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Topic # 109328 18-Sep-2012 10:49 Send private message

My friend moved from America to New Zealand. He now has 2 degrees for his cell phone provider and I cant text him from my cell phone unless I pay extra or something like that. So is there a free way to text him from my computer and if so what is the site please. thanks

P.S. sorry if my grammar isnt the best

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  Reply # 687616 18-Sep-2012 11:01 Send private message

What sort of phones are you using? If you both have smart phones install apps like google+ messenger it'll sync pc and phone messages and is avaliable on pc, android and ios. It's free and only requires a google account and your your nz mate is the only one that needs a smart phone if your using a pc (smart phones are cheap, starting at $129nzd)

G+ messenger is one of dozens for smart phones, if he doesnt have a smart phone im not sure what you'd use.

EDIT: Spelling and grammar (pffft smart phones)

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  Reply # 687628 18-Sep-2012 11:25 Send private message

Zxxxpl0xxxz: My friend moved from America to New Zealand. He now has 2 degrees for his cell phone provider and I cant text him from my cell phone unless I pay extra or something like that. So is there a free way to text him from my computer and if so what is the site please. thanks

P.S. sorry if my grammar isnt the best



Try Viber, it's totally free and works with both iphone and android also uses both data and wifi.





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  Reply # 687631 18-Sep-2012 11:33 Send private message

Yeah I use fiber myself on android but the OP wanted one that works on PC to mobile, which fiber doesn't.

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  Reply # 687635 18-Sep-2012 11:45 Send private message

If you friend has data and an android phone, use Google Talk? Also does video!

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  Reply # 687653 18-Sep-2012 12:17 Send private message

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  Reply # 687667 18-Sep-2012 12:22 Send private message

If you have an Android device get mySMS. You can then send messages from your browser.




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  Reply # 687671 18-Sep-2012 12:28 Send private message

freitasm: If you have an Android device get mySMS. You can then send messages from your browser.


Doesn't mysms use the carrier to send SMS so the costs would be the same as if he text him from his US phone?

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  Reply # 687690 18-Sep-2012 12:59 Send private message

Oh, yes... That's right.




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  Reply # 687795 18-Sep-2012 16:33 Send private message

If you both have smartphones there are many options that just use the internet via mobile data or wifi like Viber, WhatApp, Skype etc.



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  Reply # 687849 18-Sep-2012 18:59 Send private message

yeah I dont have a smart phone =[ but I will try viber

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  Reply # 687851 18-Sep-2012 19:11 Send private message

Does HE have a smart phone?

Highly recommend these apps (in this order)

Viber (but needs a smartphone at each end).
Whatsapp (but needs a smartphone at each end).
Google Talk (works great for PC at one end, and smartphone at the other).
Facebook Messenger (works great for PC at one end, and smartphone at the other).
Skype (Skype isn't the best for messaging on Smartphones, dedicated IM programs above do a much better job).

If he has a smartphone, just get going with Google Talk really!

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  Reply # 689151 20-Sep-2012 23:48 Send private message

Haha kaokaotalk is where its at these days (well according to Koreans).





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