Is there a way to configure the free international texting workaround in Handcent?

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    I've got a couple friends abroad who I'd like to be able to text without paying the VZW rates of $.25/$.20 for sending/receiving.

    Just about every mobile carrier in the world assigns an email address to every number (i.e. for VZW it is number@vtext.com) so as long as you know this email, you can send free texts internationally, even within Handcent itself.

    My question is, is there a way to store this email as the primary address for texts to get sent to, instead of the person's phone number itself? That way as soon as I type the person's name, it will recognize to send the text to the email address, rather than the international phone number.

    Is this possible?

    EDIT: If you're interested, here's a pretty comprehensive list of global email-to-text gateways: http://www.mutube.com/projects/open-email-to-sms/gateway-list/
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2010
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