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Topic # 83265 13-May-2011 09:11
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I was using fishtext.com to send txts, but after Telecom blocked pretty much everyone overseas i'm after an SMS delivery website that will deliver to all NZ networks. This is to send interactively to individuals, not bulk sending. If they have an iPhone/iPod app that'd be even better. I won't sign a long term contract.

Any suggestions or recommendations?

I'm on a Vodafone smart plan, with 600 txts included, and no way to add more other than paying 20c each. That might drop to 10c each eventually but I want something now.




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  Reply # 468609 13-May-2011 09:21
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One of the easiest ways is to simply build your own system. You can pick up Wavecom GSM modems for $25 and then just use a SIM card with SMS plan.

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  Reply # 468632 13-May-2011 10:07
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Another option is to speak to Bulletin.net who have a local relationship with all 3 telecos.





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  Reply # 468649 13-May-2011 10:33
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I really want something prebuilt and easy, i'm not going to build anything or carry an extra device around.

Bulletin.net charges the same as Vodafone to send txt messages. I really just want fishtext.com to work. Well what I really want is Vodafone to lower their txt message price, or let me include more txt messages in my package.




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  Reply # 469454 16-May-2011 00:52
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apparently smsglobal have struck a deal with an nz provider to have their txt's delivered. (i'm hearing this second hand, so dont take my word for it - email them and ask)




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  Reply # 469495 16-May-2011 09:26
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Message Media charges like a wounded bull. If SMSGlobal works, that would be a pretty decent option.




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  Reply # 469514 16-May-2011 09:56
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Thanks guys. SMSGlobal charge about NZ$0.09 per txt, which is pretty good. I think i'm just going to switch to 2degrees though, that's their regular price after you exhaust the text packs that make them $0.004 each.




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  Reply # 469544 16-May-2011 11:05
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We use http://www.clickatell.com/index_b.php to send texts from our job management software.
Texts cost about $0.06 each.




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  Reply # 469603 16-May-2011 12:48
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CYaBro: We use http://www.clickatell.com/index_b.php to send texts from our job management software.

Texts cost about $0.06 each.


I suspect that it will no longer work to Telecom numbers..




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  Reply # 469680 16-May-2011 15:13
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timmmay: Thanks guys. SMSGlobal charge about NZ$0.09 per txt, which is pretty good. I think i'm just going to switch to 2degrees though, that's their regular price after you exhaust the text packs that make them $0.004 each.


I'd switch to 2degrees, they're pretty good:

http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/prepay/19combo


The 2degrees $19 Combo Pack includes:

30 minutes to any network in NZ

2500 texts to any network in NZ

50MB National 3G Data

[and LOTS of different add on packs you can get for other extra stuff cheaply] 


 






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  Reply # 469686 16-May-2011 15:18
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I don't like prepay, plus I need more minutes. $39 for 120 minutes and 2500 texts, and since my cell replaced my home phone I might go up a level. Then again 2deg is quite flexible with their extra packs, so I can easily add voice, data, or txt packs as I feel like it.

Now I see why 2deg is eating vodafones lunch.




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  Reply # 469689 16-May-2011 15:20
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yup, they have talk packs:
http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/talk-packs

Plus if you really use it a lot you can't go past:

149/month for unlimited calling! (includes generous txting and data too)
http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/paymonthly/pricing
I think I might just go onto that later this year if things pick up.






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  Reply # 469690 16-May-2011 15:21
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Yeah I saw that. Outside the main centres they roam onto vodafone right? So coverage is at least as good as Vodafone?




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  Reply # 469692 16-May-2011 15:25
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yup, you've got it right

(only slight problem is that while roaming they do treat data differently hence national data vs their broadband zone)






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  Reply # 469704 16-May-2011 15:37
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I don't use mobile data when i'm outside of Welly, so no problem for me :)




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