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Looking for software to send sms messages from PC

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Last response: in Social Networking
October 12, 2017 6:53:46 AM

With AOL messenger going away in December, I am looking for another program where I can send sms messages to my friend's mobile phone from my PC, preferably free. Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks.

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October 12, 2017 10:43:46 AM

smashjohn said:
You should be able to send them via e-mail. Essentially the format is phonenumer@smsprovider.com; here's a list of provider's e-mail domains for sms: https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-send-fre...


I appreciate the reply, but what I am looking for is basically a chat client that I can go back and forth with them in real(ish) time. Email would be a bit unwieldy to carry on a conversation in.
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October 12, 2017 10:58:30 AM

I use Slack with my team. It's basically like AOL. There are windows, mac and phone clients. The phone app works like texting.
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October 12, 2017 3:18:42 PM

https://slack.com/ , correct?

I poked around in it some. Which specific app do you d/l to PC to do the messaging?

smashjohn said:
I use Slack with my team. It's basically like AOL. There are windows, mac and phone clients. The phone app works like texting.


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October 12, 2017 6:32:53 PM

when you sign up (for a free account) they give you a download for the windows client.
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October 16, 2017 6:32:27 AM

Is Whatsapp not a viable solution? A free messaging service across all platforms.
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October 16, 2017 6:58:54 AM

Ricky2351991 said:
Is Whatsapp not a viable solution? A free messaging service across all platforms.


I just downloaded it and tried it, but it doesn't look like I can use this without a smartphone (which I don't have...never had a need as I am almost always near a PC). Setup wants me to scan a code with my phone and I can't proceed further without doing so :( 
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October 16, 2017 6:59:59 AM

smashjohn said:
when you sign up (for a free account) they give you a download for the windows client.


I found the app and installed it, but my dumb self can't find a way to send SMS messages to my friend's phone. Do I have to have him join up and then it will let me, or am I missing something else?
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October 16, 2017 7:02:22 AM

They need to install slack on their phone. When they receive a slack message on their phone, it will pop up like a text message (even on the lock screen). So it behaves like text, but doesn't actually use sms. Sorry if that wasn't clear.
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October 16, 2017 7:45:02 AM

smashjohn said:
They need to install slack on their phone. When they receive a slack message on their phone, it will pop up like a text message (even on the lock screen). So it behaves like text, but doesn't actually use sms. Sorry if that wasn't clear.


Ah. Yeah, in this case I need to use actual SMS, because my friend doesn't have internet access at work.
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