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#21038 13-Apr-2008 23:04
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When I lived in the US, I was able to set up my Windows Live Messenger so that when I wasn't on-line, my status was set to mobile and messages would be sent to my mobile phone via SMS.

From what I can gather, we don't have this feature here in NZ. Is that correct or am I overlooking something?




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jmosen:
From what I can gather, we don't have this feature here in NZ. Is that correct or am I overlooking something?


Thats what I too get when I configure my WLM for Mobile Embarassed




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  #123327 14-Apr-2008 07:57
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You need a SMS address. You can get one from Vodafone but it will cost you $.20 per message received. There's a SMS shortcode to register for an address. Once you had it it will be in the format 6421....@sms.vodafone.net.nz, You can then use it with your MSN Mobile account configuration to have it forwarded to you.




 

 

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  #123328 14-Apr-2008 08:03
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When in the MSN Mobile page click the "Alert Settings" link then "Change my service" and you can enter an email address for your device there.





 

 

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  #123375 14-Apr-2008 11:37
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What kind of device do you have? I have an app installed on my Nokia N73 for WLM. Much more interactive and real-time than SMS, and uses very little data.

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adamj: What kind of device do you have? I have an app installed on my Nokia N73 for WLM. Much more interactive and real-time than SMS, and uses very little data.


Yes this would definitely be a much better solution. I use a Nokia N82. Previously, on all the Symbian devices I've owned since the Nokia 6600 back in 2003, I've used a unified Messenger client called IM+ from Shape Services.

Unfortunately, it crashes with the N82. This is the only Series 60 phone I'm aware of that has this problem, and Shape Services seem uninterested in fixing it.

I use screen reading software and this is the only messenger client compatible with it that I'm aware of, hence my investigating the availability of the SMS option.

I already have the 021 e-mail address but don't think I'm so keen that I want to pay 20 cents per incoming IM. So looks like I'll just have to keep leaning on Shape Services for a fix.




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  #123406 14-Apr-2008 14:54
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jmosen: When I lived in the US, I was able to set up my Windows Live Messenger so that when I wasn't on-line, my status was set to mobile and messages would be sent to my mobile phone via SMS.

From what I can gather, we don't have this feature here in NZ. Is that correct or am I overlooking something?


Originally most of the cellphone tie-ins were for the states that had deals with US operators to link up your mobile, i remember wanting to use MS apps for this sort of thing all the time, i wouldnt be surprised if they still haven't internationalised the features of WM to handle new zealand number or even GSM as the US is still mainly CDMA

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  #123409 14-Apr-2008 15:02
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This is not related to the Operating System and not tied to GSM or CDMA. It is just how the gateways work in the US.

If you follow the link I posted before you configure your account to receive notifications and messages via SMS. It just happens Vodafone charges for the SMS received through their SMS-to-email service.




 

 

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