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Old 05-11-2012, 20:42
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Can anybody tell me if it is possible to send sms from my iPad(3)?
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Old 05-11-2012, 20:47
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Can anybody tell me if it is possible to send sms from my iPad(3)?
I assume you mean the 3G version of the iPad, you cant do this unless you jail break and use an app such as SwirlySMS
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Old 05-11-2012, 20:53
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Imessage.
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Old 05-11-2012, 21:07
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iMessage can't send SMS on the iPad.
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Old 05-11-2012, 21:14
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iMessage can't send SMS on the iPad.
It sends messages.
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Old 05-11-2012, 21:17
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The OP specifically asked if it was possible to send SMS.
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Old 05-11-2012, 21:34
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Loads of third party apps, however your friends have have the app as well, and some are restricted to wifi and some are iphone only. I think textme might work,
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:00
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Can anybody tell me if it is possible to send sms from my iPad(3)?
I guess you can't. because iPad does not have a phone. The phone number on your SIM for the iPad is not activated as a phone. It is just a tracking number for your billing. The phone companies do this partly because they are set up to track and bill phone numbers. I use AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) for iPad to send SMS.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:05
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I guess you can't. because iPad does not have a phone. The phone number on your SIM for the iPad is not activated as a phone. It is just a tracking number for your billing. The phone companies do this partly because they are set up to track and bill phone numbers. I use AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) for iPad to send SMS.
That's not really true as apps exist that allow you to send SMS from your iPad if you jail break it.

AFAIK all SIMs have a phone number attached, even ones sold as data SIMs.
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Old 08-11-2012, 22:07
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You could go to the o2 website, there you can send SMS.
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Old 11-11-2012, 14:12
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I guess you can use Skype.
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Old 11-11-2012, 15:19
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I guess you can use Skype.
Skype can send SMS?
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Old 11-11-2012, 15:30
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there should be several web based sms messaging sites. so you dont need to install anything. as long as the browser works. mind u ive not ever tried sending sms this way myself ........
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:33
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Skype can send SMS?
Yes sending SMS does work with Skype over Wifi or 3G and cost 5.6p per message.

You obviously have to have Skype credit that you use on a PAYG basis. My experiences of this is with sending SMS from Android tablets but canít see why it should not work with iOS.

Downside is you canít receive SMS unless you buy a Skype in number or use their Skype to go feature but that is a bit long winded IMO.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:43
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AFAIK all SIMs have a phone number attached, even ones sold as data SIMs.
This is correct!

As all MiFi type devices (which obviously don't do voice either!) provide built-in control interfaces which are used to both set SIM data parameters AND which provide an SMS send/receive ability it's a bit of a mis-feature for the IPad not to do SMS!
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