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  1. #1
    Phil Schuman
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    Our son has a Virgin Mobile phone (which uses the Sprint network)
    and it seems to be work ok for him - and it supports text messaging
    which amazingly enough since the basic Sprint network does not....
    I was wondering how the text messaging logistics works
    on the different phones and their related networks ?
    I guess you either send each text message to a gateway of some kind
    [email protected]
    or to a local (same network) phone 111-123-1234

    So every "H R U" and the reply/conversation gets sent this way ?






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  2. #2
    Richie
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    Re: Virgin Mobile - Text messaging

    Or course, Sprint supports text messaging. You just have to call them so
    they activate it on your account.

    SMS is not like email. It's send through a service center (that is a
    telephone number) operated by the carrier. There are also gateways that
    allow you to send text messages to mobile phones via email (i.e.
    [email protected]).

    "Phil Schuman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Our son has a Virgin Mobile phone (which uses the Sprint network)
    > and it seems to be work ok for him - and it supports text messaging
    > which amazingly enough since the basic Sprint network does not....
    > I was wondering how the text messaging logistics works
    > on the different phones and their related networks ?
    > I guess you either send each text message to a gateway of some kind
    > [email protected]
    > or to a local (same network) phone 111-123-1234
    >
    > So every "H R U" and the reply/conversation gets sent this way ?
    >
    >
    >






  3. #3
    Eric
    Guest

    Re: Virgin Mobile - Text messaging

    (Phil=A0Schuman) wrote:
    <<Our son has a Virgin Mobile phone (which uses the Sprint network) and
    it seems to be work ok for him - and it supports text messaging which
    amazingly enough since the basic Sprint network does not.... >>

    Sprint has supported text messaging for a few months now. Most of
    Sprint's newer phones (such as the Nokia 3588i) have text messaging
    capabilities. You just have to call and have it activated onto your
    account if your phone is sms capable. Almost all of the phones
    pre-fall/winter 2003 had sms disabled and one would have to rely on the
    Wireless Web or Vision for "Short Mail".

    It works really well on my nokia.




  4. #4
    Joseph
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    Re: Virgin Mobile - Text messaging

    On Tue, 04 May 2004 12:49:38 GMT, "Phil Schuman"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Our son has a Virgin Mobile phone (which uses the Sprint network)
    >and it seems to be work ok for him - and it supports text messaging
    >which amazingly enough since the basic Sprint network does not....
    >I was wondering how the text messaging logistics works
    >on the different phones and their related networks ?
    >I guess you either send each text message to a gateway of some kind
    > [email protected]
    >or to a local (same network) phone 111-123-1234
    >
    >So every "H R U" and the reply/conversation gets sent this way ?


    Send to [email protected] and it will always be delivered no
    matter which North American network you wish to use.
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    remove NONO from .NONOcom to reply



  5. #5
    CharlesH
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    Re: Virgin Mobile - Text messaging

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Joseph <[email protected]> wrote:
    >Send to [email protected] and it will always be delivered no
    >matter which North American network you wish to use.


    Does teleflip deal with local number portability (LNP)? It used to be
    that one could look at the area code + prefix and know which carrier
    (landline or wireless) owned the number. And knowing which wireless
    carrier, you would know their SMTP portal (e.g., vtext.com for Verizon
    Wireless). But with LNP, you have to have hooks into the phone network
    to query a database to determine which carrier handles a specific number.




  6. #6
    Chip Orange
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    Re: Virgin Mobile - Text messaging

    No, but you can tell it which carrier does handle a specific number and it
    will store that info.

    "CharlesH" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > Joseph <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >Send to [email protected] and it will always be delivered no
    > >matter which North American network you wish to use.

    >
    > Does teleflip deal with local number portability (LNP)? It used to be
    > that one could look at the area code + prefix and know which carrier
    > (landline or wireless) owned the number. And knowing which wireless
    > carrier, you would know their SMTP portal (e.g., vtext.com for Verizon
    > Wireless). But with LNP, you have to have hooks into the phone network
    > to query a database to determine which carrier handles a specific number.
    >






  7. #7
    Andy M --Tampa Bay--
    Guest

    Re: Virgin Mobile - Text messaging

    Joseph wrote:
    >> Send to [email protected] and it will always be delivered no
    >> matter which North American network you wish to use.


    excellent! thanks.





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