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    Sending texts to mobile
    I've tried several different ways of doing this. I use Adium and for some reason I get an error every time I try that. same thing with trying to do it over google talk through Adium. I tried Skype and that wont work for some reason. what do you guys use to accomplish this? any help you can give me? I have a MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.26 13" (Uni/Late 09) Specs (Late 2009, MC207LL/A, MacBook6,1, A1342, 2350*) @ EveryMac.com with the latest version of both Adium and skype.
    Thanks guys!

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    Anyone have any solutions to this? I know it's quite easy to do using messenger in windows so there must be something that works well, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by applebanana View Post
    I've tried several different ways of doing this. I use Adium and for some reason I get an error every time I try that. same thing with trying to do it over google talk through Adium. I tried Skype and that wont work for some reason. what do you guys use to accomplish this? any help you can give me? I have a MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.26 13" (Uni/Late 09) Specs (Late 2009, MC207LL/A, MacBook6,1, A1342, 2350*) @ EveryMac.com with the latest version of both Adium and skype.
    Thanks guys!
    i use thunderbird and you need to find the list of cellular providers email's for texting such as 5553332222@email.uscc.net the only thing is you need to know the person's cellular provider but this does work quite well

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    not sure if that is what you want this is the link to the networks

    Email to SMS - Worldwide Cellular Networks List

    just scroll down a bit

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    Um I can send messages from adium to phone but you need to do it through AIM and you need to do "+1" area code, and then the actual phone number.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    Um I can send messages from adium to phone but you need to do it through AIM and you need to do "+1" area code, and then the actual phone number.
    So I have to be using an AIM account? Does this work outside of the states?

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    So I tried with AIM but for some reason I can only send texts, but they cant reply from their phone, because I don't have a phone set up so they don't have a # to reply to. I know there's a solution somewhere out there.....

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    Bump again? I've asked on the adium forums and looked around as best I can but I've gotten little response. please help?

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    Where are you and where are you trying to send the text? Within the States AIM, Yahoo Messenger, Google Voice are among the many ways you can send text to phones. If you are trying to go international then you will probably have issues.

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    What phone do you use? You can get programmes which send texts from your computer through your mobile phone and then to the recipient.

    For an iPhone I use either SMS Sender (available on the Mac App Store) or myPhoneDesktop (type it in google).

    If you use a Nokia use PhoneDirector (Mac App Store). If you use a Sony Ericsson there is PhoneAgent (Mac App Store).

    Try searching google with the brand of your phone to see what comes up.

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    Where are you and where are you trying to send the text? Within the States AIM, Yahoo Messenger, Google Voice are among the many ways you can send text to phones. If you are trying to go international then you will probably have issues.
    Hey I'm in Canada trying to send within the country. I know it works on windows with Messenger though so why should it be a problem now?

    What phone do you use? You can get programmes which send texts from your computer through your mobile phone and then to the recipient.

    For an iPhone I use either SMS Sender (available on the Mac App Store) or myPhoneDesktop (type it in google).

    If you use a Nokia use PhoneDirector (Mac App Store). If you use a Sony Ericsson there is PhoneAgent (Mac App Store).

    Try searching google with the brand of your phone to see what comes up.
    The thing is I'm not trying to text my own phone, it's other peoples phone. Same thing as sending email texts to a phone except done in IM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by applebanana View Post
    The thing is I'm not trying to text my own phone, it's other peoples phone.
    The method I was suggesting sends texts to other people's phones through your phone, not to your own phone. Check vids out on youtube of smssender and you'll see what I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by New MBP User View Post
    The method I was suggesting sends texts to other people's phones through your phone, not to your own phone. Check vids out on youtube of smssender and you'll see what I mean.
    Yeah But I don't have my own phone. Is that still possible?

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    Which Messenger on Windows? Yahoo, AIM Windows Messenger? Are you trying to go through Adium?

    Anyway Yahoo Messenger - even in Canada seems to support this and there is a Mac version.
    Yahoo! Messenger - Chat, Instant message, SMS, Video Call, PC Calls

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    ahhhhhh thanks man that works! Never thought of using yahoo. good stuff.
    and sorry I did mean windows messenger. Thanks again!

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