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#21058 14-Apr-2008 20:39
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Is it possible to send a text message from a New Zealand Vodafone Cellphone to a Korean Cellphone?

I have tried txting my friend in Korea with no luck although he was able to ring me on my cellphone from Korea.

Does Vodafone suport texting to Asain countries because at the end of last year, I tried texting two of my friends in China and they couldn't get any of my text's but when I went to the USA for a couple of months, I was able to send them text's and they were able to send me texts as well.

I have tried every combination I can think of to input the numbers for texting to China and Korea but so far, the only way is to send them a text from Skype and then they reply to me using skype...so basically we can't communicate unless we ring, or unless we are by a computer (in which case, just use MSN) Yell

Any info will be much appreciated.




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  #123502 14-Apr-2008 20:49
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Just cause your friend can ring you this does not mean 2 way sms will work. I would checking if you friend can sms you. What carrier is your friend on in korea? More info will be required to answer your question. Are they on the wcdma network that vodafone nz have a roaming agreement with. Sms to china is also the same story china telecom run a cdma network that you can not sms to and also the user in china has to have a number that allows incoming international sms.

 
 
 

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  #123503 14-Apr-2008 20:52
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Oh, they are not roaming there, they are living there with a Korean cellphone number.
Their number starts off with +821031.....

I'll ask them what carrier they are on, but they are not using a Vodafone phone over there, they are using a Korean provider.

Thanks, Matt




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  #123505 14-Apr-2008 20:56
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I am well aware they are a korea customer but for 2 way international sms with a quality of service the carriers require a roaming agreement.



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  #123506 14-Apr-2008 21:02
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Oh ok, well I'll have to find out from them what service provider they are with. Hopefully they will get back to me soon.

Cheers, Matt.




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#123512 14-Apr-2008 21:25
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Can your friend in Korea SMS you

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  #123516 14-Apr-2008 21:35
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No. They havn't had any luck sending me am sms either.




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  #123849 15-Apr-2008 22:05

Don't quote me, but your phone should be 3G. If not, probably impossible. = my 2c



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  #123850 15-Apr-2008 22:07
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astina6: Don't quote me, but your phone should be 3G. If not, probably impossible. = my 2c


The A party in NZ does not need to on the 3G network! All SMS still go through the SMSR

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  #123851 15-Apr-2008 22:17
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lol, yea, I know that. And my phone is an N95 so it is 3G (even though that doesn't make a difference).

BTW, I have emailed Seung Min (my friend) and asked him who is service provider is but he hasn't replied yet. I'll inform you when he replies.




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  #123854 15-Apr-2008 22:21
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2 way international SMS may work on KT Freetel 3G WCDMA not the CDMA network.

John

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  #123914 16-Apr-2008 09:10
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Hi, my friend said he's on "SKT (SK Telecom)" [I'm assuming South Korea Telecom]





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  #124233 17-Apr-2008 00:08
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I have sent SMS successfully to both Korea and China in the past. Not suprised that CDMA carriers dont interconnect with Vodafone but surely they can work out an agreement just to connect TXT messages though. NZ is probably just to small for other countries to be bothered...




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