Looking for SMS app
I'm looking for an app that I can put on my son's iPod Touch so that he could SMS with my wife and I (and possibly grandparents).
Easy to use and set up. I'm sure he could probably figure out the app easily enough, but I don't want a lot of complex stuff in there. It's a 1G iPod Touch, so he doesn't need a bunch of extras.
Push Notifications (and badges, preferably)
Ability to send to other carriers (preferably direct ability to send to other phone numbers) since grandparents and uncles don't have AT&T/iPhones.
It doesn't have to have its own phone number, though that would probably be a requirement of being able to send to my wifes family's dumbphones and my mom's blackberry.
Can someone please point me in the right direction?
- 01-21-2011, 08:29 PM #2
- 01-21-2011, 09:55 PM #3
- 01-25-2011, 03:02 AM #4
- 01-25-2011, 05:57 AM #5
Sorry to bump this old thread, but I've run into a snag with this project.
I decided on Text Plus (on Alli's recommendation), but I'm having an issue with it.
I got the version that is unlimited (was $7.99, now free though with a lot of ads). It says it can do picture messaging, but when my wife or I try to send him pictures, they don't come through. I've tried contacting the developer through twitter, but who knows if/when they will get back to me.
So I'm stuck again. I would prefer to be able to send mms to a phone number and have him get it on his iPod Touch (1g remember), but I'm having trouble figuring out how to do that. I thought about Google Voice, but they don't support mms, and the way to send mms is overly complicated (since you have to send to an email address rather than a phone number)
- 02-08-2011, 09:57 AM #7
The only person I know whose child uses an iPT this way uses Text Plus - which is why I recommended it.
You could try WhatsApp. It now supports iPads and iPT's. And unless it's an issue with the 1st gen device, it should work for sending picture messages. Or you could just use email.
That's true, though I'm trying to avoid having to send to email. So much easier to text it to a phone number and have it work that way; though I may end up going with the GV option through iTim (details here). Still an email address to send to, but it's 1 app if I integrate Google Voice with it.
- 02-08-2011, 12:30 PM #9