My Phone Is Being Sucky. I Searched For A Solution And Found Joopz!

23Jan08

So, as of a couple of days ago, my phone is not receiving text messages.  I know, I know, call my service provider and sort it out.  Well, it’s really not all that important to me at the moment and I really don’t feel like talking to those guys right now.  I did, however, do a Google search for a Web based solution.  What I found was Joopz.

Joopz allows you to send and receive text messages right from the Web.  You can create a contact list to be stored with all of your friends numbers and create groups for sending out mass text messages.  I tried it out on my friend Michelle and it worked like a charm.  I just entered in her number, entered my message into the text box, and pressed send.  About a minute later I got her usual hello, I responded, and so on – all from my Joopz account.  The third message from her ended up being “who is this?” because I didn’t come up as “Molly” on her phone.  My phone number was shown as the sender and I don’t think she knows my number.  I actually don’t think it’s that uncommon for people to not know their friends actual numbers nowadays, so a nice feature addition could be to allow you to add a name instead of your phone number.  Joopz is free to use for 10 outgoing messages a month and unlimited incoming messages.  It’s just $2.95 a month or $19.95 a year for unlimited messaging and a complete message history.  One big reason I chose to test out Joopz is because even though it’s meant for text messaging, it doesn’t require any sort of text message activation, which I obviously can’t do since that’s the problem I’m having right now.  Here’s my screencast tour of Joopz:

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4 Responses to “My Phone Is Being Sucky. I Searched For A Solution And Found Joopz!”

  1. DG,

    Jott, (which you wrote about in December ’06) will let you do the same thing (and more) for free (for now.) I have no association with Jott other than it saves my life on a near daily basis! 🙂

    Love your site (I’m recently discovered it.) You rock!

    Your new(ish) fan, Pete

  2. DG,

    Thanks for the article on Joopz. Just wanted to clarify that we do send your name (in addition to your mobile number). That feature had been inadvertently turned off during the last software update a week ago or so, but it’s working properly now. Thanks, Gavin (Joopz.com).

  3. Nice article, however joopz works only in US and Canada !….

  4. I have probably been looking around online for like the last 20 minutes for a site like yours. So i just want to give you a big thank you and tell you too keep up the hard work. Have a great weeken! =) Thank you!



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