1. jonpauljones's Avatar
    My company has taken away my texting capabilities to cut costs . I'm not as smart as my smartphone but there must be a way that I can utilize the data plan to send and recieve messages to my friends who don't have smartphones. I'm heartbroken cuz this whole lack of texting is crampin my style! Killing my social life with the ladies! Any advice on this matter would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
    07-26-09 11:07 PM
  2. CMY's Avatar
    You can send emails to their text/sms address. It's different depending on the carrier. You just need to make sure you keep the message under 170 characters as it will not break up the message as some phone will do for sms.

    ie if you sent an email to number@vtext.com it will be recieved as an sms on a verizon phone.
    07-27-09 12:42 AM
  3. firefighterk's Avatar
    you can sign up for google voice.
    07-27-09 01:02 AM
  4. Zz15's Avatar
    go to http://google.com/voice/ and request an invite with your google account. i am using it and its been 100% free :P
    07-27-09 03:23 AM
  5. grayzweb's Avatar
    Get your own plan?

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    07-27-09 05:56 PM
  6. majgi's Avatar
    Get a prepaid sim and switch to gsm and send texts u can only use what u pay for then

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    07-27-09 08:53 PM
  7. stillborn86's Avatar
    Get a prepaid sim and switch to gsm and send texts u can only use what u pay for then

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    This means he would have to unlock his phone and get a whole new service. It sounds like a kid who is living off of his parents' cellular plan. I don't mean that offensively, but that's how I perceive the op's post.

    I would suggest you go to them and ask to pay the difference for the texting. Verizon's unlimited texting plan is around $20 I believe. You could suggest they just take it straight out of your allowance (again, no offense). This will hopefully show them that you're ready to take on some responsibility for yourself and it becomes a win/win situation.

    Otherwise, you can go out, get your own wireless plan, and get your own cellular phone. This option is a bit more pricey. I don't recommend this option.

    OR you can just deal with not having SMS/MMS.
    07-27-09 09:17 PM
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