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  1. #1
    Randy I
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    Hello. I couldn't find any info on this subject so sorry if I'm
    rehashing.

    I'm a US Cingular GSM customer. If I'm roaming internationally in, say,
    the U.K., will I be able to receive text messages from people in the US?
    Will I be able to text them back from the U.K.? How would I address
    my text messages if I'm composing in another country? Finally, if I can
    text back to the U.S. while roaming, can I pretty much do this in any
    country that has Cingular GSM roaming agreements?

    Thanks, -R.




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  2. #2
    Mike Fitzgerald
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    Re: Cingular SMS / Text Messaging While Roaming


    "Randy I" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hello. I couldn't find any info on this subject so sorry if I'm
    > rehashing.
    >
    > I'm a US Cingular GSM customer. If I'm roaming internationally in, say,
    > the U.K., will I be able to receive text messages from people in the US?
    > Will I be able to text them back from the U.K.? How would I address
    > my text messages if I'm composing in another country? Finally, if I can
    > text back to the U.S. while roaming, can I pretty much do this in any
    > country that has Cingular GSM roaming agreements?


    I have not tried it with a Cingular phone, but you should be able to send
    and receive SMS as normal, when roaming.

    I set all my phone numbers using + (country code) (number). For instance, an
    SMS to the UK would be +44 777 555 5555. Although, when you receive an SMS
    from Cingular, in the US, it will arrive as 011 777 555 5555... which is not
    in the international dialling format. This also means that incoming messages
    will not be associated with names in your address book.

    Well, at least Cingular seems to have some sort of SMS capability... it
    might take a little time for them to do it properly.





  3. #3
    Joseph
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    Re: Cingular SMS / Text Messaging While Roaming

    On Fri, 26 Mar 2004 18:54:36 -0800, Randy I
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I'm a US Cingular GSM customer. If I'm roaming internationally in, say,
    >the U.K., will I be able to receive text messages from people in the US?


    Yes.

    > Will I be able to text them back from the U.K.?


    Yes.

    >How would I address
    >my text messages if I'm composing in another country?


    The same way you should be doing it now. Go into your message/write
    messages menu. Compose the message. Send to number in the format
    +13115552368 for messages sent to a North American number,
    +442098765432 in London, England, +33123456789 in Paris, France, etc.

    >Finally, if I can
    >text back to the U.S. while roaming, can I pretty much do this in any
    >country that has Cingular GSM roaming agreements?


    Yes. Do realize though that even with working roaming agreements it's
    not a guarantee that intercarrier/intercountry SMS will work. It
    often does, but none of the carriers AFAIK guarantee any SMS delivery
    beyond their own networks.

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  4. #4
    tom glaab
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    Re: Cingular SMS / Text Messaging While Roaming

    Randy I <[email protected]> wrote
    > I'm a US Cingular GSM customer. If I'm roaming internationally in, say,
    > the U.K., will I be able to receive text messages from people in the US?


    Yep, works great. Since the SMSC (short message service center) number
    is programmed into your phone and doesn't change when you roam, you
    continue to address your SMS as if you were at home.

    Even if you get billed for SMS overseas (I haven't been) it's a lot
    cheaper than an actual phone call.

    tg.



  5. #5
    Randy I
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    Re: Cingular SMS / Text Messaging While Roaming

    tom glaab wrote:

    > Randy I <[email protected]> wrote
    >
    >>I'm a US Cingular GSM customer. If I'm roaming internationally in, say,
    >>the U.K., will I be able to receive text messages from people in the US?

    >
    >
    > Yep, works great. Since the SMSC (short message service center) number
    > is programmed into your phone and doesn't change when you roam, you
    > continue to address your SMS as if you were at home.
    >
    > Even if you get billed for SMS overseas (I haven't been) it's a lot
    > cheaper than an actual phone call.
    >
    > tg.


    Thanks to all the posters who helped with this question! I'm looking
    forward to trying it out the next time I'm traveling. -Randy.




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