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Topic # 165841 22-Feb-2015 15:10
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I've had this ability for sometime with the Nokia Suite & a Nokia 303 (S40).
Brought a Lumia 635 but its so Dumb it cant send TXT from a real PC...
Why why why !!!

So what other modern phones can do this?



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  Reply # 1244177 22-Feb-2015 15:17
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Any android if you install "pushbullet".

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  Reply # 1244179 22-Feb-2015 15:17
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Some Android have apps that can send messages from your desktop via your Phone.

Otherwise you can use some third party apps to do it - perhaps. Some work, some don't, depending on network. Mostly NZ networks block incoming SMS from overseas services so anything you 

Skype allows you to do it but after changes in NZ you can't send from your number - each message will come with a different sender. Also it charges per message.





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1244208 22-Feb-2015 15:56
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blakamin: Any android if you install "pushbullet".


great app really enjoying it, have installed on work PC, phone, tablet and home PC, so uch easier when email and txt pops up on screen and you can deal with it without need to get phone out. 

See they only do it for Android and Iphone though.

quick google search shows some apps available for windows phones




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  Reply # 1244265 22-Feb-2015 17:21
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From memory, just install airdroid on your phone.
Then open a browser on your PC and connect to the phone.
The airdroid interface let's you send/receive texts plus a bunch of other things...




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  Reply # 1244269 22-Feb-2015 17:24
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When I had Android I sued RemoteSMS. Runs a web server on your phone so any computer on the same LAN can connect (security is available too). So easy and good.





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  Reply # 1244289 22-Feb-2015 18:10
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iPhone can do this with OSX

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  Reply # 1244322 22-Feb-2015 19:10
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So in short another fail for windowsphone? :P

I want to love WP, it is a great OS, has all the potential in the world but can it hold on to consumers while it matures into what it should be?

I use pushbullet via Android and Chrome and it works well

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  Reply # 1244381 22-Feb-2015 20:06
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Wade: So in short another fail for windowsphone? :P

I want to love WP, it is a great OS, has all the potential in the world but can it hold on to consumers while it matures into what it should be?

I use pushbullet via Android and Chrome and it works well


I don't see it as another fail, after all a mobile is a portable device and unless you are a business user for arguments sake who needs to mass text, why do you need your phone tethered to a desktop to send texts?

 

Microsoft at the moment it seems are marketing their phones at a price which appeals to those on lower incomes and those who are younger, and in my opinion these lower prices are also set to tempt phone buyers away from the likes of Apple and Android.  People who are younger,  again in my opinion, are not going to be worried whether their phones can be tethered to a desktop via WiFi or Bluetooth so that they can mass send texts.  It's all about portability to them, so no, its not really a fail.

As for Windows Phone being a fail in general, no it won't be.. and why? There are a lot more big name apps coming to Windows Phone, the OS is fluid and any phone running Windows Phone 8/8.1 will get an upgrade to Windows Phone 10 - example being the 520, this with the universal app catalogue will see the devices take off. 



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  Reply # 1244386 22-Feb-2015 20:12
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Zeon: When I had Android I sued RemoteSMS. ...


Bloody lawyers  smile




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  Reply # 1244611 23-Feb-2015 09:46
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Wow, some great responses (for a Sunday)!
Most suggestions seem to require a phone change, some thing I'm will do IF I really really have to...

But thanks 2 all for the info on:
'pushbullet'
'airdroid'
'remoteSMS'
iPhoney

Have even considered a BlackBerry with their new BLEND software, but it would require moving off 2Degrees {sigh}.

Damn MS for fiddling with Nokia...


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  Reply # 1244710 23-Feb-2015 12:22
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To send SMS with the aid of my phone on Android i use "Airdroid"   connects over WiFi and seems to work fine..  Also allows you to manager other parts of the phone as well..




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iROK: Wow, some great responses (for a Sunday)!
Most suggestions seem to require a phone change, some thing I'm will do IF I really really have to...

But thanks 2 all for the info on:
'pushbullet'
'airdroid'
'remoteSMS'
iPhoney

Have even considered a BlackBerry with their new BLEND software, but it would require moving off 2Degrees {sigh}.

Damn MS for fiddling with Nokia...



That last statement really isn't accurate :)



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  Reply # 1244725 23-Feb-2015 12:44
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OK granted it isn't BUT when a device that has a useful & productive feature for YEARS & is then dropped by the company's NEW owner for reasons to technical to comprehend, while competing products either have it as Standard (BlackBerry/Apple?) or an easily download App addition (Android), We who want to be heard (or in this case with Desktop SMS ability) think it should never have been dropped in the 1st place.

Why type on a screen when I have a perfectly good Microsoft Office Keyboard (yup the one with the Roller!) to do so.

I don't hate MS, I'm just VERY disappointed for their FIDDLING with a working & viable feature.

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  Reply # 1244754 23-Feb-2015 13:07
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It was gone before MS acquired Nokia. So you could blame Nokia for choosing to ditch their burning platform and go Windows Phone I guess.

Personally I think you'll see this type of feature come out with Windows 10 now that all the OSes are converging.

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  Reply # 1244787 23-Feb-2015 13:47
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semigeek: 
I don't see it as another fail, after all a mobile is a portable device and unless you are a business user for arguments sake who needs to mass text, why do you need your phone tethered to a desktop to send texts? Microsoft at the moment it seems are marketing their phones at a price which appeals to those on lower incomes and those who are younger, and in my opinion these lower prices are also set to tempt phone buyers away from the likes of Apple and Android.  People who are younger,  again in my opinion, are not going to be worried whether their phones can be tethered to a desktop via WiFi or Bluetooth so that they can mass send texts.  It's all about portability to them, so no, its not really a fail.

As for Windows Phone being a fail in general, no it won't be.. and why? There are a lot more big name apps coming to Windows Phone, the OS is fluid and any phone running Windows Phone 8/8.1 will get an upgrade to Windows Phone 10 - example being the 520, this with the universal app catalogue will see the devices take off. 


WP is too slow to market with innovation, Android has some very capable entry level phones which threaten that bang for buck sector WP enjoys, WP is still not cool enough for kids, I have a disused 520 to prove it :( give a WP user a $300 Motorola moto g for a week and see how many return to WP, don't get me wrong, I want WP to survive, it is a incredibly fluid and cohesive OS but i fear it will continually struggle. 

I'm not sure that even WP10 will offer much relief to the current situation. As an Android user I can fully sync my Exchange account, i can open and edit MS Office documents, i can access Onedrive plus i have any number of third party solutions to provide desktop notifications/SMS/etc from my phone

SMS'ing from a desktop is not just for high volume users, i send maybe 30 texts a month, hate them, typing via a full sized keyboard and desktop app makes it a far more pleasant task  


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