HT3462: iChat: How to send SMS messagesLearn about iChat: How to send SMS messages
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2013 1:43 PM (in response to Gregrocks00)
The answer is a sort of yes and no at the same time.
It is still possible to send SMS via an AIM Buddy list.
Howerver the Menu items that used to exist are not longer there.
It can only be text.
It Has to be from a Computer that has been set to the USA region.
The phone in question has to be on a US carrier in this list
You need an AIM account in Messages > Preferences > Accounts (it can be an AIM valid ID such as a Apple ID ending in @mac.com, @me.com or @icloud.com)
It needs to be enabled.
If you are not displaying Buddy lists go to the Window Menu in Messages.
The default is for a combined Buddy list ("Buddies" in the menu).
They can be separated out in the Preferences > General Section > And unticking the "Gather all Accounts into one List"
IN the AIM Buddy list click the Add Buddy + icon at the bottom of the Buddy List and chose Add Buddy.
Add the phone Number as if it were a Buddy's Screen Name with a leading +1 in front (as in +1234567890)
It will be automatically formatted.
In the Contacts List you can Set the Edit option for a Contact and Add the phone Number as an AIM Screen Name there.
I tend not to do this as if they have an AIM name as well you cannot tell which is On Line without mousing over the Buddy list.
If you do add them to the Contacts list as their Own card it will look a bit like this
This is obviously a Mocked up Card and Number and will not work (you will get a response from the AIM servers saying it is not valid.)
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