Can I text from a PC to iPhone with Visible?

Kupuna
Novice II

Is there some way I can text from my PC to an iPhone using some variation of the recipient's phone number?

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upstate-SC
Intermediate

Ah interesting question. 

 

I came across this article

https://www.verizon.com/about/news/vzw/2013/06/computer-to-phone-text-messaging

 

Option 2: email to  <visible mobile number>@vtext.com

 

Tried out myself, to my surprise it worked (thanks to visible being on Verizon network).

Email is received as text (SMS).

 

P.S: Please mark the answer as solution if it helped you. Thanks.

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Moxie
Superuser Founder
Superuser Founder

If you have your Visible sim card in an Android phone you can use Google Messages on a PC to send a text. If you have a Gmail account you can get a free Google voice phone number and also text from a PC. 

 

Best!

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Additional information needed? https://www.visible.com/help

Thanks for your prompt answer.

I don't have an Android phone or a Gmail account. You suggest "text from a PC". I'm using Win11 and Outlook (not Outlook.com). I have used the "V" network with a URL prefix before. Is there something equivalent in Visible?
Thanks!

Moxie, thought you would like to know a solution just posted by Upstate-SC

"email to <visible mobile number>@vtext.com"

That works with my system. I'll report back if any glitches show up.

upstate-SC
Intermediate

Ah interesting question. 

 

I came across this article

https://www.verizon.com/about/news/vzw/2013/06/computer-to-phone-text-messaging

 

Option 2: email to  <visible mobile number>@vtext.com

 

Tried out myself, to my surprise it worked (thanks to visible being on Verizon network).

Email is received as text (SMS).

 

P.S: Please mark the answer as solution if it helped you. Thanks.

CarrieOnTheWeb
Novice III

What others have said works. but I think this might help as well.

If their number is on Verizon/Visible then texting (# = 10 number phone number) ##########@vtext.com then emailing from whatever email service (yahoo, gmail, etc.) will work. 

If they do not. You can go to https://voice.google.com and sign up for a free phone number and use their interface to send the person (even a non-iPhone user) a picture message from your computer. 

I am mainly a PC & Android user, but did a little research, if you have an iPhone, you can download an app like this https://apps.apple.com/us/app/iweb-sms/id944770820 and send texts via your computer.