I would like to know if any 3rd party web app allows basic, regular functionality of sending/receiving SMS text messages through a browser. However, the caveat is that I need it to utilize my personal phone number and appear in all respects as if I was sending the message from my phone directly.
Some possible solutions that may address the issue, discovered in the last few years since first posting this question:
- Google Voice - Exactly addresses my issue at hand, except that Sprint is the only carrier fully supporting this service. Not a complete solution for all other providers because you must operate using a separate Google Voice assigned number, and the integration is still not seamless with non-Sprint devices.
- AirDroid - Not a complete solution if you use iOS obviously. Also, I have been less than impressed with AirDroid's functionality. Bugs often cause crashing either on my phone as the server or in my browser while accessing.
- MightyText - Probably the closest thing to a real solution I have found thus far. However, your found must be turned on & connected to a network to function properly (with the accompanying server app installed). Still, I find there are delays & interruptions of service at various times so that the service is not completely reliable just yet.
Any suggestions to a good alternative?