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  1. #1
    Has Sprint implemented normal SMS yet? Phone-to-phone (not via email)?
    Especially international phone-to-phone SMS? Any specific phone
    models required?

    I had checked two years ago when my last contract was up and Sprint
    only offered an email/WAP pseudo-SMS.

    I currently SMS's to/from the Philippines frequently. I would consider
    switching to SPCS, but need to keep this functionality.

    -MVL




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  2. #2
    Anthony
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    Re: SprintPCS SMS available yet?

    Mine is phone to phone using my samsung phone

    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Has Sprint implemented normal SMS yet? Phone-to-phone (not via email)?
    > Especially international phone-to-phone SMS? Any specific phone
    > models required?
    >
    > I had checked two years ago when my last contract was up and Sprint
    > only offered an email/WAP pseudo-SMS.
    >
    > I currently SMS's to/from the Philippines frequently. I would consider
    > switching to SPCS, but need to keep this functionality.
    >
    > -MVL
    >






  3. #3
    John Richards
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    Re: SprintPCS SMS available yet?

    [email protected] wrote:
    > Has Sprint implemented normal SMS yet? Phone-to-phone (not via email)?
    > Especially international phone-to-phone SMS? Any specific phone
    > models required?
    >
    > I had checked two years ago when my last contract was up and Sprint
    > only offered an email/WAP pseudo-SMS.
    >
    > I currently SMS's to/from the Philippines frequently. I would consider
    > switching to SPCS, but need to keep this functionality.
    >
    > -MVL


    Sprint began supporting true SMS in January 2004. Only the newer
    Sprint phones have it.

    --
    John Richards






  4. #4
    RonInCal
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    Re: SprintPCS SMS available yet?

    [email protected] wrote:
    > Has Sprint implemented normal SMS yet? Phone-to-phone (not via email)?
    > Especially international phone-to-phone SMS? Any specific phone
    > models required?
    >
    > I had checked two years ago when my last contract was up and Sprint
    > only offered an email/WAP pseudo-SMS.
    >
    > I currently SMS's to/from the Philippines frequently. I would consider
    > switching to SPCS, but need to keep this functionality.
    >
    > -MVL
    >

    Yes - domestic only.



  5. #5
    Oleg O.
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    Re: SprintPCS SMS available yet?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    RonInCal <[email protected]> wrote:
    >[email protected] wrote:
    >> Has Sprint implemented normal SMS yet? Phone-to-phone (not via email)?
    >> Especially international phone-to-phone SMS? Any specific phone
    >> models required?
    >>

    >Yes - domestic only.


    Not true. From the SMS help on the web page:

    You can exchange text messages of up to 160 characters with other
    Sprint phones and major U.S. wireless carriers, as well as many
    international wireless carriers.

    And:

    Sending SMS Text Messages to International Carriers

    Sending International SMS Text Messages is similar to sending
    standard SMS Text Messages. The only difference is when you enter
    the mobile phone number. Rather than enter a standard 10-digit phone
    number, you'll need to use this format:

    011 + country code + wireless number

    Example: 011 44 123456789


    Oleg

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  6. #6
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: SprintPCS SMS available yet?

    RonInCal wrote:
    > [email protected] wrote:
    >
    >> Has Sprint implemented normal SMS yet? Phone-to-phone (not via email)?
    >> Especially international phone-to-phone SMS? Any specific phone
    >> models required?



    > Yes - domestic only.


    Not correct. Sprint can SMS internationally as well. The difference
    however is that unlike GSM you must prepend thedestination number with
    the US dialing code for overseas calls, 011.


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  7. #7
    nolife
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    Re: SprintPCS SMS available yet?

    Isaiah Beard wrote:

    > Uhm, where the hell have you been? Not only has Sprint got "real" SMS,
    > so far they seem to be the only carrier that offers unlimited SMS at the
    > lowest price point ($5 for vision users, $10 without.. Cingular doesn't
    > offer unlimited at ALL).


    How are SMS messages defined or tracked for billing purposes?
    Is it the section of the bill labeled "Other Usage"
    Mine states:

    WIRELESS WEB MESSAGES
    Included: UNLIMITED
    Used: 1853
    Remaining: UNLIMITED

    I have a four phone plan and have never been charged for a single
    message yet. I have unlimited Vision on all of them and my plan is
    before the true SMS (about 2.5 years ago) but two of my phones do
    support real SMS and we use it all the time on all of the phones. If
    this was included with the older plans, that is one more reason to not
    switch. My kids average almost 2000 messages a month each.



  8. #8
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: SprintPCS SMS available yet?

    nolife wrote:
    >
    > How are SMS messages defined or tracked for billing purposes?
    > Is it the section of the bill labeled "Other Usage"
    > Mine states:
    >
    > WIRELESS WEB MESSAGES
    > Included: UNLIMITED
    > Used: 1853
    > Remaining: UNLIMITED


    Yup, the section labeled "wireless web messages" is where SMS is tracked.


    > I have a four phone plan and have never been charged for a single
    > message yet. I have unlimited Vision on all of them and my plan is
    > before the true SMS (about 2.5 years ago) but two of my phones do
    > support real SMS and we use it all the time on all of the phones. If
    > this was included with the older plans, that is one more reason to not
    > switch. My kids average almost 2000 messages a month each.


    Looks like you were grandfathered onto one of the older Vision plans
    that had unlimited SMS included. I'd keep it for as long as you can.
    For everyone on the current vision plans, only 100 messages are
    included; unlimited is a $5 add on ($10 if you don't subscribe to Vision).


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