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Use iChat to send text messages to cell phones, Five Mac Tips in Five Days, Part 1

By  Jul 14, 2008

Topics: Apple, Operating Systems

You can send text messages to any phone directly through iChat.

To do this, add a Buddy to your list and instead of the name, type +1 in front of the phone number, including the area code even if it's local. Don't put any spaces in the number.

If you already have this Buddy in your list, make a new and separate entry for this person—the info will be stored in the "Mobile Device" section of your Buddy List.


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