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.
Apr 18, 2017
Facebook today announced major changes to its Messenger platform that should make bots easier to find and use. To start, Messenger now includes a Discover tab where people can recall recently used bots, as well as use a free-form search field to seek out new bots.
Mar 9, 2017
Facebook is updating its Messenger application with disappearing stories that behave similar to those of Snapchat and Instagram. The feature, called Messenger Day, lets people create short stories made up of photos and videos and then share them with their Facebook friends.
Mar 21, 2018
Facebook today expanded the tools people can use to manage large group chats in Messenger. Administrator privileges allow people to approve new members before they can join a group chat, as well as remove members and promote/demote another user to/from the role of admin.
May 1, 2018
Facebook today announced several new features headed to its Facebook Messenger service. First up is augmented reality in the Messenger platform.
Oct 23, 2018
Facebook today revealed a new version of Facebook Messenger featuring a cleaned-up user interface that the social network hopes people will find more appealing. To start, Messenger 4 will dial back the number of tabs from nine to three with an emphasis on existing one-to-one and group conversations.
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--