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    Good texting apps that send from the same number?

    So I've been experimenting with a bunch of free texting apps for iPhone and am a bit disappointed.

    The ones with decent interfaces such as Textfree and Textnow are both plagued by the problem that they send texts from different phone numbers every time you send a text. While this isn't really a huge problem for people with regular phones, iPhone users get irritated because texts will come in from different numbers, causing the text log to balloon in size and makes it difficult to keep track of conversations.

    The only texting app that doesn't seem to behave this way is Textplus, which I loathe. The interface is complete and utter crap. The app runs so slowly and the texts are limited to 140 characters in length. These characteristics are true even for the paid version.

    Anyway, I was wondering if anyone knows of any texting app that has a fast and smooth UI as well as sends texts from the same number each time?

    Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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    What is wrong with the built-in messaging application? Many of the free applications send the outgoing messages as email. Some have no provision for incoming messages or they are received from an email portal. The rest send replies via the regular messaging channels.
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    why can't you use google voice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by efparri
    What is wrong with the built-in messaging application? Many of the free applications send the outgoing messages as email.
    It costs money. That's what's wrong with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by duggy
    why can't you use google voice?
    I tried logging into my Google Voice account through Safari and the SMS button next to call is not there. Neither is the compose button.

    Also, does Google Voice have access to the iPhone's phonebook? It doesn't seem like it does, which is a major drawback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by henryo11
    I tried logging into my Google Voice account through Safari and the SMS button next to call is not there. Neither is the compose button.

    Also, does Google Voice have access to the iPhone's phonebook? It doesn't seem like it does, which is a major drawback.
    That's because you're not looking hard enough. I just checked it to see and it is there. There is a SMS button. Click on the 2 arrows pointing down towards top left and select SMS or simply click the notepad looking small icon inbetween the dialpad and the contacts icon.

    did you even bother messing with a tad bit? lol
    and Google voice has it's own phonebook which syncs from Gmail.

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    if you send a txt through google voice though it'll use the google voice number and not your regular phone number, right?

    I think he wants a free txt app that will send from his number. And if google voice forwards the txt to your phone then same issue still using a txt just now you have a middle man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by henryo11
    It costs money. That's what's wrong with it
    You would pay for incoming messages sent to your phone number. Get an email account and send only email. You would have to find out the email addresses for the various wireless carriers to which your correspondents subscribe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rest_easy
    if you send a txt through google voice though it'll use the google voice number and not your regular phone number, right?

    I think he wants a free txt app that will send from his number. And if google voice forwards the txt to your phone then same issue still using a txt just now you have a middle man.
    That's not what he wants. He wants consistency. He doesn't care what number it sends from as long as that number doesn't change. The apps he's been using, his number changes with every text he sends.

    With google voice, it's ALWAYS that one number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n19htmare
    That's because you're not looking hard enough. I just checked it to see and it is there. There is a SMS button. Click on the 2 arrows pointing down towards top left and select SMS or simply click the notepad looking small icon inbetween the dialpad and the contacts icon.

    did you even bother messing with a tad bit? lol
    and Google voice has it's own phonebook which syncs from Gmail.
    I tried tapping the double arrows...nothing. Also nothing between the dialpad and contacts icon

    This is what shows up on my phone.

    http://s488.photobucket.com/albums/r...VoiceImage.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by efparri
    You would pay for incoming messages sent to your phone number. Get an email account and send only email. You would have to find out the email addresses for the various wireless carriers to which your correspondents subscribe.
    Second that. Use e-mail instead of SMS. Problem solved!

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    I'm stuck using TextPlus coz none of the other apps support Canadian carriers like Rogers properly
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