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  1. #1
    Charlotte Capanni
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    I'm currently working in the US (Texas) and am trying to send text
    messages to my husband in the UK. My network at home is with orange,
    I'm using a SE T610 the network the phone has picked up here is AT&T.
    I can call home fine, but every text message I send fails - also to
    other friends on different networks. Is there a setting I need to make
    on the phone or is this a problem with orange/SE.

    It's very frustrating, as I bought my T610 on the assumption I would
    be able to use it in the US for sending text messages.

    Any advice, gratefully received.

    Charlotte Capanni



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  2. #2
    Bender
    Guest

    Re: SE T610 - Text messaging US > UK

    I am in canada and my fiancee is in the UK and I have no problem
    sending txt's to her. it is just REALLY expensive.
    I am with vodafone but am using roger's at&t here.
    the only thing i can suggest is make sure you have the zero in the
    area code and try it with the 01144 prefix and see if that helps too.

    when we were in the USA this summer (VA, RI & NY) i couldn't get on
    with AT&T though, only T-mobile. but i could email, phone and txt...

    i hope this helps

    Bender


    On 12 Oct 2003 18:35:24 -0700, [email protected] (Charlotte Capanni)
    wrote:

    >I'm currently working in the US (Texas) and am trying to send text
    >messages to my husband in the UK. My network at home is with orange,
    >I'm using a SE T610 the network the phone has picked up here is AT&T.
    >I can call home fine, but every text message I send fails - also to
    >other friends on different networks. Is there a setting I need to make
    >on the phone or is this a problem with orange/SE.
    >
    >It's very frustrating, as I bought my T610 on the assumption I would
    >be able to use it in the US for sending text messages.
    >
    >Any advice, gratefully received.
    >
    >Charlotte Capanni





  3. #3
    johan helmer
    Guest

    Re: SE T610 - Text messaging US > UK

    although whilst roaming you can recieve and make calls, not all the
    providers that you pick up will let you send texts

    you mentioned you where with orange, if memory serves, somewhere on their
    website will tell you which of the US networks will let you send txts and
    also the call costs of the various networks

    CM

    "Bender" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I am in canada and my fiancee is in the UK and I have no problem
    > sending txt's to her. it is just REALLY expensive.
    > I am with vodafone but am using roger's at&t here.
    > the only thing i can suggest is make sure you have the zero in the
    > area code and try it with the 01144 prefix and see if that helps too.
    >
    > when we were in the USA this summer (VA, RI & NY) i couldn't get on
    > with AT&T though, only T-mobile. but i could email, phone and txt...
    >
    > i hope this helps
    >
    > Bender
    >
    >
    > On 12 Oct 2003 18:35:24 -0700, [email protected] (Charlotte Capanni)
    > wrote:
    >
    > >I'm currently working in the US (Texas) and am trying to send text
    > >messages to my husband in the UK. My network at home is with orange,
    > >I'm using a SE T610 the network the phone has picked up here is AT&T.
    > >I can call home fine, but every text message I send fails - also to
    > >other friends on different networks. Is there a setting I need to make
    > >on the phone or is this a problem with orange/SE.
    > >
    > >It's very frustrating, as I bought my T610 on the assumption I would
    > >be able to use it in the US for sending text messages.
    > >
    > >Any advice, gratefully received.
    > >
    > >Charlotte Capanni

    >






  4. #4
    DeLa
    Guest

    Re: SE T610 - Text messaging US > UK

    "johan helmer" <[email protected]> schreef in bericht
    news:[email protected]
    > although whilst roaming you can recieve and make calls, not all the
    > providers that you pick up will let you send texts
    >
    > you mentioned you where with orange, if memory serves, somewhere on their
    > website will tell you which of the US networks will let you send txts and
    > also the call costs of the various networks
    >
    > CM


    Very likely the problem/solution.

    Also check if the "service number" of the sms-service in your phone has the
    international code in front of it (like +33 or whichever it is for UK).

    --DeLa





  5. #5
    Chris
    Guest

    Re: SE T610 - Text messaging US > UK


    >when we were in the USA this summer (VA, RI & NY) i couldn't get on
    >with AT&T though, only T-mobile. but i could email, phone and txt...


    In florida we could pick up T-Mobile and AT&T Wireless I had no
    problem sending text messages from either network. T-Mobile are the
    best network from my experience because a) they billed orange quickly,
    I didn't get charged for my calls on AT&T till 2 months later when I
    thought all my roaming costs were paid. and b) they have GPRS support
    which orange haven't billed me for(shh!) - I used a couple of MB
    checking emails and logging into instant messaging services using WAP.
    Also some of my text messages on T-Mobile were free, I don't know how
    they figured that out :-)

    A quick note for those of you roaming in the US, the signal quality is
    nowhere near as good as the UK but its good if your only using it for
    SMS or calling whilst not moving (our phones were unusable to call
    each other when we were driving across the state). GPRS was poor if I
    could get a connection at all but I can hardly complain as I was not
    billed for it.

    Chris.



  6. #6
    Charlotte Capanni
    Guest

    Re: SE T610 - Text messaging US > UK

    I'm currently in San Antonio, TX - I'm picking up AT&T or T-Mobile
    just fine - I can make calls and receive text messages - I just can't
    send them :-(

    All my numbers have the +44 in front of them as does my service
    centre.

    I can't find anywhere on the orange website that give me any further
    information about roaming in the US and which networks charge what.

    I'm back in the UK on Friday - I guess I need to take it up with
    Orange then, hopefully I'll be able to sort it before I return in a
    couple of weeks.

    Thanks for all your suggestions.

    Charlotte


    [email protected] (Chris) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > >when we were in the USA this summer (VA, RI & NY) i couldn't get on
    > >with AT&T though, only T-mobile. but i could email, phone and txt...

    >
    > In florida we could pick up T-Mobile and AT&T Wireless I had no
    > problem sending text messages from either network. T-Mobile are the
    > best network from my experience because a) they billed orange quickly,
    > I didn't get charged for my calls on AT&T till 2 months later when I
    > thought all my roaming costs were paid. and b) they have GPRS support
    > which orange haven't billed me for(shh!) - I used a couple of MB
    > checking emails and logging into instant messaging services using WAP.
    > Also some of my text messages on T-Mobile were free, I don't know how
    > they figured that out :-)
    >
    > A quick note for those of you roaming in the US, the signal quality is
    > nowhere near as good as the UK but its good if your only using it for
    > SMS or calling whilst not moving (our phones were unusable to call
    > each other when we were driving across the state). GPRS was poor if I
    > could get a connection at all but I can hardly complain as I was not
    > billed for it.
    >
    > Chris.




  7. #7
    Chris
    Guest

    Re: SE T610 - Text messaging US > UK

    Maybe the networks you're connected to just don't support sending text
    messages. You have to bear in mind that most Americans are still
    walking around with house bricks for mobile phones and there is not
    such a big demand for things like SMS and GPRS. On the Orange website,
    only 3 of the 12 listed networks support sending of SMS. There are
    several different networks running under the AT&T name from what I can
    see so just because you get AT&T or T-Mobile in one state doesn't mean
    you will get the same services in another :-(

    Sorry I can't help you further




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