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# 95715 11-Jan-2012 08:08
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While the Android Market has heaps of SMS apps, none will install on my Motorola Xoom tablet because it is "not a supported device".

Is there a way to use an Android tablet to send SMS on the Telecom XT network?



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  # 567191 11-Jan-2012 08:09
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Do telecom offer a web to text service themselves? You could text via that if it came to it.

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  # 567194 11-Jan-2012 08:12
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Airdroid is cool. It uses the web browser. Not sure if that is an option.




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  # 567199 11-Jan-2012 08:30
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Are you trying this on 3G or Wifi??




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  # 567231 11-Jan-2012 09:32
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I'm not trying anything yet! Still looking for the app that will send sms. Anything I've tried to download says it's incompatable with my system/isp.

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  # 567240 11-Jan-2012 09:46
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Does your device have a SIM card installed, or at least have the capacity to have one installed?

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  # 567242 11-Jan-2012 09:48
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Tried this?
http://www.appbrain.com/app/pinger-textfree-free-texting/com.pinger.textfree

 Actually ignore that, but I wonder if you would be able to do it with Wondershare's MobileGo. 
 http://www.wondershare.com/android-manager/

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  # 567244 11-Jan-2012 09:49
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I use DeskSMS, which means from my tablet I can use web or gmail chat, or email to send/recieve sms from the device, needing only an internet connection.

Pipes back to my phone over the internet and gets sent as a real SMS from my XT connection (i.e. correct phone number displayed to reciever etc).

 
 
 
 




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  # 567262 11-Jan-2012 10:31
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Yes I have a sim card which is how I get 3g.

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  # 567277 11-Jan-2012 10:56
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Wow that's rather annoying. Seems there are a few workarounds for the xoom though. Hope this helps.



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  # 567278 11-Jan-2012 10:56
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tonyhughes: I use DeskSMS, which means from my tablet I can use web or gmail chat, or email to send/recieve sms from the device, needing only an internet connection.

Pipes back to my phone over the internet and gets sent as a real SMS from my XT connection (i.e. correct phone number displayed to reciever etc).


That's an example of an app that would be perfect for my purposes but is incompatible with my Motorola Xoom.



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  # 567279 11-Jan-2012 11:05
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BigHammer: Wow that's rather annoying. Seems there are a few wNotorkarounds for the xoom though. Hope this helps.


Not even slightly as I had already done a Google search before posting here. Had I found a result that worked on a non-rooted Xoom on the XT network why do you think I'd bother asking in a forum which is after all intended for discussion on the NZ network??

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  # 567312 11-Jan-2012 12:32
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People have tried to help you by offering suggestions...  and you come back with a snakey reply when you can't get things to work.. what's up with that?


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  # 567750 12-Jan-2012 09:36
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Find an apk for chompsms or handcent and side-load it from the sd card.






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  # 567788 12-Jan-2012 10:36
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stevenz: Find an apk for chompsms or handcent and side-load it from the sd card.


Thanks for the suggestion. Am I correct in my assumption that the device will need to be rooted for this to work?

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  # 567816 12-Jan-2012 11:33
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shouldn't require root, just need to tick allow apps from non market sources.

The way I've been doing it though is backup the app on my phone with Titanium backup and copy the backed up files to my tablet and restore it again with Titanium. (note Titanium requires root though).
 

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