So a friend and I were talking, smoking, drinking, smokin talking, drinking talking etc last night and we brought this subject up:
SMS proxys, where A can text message someone, the text is recieved by person B but person B doesn't see the real number buy a 'proxy' number. Person B responds to proxy number and person A recieves text on at his/her real number.
Is this a new idea? Has it been done already? Does this technology already exist? is it legal? we had many questions about it but because of the smoking, drinking cycle weren't in the condition to research it.
EDIT: Ya know, looking back on this through clearer eyes I guess it would just be a virtual number that supported SMS.... nevermind,
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Hi there IcSilk,
I can only speak for over here in the UK, but it exists and is legal. I have friends who occasionally send international messages and it is cheaper to use a forwarding agent or relay than have their personal cellphone set up for it.
Yes it is legal.............you have no right to know where the message actually came from, just like a voice call on a cell or landline?.............the caller can turn the feature off if they chose.
A case of "illegal is as illegal does" rather than per se ;)
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Is it possible that the Cingular internet-only plan does not allow SMS? The SMS function should work for a voice/data plan.