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Old November 29th, 2012, 11:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default texting between Nexus 4 and iPhone 5

Other then Google Voice, what would be the best way to text between these 2 devices. My wife has the iPj5 and I just got the Nexus 4. We both have text blocking because of spam.

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Old November 30th, 2012, 03:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Does it have to be an sms app or can it be a messaging app? You could use whatsapp for messaging.
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Old November 30th, 2012, 07:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I also found Facebook messenger.
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Google voice blows on iOS. I've found Trillian with a GTalk account works well,but messaging on iOS in general sucks. Apparently iOS does not handle the background processes nearly as well as Android does, I kept finding my background apps getting shutdown or put to sleep and not alerting on new inbound messages. Trillian seems to do a little bit better than others.

Note I'm basing this on an iPhone 4 and an iPad2 both with all the latest updates, YMMV.
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Old November 30th, 2012, 09:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Does it have to be an sms app or can it be a messaging app? You could use whatsapp for messaging.
I agree with whatsapp, it's an awesome messaging app. The only downside is your wife will have to pay for the app while you get it for free. Otherwise I think Skype is a good choice!
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Other then Google Voice, what would be the best way to text between these 2 devices. My wife has the iPj5 and I just got the Nexus 4. We both have text blocking because of spam.
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I use IMO and Skype. Free on Android, iPhone, and iPad.
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I have been successfully using Facebook messenger so far.
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