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July 22, 2008

AIM for the iPhone

AIM for the iPhone

July 23, 2008 Looking for a way to offset the ridiculously expensive data plan that your new 3G iPhone is tied to? AOL's free AIM client has a feature you might be interested in - the ability to send free SMS messages.

Make sure your iPhone is running the iPhone 2.0 software, and grab AIM here (iTunes required).

To send an SMS, simply send an IM to the number you wish to SMS in the international dialling format. For example, to send an SMS to a number in the U.S. of (444) 555-6666, send an IM to +14445556666. The recipient can reply to the message and you will receive it as an IM.

iPod Touch can also use this neat trick, provided they're somewhere with WiFi access.

Before you get too excited, the SMS feature doesn't work in all countries. We know it works in the U.S, but our readers from abroad will have to test it out for themselves. Feel free to send your reports to tim at gizmag dot com.

Send SMS on iPhone for free [Mac OS X Hints via Gizmodo]

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Tim Hanlon Tim originally came to Gizmag as a developer, much to the dismay of anyone who had to maintain, build on, or rewrite his code. After wearing every other hat that didn't have a head for it, he became CEO in 2010. Outside Gizmag, he trains Muay Thai and plays too much Destiny.   All articles by Tim Hanlon
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