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Topic # 108859 7-Sep-2012 08:28 Send private message

I was just told mysms for Windows Phone is now available in beta. 

the software synchronises SMS from your device to the cloud so you can access it from the browser. You will see all your messages in both browser or app. Messages between mysms users are free.

I have this installed on an Android device for testing a few weeks ago and it looked like a good idea.

Just tried installing it on my Windows Phone and it says my phone number is in an invalid format. I have one of the six digits Vodafone numbers (+64 21361xxx) and I suspect the app is expecting a minimum length of seven or more. Reported this here and if you have the same problem please let them know by posting in that thread.






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  Reply # 682705 7-Sep-2012 10:27 Send private message

How is this supposed to work exactly?

Downloaded the app to my Windows Phone. Started it, got prompted to enter my mobile no (Telecom 7 digit) and got texted an activation code, which included several non-english characters, so copy and pasted into the activation code field and pressed the tick. Screen just went blank and app closed. So now when I restart it I'm just being prompted again.

Nothing in the FAQ's at mysms.com to indicate how the activation process works, or how you subsequently create a login and password.

Anyone used it in earnest?

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  Reply # 682715 7-Sep-2012 10:45 Send private message

allan: How is this supposed to work exactly?

Downloaded the app to my Windows Phone. Started it, got prompted to enter my mobile no (Telecom 7 digit) and got texted an activation code, which included several non-english characters, so copy and pasted into the activation code field and pressed the tick. Screen just went blank and app closed. So now when I restart it I'm just being prompted again.

Nothing in the FAQ's at mysms.com to indicate how the activation process works, or how you subsequently create a login and password.

Anyone used it in earnest?



Exactly the same thing just happened to me. Seems the activation code is meant to be numbers but I got letters and non english characters.



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  Reply # 682718 7-Sep-2012 10:49 Send private message

I will post more later when out of the TechEd session.




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  Reply # 682727 7-Sep-2012 11:26 Send private message

I installed mySMS and got the code on my Vodafone 6-digits phone number (on Vodafone network).




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  Reply # 682728 7-Sep-2012 11:29 Send private message

Doesn't look like the mySMS for Windows Phone has SMS synchronisation to cloud. :-/




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  Reply # 682732 7-Sep-2012 11:32 Send private message

Yes and PaulSpain did as well. It is only the login to existing accounts that is faulty.

Mysms didn't work for him though. It should takeover SMS but did nothing on his device




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  Reply # 682734 7-Sep-2012 11:34 Send private message

Same... it seems like MySMS can only SMS other MySMS users.. and my "Friends" list is empty, and synchronise it doesn't achieve anything... To me, it is another "Whatsapp" or "Viber"... :-/

I was hoping this could be a SMS backup solution to cloud.




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  Reply # 682735 7-Sep-2012 11:35 Send private message

chiefie: Same... it seems like MySMS can only SMS other MySMS users.. and my "Friends" list is empty, and synchronise it doesn't achieve anything... To me, it is another "Whatsapp" or "Viber"... :-/

I was hoping this could be a SMS backup solution to cloud.



Yeah I was looking for a backup solution as well, as far as I know their is no way to backup SMS on WP?

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  Reply # 682751 7-Sep-2012 11:52 Send private message

jbard: Yeah I was looking for a backup solution as well, as far as I know their is no way to backup SMS on WP?


OT: Windows Phone 8 will have this feature apparently...




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  Reply # 682755 7-Sep-2012 11:56 Send private message

chiefie:
jbard: Yeah I was looking for a backup solution as well, as far as I know their is no way to backup SMS on WP?


OT: Windows Phone 8 will have this feature apparently...


mySMS on Windows phone is another Whatsaapp/groupme/viber like client due to the API level restrictions that devs have in WP 7.5 SDK.

WP8 will have backup options for SMS, apps settings and more :)





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  Reply # 682763 7-Sep-2012 12:05 Send private message

billgates: mySMS on Windows phone is another Whatsaapp/groupme/viber like client due to the API level restrictions that devs have in WP 7.5 SDK.

WP8 will have backup options for SMS, apps settings and more :)



Cool. Sadly, I'm on the fence for our next phone upgrade.. I see so much potential for WP8... but its limitation on not able to share purchased apps, or the tightly integration of primary ID with XBoxLive and SkyDrive et al kinda putting me off..

I'm enjoying the main iTunes/Apple ID with secondary Apple ID approach on iOS devices. *sigh*




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  Reply # 682837 7-Sep-2012 15:07 Send private message

The mysms description in Marketplace clearly says messages are kept in sync. Unless the app is mysms Messenger which is only to communicate with other mysms users, in which case it is nothing more than those apps...

They should clarify this in the description.




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  Reply # 682868 7-Sep-2012 16:41 Send private message

Oh well, at least it's not just me then...

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