Solved

Text Messaging

Posted on 2011-02-23
14
323 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Can I recieve text messages on my cell phone without giving out my phone number.  I want to chat with folks, but not let them call me.
0
Comment
Question by:akbiro
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
14 Comments
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:10023
ID: 34962353
You can use your pin number which is a unique id for your phone without using your phone number
0
 

Author Comment

by:akbiro
ID: 34962369
how do I find my pin number
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:thecrew
ID: 34962442
Sort of. Here's an option:

http://www.txtdrop.com

0
Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

 

Author Comment

by:akbiro
ID: 34962462
txtdrop is not what I am looking for.  i want two way text messaging without giving our my phone number for calls.
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:10023
ID: 34962821
On the blackberry remove the battery and look for the "PIN" number on the white label
0
 

Author Comment

by:akbiro
ID: 34963045
Not sure I have made myself understood.  I think using my pin number would not be prudent.  I was wondering of there was another way to do it...doesn't sound like there is a way.  I will wait a bit more and see if somone has an idea.

Thanks both of you for your help.
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:10023
ID: 34963139
The question was:
 "Can I receive text messages on my cell phone without giving out my phone number.  I want to chat with folks, but not let them call me."
The answer is "yes" use your pin number without using your cell phone number.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:JPetersen92020
ID: 34963151
Gmail allows texts to be sent from google and not a telephone. You just put in the number and send via sms. Here is a link to a review.
http://www.bnet.com/blog/businesstips/how-to-send-text-messages-from-gmail/2204
0
 

Author Comment

by:akbiro
ID: 34963165
There is more to it than that.  So why don't you explain how I can do proceed with your answer?  THanks
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:10023
ID: 34963236
JPetersen92…
You can use skype also, but that is not the question..he does not want to use his cell phone number
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:10023
ID: 34963258
akbiro,
I think i understand your question but putting the cart in front of the horse would help..do you own the other party that you are communicating with?
0
 

Author Comment

by:akbiro
ID: 34963352
No I would not know the person.  Anyone can send me a text that has my Sprint Cell no.  I do not have a PDA type phone, just voice and text...so if I want to get into a text relationship with a person, I have to share my phone number, which means, I might have to take a call...that is what I want to avoid.

THANKS
0
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
10023 earned 500 total points
ID: 34963493
You can avoid taking his/her call by blocking his number by using "verizon's restrict and lock" feature..settings/more/restrict and lock/option one "voice"
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:akbiro
ID: 34963775
Thank you for this help.  Have a great day.
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Want to know why your HTC Droid DNA keeps turning on and off, or why it doesn’t seem to charge at all? This guide walks you through a laundry list of items to check to make sure you get the most out of your HTC Droid DNA.  Phone Will Not Turn On …
In this post we will learn how to connect and configure Android Device (Smartphone etc.) with Android Studio. After that we will run a simple Hello World Program.
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…
Add bar graphs to Access queries using Unicode block characters. Graphs appear on every record in the color you want. Give life to numbers. Hopes this gives you ideas on visualizing your data in new ways ~ Create a calculated field in a query: …

729 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question