Support texting between Nexus 4 and iPhone 5

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dinosaur1, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. dinosaur1

    dinosaur1 Well-Known Member
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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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  2. steslatt

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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.
     
  3. dinosaur1

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    I also found Facebook messenger.
     
  4. jmlivingston

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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.
     
  5. rcheung28

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    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!
     
  6. ppaul1219

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  7. strausd

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    I use IMO and Skype. Free on Android, iPhone, and iPad.
     
  8. dinosaur1

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    I have been successfully using Facebook messenger so far.
     
  9. northernale1

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    Handcent sms ...
     
  10. androidpod

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