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Ro
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sending texts from the web

Hi,

 

There used to be a feature on the o2 webpage where you could send texts. I've been searching but i can't find it. 

Why do I want it? Because I am working abroad (out of the Travel zone) and it costs me 50p per text. I am not willing to pay this routinely. Although I can contact many people by other means (Messenger, What's App), senior friends and family do not use the internet. I want to be able to text them using my wifi. How?

 

Thanks very much,

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Re: sending texts from the web

Hi @Ro the free web text service is no longer in use. It was discontinued some time ago 

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Re: sending texts from the web

The only free way is whatsapp, messenger etc, otherwise you need to pay.
You might find it cheaper to buy Skype credit so you can text any phone.
https://secure.skype.com/calling-rates?language=en
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Ro
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Re: sending texts from the web

thanks for your prompt answer. i was afraid that was going to be the case. Swizz!
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Re: sending texts from the web

@Ro You are very welcome 

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Re: sending texts from the web

@Ro I'm not sure this feature is available where you are, but Android now has a feature called 'Messages for Web'. If you have an Android phone it might be worth giving it a try. Your texts would probably still come out of your allowance, but they might not be charged for texting from abroad. I'm just guessing at this, but it's worth a shot. https://messages.android.com/

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Re: sending texts from the web


@Bambino wrote:

@Ro I'm not sure this feature is available where you are, but Android now has a feature called 'Messages for Web'. If you have an Android phone it might be worth giving it a try. Your texts would probably still come out of your allowance, but they might not be charged for texting from abroad. I'm just guessing at this, but it's worth a shot. https://messages.android.com/


You are charged exactly the same as sending from the phone.

It's just a web interface to mirror the phone app.

Terms here https://support.google.com/messages/answer/7611075?p=web_computer&visit_id=1-**Personal info**62-842...

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