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# 15245 11-Aug-2007 18:17
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Ok an update...

MY mobile number is 64XXXXX

I need to have a USA service send me a SMS.

They needed a format like this :

During the checking if it works process, the test SMS did not come thru.

So do I need to turn or pay for something at my NZ vodafone, to get this to work.

Please advise...

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  # 82030 11-Aug-2007 18:29

You need to turn the service on before it will forward emails from to your phone. There is a short code you can txt to turn this on but I have forgotten it.

Call customer services and they should be able to tell you the short code, keep in mind its 20c/SMS received


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  # 82037 11-Aug-2007 18:55
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Well I just dialed 777

The guy at the other end , said it cant be done, or he had no knowledge of this address type,

He said that this was a common request, but it cant be done,..

Did I just get a newbie on the phone or do I need to describe the service better to  777 people..

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  # 82039 11-Aug-2007 19:20
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freitasm, close it is R to 901

And it still works, I tried it just to see what would happen.

Otherwise the service is called textmail is it not?

Oh, and I am a mere mortal on Prepay, does this mean that us prepay customer get another feather in our cap from Vodafone?

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  # 82060 12-Aug-2007 07:26
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So it s R 901 to activate, and R 301 to deactivate :

Well I dialed  R 901  or 7901  as 7 = r. The I get number invalid,,,from auto voice.

So what do I do exactly..thx


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  # 82064 12-Aug-2007 08:30
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Its posted above what you action: Don't dial it

You SMS R to 901 to activate and to deactivate its D to 901

Each incoming SMS is charged at 20 cents (160 characters) if longer then 2 SMS 40 cents and so on.

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  # 82068 12-Aug-2007 10:03
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Ok So I SMS like this...

To: 901
Subject: R

UPDATE: Yes it worked, thanks

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