For those of you currently enjoying the free 200 SMS text messages that come bundled with your EDGE-only iPhone data plan, you’re not going to like AT&T’s decision to cut the bundled text messages with the upcoming iPhone 3G rate plans. But, that doesn’t mean you have to sit back and take it.
Here’s an interesting way to use your mobile email application to send and receive free SMS text messages without AT&T’s help:
- Create a new email
- The “To:” field should be filled out with your SMS text message target’s phone number followed by “@teleflip.com.” Something like this – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tap out your text message and send it out.
- The message will be sent to the phone number that you entered preceding “@teleflip.com”
- Any text message replies will be sent to your email address.
That’s it, it’s really that simple. Using the iPhone’s incredibly integrated email client (that basically does away with any need for MMS – assuming your friends and family are wise to the mobile email) is definitely a novel way to send and receive SMS text messages, and we like it.