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  1. #1
    Chris Pisarra
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    The blackout brought home yet another downside to the silly
    implementation of SMS that Sprint has stuck us with.

    Two of my friends, unable to get through on the voice system, sent
    me text messages.

    I promptly got the notification that I had received "short mail",
    and the instruction to go to the URL to receive the mail. Needless to
    say, it was impossible to log onto the web for 24 hours to either read
    the mail or send a reply. So the system was completely useless.

    The most irritating part of it was the reality that they were able
    to send me the notification instantly, since it apparently uses very
    little resources, but have chosen a kludgy methodology wherein the
    actual message is inaccessible. I wonder how well text messaging worked
    with other providers.

    Chris





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  2. #2
    norelpref
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    Re: Another downside to Sprint "SMS"

    Sending a message to your SPCS email address is email or what Sprint
    calls ShortMail. Sending a message to
    [email protected] will send it directly to your
    phone as SMS. Tell your friends to use that address instead.


    On Mon, 18 Aug 2003 16:01:53 GMT, "Chris Pisarra" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > The most irritating part of it was the reality that they were able
    >to send me the notification instantly, since it apparently uses very
    >little resources, but have chosen a kludgy methodology wherein the
    >actual message is inaccessible. I wonder how well text messaging worked
    >with other providers.
    >
    > Chris





  3. #3
    Dan W.
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    Re: Another downside to Sprint "SMS"

    On the downside, if they send it directly to your handset, you still
    can't reply to it without going through their web-based short mail.

    I really believe Sprint is missing out on a great deal of possible
    revenue by not supporting traditional SMS.

    At the very least they are missing out on my 40-50 bucks a month i now
    give to AT&T instead of Sprint for that very reason.

    --
    Dan W.
    North Texas
    hominid7 "AT" hotmail "DOT" com
    Provider: ATTWS-TDMA



    norelpref <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > Sending a message to your SPCS email address is email or what Sprint
    > calls ShortMail. Sending a message to
    > [email protected] will send it directly to your
    > phone as SMS. Tell your friends to use that address instead.
    >
    >
    > On Mon, 18 Aug 2003 16:01:53 GMT, "Chris Pisarra" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > > The most irritating part of it was the reality that they were able
    > >to send me the notification instantly, since it apparently uses very
    > >little resources, but have chosen a kludgy methodology wherein the
    > >actual message is inaccessible. I wonder how well text messaging worked
    > >with other providers.
    > >
    > > Chris

    >


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  4. #4
    Chris Pisarra
    Guest

    Re: Another downside to Sprint "SMS"


    "norelpref" burbled to the world:

    > Sending a message to your SPCS email address is email or what Sprint
    > calls ShortMail. Sending a message to
    > [email protected] will send it directly to your
    > phone as SMS. Tell your friends to use that address instead.



    A) that address is a damn sight harder to type into a cell
    phone than just my phone number, which is already in their phonebook

    2) I don't think I can respond to messages addressed as you
    recommend.

    More better Sprint should just do SMS like the rest
    of the world does.

    Chris





  5. #5
    Maokh
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    Re: Another downside to Sprint "SMS"


    It would be nice if sprint (and other CDMA carriers) had SMS .. even
    TDMA has a superior SMS system.

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  6. #6
    Steven J Sobol
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    Re: Another downside to Sprint "SMS"

    RexyBlue <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Verizon Wireless, another CDMA carrier, has the same ol' regular SMS
    > as everyone else, including TDMA and GSM carriers. Sprint is, I
    > believe, a stand-alone with its inferior system. (Don't know about
    > Alltel.)


    I believe Alltel has regular SMS. More to the point, I understand Sprint
    reseller VirginPCS has regular SMS.

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  7. #7
    Jerome Zelinske
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    Re: Another downside to Sprint "SMS"

    Sending a message to your Sprint PCS E-mail address is Sprint PCS
    E-Mail, not Short Mail. Sending to
    [email protected], will be sent directly to your
    phone as a Text Message, not Short Mail.


    norelpref wrote:

    > Sending a message to your SPCS email address is email or what Sprint
    > calls ShortMail. Sending a message to
    > [email protected] will send it directly to your
    > phone as SMS. Tell your friends to use that address instead.
    >
    >
    > On Mon, 18 Aug 2003 16:01:53 GMT, "Chris Pisarra" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >> The most irritating part of it was the reality that they were able
    >>to send me the notification instantly, since it apparently uses very
    >>little resources, but have chosen a kludgy methodology wherein the
    >>actual message is inaccessible. I wonder how well text messaging worked
    >>with other providers.
    >>
    >> Chris

    >
    >





  8. #8
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Guest

    Re: Another downside to Sprint "SMS"


    "Steven J Sobol" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > RexyBlue <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > Verizon Wireless, another CDMA carrier, has the same ol' regular SMS
    > > as everyone else, including TDMA and GSM carriers. Sprint is, I
    > > believe, a stand-alone with its inferior system. (Don't know about
    > > Alltel.)

    >
    > I believe Alltel has regular SMS. More to the point, I understand Sprint
    > reseller VirginPCS has regular SMS.
    >


    As does QWest PCS, which is being assimilated into the Sprint PCS system.

    Tom Veldhouse





  9. #9
    hatoncat
    Guest

    Re: Another downside to Sprint "SMS"


    Sprint already has SMS implemented on their network. They just won't
    sell any phone that has it integrated...

    --
    Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap




  10. #10
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Guest

    Re: Another downside to Sprint "SMS"


    "hatoncat" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > Sprint already has SMS implemented on their network. They just won't
    > sell any phone that has it integrated...
    >
    >


    How did you find this out?

    Tom Veldhouse





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