We made some changes

Our new forums are here!

Saving money on data

Mint SIM is the perfect way to get cheap data in the U.S.

Don't count Windows Phone out just yet

Dead? Psh. Here are 5 reasons to stick with Windows 10 Mobile

VPN vs. Proxy

The difference between a proxy and a VPN

Latitude attitude

Dell Latitude 7280 is a business laptop with tons of consumer attitude

4K all the way

You probably don't NEED a 4K webcam, but we love Logitech's BRIO 4K anyway

Long live Windows phone

Contrary to popular belief, Windows phone won't die anytime soon

XP-YESSSSSSS

Dell's already awesome XPS 15 gets even better in 2017

Surface Pwn 5

Surface Pro 5, Project NEON details leaked on LinkedIn?

Redefining the PC

Why Microsoft's Surface phone could be MUCH more than a mere 'phone'

Surface table meets Windows 10

Yes, we did put Windows 10 on the original Surface table ... and it rocks

Cream o' the crop

Before buying a Microsoft laptop, check out our pick for the absolute best

Simple and secure, just the way I like it

We think Windows 10 Cloud is a great idea, here's why

uber micro

Halo Wars 2 has something for everyone. Here's our full review.

Oldie but goldie

We reviewed Microsoft's decade-old Surface table

Creators Update comin' at ya

These are the coolest new features in the next big Xbox One update (video)

Buyer's guide

The Razer Blade 14 is the best laptop Razer has to offer

Windows 10 app gems

10 terrific Windows 10 apps you should be using

Tower of power

Here's what we think of Dell's XPS Tower Special Edition

Quite a deal

Grab the complete C# coding bootcamp for $41!

< >
Welcome to the Windows Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 23 of 23
Like Tree3Likes
  • 1 Post By socialcarpet
  • 1 Post By willied
  • 1 Post By brmiller1976
  • 1 Post By willied
  • 1 Post By kantFTW
  • 1 Post By nrk112
  • 1 Post By rantanplan1980
  1. metalchick719's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    2,354 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,669 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #1  
    Hey, all. :) Question... I've been using textPlus on my iPhone for about a month or more now to conserve my texts in my plan (only have 500). I was wondering if anyone has tried this app with their WP8 device yet? I wanted to know if any of you have had reasonable or good experiences with it because on the WP Store page for the app, the reviewers claim the opposite. :-/
  2. metalchick719's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    2,354 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,669 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #2  
    I'm guessing NO ONE has used this app, then?
  3. socialcarpet's Avatar
    Banned

    Posts
    1,893 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,966 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #3  
    I haven't used it, but WP8 allows you to back up your phone and your texts too, using your Skydrive, so the third party app wouldn't be necessary.
    metalchick719 likes this.
  4. willied's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    787 Posts
    Global Posts
    792 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #4  
    Quote Originally Posted by socialcarpet View Post
    I haven't used it, but WP8 allows you to back up your phone and your texts too, using your Skydrive, so the third party app wouldn't be necessary.
    She's saying she needs it so she doesn't use more than 500 texts per month because that's all her plan allows.
    metalchick719 likes this.
  5. brmiller1976's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    2,092 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,580 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #5  
    What about WhatsApp?
  6. metalchick719's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    2,354 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,669 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #6  
    I've never used WhatsApp, thinking of it. Will it allow me to send texts to people who don't also use the app? Also, I want to be sure that if I send people texts through it, they can respond to me via the app. textPlus does this. If WhatsApp does, then I would get that one. Does it?

    Thanks for the replies!
  7. PG2G's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    453 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #7  
    Based on the recent reviews, there are some issues when run on WP8 that they need to address.
  8. brmiller1976's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    2,092 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,580 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #8  
    Quote Originally Posted by metalchick719 View Post
    I've never used WhatsApp, thinking of it. Will it allow me to send texts to people who don't also use the app? Also, I want to be sure that if I send people texts through it, they can respond to me via the app. textPlus does this. If WhatsApp does, then I would get that one. Does it?

    Thanks for the replies!
    WhatsApp requires recipients to have the client software (it doesn't support sending SMSes, but rather SMS-like messages), but the client is available for every smartphone platform (as well as Windows 7/8, Mac, and iPad). If you can convince your friends to install the app, it will bring your text message costs way down.

    You could shift most of your friends over, and then use your text allowances solely for those who don't have a smartphone.
    metalchick719 likes this.
  9. metalchick719's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    2,354 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,669 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #9  
    Thanks, BRMiller. I can ask my two closest friends to get it because they have WP7 and Android phones. Just wish I still had 800 texts in my plan like I did two years ago!
  10. willied's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    787 Posts
    Global Posts
    792 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #10  
    The charges for texting are ridiculous. I wish they could just route the texts through the data plan instead so you wouldn't have to pay extra...but of course that's easy money for the carriers that they'd lose out on...

    The cool thing about WhatsApp is that it tells you which of your contacts already have it - only 2 people in my case, but better than none!
    metalchick719 likes this.
  11. octavian90's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    101 Posts
    Global Posts
    102 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #11  
    I've heard kik is great!
  12. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    8,140 Posts
    Global Posts
    8,649 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #12  
    Viber?
  13. kantFTW's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    8 Posts
    Global Posts
    10 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #13  
    Quote Originally Posted by willied View Post
    The charges for texting are ridiculous. I wish they could just route the texts through the data plan instead so you wouldn't have to pay extra...but of course that's easy money for the carriers that they'd lose out on...

    The cool thing about WhatsApp is that it tells you which of your contacts already have it - only 2 people in my case, but better than none!
    Um, that's like saying you wish your water bill and your electricity bill were the same thing and that utilities companies are scamming you because, hey, why don't they just send electricity on down the water pipes? SMS works completely different from MMS, which uses your data services (EDGE, 3G, HSPA+, WiMax, LTE, etc.). The carriers could start sending SMS and voice down data pipelines, but that would cause our already congested data speeds to get even slower. You're charged separately, because you're using two totally different aspects of the network; two totally different aspects of the network are used, because it keeps data speeds and voice networks from getting congested; congestion is when your phone doesn't do what you want and you QQ rage at your carrier for sucking.

    As per the OP, have you tried GroupMe? I used to use TextPlus with my friends and fam and we switched to GroupMe. Also, cute tiel!!! I wish I could get mine to stop singing the GW2 battle music >.<
    metalchick719 likes this.
  14. metalchick719's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    2,354 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,669 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #14  
    Quote Originally Posted by kantFTW View Post
    As per the OP, have you tried GroupMe? I used to use TextPlus with my friends and fam and we switched to GroupMe. Also, cute tiel!!! I wish I could get mine to stop singing the GW2 battle music >.<
    Nope, never used that. Is it just available to WP? If so, that's why I haven't ever used it. The Lumia 810 will be my first ever. :D

    Thanks! His name is Ozzy, named after Ozzy Osbourne because he was playing on the radio in the car when we got him. :P
  15. nrk112's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    2 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #15  
    I think you can send texts through a google voice app like metrotalk. I cant say I have used it much though.
    metalchick719 likes this.
  16. rantanplan1980's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    38 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #16  
    Hike offers SMS via Hike if the recipient doesn't have the Hike app. If the recipient has Hike, the message is free.
    This might be what you're looking for.
    metalchick719 likes this.
  17. metalchick719's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    2,354 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,669 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
       #17  
    Well, I got my new phone tonight and tried textPlus on it, but no dice. I get an error message instead.

    Can anyone tell me if kik will send texts to people who don't also have the app? That's one of the things I love about textPlus, so it would really be great if this is a possibility.
  18. AZBrowncoat's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    134 Posts
    Global Posts
    254 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #18  
    Quote Originally Posted by metalchick719 View Post
    Well, I got my new phone tonight and tried textPlus on it, but no dice. I get an error message instead.

    Can anyone tell me if kik will send texts to people who don't also have the app? That's one of the things I love about textPlus, so it would really be great if this is a possibility.
    Receiving the following error from TextPlus
    Error - Failed to register your device. Do you wish to retry?
    Tried 'retry' over and over and even deleted re-installed the app. Issue persists through soft reset as well.

    Tried KIK and although it does seem to work well it would appear that both parties have to have the same app and you do not receive a real textable number unlike TextPlus.
  19. Bati Tsogtsaikhan's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    2 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #19  
    So far the only app that I know can send text to real numbers is textplus. Unfortunately it doesn't work on wp8 yet so I have been using whatsapp. realized a number of my friends have it so it wasn't a problem. I am still waiting for textplus to get updated asap though because it just works better and keeps record of my texts in the cloud(on ios and android, at least).
  20. Castillo956's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    3 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #20  
    Text me app
  21. david90531's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    1,045 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #21  
    Quote Originally Posted by Castillo956 View Post
    Text me app
    I'm still unsure if that app works or not. I tried to text my friends in US (i'm in Canada but it gave me a US number), but they said they never received it
  22. glimited's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    82 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #22  
    If you're in the US, sign up for a free Google Voice # and use MetroTalk. I've been using that ever since I switched from an iPhone and it's been working great. I canceled my text plan altogether since it works so well.
  23. lumia920yay's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    7 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #23  
    I was using textplus on my at&t rom...it worked perfect for more than 1 phone. As soon as I flashed it to rogers, it stopped working....so it could have something to do with the location registry and coding...

Similar Threads

  1. Purchasing games from WP7 -> Usage on WP8
    By jwcdis in forum Windows Phone Games
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12-17-2012, 04:06 PM
  2. Replies: 31
    Last Post: 08-07-2012, 05:02 PM
  3. Do you think Samsung and HTC is going bring more focus on Wp8
    By 12Danny123 in forum Windows Phone 8
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-03-2012, 03:39 AM
  4. the NEXT date on WP8 horizon?! SDK release?
    By Nickkk101 in forum Windows Phone 8
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-26-2012, 02:28 PM
  5. The pureview on WP8 will crush the competition
    By the_tyrant in forum Windows Phone 7
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 06-16-2012, 04:32 PM

Posting Permissions

";