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  1. #1
    Sharon
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    I am having a problem sending and receiving text messages from another
    country...Finland specifically. Text messages sent to me do not arrive
    nor do text messages that I send there. Is there a different procedure
    for sending a text message to another country? The number of digits in
    the Finnish phone numbers seem to be different than here.

    Sharon



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  2. #2
    Stuart Friedman
    Guest

    Re: Overseas text messages

    They can "e-mail" you from their phone by sending it your phone number
    @teleflip.com. The US mobile market hasn't done a good job at implementing
    foreign text messaging. T-Mobile is the best and it is the only one that
    really can hit most the European carriers.

    Sprint is behind on this. YOur best bet is to have your friend look at
    their phone company's website (unless you speak Finnish) and figure out the
    e-mail address for the phone and e-mail them.

    I'm sure that international texting will come. Remember it has only been a
    year since there has been interoperability of SMSs with domestic carriers.

    Stu
    "Sharon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I am having a problem sending and receiving text messages from another
    > country...Finland specifically. Text messages sent to me do not arrive
    > nor do text messages that I send there. Is there a different procedure
    > for sending a text message to another country? The number of digits in
    > the Finnish phone numbers seem to be different than here.
    >
    > Sharon






  3. #3
    Sharon
    Guest

    Re: Overseas text messages

    Stu,

    Thanks so much for your reply! We'll give this a try. Sprint just tells
    me that text messaging to Finland should work but offered no information
    on how to do it.

    Thanks again.
    Sharon

    Stuart Friedman wrote:

    > They can "e-mail" you from their phone by sending it your phone number
    > @teleflip.com. The US mobile market hasn't done a good job at implementing
    > foreign text messaging. T-Mobile is the best and it is the only one that
    > really can hit most the European carriers.
    >
    > Sprint is behind on this. YOur best bet is to have your friend look at
    > their phone company's website (unless you speak Finnish) and figure out the
    > e-mail address for the phone and e-mail them.
    >
    > I'm sure that international texting will come. Remember it has only been a
    > year since there has been interoperability of SMSs with domestic carriers.
    >
    > Stu
    > "Sharon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>I am having a problem sending and receiving text messages from another
    >>country...Finland specifically. Text messages sent to me do not arrive
    >>nor do text messages that I send there. Is there a different procedure
    >>for sending a text message to another country? The number of digits in
    >>the Finnish phone numbers seem to be different than here.
    >>
    >>Sharon

    >
    >
    >




  4. #4
    Sharon
    Guest

    Re: Overseas text messages

    Stu,

    I tried the teleflip by first sending a test message to myself and it
    wasn't received? Have you used it?

    Sharon

    Stuart Friedman wrote:

    > They can "e-mail" you from their phone by sending it your phone number
    > @teleflip.com. The US mobile market hasn't done a good job at implementing
    > foreign text messaging. T-Mobile is the best and it is the only one that
    > really can hit most the European carriers.
    >
    > Sprint is behind on this. YOur best bet is to have your friend look at
    > their phone company's website (unless you speak Finnish) and figure out the
    > e-mail address for the phone and e-mail them.
    >
    > I'm sure that international texting will come. Remember it has only been a
    > year since there has been interoperability of SMSs with domestic carriers.
    >
    > Stu
    > "Sharon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>I am having a problem sending and receiving text messages from another
    >>country...Finland specifically. Text messages sent to me do not arrive
    >>nor do text messages that I send there. Is there a different procedure
    >>for sending a text message to another country? The number of digits in
    >>the Finnish phone numbers seem to be different than here.
    >>
    >>Sharon

    >
    >
    >




  5. #5
    Sharon
    Guest

    Re: Overseas text messages

    Stu,

    An update: The test message that I sent myself was received but the one
    I tried to send to Finland was not. It came back with the following
    error message:
    "We're sorry we were unable to deliver your message. No more delivery
    attempts will be made.

    The following recipients do not appear to be valid North American phone
    numbers. Please check the number and try again - if you believe that
    the number is valid, please send an email to [email protected]."

    Apparently they just support North American phone numbers?

    Sharon

    Stuart Friedman wrote:
    > They can "e-mail" you from their phone by sending it your phone number
    > @teleflip.com. The US mobile market hasn't done a good job at implementing
    > foreign text messaging. T-Mobile is the best and it is the only one that
    > really can hit most the European carriers.
    >
    > Sprint is behind on this. YOur best bet is to have your friend look at
    > their phone company's website (unless you speak Finnish) and figure out the
    > e-mail address for the phone and e-mail them.
    >
    > I'm sure that international texting will come. Remember it has only been a
    > year since there has been interoperability of SMSs with domestic carriers.
    >
    > Stu
    > "Sharon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>I am having a problem sending and receiving text messages from another
    >>country...Finland specifically. Text messages sent to me do not arrive
    >>nor do text messages that I send there. Is there a different procedure
    >>for sending a text message to another country? The number of digits in
    >>the Finnish phone numbers seem to be different than here.
    >>
    >>Sharon

    >
    >
    >




  6. #6
    Stuart Friedman
    Guest

    Re: Overseas text messages

    Yes, I have a friend in Dubai who uses it regularly to text me. Did you
    port your number over from a different carrier?

    Stu

    "Sharon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Stu,
    >
    > I tried the teleflip by first sending a test message to myself and it
    > wasn't received? Have you used it?
    >
    > Sharon
    >
    > Stuart Friedman wrote:
    >
    > > They can "e-mail" you from their phone by sending it your phone number
    > > @teleflip.com. The US mobile market hasn't done a good job at

    implementing
    > > foreign text messaging. T-Mobile is the best and it is the only one

    that
    > > really can hit most the European carriers.
    > >
    > > Sprint is behind on this. YOur best bet is to have your friend look at
    > > their phone company's website (unless you speak Finnish) and figure out

    the
    > > e-mail address for the phone and e-mail them.
    > >
    > > I'm sure that international texting will come. Remember it has only

    been a
    > > year since there has been interoperability of SMSs with domestic

    carriers.
    > >
    > > Stu
    > > "Sharon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > >>I am having a problem sending and receiving text messages from another
    > >>country...Finland specifically. Text messages sent to me do not arrive
    > >>nor do text messages that I send there. Is there a different procedure
    > >>for sending a text message to another country? The number of digits in
    > >>the Finnish phone numbers seem to be different than here.
    > >>
    > >>Sharon

    > >
    > >
    > >






  7. #7
    Stuart Friedman
    Guest

    Re: Overseas text messages

    Teleflip doesn't support international texting. They are confined to the
    NOrth American market. Have your friend send you an e-mail from his phone
    to your e-mail account. Try replying to that e-mail. If the e-mail goes
    through, you can add it to your phone book and use this approach.
    "Sharon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Stu,
    >
    > An update: The test message that I sent myself was received but the one
    > I tried to send to Finland was not. It came back with the following
    > error message:
    > "We're sorry we were unable to deliver your message. No more delivery
    > attempts will be made.
    >
    > The following recipients do not appear to be valid North American phone
    > numbers. Please check the number and try again - if you believe that
    > the number is valid, please send an email to [email protected]."
    >
    > Apparently they just support North American phone numbers?
    >
    > Sharon
    >
    > Stuart Friedman wrote:
    > > They can "e-mail" you from their phone by sending it your phone number
    > > @teleflip.com. The US mobile market hasn't done a good job at

    implementing
    > > foreign text messaging. T-Mobile is the best and it is the only one

    that
    > > really can hit most the European carriers.
    > >
    > > Sprint is behind on this. YOur best bet is to have your friend look at
    > > their phone company's website (unless you speak Finnish) and figure out

    the
    > > e-mail address for the phone and e-mail them.
    > >
    > > I'm sure that international texting will come. Remember it has only

    been a
    > > year since there has been interoperability of SMSs with domestic

    carriers.
    > >
    > > Stu
    > > "Sharon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > >>I am having a problem sending and receiving text messages from another
    > >>country...Finland specifically. Text messages sent to me do not arrive
    > >>nor do text messages that I send there. Is there a different procedure
    > >>for sending a text message to another country? The number of digits in
    > >>the Finnish phone numbers seem to be different than here.
    > >>
    > >>Sharon

    > >
    > >
    > >






  8. #8
    Rick
    Guest

    Re: Overseas text messages


    >> >>I am having a problem sending and receiving text messages from another
    >> >>country...Finland specifically. Text messages sent to me do not arrive
    >> >>nor do text messages that I send there. Is there a different procedure
    >> >>for sending a text message to another country? The number of digits in
    >> >>the Finnish phone numbers seem to be different than here


    Have you tried using software to send the text messages to your friend? You may
    not have the correct settings for the Finish carrier you are sending to.

    A number of carrier settings can be found in the support section at:
    http://www.notepage.net/support.htm (the first 4 links) see if you can find the
    name of the carrier you are sending to in Finland.
    Best of luck,
    Rick




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