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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by creatinemono, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. creatinemono

    creatinemono Lurker
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    Hello, I just bought a Samsung Galaxy S3 and unfortunately I don't have texting in my plan, only internet. and I was wondering if there was an app where I can text and receive texts using my real phone number, instead of a fake number provided by the app. I am willing to pay for one if its necessary.

    thanks in advance
     



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  2. creatinemono

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  3. MacFett

    MacFett Android Expert

    Port your number to google voice and then have it forward calls from the google voice number to your new mobile number.
     
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  4. creatinemono

    creatinemono Lurker
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    will this work for text messages? if someone were to text my original phone number would I be able to view and respond to it with that?
     
  5. MacFett

    MacFett Android Expert

    Yes, if you port your number to google voice.
     
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  6. creatinemono

    creatinemono Lurker
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    Would it charge me for text messaging like if I was on a plan? or can I just pay the $20 port fee and go on about texting and all that like normal?
     
  7. colmmcgrath

    colmmcgrath Well-Known Member

    Install the 'Handcent SMS'.
     
  8. MacFett

    MacFett Android Expert

    According to the google voice login page it is free texting and calls to the US and cheaply everywhere else. (You currently can not MMS via Google Voice)

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  9. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Viber uses your phone as your ID, however it needs the other person to have it as well.
     
  10. meirb14

    meirb14 Newbie

    yep I would go with Viber and whatsapp. But both apps require the user on the other end has it aswell.
     
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