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SMS to Canada and back for Free (Verizon / Telus customers, please help)

Discussion in 'Other Phones' started by coutnotes, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. coutnotes

    coutnotes New Member

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    I want to text a specific cell phone, and receive text messages from that cell phone, without being charged a quarter or so per text (Ridiculous!). Right now I've finagled a one-way system for texting her, that involves me texting a google voice number, receiving a copy of that text, fwding it to [hernumber]@msg.telus.com BUT, because I cannot obtain a canadian google voice number, I can't reverse the process so she can text me back for free

    RECENTLY, I've learned that not only can I receive e-mail as SMS, but I can send e-mail as SMS as well? If so this would vastly simplify the system I think- I merely have to send a text to [hernumber]@msg.telus.com, and she responds by texting [mynumber]@vtext.com? Would this incur any charges?

    Assume we both want to send and receive messages to each other on our phones, and neither of us have data plans or smart phones
    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU



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  2. avenue

    avenue Super Moderator

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    I would think sending a text message to an email wouldn't matter where the email address is located, but I'm not positive. You can also try sending a picture message, MMS, which should be able to hold more characters in one message.

    If you're using a smartphone, you can search for text messaging applications on Google Play or App Store. I believe there are some other companies that will give you a local phone number.

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