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    Free Texting Over Data

    My parents will allow me to get the Droid, but the monthly fees with data and texting come to too much. If I only pay for data, is there an app, such as Textfree for iphone, that will allow me to text message my contacts without charging me for a text? I have heard about Google voice, but I don't have access to that. Thanks for any tips.
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    id like to know as well
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    With Google Voice, you can text all you want for free. (Although I understand that you can't use it for some reason)

    You could also use email ###-###-####@vtext.com (other carriers have similar e-mail addresses.

    Just a couple ideas off the top of my head. Hope something might help.
    Last edited by vanwas; 11-12-2009 at 04:18 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vanwas View Post
    With Google Voice, you can text all you want for free.
    can you elaborate? and if so will you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eclimax13 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by vanwas View Post
    With Google Voice, you can text all you want for free.
    can you elaborate? and if so will you?
    Sure. Google Voice is a free service from Google at allows you to have one number that forwards to several numbers. It also allows you to send and receive SMS. It will forward those to your phone, or you can set it up to not forward any SMS. The Droid and its Google voice app allow you to select a contact, select message, then chose to send the message using either messaging or Google Voice.
    When someone sends a text to your GV number, you get an update, but go to the GV app to read and reply.

    The web interface is very similar to the Gmail interface.

    www.Google.com/voice
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    Well apparently I can't use google voice because I don't have an invite... llowell27@gmail.com is my email if anyone is nice enough lol
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    Sorry, I am out of invites

    Here is a short video about the texting.

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    I'm not sure who sent me an invite, but that you SO much! Google voice is really cool with my regular cell phone. I'm just wondering if you are notified on your phone immediately after receiving the text or if you have to manually check it through the application.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yankee112792 View Post
    I'm not sure who sent me an invite, but that you SO much! Google voice is really cool with my regular cell phone. I'm just wondering if you are notified on your phone immediately after receiving the text or if you have to manually check it through the application.

    You can manually refresh, or set it to do it automatically starting at five minute intervals. You will get a notification in your notification bar (this is all with the app on an android phone)
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    Quote Originally Posted by vanwas View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by yankee112792 View Post
    I'm not sure who sent me an invite, but that you SO much! Google voice is really cool with my regular cell phone. I'm just wondering if you are notified on your phone immediately after receiving the text or if you have to manually check it through the application.

    You can manually refresh, or set it to do it automatically starting at five minute intervals. You will get a notification in your notification bar (this is all with the app on an android phone)
    how do u set it to notify u i been looking for that setting and cant find it
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