receiving text from someone without cell

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how can a friend text me without a cell

mostly for my wife
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PaulP

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Cast

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Not really possible. One of the main reasons to have a cell is for texting.
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Bean

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You can do it through some programs like gmail and skype, although I'm not 100% sure if it's free. My brother used to do it before he had a cell. It is certainly easier to do with a cellphone but not impossibly without one.
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yeah skype will be an option, but if the receiving party doesn't have skype, you'll need a skype in number, which does cost money.

But like I said, if you install skype on your phone, and on your wife's computer, you can chat back and forth for free, well besides data costs. Skype doesn't burn a lot of data for msging though.
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Windows MSN can do it from an account and it's free. Don't remember exact way to but just check options on your computer using MSN. - KID ANDROID, ( TEAM.ANDROID.CANADA)
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Yeah that's right, and actually you don't need msn at all. Just use email... should be your phone number@koodomobile.com I believe. She can just email that, and you'll receive it as a text.

One sec, I'm gonna try that out and confirm that's the right domain
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ok, so actually it's "yournumber@msg.koodomobile.com"

So your wife, or anybody for that matter can just email "yournumber@msg.koodomobile.com" and you'll receive it as a text.

Personally I'd prefer skype, but whatever floats your boat. You've got options ;-)
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If you're doing that make sure mobile data is turned on.
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Yeah, doesn't work like it used to. Pre-smart phone you could do that and just pop in, now it asks you to download it. At least it's a very small amount of data I guess
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That's easier eh, thanks for putting that it could come in handy one day :-)
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Hi Paul, if your friend has access to a computer, he can also use our free tool to send text messages to Koodo phone: http://koo.do/KYpbcd. You won't be able to reply though :)

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