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Send SMS (or a text) from MX-15 desktop

#1 Post by namida12 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:59 pm

I am quite new to the smartphone arena/world.

Using the phone I am disappointed in my text composition, grammar & typing skills when using the phone screen for text messaging. My fingers do not seem to locate the appropriate keys and the horizontal view does help me review my text composition, but I sit in front of the desktop computer for a number of hours daily, and would like to use something on my desktop with a decent wide screen. It should be possible to send and receive Text messages via MX-15 instead of the compact screen of the Galaxy 6 smart phone.

I have read several reviews and still am not certain what to use.
MightyText,
PushBullet
AirDroid,

Understand Google Voice requires a different phone number, and may not have a forever life.

What applications are other Android/MX-15 users found to be successful in use. My old $15 per month phone was really only a cellphone, and it worked well on my bicycle rides as an emergency phone.

I finally disconnected my Land line and now am trying to join the modern generation with a smart phone that gives me more away from home capabilities, but cost more per month. I kinda like texting, but would like to use something on the desktop computer to send and answer text messages. without changing much or any thing on the smartphone.

Seems I have discovered a few contacts/friends only use text messaging, and have forgotten about checking email.

Would appreciate suggestions from experience smartphone users in the MX-15 community. I am still on a slippery incline trying to adapt, and catch up with current knowledge to use my new hand held computer called a smartphone.

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Re: Send SMS (or a text) from MX-15 desktop

#2 Post by richb » Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:07 pm

I have been using Pushbullet for quite awhile with Google Chrome and Slimjet. it is an extension. It works quite well.
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Re: Send SMS (or a text) from MX-15 desktop

#3 Post by chrispop99 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:13 pm

I too found the on-screen text entry method of a smart-phone tricky at first, so I started using a stylus. After a while, I found I can manage OK without, so perhaps you might want to persevere?

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Re: Send SMS (or a text) from MX-15 desktop

#4 Post by Adrian » Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:18 pm

+1 PushBullet, very useful. I think I had to install Android Wear on my phone to make the SMS work.

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#5 Post by Jerry3904 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:20 pm

chrispop99 wrote:I too found the on-screen text entry method of a smart-phone tricky at first, so I started using a stylus. After a while, I found I can manage OK without, so perhaps you might want to persevere?

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#6 Post by DBeckett » Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:23 pm

chrispop99 wrote:I too found the on-screen text entry method of a smart-phone tricky at first, so I started using a stylus. After a while, I found I can manage OK without, so perhaps you might want to persevere?

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Re: Send SMS (or a text) from MX-15 desktop

#7 Post by dolphin_oracle » Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:24 pm

I really liked mightytext. integrates with a browser. but they do have access to your messages. airdroid can do a direct connect, but I think they also send stuff over the net to the mothership. airdroid also requires a rooted phone (at least it used to on my galaxy s5) but its mirror mode lets you do anything.
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Re: Send SMS (or a text) from MX-15 desktop

#8 Post by zarg2 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:27 pm

If I'm sending from my desktop I just use my email program and address the recipient as their phone number then the gateway for their phone carrier: put the phone number in front of the @ and discard the carrier identity that is there now.

Alltel Wireless mobile-number@message.Alltel.com (SMS & MMS)
mobile-number@text.wireless.alltel.com (SMS) mobile-number@mms.alltel.net (MMS)
AT&T Wireless mobile-number@txt.att.net (SMS)
mobile-number@mms.att.net (MMS)
AT&T Mobility (formerly Cingular) mobile-number@cingularme.com
mobile-number@mobile.mycingular.com
Boost Mobile mobile-number@myboostmobile.com
Cricket mobile-number@sms.mycricket.com (SMS)
mobile-number@mms.mycricket.com (MMS)
Metro PCS mobile-number@mymetropcs.com
Sprint (PCS) mobile-number@messaging.sprintpcs.com SMS)
mobile-number@pm.sprint.com (MMS)
Sprint (Nextel) mobile-number@page.nextel.com (SMS)
mobile-number@messaging.nextel.com (Rich Messaging)
Straight Talk mobile-number@VTEXT.COM (SMS)
mobile-number@mypixmessages.com (MMS)
T-Mobile mobile-number@tmomail.net (MMS)
U.S. Cellular mobile-number@email.uscc.net (SMS)
mobile-number@mms.uscc.net (MMS)
Verizon mobile-number@vtext.com (SMS)
mobile-number@vzwpix.com (MMS)
Virgin Mobile mobile-number@vmobl.com (SMS)
mobile-number@vmpix.com (MMS)

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Re: Send SMS (or a text) from MX-15 desktop

#9 Post by richb » Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:29 pm

Pushbullet uses end to end encryption. Even when I have a phone by my computer I use it. I can use the phone "keyboard" pretty well, but nothing beats a real keyboard.
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Re: Send SMS (or a text) from MX-15 desktop

#10 Post by uncle mark » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:18 pm

zarg2 wrote:If I'm sending from my desktop I just use my email program and address the recipient as their phone number then the gateway for their phone carrier: put the phone number in front of the @ and discard the carrier identity that is there now.
Beat me to it. I don't do text (phones are for talking, and get off my lawn), but do sometimes use those email addresses to contact people who are into text more than email.
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