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Windows 7: Text Messaging

14 Apr 2010   #1

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
Text Messaging

I'm curious, since I never had a mobile device that used text messaging...I keep seeing ads for various charities asking for donations, and they say text "Haiti for xxxxx". How does one do that, when he only has email?

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14 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

You can send an SMS message to a cell phone via email. Most cell phone providers have a special email address or domain that you can send a message to. This then gets forwarded as a text message to the cell phone. E.g. with Verizon in the U.S. (IIRC), you can email, where "##########" has to be replaced with the 10 digit cellular number, and that message will get sent as a text message to that phone. Other carriers also probably have some equivalent.
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14 Apr 2010   #3

Linux (Debian, Android)

So you can't text on the phone at all or is there a charge per text or something? Usually when you text for a donation that donation amount is charged to your cell phone carrier bill. I don't know how it would work via email. If you want to donate I would find a reputable web site and just use a credit card.
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14 Apr 2010   #4

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

It seems odd that they don't use a more conventional method. Currently, I do not have a cell phone at all...I have no need for one. I might use a credit card, but I prefer to use PayPal for such things. I know that PayPal has provisions for donations, but that require an email address of the person to be paid.
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14 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7

Usually your Cell provider has a place on their website that you can send text messages from.
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