Send iChat messages to cell phones!

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in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014
Maybe this is old news, but I just discovered you can send text to cell phones. Works with Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, Nextel and Cingular.



File menu: "New chat with person"

Enter "1+(phone number)" Hit return.

Enter a message and hit send!

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 7
    Old news, but still very cool I use that feature all the time.
  • Reply 2 of 7
    cosmonutcosmonut Posts: 4,872member
    I guess we in Kansas City are all behind the times, because I didn't know about that either. Go Royals!



    EDIT: I just tried to send a message to my own T-Mobile phone and it didn't work. What the dilly yo? (It said that the user wasn't available, but my phone is on).
  • Reply 3 of 7
    Quote:

    Originally posted by dstranathan

    Maybe this is old news, but I just discovered you can send text to cell phones. Works with Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, Nextel and Cingular.



    File menu: "New chat with person"

    Enter "1+(phone number)" Hit return.

    Enter a message and hit send!




    maybe you could write out the intrsuctions more clearly. i tried entering my phone number several ways and none worked. and if the quotes are important, make a note of it or something.
  • Reply 4 of 7
    In the "New Chat to Person" box, type "+1" (no quotes) followed by the area code and number of the phone you wish to page.



    Example:





    +19135551212



    Doesn't work with Virgin Mobile phones.
  • Reply 5 of 7
    stoostoo Posts: 1,490member
    Does this work in Europe ?
  • Reply 6 of 7
    othelloothello Posts: 1,053member
    i just tried it here in the UK (to my own mobile as a test). didn't work. that was using vodafone.
  • Reply 7 of 7
    This is neat, I did not know about this either.
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