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Anyone knows if a SMS service will eventually be offered for tablets?


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iPhone in Canada has a post on this topic indicating October release of this functionality.

http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/news/ios-8-sms-continuity-delayed/
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On the iPad the closest you'll get is iMessage since that can be associated with an email address. Other than that, the iPad isn't usually considered a phone. SMS is usually associated with a phone number.


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What if they have an iPad cellular?

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Do those actually have cell phone numbers assigned to them?


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If there is a SIM card inserted..... yes, there is a number for that sim card.

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Then it'll likely boil down to whether or not Telus wants to enable SMS on cellular tablets from their end. 


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Right. Ipad wi-fi cellular, sim card and phone number assigned. I was hoping a moderator might have a crystal ball on Telus future plans...

 

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iPhone in Canada has a post on this topic indicating October release of this functionality.

http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/news/ios-8-sms-continuity-delayed/
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Thank you! Now that's good news.