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WiFi Only Text Messaging

Have an AT&T Avail 2 Android 4.1.1 phone. This device will never have a cellular carrier. Writing to inquire if there is a way to establish a test message address to send/receive messages through WiFi ONLY

Posted to other forums and getting absurd answers. Is there a solution... recommended app? Guidance sought

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What absurd answers?

Here I using Ring.to and Google Hangouts.

What I find is that some folk struggle to set it up because they restrict themselves to not using a web email or PC to get it all working. They can't be helped.

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(NT) PS. Someone noted Way2sms as well.
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Hangouts/Google Voice for the win(!)

SMS over wifi works great. MMS still is a no-go though.

Even better, with the associated GV phone number is free calling from outside the US back to any US landline or cellular number (even over many foreign cellular networks) Wink

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