I am trying to help my wife with her workload. She is a virtual teacher and has almost 200 students in her virtual class. Most of these students use text via cell phone as their primary means of communicating with her. Needless to say it is getting a bit difficult for her to try and keep up with up to 35 or 40 text an hour using her cell phone.
I am looking for a program for her that would take her incoming text and route them through the internet onto her computer, so she could recieve and respond using her laptop instead of her phone. I was thinking of using one called TextFree Web, and while it seems to be a good program you aren’t using your cell phone’s number for the text. This might not be that big of deal except trying to get almost 200 students to realize that they would have to text to a different number than they have been for months won’t be so easy.
Does anyone know of a free program that allows you to use your current cell phone number for texting but will route those texts to a computer? Any help would be appreciated. I would like to make her workload more productive and I figure she can save hours a week by being able to respond via the computer vs using her cell phone. Thanks in advance for any help.