Auto Forward SMS can forward incoming SMS to your email. This optional add-on also allows you to reply DIRECTLY to that SMS from Gmail. The app converts your reply back into an SMS "FROM" your mobile number. The original sender only ever sees your conversation as text messages FROM your mobile number. And a copy of any conversations are also on your phone.
By subscribing to REPLY FROM EMAIL service, the app will allocate you a Unique Mobile Email Address (UMEA) which does the heavy lifting for you, and uses our domain name to allow a "2 way" exchange between the ORIGINAL SENDER'S SMS, Gmail, and your mobile phone.
You can now have incoming SMS forwarded to an email address, and then reply FROM GMAIL back to the ORIGINAL SENDER, and it appears to come from your mobile number.
NOTE: for a smooth conversation DO NOT CHANGE THE EMAIL SUBJECT LINE IN GMAIL.
This service is managed via your Google Play account. You can subscribe or unsubscribe anytime.
No. If you only use phone to phone, you do not need this add-in service as it only applies to replying to an SMS from email.
No you don't. The app will do this for free for you now. It's only if you want to reply from email and have it LOOK like the reply is from your mobile number. This feature is totally optional and is not required for the app to function.
However, if you use the app mainly to forward incoming SMS to your email address AND you want to reply to SMS from Gmail and have it appear to come from your phone number, then we highly recommend subscribing to this Reply From Email service.
Yes, because it needs an internet connection for the 2 way exchange between SMS and Email to work.
Phone 1 (where app is installed) needs to be internet-connected. And when you receive the forwarded SMS in your email, whether you read Gmail on a laptop or your phone, you will need internet connection via wifi or mobile data...
...but be careful with mobile data, especially if you are roaming and traveling, as telcos can be mean with roaming prices!! We advise using wifi when possible.
Note, if you have your app-installed phone NOT connected to the internet, and you turn it on, there may be a short delay when forwarded messages are processed and sent/received. Our testing showed about 5-10 minutes, but it may be longer depending on your telco. Let us know if you are having issues.
The Reply From Email subscription is managed via your Google Playstore account. On your NEW phone, login to your Google Playstore account from your new phone, and your subscription will be restored.
The app will continue to work, and you can still have SMS forwarded to your email address as normal. However the difference is you won't be able to reply to forwarded texts FROM Gmail anymore. Your UMEA will be removed and revert to the default email@example.com (which is an unmanned email that does not manage replies).
Yes. You will see the exchange in your Gmail and on your phone. Great for backup copies!
If you enable the subscription, your phone is allocated a Unique Mobile Email Address (UMEA) which allows our software & server to use your phone number to receive and reply to a text message via Gmail.
Because SMS and email are completely different technologies, we have built this function so the two applications can 'talk' with each other to exchange messages, and make this process invisible to you and your receiver (original sender).
This feature is not ideal for a long involved conversation. But having said that, it can handle conversations well. We prefer Gmail so it can Group messages from the same person. ENSURE YOU DO NOT CHANGE THE EMAIL SUBJECT LINE.
The in-app subscription is via GooglePlay. Pricing in Australia is $3.99 per month, and outside Australia it will be in your local currency. You can stop whenever you want and this will not affect the normal operation of the app (SMS and email forwarding), but your UMEA will be inactive and you won't be able to reply DIRECTLY from Gmail back to the original sender.
After you purchase the app and you decide that you want to subscribe to this extra service, simply tap the button on the app's Home screen.
If you have any questions, please contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org