Support SMS App

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Pambie, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Pambie

    Pambie New Member
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    I have a Nexus 7, and want to use it to send and receive sms text messages. New to all of this I need a really easy app for this.
    Any suggestions please?
     

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  2. breadnatty08

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  3. Pambie

    Pambie New Member
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    Many thanks. Whatsapp says that it's not compatible with my Nexus 7 (?) so I'm going to try Talk.
    Pambie
     
  4. CDPlant

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  5. wyzird

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    I bought Tablet Talk but it was constantly disconnecting. I tried Cloud SMS after reading the previous post and it works great!! Thank you CDPlant!!!!!
     
  6. strollin

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    If I understand how these types of clients work, you can type/read messages on your tablet which then transfers the message to/from your phone to actually send/receive the message? This means that I need to have my phone present and turned on in order to send/receive messages.

    The advantage is the ability to use the larger keyboard and display of the tablet but your phone is still the device that sends/receives the texts.

    Do I have this right?
     
  7. saptech

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    You can use google voice from the web browser to send/receive text messages.

    www.google.com/voice
     
  8. ChadShaft

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    I use Yahoo Messenger.
     
  9. Hoosiermama

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    Mighty Text also works very well. I had been using their beta for a few months and really like it. It also syncs with chrome, so I can text from my work computer, too.

    I had problems with Tablet Talk losing either the N7 or the phone and I would have to reboot both several times a day.
     
  10. jaymz462

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    Another vote for Mighty Text, it's working very well for me.
     
  11. CoreyV

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    I've been using Zipwhip for a month or so - and seem pretty pleased with it. Syncs my phone to both the tablet and computer.
     
  12. Hoppy

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    Tablet Talk works well for me.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
     
  13. runamonk

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    DeskSMS is awesome.
     
  14. tcat007

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    Curious about these cloud apps. Can you leave your cell off on any of these and still get texts forwarded? Like if Virgin Mobile sends a text to my cell#, does it go to the cloud first, or does it have to route through your phone? I have my phone off 95% of the time, but get 1-2 texts per month to my cell#. All other calls/texts go to my GV#.
     
  15. runamonk

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    No, there are two applications. One on your phone and one on your tablet. If you have GV then you really don't need any of these apps. I cannot use GV because google hasn't rolled it out in the UK yet.
     
  16. ChadShaft

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    Have you noticed what kind of data this is using? Some how I went over my 10 gb limit this month when I usually only use about 6. This is my first month using both my laptop and my Nexus so I expected increased data, but not 4 gb. I don't use it to steam video via my aircard or music, but something chewed up my data and this is the only thing I could think of.
     

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