Hi...I've seen a lot of questions about how to text using your tablet. I am using an app called Airdroid ( free on the market ) that does work using your own cell phone number. 1. Download and install Airdroid on to your cell. 2. Open app and start 3. Your IP address will come up as it connects 4. Type the address into your tablet browser and the Airdroid interface will open on your tablet for you to use. Let me know if this works for you. Thanks!