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Topic # 60535 27-Apr-2010 16:27
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It was from an 021 number.

It stated: "Your such a P^$%# - Debit where credit's due. Go with Visa Debit."

When i called this number back, it said "The number you have called is not currently active or is invalid".

So how did i get a text from this number if it's invalid?

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  Reply # 323749 27-Apr-2010 16:34
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Free2txt

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  Reply # 323752 27-Apr-2010 16:37
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johnr: Free2txt

John


Ok, that solves the marketing element, but why is the number invalid? Surely the number has to be active to send from free2text?

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  Reply # 323756 27-Apr-2010 16:42
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simon14:
johnr: Free2txt

John


Ok, that?solves?the marketing element, but why is the number invalid? Surely the number has to be active to send from free2text?


Just cause a number is showing does not mean it has to accept voice calls

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  Reply # 323786 27-Apr-2010 17:28
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simon14: So how did i get a text from this number if it's invalid?

Though somewhat irrelevant, if you have access to an SMS gateway, you can actually send a text 'from' any number you like, invalid or not.



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  Reply # 323791 27-Apr-2010 17:35
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eXDee:
simon14: So how did i get a text from this number if it's invalid?

Though somewhat irrelevant, if you have access to an SMS gateway, you can actually send a text 'from' any number you like, invalid or not.


Ha, i did not know that. You learn something every day... 

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  Reply # 323795 27-Apr-2010 17:46
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The number is valid worked for me calling it



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  Reply # 323799 27-Apr-2010 17:57
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Still inactive for me... how weird!

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  Reply # 323800 27-Apr-2010 17:57
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And who did you get JohnR?



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  Reply # 323801 27-Apr-2010 18:02
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That is weird!!!

If i call it with "64" in front of the number (call from the actuall text msg) it says it's inactive.

If i manually enter the 021 number in and call, i go to voice mail.

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  Reply # 323811 27-Apr-2010 18:35
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heavenly_wild: And who did you get JohnR?


vodafone voice mail platform

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  Reply # 323815 27-Apr-2010 18:38
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simon14: That is weird!!!

If i call it with "64" in front of the number (call from the actuall text msg) it says it's inactive.

If i manually enter the 021 number in and call, i go to voice mail.


whats weird about that?

6421xxxxxx is not valid +6421xxxxxxx 021xxxxxxx is valid



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  Reply # 323831 27-Apr-2010 19:11
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Well it's a bit stupid that the format of the senders number is not usable and that you have to manually enter it in if you want to call them.

Shouldn't Vodafone free2text have the number as +64 then, not just 64?


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