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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by ieckert, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. ieckert

    ieckert New Member
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    Hi,

    I'm getting my first Android phone on monday, and I want to alleviate some of my bill with AT&T, so i was thinking of getting just the talk and 2GB of data a month. But I was wondering if anyone knew how the apps like Handscent send their text messages, and if they do...do you know how much data that takes up each time you send/receive a text? I want to make sure I won't go over my 2GB a month (screw them for not having unlimited data anymore.)
     

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  2. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member
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    Handcent uses standard SMS messaging, not Internet.
     
  3. ieckert

    ieckert New Member
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    So, how does this application let you text for free?
     
  4. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member
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    It does, not and never did.
     
  5. ieckert

    ieckert New Member
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    If that's the case, then does anyone know what applications DO allow you to text for free, using the internet? And if so, how much data they use?
     
  6. Szadzik

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    Have not heard about such apps apart from IM clients, but for these to work the other person has to have a compatible IM client and account too.
     
  7. lol

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    Yep. There's two options I know of..

    There is..
    textPlus

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    Google Voice (if you have a GV account, free with invitation)
    I believe this one is the better one of the two for Android phones. Google provides you with a new phone number which you can give out to other people. They call in and it will go to any phone you choose. You can call out too. But the good part is that the GV app for Androids is very well integrated with the phone. It will show up in all the notification areas etc. and it uses data.
     
  8. lilrob1213

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    Hey thanks for this tip i think the textPlus will work out really well!
     
  9. pjf626

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    I use an app called heywire and you can text anybody and they do not have to have the app on their phone and it's free unlimited texting. It has worked great so far.
     

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