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    Is it possible for me to send a text from my pc to someone's cell phone?
    Tom

    "Blessed are the pessimists, for they hath made backups." Exasperated 20:12

    #2
    Yes, I do it all the time - I don't have a cell phone, but I message my friends from my Mac laptop using my email program (putting their cell phone numbers in the recipient space) - they receive my messages on their iPhones, and their replies come to my email address. I imagine the same can be done on a PC.
    MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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      #3
      Originally posted by Bonnette View Post
      Yes, I do it all the time - I don't have a cell phone, but I message my friends from my Mac laptop using my email program (putting their cell phone numbers in the recipient space) - they receive my messages on their iPhones, and their replies come to my email address. I imagine the same can be done on a PC.
      What you're doing is called iMessaging - only works on iOS (iphonea) and OSX (Mac computers) not on PCs (At least I don't know a way to do it on PCs)

      How do you not have a cell phone in 2018, not trying to be an ASS I'm just very curious
      C5/C6 Complete since 08/22/09

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        #4
        Yes, I do it all the time with Google voice.

        https://voice.google.com/about
        The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom
        --General George Patton

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        ––Paul Nussbaum
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          #5
          Originally posted by Mac85 View Post
          How do you not have a cell phone in 2018, not trying to be an ASS I'm just very curious
          I still use a flip phone, not a smart phone, and texting on it is real tedious. I will try to above since I have a Mac. No desire for a smart phone at this time.

          (KLD)
          The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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            #6
            I do it using Skype, but it is not free. Also, you can send, but cannot receive.
            I don't have a cell phone at all. I am sitting in front of a computer all day at work & at home. Send me an email, or call me on Skype number. If I am not in front of computer, it is time to have some break. Don't bother me.

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              #7
              I do it all the time, for sprint users the # then @pm.sprint.com, all carriers have a @ .com address.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Mac85 View Post
                How do you not have a cell phone in 2018, not trying to be an ASS I'm just very curious
                I know it's beyond weird, I just don't want one.
                MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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                  #9
                  If you have Verizon it can be done: https://www.verizon.com/about/news/v...text-messaging

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
                    I still use a flip phone, not a smart phone, and texting on it is real tedious. I will try to above since I have a Mac. No desire for a smart phone at this time.

                    (KLD)
                    Interesting, thought perhaps I was the last person with a flip phone. I have a lot of technology in the house ( mostly Apple) . I have maintained a landline and I guess I feel when I am out and about I don't need to be "online". I do send pics over to my PC when friends text them to me.

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                      #11
                      Check these PC texting methods.

                      `https://mashable.com/2014/06/16/text.../#xyrAyvFo3Pqq
                      You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
                      http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

                      See my personal webpage @
                      http://cccforum55.freehostia.com/

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
                        I still use a flip phone, not a smart phone, and texting on it is real tedious. I will try to above since I have a Mac. No desire for a smart phone at this time.

                        (KLD)
                        My feelings as well. I don't use any social media either unless this group counts as such. Thanks everyone for all the suggestions.
                        Tom

                        "Blessed are the pessimists, for they hath made backups." Exasperated 20:12

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Mac85 View Post
                          What you're doing is called iMessaging - only works on iOS (iphonea) and OSX (Mac computers) not on PCs (At least I don't know a way to do it on PCs)

                          How do you not have a cell phone in 2018, not trying to be an ASS I'm just very curious
                          Not sure where you get your information but its off..you can text from any computer or anything with email access!

                          Anyone can text from a pc to a phone, a picture message (MMS) and text only message (SMS)

                          Open your email program and just put the phone number before the @carrier.

                          If you are not sure who the carrier is check here:

                          https://freecarrierlookup.com/

                          There are lots of reasons people dont have smart phones in our community and in general...simple hand and finger dexterity for one, cost, lack of need just to name a few reasons.

                          Last edited by RollinPositive; 22 Feb 2018, 7:54 PM.

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                            #14
                            That doesn't work for me, nor does putting the phone number alone in the "to" section for Mail on my Mac.

                            (KLD)
                            The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by RollPositive View Post
                              Not sure where you get your information but its off..you can text from any computer or anything with email access!

                              Anyone can text from a pc to a phone, a picture message (MMS) and text only message (SMS)

                              Open your email program and just put the phone number before the @carrier.

                              If you are not sure who the carrier is check here:

                              https://freecarrierlookup.com/

                              There are lots of reasons people dont have smart phones in our community and in general...simple hand and finger dexterity for one, cost, lack of need just to name a few reasons.
                              NL and I are iPhone newbies, and I've been following this thread with interest. So I tried this method, sending from my iMac (through my email program) a text to NL's iPhone (10 digit phone number + SMS Gateway address for our carrier).

                              Seconds later "text message whistle" and she had my text. She tried texting an answer to me, iPhone to iMac. I did not receive her reply. Does this mean that desk top computer to cell phone texting is a one time, one way action?

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