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# 42734 9-Oct-2009 14:37
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Hi I have had a search thru this site for info on the format to send a SMS to a Telecom mobile.  I found the format for Vodafone and I have a list for US carriers but not for Telecom.

Does anyone know what it is??

FYI Vodafone is 64xxxxxxx@sms.vodafone.net.nz and a US example is AT&T Wireless yourcellphonenumber@mobile.att.net OR yourcellphonenumber@mmode.net

 




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  # 262770 9-Oct-2009 14:44
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027xxxxxxx@sms.net.nz is that what you are looking for.




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  # 262772 9-Oct-2009 14:59
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Does not work here





 
 
 
 


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  # 262788 9-Oct-2009 15:32
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old3eyes: Hi I have had a search thru this site for info on the format to send a SMS to a Telecom mobile.  I found the format for Vodafone and I have a list for US carriers but not for Telecom.


Does Telecom even support this? I thought you had to purchase a web2txt package to do this?

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  # 262857 9-Oct-2009 17:55
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There are local providers that offer email-sms services, web-text services and all sorts of other services.

I use Fishtext, a UK company for sending sms messages from my PC, problem is whilse it supports sending to Telecom, vodafone and 2degrees numbers, I cannot register my 027 with it to "virtual send from" which is annoying as it's using my old 021 number to send or a virtual UK number I hired.

Costs approx 6c per SMS.

just tried the old Vodafone @sms.vodafone...... one and it still works, bonus. I better top up this prepay too as got the "30 days" message" as well :-/

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  # 262867 9-Oct-2009 18:15
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Been years since I tried, you could go from pc to sms, but not vice versa, eg. if the sms recipient tried to reply, it wouldnt work. I'm guessing it's still the same for telecom?




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  # 262872 9-Oct-2009 18:36
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Some flip-flop options are:

1/ Get a TNZ WCDMA datacard. 
Plug it into your PC (or Apple Mac, in some casts)
Send SMS messages or email from the datacard wireless manager software (just like using a mobile phone, only easier).
Depends on the wireless manager software that comes with the TNZ WCDMA datacard

2/ Use your TNZ WCDMA mobile device as a tethered modem.
Connect it to your PC by cable or bluetooth.
The mobile device will come with software such as 'PC Sync' or 'PC Suite'. Run it on your PC (or Apple Mac, in some casts)
Not all 'PC Sync' or 'PC Suite' software has the functionality, but if it does, send SMS messages using the software.

3/ Use Webtext
Web Text is an Internet based text messaging service. Using an Internet connected PC and the Web Text service, you can send text messages either to individuals or groups of text capable Telecom mobile phones at once. You can send up to 15 messages an hour, but no more than 30 a day.

http://xtra.co.nz/mobile/0,,10402,00.html

4/ Use your TNZ WCDMA mobile handsets
Most Telecom mobile handsets allow the user to select a menu option to send SMS to Email and to pick a destination email address (etc) from their address book

And no, 027xxxxxxx@sms.net.nz will not work. Who-ever suggested this probably works at Telecom NZ.

Geeks see http://www.robtex.com/dns/sms.net.nz.html

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  # 262876 9-Oct-2009 18:44
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digitaldivide:

And no, 027xxxxxxx@sms.net.nz will not work. Who-ever suggested this probably works at Telecom NZ.

Geeks see http://www.robtex.com/dns/sms.net.nz.html

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It definitely did work, as I used to do it some years back. Im sure someone else can confirm. The functionality may have been stopped some time ago though.




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  # 262879 9-Oct-2009 18:59
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Thanx folks for the answers. The reason I asked is that one of the PBX systems we sell has a new feature in the voicemail software to send SMS notifications in format shown in my orginal post but it looks like it may have limited use in this country..




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  # 264114 15-Oct-2009 17:40
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old3eyes: Thanx folks for the answers. The reason I asked is that one of the PBX systems we sell has a new feature in the voicemail software to send SMS notifications in format shown in my orginal post but it looks like it may have limited use in this country..


There are providers who will happily provide you with an email->sms gateway in the <number>@ address - they just aren't free.

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  # 264514 17-Oct-2009 11:30
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number@sms.net.nz certainly used to work. Vodafone's still does, free.

The moral of the story: switch to Vodafone, and the loss of business will eventually persuade Telecom that they should offer it too.


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