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Melonking's avatar

Know and good programs for sending SMS free on mac?

Asked by Melonking (1221points) July 8th, 2008

I lost my iphone and I need to send texts do you know any good programs.

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robmandu's avatar

In the US, you can send email to (cellphone_number) @ teleflip .com [without spaces].

Like this:

Melonking's avatar

Well I don’t think that will work for me.

Spargett's avatar


The beauty of Address Book intergration.

Melonking's avatar

How can you do it with iChat? is there not a more specific program?

waterskier2007's avatar

with ichat i believe you simply send a message to their phone number

Melonking's avatar

iChat does not seem to be working in that way, it wants an AIM or .Mac and none of my friends have them.

chaosrob's avatar

Control click or right click on a buddy in your Buddy List window, choose “Send SMS…” and send the text. Not complicated.

robmandu's avatar

How to use iChat to send SMS messages

To send an SMS (text message) from iChat to a cellular phone:

1. Choose New Chat with Person (Shift-Command-N) from the File menu.
2. Enter the cellular phone number where you would typically enter the AIM screen name or the Mac .com account. Use the format: +15551234567

Note: You must use the plus sign (+) first, followed by a 1, the area code, and the seven-digit cellular phone number.

3. Click OK.
4. Type the text of your message and click Return.

Okay, it makes reference to “the area code, and the seven-digit phone number”, which very likely means it could be limited to the U.S. YMMV.

Breefield's avatar

I’ve tried doing the whole iChat / AIM on adium to text people and it’s only worked about 33& of the time.
I can however, text anyone via email using which <3 OH so much.

iriemuffin's avatar

I believe there is dashboard widget for OSX that does this.

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