7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 28, 2010 4:15 AM by kblade145
kayel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Is it possible to send and receive text messages with an iPad?

  • Gaffa Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Yes if you use the textPlus app from the app store. I've used it to send and receive messages on my iPad with people who have cell phones. Nothing required on their end. However I do have to add my name with every text so that they know it's coming from me since their is no phone number on the iPad to tie it back to.

    Message was edited by: Gaffa
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,375 points)
    Text messages are exchange via the cellular network - the same portion of the cellular network used for phone calls.

    There is a 3rd party app for the iPhone and iPod Touch called WhatsApp which provides for exchanging text messages over the internet. There is a WhatsApp version available for the Blackberry also. This will work with those who own an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or a Blackberry who have installed the WhatsApp on their device.
  • torinarg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Though the iTunes page for the app shows that it would work on the iPad, starting whatsapp on an ipad only gives you a screen saying "Sorry, your device is currently not supported."...
  • Kenneth Epstein Level 2 Level 2 (435 points)
    I, also, use TextPlus. It uses the number of your iPad, not cellular phone number.

    It works very well.
  • (.ZooGue.) Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    If you use AIM app you can send and recieve text messages

    Tim Angel
  • rslora Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I like the WhatsApp application, works perfectly and has push.
  • kblade145 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes, it does not work. But worse than not working, once purchased for iPad, you are stuck with it. Apple Support says to contact the developer and via email, WhatsApp says to ask for a refund from iTunes Store. A $0.99 ripoff. Sell a few thousand and it's a nice scam.