How can I send a text message from my desktop with no cell phone plan?

Alan June 9, 2011

I would like to send text messages that are easy to send and receive on my desktop. Or a web app, add in, whatever works.

  1. mim
    June 4, 2012 at 4:17 am

    looking for desktop texting

  2. Joseph Gorman
    June 11, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    I've had good luck with Google Voice (free!) - it seems to be the most complete solution. You get a free phone number in the area code of your choosing, which you can even forward to a landline or cell phone for calls. Should you have an iDevice of some sort, Google has a free app to enable texting with your Voice account on that as well. There's also an unofficial desktop app that runs on Adobe AIR, but the web-based interface is just as good in my opinion.

  3. Anonymous
    June 10, 2011 at 12:26 am

    You can use to store your texts for free but I am not sure about texting from your desktop for free.

  4. Roy
    June 9, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    You might try using a service such as Text 'Em, which lets you send and receive SMS messages online.  I believe you can send without signing up, but have to create an account on their site to receive messages.