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Driftwood
07-04-2010, 10:26 PM
Whats the latest on this.
I have seen reference to software for doing this.
Anyone tryed it.

Renmoo
07-04-2010, 10:50 PM
Nokia Communication Software.

That's how I text from my netbook via Bluetooth :)

Driftwood
07-04-2010, 11:07 PM
So you have to have a mobile conected to your PC to send a txt.

Nomad
07-04-2010, 11:14 PM
In the past there was a site that you could send unlimited text messages for free but got shut down I think. Vodafone also had a site that provided 5 free text a day I think and any more was charged at 20c each. Not sure if that is still available, I guess for corporate clients it should be available to communicate with staff.

Just checked; if you log into Vodafone, you have apps to do it online but not free.

Speedy Gonzales
07-04-2010, 11:17 PM
So you have to have a mobile conected to your PC to send a txt.

Sounds like you need a BT adapter, and a mobile with BT so you can pair them, then send whatever from the mobile

nedkelly
07-04-2010, 11:18 PM
There are quite a few phones now that have applications that you can use to send txts through the phone over bluetooth.

nate
07-04-2010, 11:30 PM
You can also do it online cheaply through www.clickatel.com

coldot
07-04-2010, 11:31 PM
Vodafone Free2TXt - to the left of Web2TXT option on my login:
... free service only to mobiles on Vodafone NZ
... txt may include advertising message
... you may send up to 20 free per day
... to check the number is on Vodafone NZ, free txt number to 300
It works - I've used it.

Driftwood
07-04-2010, 11:54 PM
Looks like there are a few options.
I only have a telecom prepaid, non bluetooth.
So it looks like I would have to use 3rd party software, most likely pay as you go.
It's a wonder you can't use skype or MSN.

Speedy Gonzales
08-04-2010, 12:02 AM
Looks like you can use Skype but you have to buy Skype credit

Driftwood
08-04-2010, 09:56 AM
Skype could be the way to go then.
I already have it on a laptop for vidio calls.
I've been intending to try it out for phone calls.
Been looking into the credit & can't work out if you loose it if you don't use it.