to, regardless of which app you use.
There are sms gateways for sending sms'es via a browser; I expect you might be able to use them to send sms'es that you don't want to show up on your bill/call log, but these services tend to be short-lived and limited in respect to where you can send to (typically, no international messages, and of course no receiving either).
I also don't understand what you mean by "a paid app will bypass the fear of me being a spammer
" since your sms will look like any old sms to the recipients, regardless of app used to send (caveat: some sms gateways append a signature ad).
Perhaps you need to explain more why
you have this need? I'm guessing I've completely misunderstood your post...
Thanks- sorry it may not have been so clear because I am not so clear what is out there
I have seen those free texting services but they are difficult to use and the texts are returned to your own number (not through a third party) and they try to keep out spammers with various ways.
I am just wondering if there is a service that facilitates texting in and out, I guess compare it to signing up for a new email account, except in this case for texting only. Google had sms on google chat but it doesn't appear on the droid (and may not be in use anymore) but using that form of sms did not use my phone number and did not transmit as an email (although there was that option) but messages could be sent and received through sms on google (was free to which was nice!).
I hope I've done a better job of explaining it, google chat using their sms feature is the closest to what I am hoping to find.
Thanks for taking the time to answer