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RobNyc
Premium
join:2002-03-06
New York, NY

[iPhone] Send/Receive SMS from Computer or Web

Hello folks,

Trying to find an app where I can control my iPhone from my macbook and/or send/receive SMS and view them on the macbook or web browser.

Also, I run windows 7 at work at the moment is there something that works on the web that way I can run on any os ?

Thanks



JohnInSJ
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join:2003-09-22
Aptos, CA

hey,

if you just want to send/recv sms from a web browser, how about getting a google voice account and use that?
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M A R S
Premium
join:2001-06-15
Long Island
kudos:1
reply to RobNyc

Google voice



not quite right
I'm not cool enough to be a Mac person

join:2001-06-23
Puyallup, WA
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not quite right
I'm not cool enough to be a Mac person

join:2001-06-23
Puyallup, WA
kudos:1
reply to RobNyc

Apples built in Messages maybe?


Liberty

join:2005-06-12
Tucson, AZ
reply to RobNyc

I used to send texts from mail programs before iMessage

Every wireless provider has their own address scheme

For verizon recipients, I would address To:
their_10digit_phone#@vtext.com



haroldo

join:2004-01-16
united state
kudos:1
reply to RobNyc

If you are on Verizon, you can send and receive texts (to VZW customers) from verizonwireless.com's web site



jmycknshk
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join:2004-07-02
West Chester, PA
reply to Liberty

said by Liberty:

I used to send texts from mail programs before iMessage

Every wireless provider has their own address scheme

For verizon recipients, I would address To:
their_10digit_phone#@vtext.com

this is correct.

with ATT, it's

xxxxxxxxxx@mms.att.net
xxxxxxxxxx@txt.att.net

ignore the subject, as i find it's usually more trouble than it's worth.
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bobrk
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join:2000-02-02
San Jose, CA
reply to not quite right

OP specified SMS, which Messages ain't.



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said by bobrk:

OP specified SMS, which Messages ain't.

True, but the OP also stated "Trying to find an app where I can control my iPhone from my macbook and/or send/receive SMS and view them on the macbook or web browser."
As you can see I based my suggestion on perceived intention not the OP's exact verbiage ... My bad.
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RobNyc
Premium
join:2002-03-06
New York, NY
reply to RobNyc

Not sure whats out there, and yes i'm aware of google voice but everyone that I text is not from my google voice # :-X



teach
Premium
join:2000-09-21
Denver, CO
reply to RobNyc

There was a program that did this BluePhone(Elite) and I sorely miss it. Sadly, it's no more.



pike
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join:2001-02-01
Washington, DC
kudos:3
reply to RobNyc

All these suggestions have big drawbacks. Namely your texts will not show as received from your phone number to the recipient ("who is this? lol").

Which iteration of the phone do you have, and is it jailbroken? If it's jailbroken, simply install Veency on it and VNC in to it. I did this before I got the 5 and it's fantastic being able to text from your desktop (or laptop) using a full keyboard.



RobNyc
Premium
join:2002-03-06
New York, NY
reply to RobNyc

So I found that I can send/receive SMS/MMS from my MBP since I configured it via iChat, but still trying to find something if it exist that I can do this via a web browser so I won't have to be touching my phone while at work

Looks like Google is the only option ?
I wonder if I can Remote Control my iPhone from my mac or pc?