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Sunday, January 28th, 2018 10:03 PM

texting on an ipad with at&t account

I have 3 Ipads and zero cell phones. (I don't know why.)

I have an AT&T account to use with the Ipad when out of range of Wifi.

I can not send non-apple text messages on the Ipad.

I would like to use the AT& T account to send and receive text.

Can I and, if so, how?

Chan the man

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3.5K Messages

6 years ago

You can't. iPads are data only and iMessage is the only form of messaging available. Which means only to other Apple devices.

ACE - Sage


117.8K Messages

6 years ago

You would have to add a third party app like Skype or viber, which provides a “phone number” to use for text.  


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