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SMS text with ipod touch 5g?


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i'm probably going to get the new ipod touch.

I've got a question regarding SMS text apps.

I'm going to England this spring for a little over a month. Last time i went i purchased a cheap phone and topped up minutes on it. It was probably around $40 bucks total. I still have the phone so i would just have to top it up again. I used the phone to meet up with friends and relatives by texting etc.

This time however i'm thinking i could save the $40 and just text with the iPod Touch through wifi. But i have some questions about this:

-would i be able to SMS text other peoples phones or only ppl that have the same app?

- what if i'm not at a wifi location and someone texts' me? Will it queue up for when i do get a wifi connection?
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-would i be able to SMS text other peoples phones or only ppl that have the same app?
You will only be able to text people with the same App.

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- what if i'm not at a wifi location and someone texts' me? Will it queue up for when i do get a wifi connection?
Yes the will be queued up until you get to a WIFI connection.

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I would recommend TextFree for the texting app and it should work as long as you are on wifi.
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The exception to this is iMessage. You send a text from your iPod Touch and it will go to other iPhones as SMS-style messages (not truly SMS but no other software required).

Of course, this presumes that you'd only want to talk to people with iPhones/iOS devices, and they won't be able to text you back unless you remain in Wi-Fi.
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