margrove
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Hi there,

Does anyone know whether it's possible to text a recipient on a smartphone from a pc & vice versa?

Skype does something like that but it seems to require payment. BT, being "a world wide leader in telecommunications" seems to be an ideal platform but I can't find anything.

Can anyone help please?

Thanks!

Martin

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Carlusha
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Most people have a smart phone today and the majority for sure have a number of free texts in their monthly allowance. For example, I have 1,000 and frequently manage to send 4 or 5 messages a month!

Are you asking because someone doesn't have a smart phone and wants to send messages to other people who DO have smart phones?

A little more information will help.

 

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margrove
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I replied earlier but did not appear. Is it being vetted?
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Carlusha
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@margrovewrote:
I replied earlier but did not appear. Is it being vetted?

I doubt your reply was vetted rather you most likely forgot to press the POST button.

Have another go!

margrove
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Sheesh.... As I was saying
I'm the one without the smartphone. My kids and grandkids all have these bl.... things. I can't justify investing in one just for SMS, hence the query!
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Keith_Beddoe
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@margrove wrote:
Sheesh.... As I was saying
I'm the one without the smartphone. My kids and grandkids all have these bl.... things. I can't justify investing in one just for SMS, hence the query!

You do not need a smartphone, a cheap basic mobile phone can send text messages.

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NeilO
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Hi @margrove welcome to the BT community forums and thanks for posting,  if you have a text compatible landline handset and caller display you can send and receive texts on the landline. For more information check out this link. All about BT Text

Thanks

Neil

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margrove
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Thanks for responding, Neil & Keith!

I was hoping that there would be an existing and simple solution already present, BT being the Comms giant that it is. Did I mention free?

Those little handheld things are hard to see and even harder to manipulate the miniscule "keyboard"  😞      and my 20yr old handset is still working fine, thank you!

Yes I'm a tight old f***t, sorry

Thanks for the help, anyway!

Martin

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