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  1. #1
    Big Bird
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    What's the best way of sending international texts. Texts are included
    in my tariff but international texts are charged. I've been using
    picture messages since these are the same price everywhere and are
    international MMS are taken out of my picture message bundle. Sadly
    quite a few MMS messages dissappear. Works 80% of the time. Texts get
    there 95% of the time (still bloody unreliable!) but cost me .

    Choices?



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  2. #2
    David Kennedy
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    Re: Best way of sending international texts

    On 22/11/07 13:50, Big Bird wrote:
    > What's the best way of sending international texts. Texts are included
    > in my tariff but international texts are charged. I've been using
    > picture messages since these are the same price everywhere and are
    > international MMS are taken out of my picture message bundle. Sadly
    > quite a few MMS messages dissappear. Works 80% of the time. Texts get
    > there 95% of the time (still bloody unreliable!) but cost me .
    >
    > Choices?


    email

    --
    David Kennedy

    http://www.anindianinexile.com



  3. #3
    Big Bird
    Guest

    Re: Best way of sending international texts

    * David Kennedy wrote:
    > On 22/11/07 13:50, Big Bird wrote:
    >> What's the best way of sending international texts. Texts are included
    >> in my tariff but international texts are charged. I've been using
    >> picture messages since these are the same price everywhere and are
    >> international MMS are taken out of my picture message bundle. Sadly
    >> quite a few MMS messages dissappear. Works 80% of the time. Texts get
    >> there 95% of the time (still bloody unreliable!) but cost me .
    >>
    >> Choices?

    >
    > email
    >


    The person I'm sending to doesn't own a computer. need to be able to
    send a SMS or MMS to them in a cost effective way. Does sending SMS
    over GPRS avoid costs and charge me data usage instead? I've got data
    included in my tariff.



  4. #4
    Martin Jay
    Guest

    Re: Best way of sending international texts

    On Thu, 22 Nov 2007 13:50:09 +0000, Big Bird <[email protected]> wrote:
    >What's the best way of sending international texts. Texts are included
    >in my tariff but international texts are charged. I've been using
    >picture messages since these are the same price everywhere and are
    >international MMS are taken out of my picture message bundle. Sadly
    >quite a few MMS messages dissappear. Works 80% of the time. Texts get
    >there 95% of the time (still bloody unreliable!) but cost me .
    >
    >Choices?


    <http://www.1899.com/sms.php> perhaps?

    Messages cost 1p each to send, and can be configured so they appear to
    come from your mobile.
    --
    Martin Jay



  5. #5

    Re: Best way of sending international texts

    On Thu, 22 Nov 2007 13:50:09 +0000, Big Bird <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >What's the best way of sending international texts. Texts are included
    >in my tariff but international texts are charged. I've been using
    >picture messages since these are the same price everywhere and are
    >international MMS are taken out of my picture message bundle. Sadly
    >quite a few MMS messages dissappear. Works 80% of the time. Texts get
    >there 95% of the time (still bloody unreliable!) but cost me .


    If it's ok to use your PC, then have a look at www.voipwise.com. They
    offer free SMSs to a lot of countries (see list below). But watch out!
    They constantly alter the list, in order to make you lose tracks and
    actually pay for SMSs to countries you thought were free! You also
    have to charge charge your account. I think minimum is 10 euros.

    Argentina
    Australia
    Austria
    Bangladesh
    Belarus
    Brazil
    Bulgaria
    Canada
    Chile
    Colombia
    Croatia
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Estonia
    Finland
    Greece
    Greenland
    Hongkong
    Iceland
    India
    Iraq
    Ireland
    Japan
    Latvia
    Liechtenstein
    Luxembourg
    Malaysia
    Malta
    New Zealand
    Norway
    Pakistan
    Peru
    Singapore
    Slovak Republic
    Slovenia
    South Korea
    Spain
    Switzerland
    Thailand
    Venezuela


    They also offer free calls to a lot of countries too. But watch out
    here too!

    Australia
    Austria
    Belgium
    Canada
    Chile
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Estonia
    Finland
    France
    Germany
    Greece
    Greenland
    Hungary
    Iceland
    Ireland
    Italy
    Japan
    Latvia
    Liechtenstein
    Luxembourg
    Netherlands
    New Zealand
    Norway
    Portugal
    Singapore
    Slovak Republic
    Slovenia
    South Korea
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Turkey
    United Kingdom
    United States (+mobile)




  6. #6
    Theo Markettos
    Guest

    Re: Best way of sending international texts

    Martin Jay <[email protected]> wrote:
    > <http://www.1899.com/sms.php> perhaps?


    http://www.m1.be/ allows sending from a mobile - you send them a text
    beginning with the destination number and they forward it. Or you can
    register a default number to send to if you don't supply a number in the
    text. Payment is by topup in advance.

    But it's not as cheap as it was, unless you're sending large volumes

    Theo



  7. #7
    Chris Blunt
    Guest

    Re: Best way of sending international texts

    On Thu, 22 Nov 2007 15:08:23 +0000, Martin Jay
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Thu, 22 Nov 2007 13:50:09 +0000, Big Bird <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>What's the best way of sending international texts. Texts are included
    >>in my tariff but international texts are charged. I've been using
    >>picture messages since these are the same price everywhere and are
    >>international MMS are taken out of my picture message bundle. Sadly
    >>quite a few MMS messages dissappear. Works 80% of the time. Texts get
    >>there 95% of the time (still bloody unreliable!) but cost me .
    >>
    >>Choices?

    >
    ><http://www.1899.com/sms.php> perhaps?
    >
    >Messages cost 1p each to send, and can be configured so they appear to
    >come from your mobile.


    Do you know whether they can be configured so that they appear to
    originate from a non-UK mobile?

    Chris



  8. #8
    David Kennedy
    Guest

    Re: Best way of sending international texts

    On 22/11/07 14:20, Big Bird wrote:
    > * David Kennedy wrote:
    >> On 22/11/07 13:50, Big Bird wrote:
    >>> What's the best way of sending international texts. Texts are included
    >>> in my tariff but international texts are charged. I've been using
    >>> picture messages since these are the same price everywhere and are
    >>> international MMS are taken out of my picture message bundle. Sadly
    >>> quite a few MMS messages dissappear. Works 80% of the time. Texts get
    >>> there 95% of the time (still bloody unreliable!) but cost me .
    >>>
    >>> Choices?

    >> email
    >>

    >
    > The person I'm sending to doesn't own a computer. need to be able to
    > send a SMS or MMS to them in a cost effective way. Does sending SMS
    > over GPRS avoid costs and charge me data usage instead? I've got data
    > included in my tariff.


    Don't they have email on their phone? Most of them do these days - can't
    think off hand of one that doesn't - If you want reliability that is.

    --
    David Kennedy

    http://www.anindianinexile.com



  9. #9
    Big Bird
    Guest

    Re: Best way of sending international texts

    * David Kennedy wrote:
    > Don't they have email on their phone? Most of them do these days - can't
    > think off hand of one that doesn't - If you want reliability that is.


    The other persons phone is quite cheap. Lucky it even has MMS on it.
    Telling them to upgrade their phone is not really an answer plus is a
    bit harsh on them. Really it's not their fault that so many of my texts
    or MMSs go missing. Especially when I'm being charged all the same.



  10. #10
    divoch
    Guest

    Re: Best way of sending international texts


    "Chris Blunt" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Thu, 22 Nov 2007 15:08:23 +0000, Martin Jay
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>On Thu, 22 Nov 2007 13:50:09 +0000, Big Bird <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>What's the best way of sending international texts. Texts are included
    >>>in my tariff but international texts are charged. I've been using
    >>>picture messages since these are the same price everywhere and are
    >>>international MMS are taken out of my picture message bundle. Sadly
    >>>quite a few MMS messages dissappear. Works 80% of the time. Texts get
    >>>there 95% of the time (still bloody unreliable!) but cost me .
    >>>
    >>>Choices?

    >>
    >><http://www.1899.com/sms.php> perhaps?
    >>
    >>Messages cost 1p each to send, and can be configured so they appear to
    >>come from your mobile.

    >
    > Do you know whether they can be configured so that they appear to
    > originate from a non-UK mobile?


    You have to register and pay bills by DD or Credit card with continuous
    mandate.
    It can be configured to come from your registered numbers. You should only
    register telephone numbers you authorise to make calls using 1899 . All
    costs for calls made from telephone numbers registered to your account will
    be charged to your account.
    It does not specifically say the mobile number must be UK number but I do
    not know if it would accept any other. Also, you have to make an occasional
    call from the mobile via their service (once a month, I think), otherwise
    the mobile number will no longer be available, only fixed line number.

    divoch




  11. #11
    Omiwahn
    Guest

    Re: Best way of sending international texts

    Big Bird wrote:
    > What's the best way of sending international texts. Texts are included
    > in my tariff but international texts are charged. I've been using
    > picture messages since these are the same price everywhere and are
    > international MMS are taken out of my picture message bundle. Sadly
    > quite a few MMS messages dissappear. Works 80% of the time. Texts get
    > there 95% of the time (still bloody unreliable!) but cost me .
    >
    > Choices?


    Hello,

    I have the international Bold on on an O2 PAYG and the text cost me 10
    pence (actually 2 pence cheeper then O2 contract with ITS, cant
    understand that but does not realy matter) and it works fine for me, I
    can not recall that a text got lost or so.

    http://www.o2international.co.uk/cal...lerBolton.aspx

    Bye
    Omiwahn



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