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    Default Telstra SMS Buddy - send text messages from your PC

    Not one to usually blow the trumpet of my beloved employer, telstra has just released this new product with is just too neat for me to not share with you.
    We've had this as a corporate tool for AGES, but it's now released as a consumer product, for everyone to use.

    You can send SMS messages from your PC. The cost is the same as texting from your mobile, but you can type away much faster, no unfortunate predictive text errors (my sister in law "Brooke" is always being referred to as "Arnold"), send to multiple numbers much quicker and it's just super neato.

    Here's the link to install it on your desktop. Installation is free.

    Telstra Online Text Buddy (for consumers):
    http://www.telstra.com.au/mobile/products/messaging/textbuddy.htm

    No idea if other networks offer a similar service, but I'm sure if Telstra kicks it off, the others won't be too far behind.

    PS - I'm not Spamming, I really think this is cool and wanted to share.



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    Default Re: Telstra SMS Buddy - send text messages from your PC

    I would...but I'm boycotting Telstra.

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    Default Re: Telstra SMS Buddy - send text messages from your PC

    Sounds very cool - Hope Optus have something like it

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    Yeah I just booted telstra as my mobile and home phone provider

    But a neat service nonethless...

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    Default Re: Telstra SMS Buddy - send text messages from your PC

    Quote Originally Posted by peachy keen
    Yeah I just booted telstra as my mobile and home phone provider

    But a neat service nonethless...
    Tell me about it! You should see how much my phone bill has improved! Not to mention the reception is so much better. Telstra Shmelstra! I reckon they were ripping me off the whole time.

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    Default Re: Telstra SMS Buddy - send text messages from your PC

    i have nothing to say.....

    im a vodafone boi!

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    So you mean it's like what you could do in ICQ a couple of years ago til Telstra prevented it?

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    Default Re: Telstra SMS Buddy - send text messages from your PC

    Yeah - good call Zeppo...

    Telstra really bite. Free SMS'ing was available and Telstra blocked it... not cause it costs them anything as it was being sent from another service provider... but because if everyone had access to free SMS'ing, then obviously the ridiculous charge that they and the other local telco's charge for SMS'ing would have to come down.

    If you are interested in sending SMS' from your computer... have a look into MSN 7's option. Does the same thing, but is much cheaper than Telstra's offering.

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    Default Re: Telstra SMS Buddy - send text messages from your PC

    Yes, my evil employer is indeed evil. I've always known that. But they pay me swell so I no complain.

    Being 'puter 'tarded I had no clue there were other options.



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    oh i remember that ICQ service now! nasty, evil Telstra.

    My experiences with them over the last few months made me despise a company like I never thought I could. Just the unbelievable bureacracy and lack of transparency is disgusting...

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    I still owe Telstra $0.70c, and im not required to pay this until the next bill....

    that was 2 years ago

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    Default Re: Telstra SMS Buddy - send text messages from your PC

    Thanks for that teija

    This program is going to save me a heap of time when im at home and i need to send an SMS.

    Massive props,
    Rob.

    Massive thanks to LadyAstral for the sig

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    Default Re: Telstra SMS Buddy - send text messages from your PC

    I still use ICQSMS.. Most people I know either use optus or vodaphone which is great!

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