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How to receive sms messages from overseas?

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by John Dalberg, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. John Dalberg

    John Dalberg Guest

    Sending to my phone number as in 1(xxx)xxx-xxx doesn't seem to work.

    Is there a special address format to send to for Verizon wireless
    customers?

    John Dalberg
     



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  2. Frankster

    Frankster Guest

    First, the only person that has to worry about country codes and dialing
    instructions when using a US-homed cell phone is the person that is out of
    the US trying to place a call with this phone. Anyone inside the US calling
    to a US-homed cell phone that has been carried out of the country just dials
    as normal. This includes text messaging.

    However...

    Text messaging is one of those things that needs to be supported all the way
    through the connection, end-to-end. If your phone is in an overseas roaming
    location, it may work and it may not. Just depends. You pretty much have to
    test to find out. You can't believe everything CS tells you about stuff like
    this. They just can't know all the details about every possible scenario.

    Personally, I have received text messages while out of the country, and
    roaming (International dialing is enabled on my account). However, other
    times, I cannot. Just depends. Test.

    OBTW, make sure to have "International Dialing" enabled on your account by
    calling CS and asking for it (no charge). It is not enabled by default.

    -Frank

    "John Dalberg" <nospam@nospam.sss> wrote in message
    news:20060712115416.189$u1@newsreader.com...
    > Sending to my phone number as in 1(xxx)xxx-xxx doesn't seem to work.
    >
    > Is there a special address format to send to for Verizon wireless
    > customers?
    >
    > John Dalberg
     
  3. John Dalberg

    John Dalberg Guest

    "Frankster" <Frank@SPAM2TRASH.com> wrote:
    > First, the only person that has to worry about country codes and dialing
    > instructions when using a US-homed cell phone is the person that is out
    > of the US trying to place a call with this phone. Anyone inside the US
    > calling to a US-homed cell phone that has been carried out of the country
    > just dials as normal. This includes text messaging.
    >
    > However...
    >
    > Text messaging is one of those things that needs to be supported all the
    > way through the connection, end-to-end. If your phone is in an overseas
    > roaming location, it may work and it may not. Just depends. You pretty
    > much have to test to find out. You can't believe everything CS tells you
    > about stuff like this. They just can't know all the details about every
    > possible scenario.
    >
    > Personally, I have received text messages while out of the country, and
    > roaming (International dialing is enabled on my account). However, other
    > times, I cannot. Just depends. Test.
    >
    > OBTW, make sure to have "International Dialing" enabled on your account
    > by calling CS and asking for it (no charge). It is not enabled by
    > default.




    My phone is in the US only. This is about someone SMS'ing me and I am not
    getting his messages. While another Cingular phone is getting his messages.
    My question is why am I not getting the messages? If my number is
    555-555-5555, to what address does the overseas person need to send to?
    Note the sender is located in the middle east and served by a local cell
    company. His phone is not US based.

    John Dalberg











    >
    > -Frank
    >
    > "John Dalberg" <nospam@nospam.sss> wrote in message
    > news:20060712115416.189$u1@newsreader.com...
    > > Sending to my phone number as in 1(xxx)xxx-xxx doesn't seem to work.
    > >
    > > Is there a special address format to send to for Verizon wireless
    > > customers?
    > >
    > > John Dalberg
     
  4. Frankster

    Frankster Guest

    > My phone is in the US only. This is about someone SMS'ing me and I am not
    > getting his messages. While another Cingular phone is getting his
    > messages.
    > My question is why am I not getting the messages?


    I think you are not getting his message becuase the path from his phone to
    the Cingular phone supports SMS end-to-end and the path from his phone to
    your Verzizon phone does not.

    > If my number is 555-555-5555, to what address does the overseas
    > person need to send to?


    Whatever number works from his phone to the Cingular phone should also work
    to your phone, if SMS was supported end-to-end in the path. It must not be,
    for some reason. Maybe a VZW roaming partner (or the network interface
    overseas) is dropping the ball. Typically, the country code has to be dialed
    too (i.e. 001-555-555-5555). But this would not change just becuase the
    destination cariers were different. It would remain the same for the same
    country (US in this case).

    Bottom line, I don't think this problem can be solved by him dialing a
    different number. Whatever number he can use to dial a voice connection with
    you should also work for messaging. Can he dial you voice?

    -Frank
     
  5. Bert2X

    Bert2X Guest

    John Dalberg wrote:


    >
    >
    > Note the sender is located in the middle east and served by a local cell
    > company. His phone is not US based.
    >
    > John Dalberg
    >
    >



    Aha!!! There's the rub. Do you think Homeland Security could be reading
    your messages
    > and hasnt yet figgerd out how to forward them to you. Wait a while you will get them.
    >

    Bert
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >>
     
  6. John Dalberg

    John Dalberg Guest

    Bert2X <bert2x@no_spam.net> wrote:
    > John Dalberg wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >
    > > Note the sender is located in the middle east and served by a local
    > > cell company. His phone is not US based.
    > >
    > > John Dalberg
    > >
    > >

    >
    > Aha!!! There's the rub. Do you think Homeland Security could be reading
    > your messages
    > > and hasnt yet figgerd out how to forward them to you. Wait a while you
    > > will get them.



    Ha! They would pass them through and anaylize them later (or real time)
    ...and how come the messages reach Cingular phones just fine!?

    Maybe HM is targetting Verizon customers only!?

    John Dalberg
     
  7. Bert2X

    Bert2X Guest

    John Dalberg wrote:
    > Bert2X <bert2x@no_spam.net> wrote:
    >
    >>John Dalberg wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>
    >>>Note the sender is located in the middle east and served by a local
    >>>cell company. His phone is not US based.
    >>>
    >>>John Dalberg
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>Aha!!! There's the rub. Do you think Homeland Security could be reading
    >>your messages
    >>
    >>>and hasnt yet figgerd out how to forward them to you. Wait a while you
    >>>will get them.

    >
    >
    >
    > Ha! They would pass them through and anaylize them later (or real time)
    > ..and how come the messages reach Cingular phones just fine!?
    >
    > Maybe HM is targetting Verizon customers only!?
    >
    > John Dalberg


    Maybe they are.. Havent you noticed the black helicopter hovering in the
    background in the Verizon commercials?

    Bert2X
     
  8. Bert2X

    Bert2X Guest

    John Dalberg wrote:

    > Bert2X <bert2x@no_spam.net> wrote:
    >
    >>John Dalberg wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>
    >>>Note the sender is located in the middle east and served by a local
    >>>cell company. His phone is not US based.
    >>>
    >>>John Dalberg
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>Aha!!! There's the rub. Do you think Homeland Security could be reading
    >>your messages
    >>
    >>>and hasnt yet figgerd out how to forward them to you. Wait a while you
    >>>will get them.

    >
    >
    >
    > Ha! They would pass them through and anaylize them later (or real time)
    > ..and how come the messages reach Cingular phones just fine!?
    >
    > Maybe HM is targetting Verizon customers only!?
    >
    > John Dalberg


    I'm a Verizon customer, but I dont use IM. I'm thinking maybe Cingular
    is already online with HM and Verizon has been draggin it's feet.
    "Resistance is Futile" We will all be assimilated...

    Bert2X not of Borg yet
     

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