InFlight Labs Announces Plane-to-Cell Text Messaging
InFlight Labs today announced a new product, called InFlight Messenger, that allows airplane passengers to conduct text and/or IM chat sessions between a computer and mobile phones that are on the ground. The software makes use of the Wi-Fi service that's available on some planes and takes messages typed onto a PC and converts them into text messages. It supports two-way conversations, as well as group messaging (up to 25 recipients). InFlight Labs says messages take approximately 4 to 7 seconds to be delivered, and messages can be time stamped. The service requires only an internet connection to work, and can be used while in the air or on the ground. For a limited time, InFlight Labs is allowing people to sign up for free. Service normally costs beween $1.00 and $1.99 depending on the package chosen by the user.
Google to Strip SMS from Hangouts May 22
Google today outlined a number of changes to its various messaging services, including a dramatic shift for Hangouts. Starting May 22, Google Hangouts will no longer support SMS for text messaging between phones.
Twitter Brings Read Receipts, Link Previews to DMs
Twitter today said it is enriching Direct Messages with more real-time tools. Moving forward, Direct Messages will be more dynamic than before thanks to read receipts, typing indicators, and web link previews.
Google Voice Gains New Lease On Life with Massive Overhaul
Google today introduced a wholly new version of Google Voice for Android, iOS, and the web. The calling, voicemail, and messaging platform has been overhauled from the ground up with a new design, new features, and a fresh commitment from Google to keep the service updated.
Yahoo Bakes Flickr and Tumblr Into New Messenger App
Yahoo today revealed a fully redesigned Yahoo Messenger that makes it easier for people to share across the web. Messenger pulls features from Yahoo's product portfolio, including Flickr and Tumblr.
Snapchat 2.0 Features Refreshed Chat Tools
Snapchat today pushed up a major update to its service that improves the app's ability to handle messages, photos, and videos. Snapchat now lets users transition between these ways of communication with a simpler user interface, and allows people to send videos or audio snippets even when recipients aren't online.
Or just use Google Voice
I haven't had great experiences with google voice texting personally.
I can sent a message, hours and hours later I will get the message time stamped minutes after I sent my original message.
This doens't w...
"I'm sending you this text--