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Topic # 204828 19-Oct-2016 10:50
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I want to buy something off craigslist.....how do I send them a text in the USA from my cell phone here in NZ without the +64 blah blah coming up on their phone? is there a way?


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  Reply # 1653390 19-Oct-2016 10:59
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Nope

 

 


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  Reply # 1653391 19-Oct-2016 10:59
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I assume one of the Telcos over there may allow you to send web texts?

 

Im sure google will yield fruitful results if you type in "Web to text USA"





 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1653396 19-Oct-2016 11:04
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TimA:

 

I assume one of the Telcos over there may allow you to send web texts?

 

Im sure google will yield fruitful results if you type in "Web to text USA"

 

 

But that's not from the NZ mobile as the OP wants.

 

 




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  Reply # 1653403 19-Oct-2016 11:07
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I think I can do it through one of the sms free services.....but.....when the recipient responds to the text how do I receive the notification.....or is that a dumb question? Anybody recommend one service over another?


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  Reply # 1653408 19-Oct-2016 11:09
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sbiddle:

 

TimA:

 

I assume one of the Telcos over there may allow you to send web texts?

 

Im sure google will yield fruitful results if you type in "Web to text USA"

 

 

But that's not from the NZ mobile as the OP wants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simple answer

 

Nope

 

Maybe whatsapp or alike has an option to send texts from that country?

 

 

 

Edit:

 

Skype.. I remember you used to be able to back in the day. Maybe still?





 


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  Reply # 1653420 19-Oct-2016 11:15
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Easily done if you both have iMessage. Just set up an iMessage account with an email address and send it to their number from that address.


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  Reply # 1653454 19-Oct-2016 12:11
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See if you can find a roaming US sim card. When I last looked for one to establish a US number I could use it was not as easy as australia and the UK to have a prepay sim card that you roamed with, they had all sorts of complicated plans and packages and stuff.





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  Reply # 1653463 19-Oct-2016 12:22
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Try Google voice - never set it up but it does give you a US phone number and it looks like it handles Texts

 

https://support.google.com/voice/answer/115116?hl=en


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  Reply # 1653510 19-Oct-2016 13:02
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If you wanted to use your device, get TextNow, 

 

US Apple Store

 

Android Store

 

for iOS obviously you need US apple store ID

 

for Android, hunt for apk, easy enough.

 

Register number on phone, and that's it. You get free calling USA and Canada with it.. full of adverts though, so watch for that.

 

Or I can give you one of my google voice numbers ... PM me... 


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  Reply # 1653511 19-Oct-2016 13:05
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You used to be able to do it with ICQ from a PC


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  Reply # 1655327 20-Oct-2016 20:13
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shoedoos:

I want to buy something off craigslist.....how do I send them a text in the USA from my cell phone here in NZ without the +64 blah blah coming up on their phone? is there a way?



Why do you need to prevent them knowing you're a Kiwi in the first place?

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  Reply # 1655329 20-Oct-2016 20:15
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Probably because people in the US are very xenophobic when it comes to buying and selling.





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  Reply # 1655579 21-Oct-2016 11:19
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cheers for everybody's help......and yes, we're all hiding in a shack in Africa trying to leach life savings according to many Americans....


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  Reply # 1655805 21-Oct-2016 15:39
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PhantomNVD:
shoedoos:

 

I want to buy something off craigslist.....how do I send them a text in the USA from my cell phone here in NZ without the +64 blah blah coming up on their phone? is there a way?

 



Why do you need to prevent them knowing you're a Kiwi in the first place?

 

Guns?


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