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wongtop

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#62855 16-Jun-2010 01:50
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OK so I am over in the US of A on holiday.  My cunning plan was to buy myself a T-Mobile SIM and forward my 2degrees number to my T-Mobile number, hopefully incurring 22cNZ + 10cUS for incoming calls and 10cUS for outgoing instead of $1NZ in and $4.39NZ out.

Getting the SIM card was not a problem, but trying to implement the forwarding was.

Q1: can you use *21*number# to implement forwarding once you are already roaming, or does this only work when you are in your home network.  (It seemed to work fine while I was at home, but now while roaming I get "not allowed".

Q2: Does anyone know if there are problems with texts from T-Mobile at the moment.  The 2degrees website suggests things should be OK, but when I text home (all 021 on 2degrees so far) they don't go through.

Ta

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tomgeeknz
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  #342174 16-Jun-2010 08:22
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Are you using +6421 or 021 because you should be using +6421.





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  #342175 16-Jun-2010 08:24
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Setting up diverts while roaming will work

 
 
 
 


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  #342177 16-Jun-2010 08:30
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I did some local testing here on Monday by forwarding my Voda number to my 2D and XT numbers. Normal voice calls forwarded OK but SMS stayed on Voda network and never forwarded..




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  #342179 16-Jun-2010 08:32
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old3eyes: I did some local testing here on Monday by forwarding my Voda number to my 2D and XT numbers. Normal voice calls forwarded OK but SMS stayed on Voda network and never forwarded..


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wongtop

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  #342185 16-Jun-2010 08:47
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johnr: Setting up diverts while roaming will work


Thanks John,
Should it be just with the standard GSM codes (ie *21*number to divert to#)?  I will try again.

I was texting to +6421XXX.  Spent 20+ mins on a call with T-Mobile customer service - eventually they went through the networks in NZ that they support - several Telecom (I think it was paging, CDMA and XT), Telstra and Vodafone, but no 2degrees.  Strange, because on 2degrees website it says that texting from T-Mobile is supported.

I will update if I get these sorted.

Edit and PS: The free pxting on the T-Mobile plan is awesome, can send pxts to facebook and email contacts for free.

wongtop

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  #342523 17-Jun-2010 06:40
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Update:

Someone must have hit the switch on texting because it started working yesterday.

Tried again to set up diverts both using *21*number# and using the call settings in the phone. Both times I got "Not Allowed"

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  #342525 17-Jun-2010 06:47
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wongtop: Update:

Someone must have hit the switch on texting because it started working yesterday.


Glad it's working for you!

We haven't changed anything. Like I have said elsewhere - MT messaging towards our network is largely outside our control; if it's getting to us we deliver it.

Cheers
S




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These comments are my own and do not represent the opinions of 2degrees.


 
 
 
 


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  #342571 17-Jun-2010 10:08
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I don't think you can forward to numbers outside of NZ?




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  #344240 22-Jun-2010 17:31
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Have a look at http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=39&topicid=62833 for forwarding txt messages to another phone, but they are Symbian only. Trademe for an old Symbian phone perhaps?


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