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Picture messaging and video messaging aren't the only innovations on your cell phone. Some cell phone service providers offer text-to-speech services that let you send a message to any ordinary telephone number. One company's instructions for this service are quite simple:
1. Type the text message as usual
2. Enter the telephone number with area code
3. Press "send"
The cell phone text message is automatically converted into speech and sent to the number. This service is excellent for messaging people who are visually impaired, temporarily without cell phone service, or who prefer a "land line" phone to cell phones. Depending on your carrier, an additional charge may apply for successful delivery of your voice message. Check your calling plan for cell phone text messaging charges connected to this innovative feature.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|