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06-05-2009 10:21 AM - edited 06-05-2009 10:23 AM
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06-06-2009 4:05 PM
When you port a number over, it sometimes take a little bit of time for the entire system to catch up. For example, when I ported my home phone from carrier A to carrier B, I had carrier B change the way my caller-id name displayed. It took over a month for the correction to make its way throughout the system. I'm guessing that there are databases which tell carriers where to route a particular text message and that isn't working. If your friends in Afghan can send e-mails to phones, have them send the message to your phone number @mobile.att.net. For example, firstname.lastname@example.org. I know it is an imperfect solution, but it works. Depending on the plan, they actually save some money this way since SMS to e-mail is usually billed at the domestic SMS rate.
Incidentally, ATT has a package with 100 foreign SMS messages for $9.?? a month. The texts have to be send from inside the US, but it would save some money.
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Yes, my friend has verizon and her son has no problem receiving a text. We have been with AT&T for years, and this is the only problem I have had with the texting. Crutial one mind you. I have a year to go. This isn't going to work, unless the internet pans out. But then there again I can't be sitting at home waiting or not knowing even if he's going to get on-line. I will try fishnet? It's the first i've heard of it, but let me google. Thanks for all of the input.
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