***PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT PROVIDE TECHNICAL SUPPORT FOR THE TELSTRA TEXT BUDDY SOFTWARE.  NOR DO WE PROVIDE ADVICE ON IT’S USE.  THE CONTENT ON THIS PAGE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.  ALL REQUESTS FOR TECHNICAL SUPPORT SHOULD BE MADE DIRECTLY TO TELSTRA*** 

Telstra Online Text Buddy is a quick and easy way to send text messages – from the comfort of your desktop computer.

This is especially handy when you’re at work, you’ve left your phone at home or have a flat battery. Or maybe you can just type faster on a full size keyboard?

Whatever the need, Telstra Online Text Buddy is a simple and convenient way to send text messages from your desktop computer.

 Getting your Telstra Online Text Buddy

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Getting started is easy. Just download the application and double click on the button to install it:

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(Please note that the Telstra Online Text Buddy is a Windows based application. Compatibility information is available in the FAQs. The Telstra Online Text Buddy application is free to install.)

Logging In

Once you install the Telstra Online Text Buddy application on your computer, you’ll be asked to enter your Telstra mobile phone number. A PIN will then be sent to your mobile phone handset by text message (at no charge).

The Telstra Online Text Buddy will then require you to enter this PIN and choose your new password.

Whenever you log in to Telstra Online Text Buddy, you’ll need to use your mobile phone number and the password you have chosen. You can also ask Telstra Online Text Buddy to ‘remember’ your login, so you don’t need to enter it each time you start your computer.

Now you’re ready to write and send text messages. And of course, you can install the Telstra Online Text Buddy on multiple computers – so you can log in and send text messages from your home, work or a friend’s computer.

Things you need to know

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  • Texts sent via your Telstra Online Text Buddy are charged to your chosen Telstra mobile service at the same rate and will also include your plan’s discount or bonus text options (exclusions apply). Telstra Online Text Buddy cannot be used to receive SMS. All replies to SMS sent using Telstra Online Text Buddy will be directed to your chosen Telstra mobile service.
  • Download fees may apply for downloading the Telstra Online Text buddy application and Flash Player (if required) in accordance with your internet service provider’s plan.

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