Thursday, February 26, 2009

Send Text Messages from WEB to CELL!

Unreal? Yes you CAN send text messages from your computer to a cell phone. In most cases for FREE!

Jaxtr - A simple-looking interface but complicated by the fact that it does not ask you where you reside so it gives you a phone number from the area of the server of your ISP [Internet Service Provider]. For example Jaxtr thought I was from Ottawa by checking where the server connected from. Have not found a way to change that yet. Didn't look to hard. However was able to send text message to buddy free. There are paid plans too so don't get caught paying when you use it free!
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Local numbers to call on the go - Free
Global voicemail box - Free
Send and receive text and ping messages - Free

Send SMS (text) messages worldwide - Free

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Forward incoming jaxtr calls to phones
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Advanced voicemail personalization
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Priority customer support
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2) Text for Free - PC 2 Mobile Communication - Says US only but I sent a text message to a Canadian number. It said, "Sent Successfully" - Will have to check with buddy to see if he got it.

3) - not supported in Canada so I cannot try it

Some Other Locations To Try I Gleaned from the Web
Bell Mobility

Telus Mobility

Koodo Mobile

Rogers Wireless


And these
Rogers Wireless: [10-digit phone number]
Fido: [10-digit phone number]
Telus: [10-digit phone number]
Bell Mobility: [10-digit phone number]
Kudo Mobile: [10-digit phone number]
MTS: [10-digit phone number]
President’s Choice: [10-digit phone number]
Sasktel: [10-digit phone number]
Solo: [10-digit phone number]
Virgin: [10-digit phone number]

You can send a free text message directly to any MTS Mobility Text Messaging enabled phone from this web site.

ROGERS - Send a text to a Rogers phone by going here and downloading SMS plugin to text a Rogers cell phone.

For Virgin, Speakout Wireless, and tons of other providers there is a big list on Wikipedia

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Internet Security - Antivirus - The BEST Solutions

I use Vipre on one of my systems. I need to restrict it to one so that I can keep testing OTHER internet security systems on the other computers that I own. I use Vipre which is much newer but comes from Sunbelt Software who Microsoft bought their original technology from for Windows Defender. Problem being that Microsoft did not keep developing it like Sunbelt does. [See left sidebar for trial copy or to purchase]

Sunbelt also owns Kerio Personal Firewall which they have now renamed Sunbelt Personal Firewall. There is a free version and a paid one. Soon I believe you will see Vipre become complete by incorporating their firewall into Vipre.

It is very inexpensive and protects against viruses in email and from other sources as well as Spyware. So far it does not have a built-in firewall. Most people don't need a firewall but it never hurts to have one even if just to make yourself feel better.People like me who have zillions of websites and blogs and are on the internet for hours every day, NEED a firewall because they are obvious targets for BAD GUYS!

I use Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 on the computer I am typing this on. It is my main system. It is so complete and stays in the background keeping my whole system secure that I use it here.

In addition, Kaspersky has the FASTEST RESPONSE TIME when a NEW VIRUS is found. Sometimes as soon as 20 minutes later, they are updating your system with the solution. Fast I like! If two days go by or even 24 hours, a lot of havoc can be created on your computer while the slow guys are trying to find a new solution to the NEW VIRUS. Do you really want to take that chance? [see banner link on left sidebar]

Other good products are BitDefender and NOD32. Unusual name, NOD32. However both products are very good. I will write about them later.