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    • Terrysdelight
    • By Terrysdelight 18th Jun 19, 4:32 PM
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    Text messages on to PC?
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    • 18th Jun 19, 4:32 PM
    Text messages on to PC? 18th Jun 19 at 4:32 PM
    Hi

    Is there a way I can send text messages (from a mobile phone contract) on to a PC?

    Basically I am helping out a voluntary group who liaise with other volunteers to give car rides to the elderly for hospital appointments. They only have one phone line which is constantly busy and the staff have to ring round volunteers to see who is available. Its incredibly time consuming and chaotic. I've spoken with all the drivers and they confirm they are happy to receive text messages re availability and then they can simply reply yes or no. Using a big computer screen and a keyboard would be much better for us technophobes!

    So, grateful if any of the techie people are aware of any apps that could be used for the mobile phone to pc.

    Many thanks
    Terrysdelight
    Last edited by Terrysdelight; 18-06-2019 at 4:34 PM.
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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 18th Jun 19, 7:03 PM
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    the previous update also featured your phone
    Originally posted by dipsomaniac
    Forgot which insiders pre 1903 beta included the phone feature.

    Thanks anyway
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    • d123
    • By d123 18th Jun 19, 7:09 PM
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    i would still use whatsapp for the 30% (+) as sms won't be around in 5 years time
    Originally posted by dipsomaniac
    Highly unlikely, text messaging isnít going anywhere anytime soon.

    I bet you said the same about cheques and will soon say it about cash as well?
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    • Heedtheadvice
    • By Heedtheadvice 19th Jun 19, 7:50 AM
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    Skype will send mesages to their mobile phones...and if you give Skype (on your PC or tablet) your own phone number if they respond their message sill come back to your phone. So, the drivers would use text all the time keeping them content.


    Only you need to load Skype (free), you can then use it (as well as the messaging outlined above) to call other Skype users, message them, video call them, transfer files and pictures too all those free.


    Text messaging from Skype to phone does cost, for a short message just a few pence (about 5 from memory...).


    As mentioned befofe as well as sinble contacts you can have groups too.
    • dan958
    • By dan958 19th Jun 19, 10:23 AM
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    I used to use a program called MightyText, and it worked great.
    • viv0147
    • By viv0147 19th Jun 19, 1:32 PM
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    Mysms
    https://www.mysms.com/ you can use on the mobile and computer and it's free
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    • Yorkshire Traveller
    • By Yorkshire Traveller 19th Jun 19, 10:19 PM
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    I also use Mightytext for computer to phone texting and have been very satisfied.
    • Heedtheadvice
    • By Heedtheadvice 21st Jun 19, 4:37 PM
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    Now I read again, a bit confused (I know I easily am ) by the difference bdtween title and text!!


    Do you want to send text from pc to a selection of mobiles?....or
    Send text from mobiles to pc?....or
    both ways?.....or
    replies from mobiles to a 'generic' mobile ....with an original invite from what type of device?






    You may of course already have found a satisfactory solution!.....?
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