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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.
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Question by:akbiro
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by:10023
ID: 34962353
You can use your pin number which is a unique id for your phone without using your phone number
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by:akbiro
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how do I find my pin number
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by:thecrew
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Sort of. Here's an option:

http://www.txtdrop.com

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by:akbiro
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txtdrop is not what I am looking for.  i want two way text messaging without giving our my phone number for calls.
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by:10023
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On the blackberry remove the battery and look for the "PIN" number on the white label
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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.
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by:10023
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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.
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by:JPetersen92020
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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
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by:akbiro
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There is more to it than that.  So why don't you explain how I can do proceed with your answer?  THanks
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by:10023
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JPetersen92…
You can use skype also, but that is not the question..he does not want to use his cell phone number
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by:10023
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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?
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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
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10023 earned 500 total points
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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"
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by:akbiro
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Thank you for this help.  Have a great day.
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