Anyone know of a way to auto forward text messages from an iPhone?

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  1. lokiju

    lokiju Lifer

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    I got a Moto Droid and it was easy enough to forward my phone calls from my iPhone (3G) to my Droid's number, even works when the iPhone is turned off, which is a nice touch.

    I'm trying to figure out if there's a way to accomplish the same thing with text messages though?
     
  2. ChAoTiCpInOy

    ChAoTiCpInOy Diamond Member

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    Probably not. If you had a Google Voice account you would probably have an easier time. You would be paying double to take the message and send it along.
     
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    The only way that I know how to do this is with Google Voice, or another 3rd party SMS service like TextFree.
     
  4. DivideBYZero

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    There are no phones that I know of that can forward SMS. Essentially it would need to be a network supported feature, like forwarding calls, but it isn't and probably never will be.
     
  5. lokiju

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    Google Voice is the hole reason I'm holding onto this phone service and just forwarding everything to my Droid.

    I have my personal phone number I've had for years on my work paid for iPhone but since I read that Google Voice will next year allow people to port their phone numbers to Google Voice, I'm holding onto the plan until that's a reality.

    Oh well, will just have to tell people to text a different phone number for now if they want to get me.
     
  6. li21

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    I know this is a bit of an old thread.. but its definitely possible to do.

    Nokia (symbian OS) have an app called SMS Forwarder and it works a treat.. Just put in an source no. and destination no.(s) and it will simply automatically forward on SMS as you receive them .. works in seconds.

    I use this to forward certain SMS to large groups of people.. you can black list or white list certain keywords etc..

    I havent found ANYTHING like this for iPhone.. I can't believe with all the junk out there on the app store... no one has come up with anything like this..

    This is the only reason I can't make the switch to iPhone as I need this sort of app for business..
    Not to mention there is still no Lotus Notes sync solution..
     
  7. ChAoTiCpInOy

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    You may be able to talk to AT&T and see what they can do for you.
     
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    unless you text many many different people often, the simplest solution is to tell people to text your GV number.
     
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    I think we are missing the point of this..

    For me, I don't want to forward ALL SMS. Certainly not personal messages I might receive.

    I receive SMS from an automated service that can only have 1 recipient.

    This message needs to be broadcast to many users..

    With the Symbian App I have full control of who gets forwarded the message.. and when to or not to forward if certain keywords exist in the message.

    It happens instantenously so even if I am asleep, the message will get passed on.
     
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  11. kramerica099

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    There are phones that can easily forward text messages, they are just android phones and apps. This is exactly why I hate Iphone, they control everything and are in the pockets of the cell providers. Open source is the only way to go and that is why I will pay money to have a droid phone rather than use the free phone my company gives me. Why all the lemmings are into Iphone is just beyond me.
     
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