Tag Archive: Texts

Businesses can now send RCS texts to Android Messages users

Launching first in the U.S. and Mexico.

We’re expecting Google to go all-in with Android Messages later this year to turn it into a true iMessage competitor, but until that day, folks in the U.S. and Mexico are getting a small treat of what’s to come. Thanks to Google’s never-ending push of Rich Communication Services (or RCS), businesses can now tap into this to offer more engaging experiences.

Instead of sending bland SMS texts, companies  [Read More…]

U.S. carriers offer free calls, texts and data after Hurricane Maria and Mexico City earthquake

Carriers are offering free calls, texts and data following Hurricane Maria and the latest Mexican earthquake.

As Hurricane Maria continues to make its way along the East Coast of the United States (after already destroying numerous Carribean islands), AT&T and T-Mobile have announced they will be waiving fees for calls and text messages sent to affected areas, as well as offering unlimited calls, texts and data to customers inside the affected regions. We have not heard if Verizon or  [Read More…]

Quartz ‘texts’ you the news with new app

Quartz app gives you the latest news in conversational tone.

It can be hard to stay on top of what’s happening in the news throughout the day. Quartz is trying to keep things conversational with its new news app that delivers you the headlines as if you’re having a text chat with your best friend who just happens to also be a knowledgeable journalist.

If you ever feel overwhelmed when you check out other news sites  [Read More…]

One more reason to choose the Amazon Echo over Google Home: Send AT&T texts through Alexa

I’ve recently touted Amazon’s Echo and Dot over the Google Home smart speaker. The main reason the Amazon Echo family is better is due to its release almost two years ago while Google’s smart speaker just came out. It’s integrated with much more products. “Amazon Echo is ahead of the curve in terms of voice recognition technology and

messageLOUD – an app that reads your texts and emails to you, so you can focus on driving

Overview messageLOUD is an app that reads your texts and emails to you in an effort to keep your focus on the road; not on your phone. Developer: messageLOUD Price:

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G Data Secure Chat is the newest way to encrypt your texts

In a world where everything is about security, one of the least secure areas on our devices is our text messages.

G Data, an internet security company based out of Germany, is releasing its own SMS client that hopes to bring the highest level of security to your private messages with its app, Secure Chat. This new application wants to keep your messages private from any outsiders who might try to gain access to them using  [Read More…]

Cricket Wireless to add unlimited calls and texts from Mexico and Canada to the US in August

The no-contract carrier Cricket Wireless will offer customers on its $ 50 and $ 60 a month plans unlimited calls and text messages from Mexico and Canada to US starting in August. Cricket already offers those customers unlimited calls and text from the US to Canada and also from Mexico.

Google Calendar: No more texts for you

If you’re someone who has relied heavily on Google Calendar and the ability to receive text messages from the service, with reminders for upcoming events, we have some bad news. Google has announced that the texting service attached to Google Calendar will cease to exist, and no more texts will be sent after June 27th.

Starting on June 27th, 2015, SMS notifications from Google Calendar will no longer be sent. SMS notifications launched before smartphones were available. Now, in a  [Read More…]

Verizon’s new ALLSET pre-paid plans offer unlimited calls, texts, and 500MB data for $45/month


Pre-paid plans are becoming a more-and-more viable option these days, especially if carriers continue to make improvements like Verizon has just done with the introduction of their new “ALLSET PLANS” (no more all-caps from here on out, mkay). These new plans start at $ 35-a-month for basic phones, but if you’re smart and opt for a smartphone, it starts at a mere $ 45-a-month.

That low Allset plan price includes unlimited ‘Anytime Minutes’  [Read More…]