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What's the cheapest way to send text messages (SMS) between consumers in the US & UK?

Asked by bphillips (5points) March 22nd, 2010

I have a friend in the UK. I’d like to be able to exchange text messages (SMS) with them cheaply (or free). I have an iPhone, they do not.

If there’s no good SMS solution, I’d also consider creative alternate suggestions, e.g. use AIM with push notifications.

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njnyjobs's avatar

sign-up for a Yahoo Messenger acct and register each of your cell numbers to each of your YM accounts. You can then SMS locally at both ends when you’re signed in as mobile.

Pretty_Lilly's avatar

Use Yahoo email service !

benhodgson's avatar

Twitter direct messages are pretty good. They’re free to receive, in the UK at least.

bphillips's avatar

Re: google voice: “Google Voice SMS doesn’t support sending and receiving SMS from international numbers at this time. You can only send and receive SMS to phone numbers in the U.S.”

bphillips's avatar

@elenuial do you know of a way for uk twitter users to get SMS alterts of new DMs…through twitter or a 3rd party?

elenuial's avatar

@bphillips Ooh, sorry. My mistake.

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