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Wannabe Geek

# 138193 24-Dec-2013 09:09
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Hello !

I was on 2degrees for one month and I change to Skinny Mobile 16$ prepaid offer 2 months ago. I buy a Skinny sim card in dicksmith, then I choose to keep my number on Skinny website

I use internet banking and I receive some text message to confirm operations.

It work with my previous 2degrees sim card so I know that my phone is not blocking these text...

Now I'm on Skinny Mobile and I choose to keep my number (from 2degrees to Skinny Mobile), everything is working fine on Skinny except these short number text message!

I cannot receive text from : NZ bank or overseas bank , yahoo (to confirm my email for example) , Gmail....

I already contact the support desk of Skinny Mobile but they didn't solve the problem yet, they ask me to reboot my phone and the battery. The problem is still here.

I already read post on internet about the same problem, after keeping their number from another mobile operator, they cannot receive text from their bank on Skinny Mobile....

Can someone help me please!

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# 956812 24-Dec-2013 09:18
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Have you asked your bank if they have an agreement in place with Skinny?

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Wannabe Geek

  # 956814 24-Dec-2013 09:25
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Hello, the bank is société générale (bank in France) I didn 't know their is an agreement needed for this kind of text... I can receive it with my previous 2degrees sim card.


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  # 956815 24-Dec-2013 09:25
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Does your bank have an agreement with Skinny for these messages?

Short code / SMS services don't work across all networks, you can only use txt-a-park on Telecom and Vodafone for example.

The fact you've now said it's a foreign bank makes things a lot more complex. Foreign SMS once you port a number creates many, many issues.

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Wannabe Geek

  # 956828 24-Dec-2013 09:55
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Ok I don't think their is any agreement between my overseas bank and Skinny...

So maybe itI could be a better idea to ask Skinny for a new number?

Actually I already tell them on phone and email that I thought my number transfer has not be done correctly.

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  # 969971 20-Jan-2014 12:33
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Hello, I swap my number to a new Skinny sim card, and I have the same problem, I cannot receive text message from overseas.... Someone can help me? Thanks

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  # 969973 20-Jan-2014 12:44
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You missed the point, Skinny still doesn't have an agreement with your bank. They mentioned there was issues with international txt's and ported numbers, which by getting a new simcard you will avoid however you still have the issue with your Bank and no agreement with skinny to forward txts.
If it worked with 2degree's and its vital you have this functionality then a switch back to them is probably the only feasible way forward. You could ask skinny if they can get an agreement up and running but i don't like your chances.

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  # 969974 20-Jan-2014 12:47
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The problem may still be exactly the same.

If the bank is trying to use the short code for all of NZ, but don't have an agreement with Skinny, it just won't work. If this the case, there is nothing you can do except contact the bank.

Location: Dunedin



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  # 969984 20-Jan-2014 13:05
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Ok, thanks for your answer, I think I'll try another Telecom. Thanks

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