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    Low Cost SMS

    Any sources for low cost SMS receive only? Would maybe like a regular number in the U.S.

    Something besides Google Voice.

    Thanks

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    If you want something long term Truphone has free incoming plain texts and calls.
    The SIM is $30 and has a $15 balance on it.
    I've had my Truphone line for more than 5 years and I have never had to add any money to it.

    It runs on AT&T but you will need an unlocked phone for it.

    Although that part may have changed so hopefully someone with more recent knowledge will chime in about if the phone has to be unlocked or not.
    I'm using mine in an AT&T unlocked Lumia 640 Xl.

    I know that $30 might seem like a lot but as I said all incoming plain text are free as well as incoming calls.

    I managed to get a fairly local to me phone number when I first signed up for Truphone.
    Quote Originally Posted by fryguy2 View Post
    Any sources for low cost SMS receive only? Would maybe like a regular number in the U.S.

    Something besides Google Voice.

    Thanks
    Sent from my Moto Optimo Maxx

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    Nice catch I didn't see "receive only". I second Truphone then.

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    There are a few other things to consider if you decide to go with Truphone.

    Data use is very expensive.

    If you decide to go with Truphone I would highly advise you to turn off cellular data on whatever phone you decide to use.
    Prior to even putting the SIM card in the phone.
    Data will leak if you don't turn cellular data completely off and that will eat away from your balance.

    Also outgoing calls are 9˘ a minute and outgoing texts are 9˘ each.

    I know that you posted an interest in incoming SMS but it's something to think about.

    Like I said earlier I've had my Truphone line for more than 5 years and I have never had to add money to my account.





    Sent from my Moto Optimo Maxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowyWhite View Post
    There are a few other things to consider if you decide to go with Truphone....
    Also, Truphone texts only work for regular, simple texts. It does not work for short code texts or MMS. MMS includes texts to more than one recipient and texts with attached pictures. Short code texts are needed for a lot of financial 2FA.

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    I haven't sent a regular text message in probably five years...

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    Quote Originally Posted by typhil01 View Post
    I haven't sent a regular text message in probably five years...
    I like chocolate ice cream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mot O G View Post
    I like chocolate ice cream.
    It's a battle with me between chocolate & vanilla ice cream. The other day I came upon a long lost (to me) solution. I had vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fryguy2 View Post
    Any sources for low cost SMS receive only? Would maybe like a regular number in the U.S.

    Something besides Google Voice.

    Thanks
    What is your usage purpose?

    TextNow is a free VoIP service that includes free texts.

    You can use it with your own WiFi or cellular data, or pay $4.99 one-time to get a SIM card, with no additional ongoing costs, to use TextNow for calls and texts with cellular data provided by TextNow.

    https://www.textnow.com
    https://www.textnow.com/wireless/che...product_id=392
    $4.99 SIM; $0/mo
    Unlimited Talk & Text (VoIP #)

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapjb View Post
    It's a battle with me between chocolate & vanilla ice cream. The other day I came upon a long lost (to me) solution. I had vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup!
    Hmmm...that just doesn't do it for me...I much prefer soft serve chocolate / vanilla twist!

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