It’s happened way too many times before, right? You’re in the middle of that book-long text because you’re really into the topic and Boom! your phone dies mid-text. Maybe you wanted to fire off a quick text to a business colleague regarding something that could be beneficial for the company? There are a myriad of different scenarios that could be playing out but chances are, you can relate to this story. Thankfully, whether your phone has usable charge or not (my phone tends to die at around 15%, or whenever it feels like it), you can continue your conversation. The best part is that you can do it directly from you laptop.
I’m going to go ahead and take an educated guess that many of you have an iPhone of some sort. If that is the case, then you know about iMessage whenever you’re texting someone else with an iPhone. It usually shows up blue to show that you are using iMessage, the texting/messaging app that caters strictly to Apple! There is something really useful about this.. as long as you have a Mac computer that is. If you are using any type of Mac computer and your phone is dead, you can still text anyone back, as long as they have an iPhone that is. As long as you know the person’s number or Apple ID, you can send them a message and keep the conversation going.
If you don’t have an iPhone or a Mac computer of some sort, you can always email as well. This one may seem a bit farfetched, but hear me out. Have you ever gotten a text from an email address before? You’ve received a text and instead of the contact info that you have associated with that person, it’s an email address. Sending a text from your email account is exactly what you could do with those important texts that can’t wait. How can you do this, you ask? All you need to do is compose your email and insert the 10-digit phone number of the person you want to text along with the domain of the phone service provider as the send to address, and Eureka! you’ve just sent your text via email. While it may not be beneficial to everyone, since most people receive emails to their phones directly now and sending an email might be easier, it can still come in handy if the person never checks their email. Options are key here.
There are other options as well, should these not suit your fancy. You could always continue a text conversation via a free texting website. There are tons of different sites out there that you could Google right now and use them absolutely free of charge. Just remember the old adage when doing this, you get what you pay for. The website you’re using may, in fact, only allow you to see your text responses via an email address, instead of directly through the site itself. Other sites might even make you register in order to see get your responses sent to your email directly. Then there is the case of dealing with a wave of advertisements that could be coming your way. Naturally though, these are what keep the site free of charge.
Whichever you choose, it’s always nice to know that you have some way that you can continue your conversation. As long as you have some sort of internet access, you’ll never have to be without texting again. Just try to think of your laptop as a giant phone with a lot of buttons, and you should be fine.