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Old 10-12-2007, 02:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have had a blackberry for a long time now and I know it is going to be so hard to give it up. I like to stay in touch with friends while I am out of town via email to email but I was wondering is there anyway to do this but using text message to email? I was wondering how it worked I never tried it but this way I wouldnt need the unlimited data and can use any phone. Any suggestions?
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You can't send a text message to an email address from your BB. You need a data plan for that. Others can send you an email that will arrive on your BB as a text message.
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ok so basically even if i got say a razr phone i cannot send SMS message to their email accounts? :(

Actually is there a program that I can use gmail instant messanger with that will use SMS ? Assuming I am using say a phone like a razr? Sorry to be a pain!
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No. Not without a data plan. You can only send SMS to another cell number. If you have a data plan you can send an email that will show up as a text on another's Razr
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No. Not without a data plan. You can only send SMS to another cell number. If you have a data plan you can send an email that will show up as a text on another's Razr
But then the recipient won't be able to reply to the "email converted to text" right?
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No, They user will be able to read the "email to text" they just cannot reply to it. For example if you send a message to [email address] they will receive it and be able to read it. Not really sure how the encryption works for this. The recipient will not be able to reply.
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I guess I can always use AIM right? I know it wont be email or gtalk (like I would rather) but AIM has SMS if I remember correctly? So I would just have to get all their AIM SNs
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this doesnt sound right. i switched from a motorola slvr, and i was able to send txt messages to email addresses with no problems. it seems like if you buy a bb, you HAVE to get the data plan to send to email addresses? just doesnt sound right. anyone else have any resolutions?
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