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Can You Really Send A Text Message From A Tablet Computer?

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By Johnny Bevers

I never knew I could send a text message from my tablet. One day, after my phone died, I found myself needing to text my son to pick up something from the store.  He had borrowed my cell phone charger, leaving me with no way to charge my phone.  After doing a little research on the web, I quickly discovered that I could actually send a text message to him from my tablet.  We will also discuss SMS syncing between your phone and tablet and free worldwide text as well after the SMS gateway explanation.

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The SMS gateway process was quite easy and after following a few simple instructions I was quickly able to get my message to him.

The reason text messaging can can be sent from your tablet is simple.  Phone companies use their websites as SMS gateways between text and email.  Most of the time though, they use sites that no one has really heard of.  Knowing the name of the gateway sites though, enables you to establish a bridge between your email account and your recipients text messaging account.

Simple Instructions To Text From Your Tablet Using SMS Gateways

If you’re trying to message someone on the AT&T network, simply enter their number followed by the carrier’s SMS web site.  As an example, for AT&T, enter:  8005553696@txt.att.net in the “to” address from your email account.  An email account is necessary, so if you don’t have one, you can easily set up free email at either GMail.Com, or Yahoo.Com.

Here’s the most complete list of SMS gateways we’ve been able to find (remember, just enter the phone number @ the particular gateway address provided below):

  • AT&T:  txt.att.net
  • Sprint:  messaging.sprintpcs.com
  • Verizon: vtext.com
  • Alltell: message.alltell.com
  • Boost Mobile:  myboostmobile.com
  • Cricket Wireless:  sms.mycricket.com
  • TMobile:  tmomail.net

This little trick works on all tablets that can access email including Android and IPad tablets.  It also will work on PDAs with internet access, laptops, and desktops.  It’s incredibly easy and very convenient if you don’t have access to a phone, but do have access to a computer or like device.

Instructions For SMS Sync Between Android Devices

SyncSMS on tablet

There are many android apps available for syncing SMS text messages from phone to tablet but SyncSMS is the most popular so we will reference it for our explanation purposes. SyncSMS lets you sync your text messages between your Android phone and 3G or WiFi-only Android tablet. This app lets you receive text messages on your tablet which have been received by or sent from your phone. Also, this app lets you compose text messages on your tablet which will be copied to your phone and sent out by your phone. You will need to sign up for a free Dropbox account,(Dropbox is a free cloud storage app) if you don’t already have one, in order to temporarily store the messages between syncs.

SyncSMS has particular features which include:

  • Send/receive texts via tablet
  • Optimized interface for tablet
  • Widget for enabling/disabling sync
  • Customizable sync intervals
  • New message notifications
  • Threaded conversations
  • Contact pictures
  • Modern UI

Texting For Free Worldwide From A Tablet Or  Phone Using A $2 App

textPlus GOLD

textPlus GOLD is an app from the amazon appstore found on kindle tablet devices and is also accessible from the Google playstore. What this does is provide free, unlimited text to anyone in the US or Canada. As well as provide worldwide free app-to-app text and calls to any textPlus user worldwide. Not a bad deal for $2 if you happen to have anyone you need to communicate with on the home front or abroad.

Thanks for reading our information and please feel free to comment on our article in case we missed anything or you simply just want to post a thank you. We hope you found this information informative and be sure to check out our other posts as well.

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