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Tex2 – low cost cell phone text messaging via your data plan


Tex2 is a Java application for mobile phones that lets you send text messages using your Internet data plan rather than the standard SMS network. The result is a much cheaper charge per message – around 0.5p vs 12.0p for standard SMS. The catch is that your recipient has to be running the Tex2 program as well, but there’s an ‘Invite a friend’ feature, so that may not be a huge problem. Sounds quite cool.


 tex2 phone software lets you send messages in a different way to normal texts, for a lot less money. You pay around 1/2p whether you send a tex2 to Torquay or Timbuktu. tex2 works on most modern mobiles. If your phone can play games and take pictures, it’s 95% certain to run our software. You can use tex2 to send and receive mobile emails, too. When someone sends you a tex2, you get an alert. Click the download button and we’ll send a message to your phone containing a link to our download site. Follow the instructions and you’re away.


  • Loads of people have tried to do this now, and simply put – it doesn’t work. Wanna know why…..?

    In no particular order:
    1)Minimum data fees (lots of netoworks have them) mean you end up paying quite a bit more than the few bits of data it takes to send a message
    2) You pay to receive messages too
    3) That is if you are logged on, which you need to be to get a message which means it’s a hell of a lot less convienient than SMS
    4) Leave yourself logged in? Nope, doesn’t work as most of the time the network will drop the connection
    5) Use a lot of SMS? Get a big bundle, they aren’t that expensive
    6) Most people can’t be arsed to load the software and run it vs just sending a normal SMS
    7) Most times the application can’t access your phonebook – pain in the arse if you send a lot of text.

    Need I go on?

  • 12p per text message? That’s insanity. I pay $5 USD for unlimited text messaging per month and usually use 500 or so.

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