I do a lot of texting on my mobile phone, either to my girlfriend, to my family back in Britain and even to clients. I also do a lot of Twittering when I am out and about. This can lead to a lot of SMS’s being stored up in my phone and some phones impose a limit on how many messages can be stored before you have to start deleting. If your phone has a limit, you may be interested in TreasureMyText which is an online SMS storage system.
TreasureMyText is actually very simple and straight-forward to use. You make an account and then it gives you a standard rate phone number depending on where you are in the world (being in Germany, I was allocated a UK number). You then put that number in your phone and when you want to store a SMS with them, you just forward the SMS to that number and literally seconds later, that SMS pops up in your account with them (just like an email popping up in your inbox). You can then go online to see it there and if you like, you can receive an email notification too. It’s absurdly easy. You can then delete the SMS from your phone.
How much does it cost? Only the cost of the SMS message to send it to your storage box at TreasureMyText. Nothing more. If your contract comes with free SMS package and the number you get from TreasureMyText is a local one (US, UK, Canada and Netherlands) then it will cost you absolutely nothing.
The storage box is organised just like an email inbox too. You have a sent, received and trash folder and you can also make new folders and drag SMS messages into them. So you can make folders for each person that texts you and drop their messages into their personal folder.
But TreasureMyText is a lot more than just a storage service. You can also send messages (you buy credit first using Paypal). When the recipient receives your SMS, it shows as having come from your phone so replies will go right back to your phone again.
TreasureMyText also has the beginnings of a social network about it. If family and friends sign up for the service, you can connect them to your account and if they have pictures on their profiles, their pictures will be connected to their SMS messages.
There’s even an iPhone app available. All in all, TreasureMyText is a web service to watch for the future and if you’re a heavy SMS sender and receiver, this is a service you should be definately looking at for storing your messages long term.
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