Hi! My husband and I have Ting a account that we use for cellular access only. We ported our phone numbers to Google Voice, which means we use Google Hangouts for phone and texting. It's been a great way to keep our phone bill down because we're not paying for minutes and texts, only data (which is actually cheaper).
We'd like to add our son onto our Ting account using the same set-up. However, the only people he needs to text right now are us (which will work fine)...and his best friend, who uses an iCloud account on WiFi only. (Meaning he doesn't have a phone number.)
It looks like you can't text an iCloud account from Hangouts. Is that correct? If so, is there some sort of workaround? We'd hate to pay to get him onto our Ting account and then he can't use the phone to text his best friend. Any suggestions?