Texting on a tablet
September 5, 2012 8:12 AM Subscribe
Can I send and receive text messages with my tablet using the number associated with a feature (i.e. not smart) phone?
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish to technology (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My smartphone was lost and/or stolen a couple of weeks ago, and at this point I've given up on seeing it again. Sadly I didn't have insurance on the thing, so I don't qualify for any kind of free or cheap replacement from Verizon – thus, I'm trying to make do with what I have on-hand until the contract runs out next year. So far, that's meant using an old feature phone for calls and the Nexus 7 I bought a couple of months ago for apps, games, Internet . . . Androidy things. It's worked out pretty well except for text messages – I am far too used to typing on a full keyboard now to go back to typing entire sentences on a ten-digit keypad. I'm looking for ways to port that functionality to the Nexus, but all I've found are apps that allow text messaging from a tablet with the help of a companion app installed on a smartphone. Is there any way to do this with a tablet and a feature phone?
(The easy way out would be to get a used/refurb feature phone with a keyboard, but I'm trying to wrangle full functionality without new hardware if possible)