Texting *without* a data plan

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    OK, this might be a stupid question but is there an easy way to text *without* a data plan on the Galaxy? I have one, but I do not have a data plan and wanted to know if I could use it to txt people on it as well? It seems like I have heard that you can use Google Voice (at least I think it was) to do it. I have never used GV so I do not know how easy it is to set up, and if you can even do what I want to do with it. Is it possible?
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    I use GV and it works great

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    Anyway to use handcect with GV?

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    Try free sms (pringo) they also let you select a number too, I like it better than gv because you can send mms too!

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    I have a plan but I also have Line 2 on this (100 bucks a yr) and its a phone and texting.

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    For me the same :icon_eek:
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    Couldn't find it on the market...please share

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    Take a look at Textplus in marketplace

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    I use Google voice works great.

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    I have a plan with Verizon for my Samsung 10.1 and they assigned the tablet a phone number. There is no texting app that comes with the Samsung. I searched for Handcent but can't find it. I found it when I searched on my Bionic but can't find it with the tablet. Any ideas?

    Thanks
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    That means its not compatible with your tablet

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    That stinks... any other suggests to use besides Handcent?

    Thanks
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    I use google voice for sms and voice its all free and works good.

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    So how do you use Google Voice for a tablet? I have a phone # associated with the tablet but Google Voice would not be able to verify it by calling the number.
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    I use Google voice, just install and sign in using your Gmail account. Also, may try TxtTab. App that connects tab with android phone thru Bluetooth. Lets you send and receive txts on the tab, thru your phone. Works great with my bionic. Please be aware I have wifi only tab.

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    I just used my Mobile phone to get it to call it or you can use this service its free and have Google call that number to do its verifying.

    FREE IP Calling with IPKall

    If you want to use your Google voice for incoming and out going VOIP calls you can grab a handy little app off the market called GrooveIP it gives you every thing you need to make and take calls with Google Voice, for texting just use the Google Voice app from the market.

    Sometimes you have to change the settings in Google Voice to receive calls just go to http://google.com/voice and change your Forward calls to: and make sure the only one checked is Google Chat that way it only rings the Voice account when your Voice number is called.

    Hope that helps
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    you can send an email that will be received as a text message

    T-Mobile: phonenumber@tmomail.net
    Virgin Mobile: phonenumber@vmobl.com
    Cingular: phonenumber@cingularme.com
    Sprint: phonenumber@messaging.sprintpcs.com
    Verizon: phonenumber@vtext.com
    Nextel: phonenumber@messaging.nextel.com
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