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Send SMS to Cingular users via Terminal
Authored by: visigothe on Sep 18, '06 08:36:58AM

Of course, you can do this with *any* North American network in iChat.

Create a "New Chat with Person" (Cmd-shft-n)

Enter in "+11231234567"

That's the plus sign, 1, the area code, and the 7 digit phone number (without quotes)

Then type your message.

And they can even reply to your message.



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Send SMS to Cingular users via Terminal
Authored by: kaimoku on Sep 18, '06 09:49:55AM

Can you give a little more detail as to how I'm supposed to set this up? I'm not a big IM'er (I usually stick with good ol' IRC) so I haven't used iChat much. I did set it up to work with Gmail Chat but I hardly ever use it. I've been using BluePhoneElite to pair my phone with the computer, then sending and recieving texts through the phone (but to and from the computer,) but if it would be easier to send through iChat, I would like to try it. I've read the previous hint that says you can do it through AIM, but I don't have an AIM account and I don't really want one. Any info would be great. Thanks.



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Send SMS to Cingular users via Terminal
Authored by: earlshango on Sep 18, '06 10:38:54AM

You need an AIM/.Mac account to send SMS messages with iChat.



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Send SMS to Cingular users via Terminal
Authored by: scorpion on Sep 20, '06 07:16:49AM

... and AIM accounts are free at aim.com.



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if AIM blocked
Authored by: cmtest on Oct 27, '06 10:28:50AM

AIM is blocked where I work (school) but using this hint does work to send sms messages.



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