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# 77534 17-Feb-2011 19:52
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Am in Cook Islands.
Can send but messages they don't arrive.
Incoming don't get here at all.

Any help?

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  # 440866 17-Feb-2011 19:57
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Smoke signals or carrier pigeon.

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  # 440868 17-Feb-2011 19:58
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But seriously. Are you making or receiving calls okay?

And is the phone definitely registering to the Telecom Cook Islands network okay? You could try calling 2degrees on +64 22 200 2000.

 
 
 
 




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  # 440893 17-Feb-2011 21:09
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BigHammer: But seriously. Are you making or receiving calls okay?

And is the phone definitely registering to the Telecom Cook Islands network okay? You could try calling 2degrees on +64 22 200 2000.


OK.
Did a lot of testing and looks like the only thing not working is incoming texts that are sent into 2D's network from outside of NZ.
So I am not getting any texts from Canada or Skype, but that usually works when in NZ.

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  # 441245 18-Feb-2011 15:36
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Well I never got any inbound SMS which didn't originate from NZ,  to my ported VF number when I was travelling in the US over Christmas.

There is a huge explanation in another thread which you might want to read.  Is your number ported from VF or Telecom?




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  # 441249 18-Feb-2011 15:55
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dauckland:
BigHammer: But seriously. Are you making or receiving calls okay?

And is the phone definitely registering to the Telecom Cook Islands network okay? You could try calling 2degrees on +64 22 200 2000.


OK.
Did a lot of testing and looks like the only thing not working is incoming texts that are sent into 2D's network from outside of NZ.
So I am not getting any texts from Canada or Skype, but that usually works when in NZ.

D


Hi there

Sorry to hear about the failed texts.  They may be getting rejected by Telecom Cook Islands if it's coming from a network they do not have an agreement with.

The article where SaltyNZ explains overseas texting is here btw - The Short Message Service in particular this part -

"International Roaming
Oh, and there's one more wrinkle - if the SMS from X to 2degrees is terminated via SS7, and the 2degrees customer is roaming in a network with which X has no signaling interconnect, the message won't terminate there either, or vice versa for that matter; if X's subscriber is roaming somewhere 2degrees has no signaling with, messages won't go to X either."

Can you PM me with your 2D number and the number and network they're coming from in Canada.

Cheers
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  # 441262 18-Feb-2011 16:21
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I've had other issues in the Cook Islands.

On two different visits with a Vodafone NZ SIM if anyone in the UK sent me a TXT while I was roaming the text would keep arriving until the phone's memory filled up.

When I got back from the holiday and landed in NZ I got one more copy of each of the sent messages which appeared to have cleared the queue.

In some respects this was worse than getting no messages as I couldn't leave my phone on without it complaining about new texts or running out of memory.




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  # 441264 18-Feb-2011 16:21
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That's interesting; I had a similar problem in the US a while ago. When using an NZ phone I was able to receive texts from NZ numbers but not from other US numbers. I actually had two phones with me (I think it's always good to have a backup); one Telecom and one 2degrees. Both had the same issue.

 
 
 
 


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  # 441267 18-Feb-2011 16:33
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Behodar: That's interesting; I had a similar problem in the US a while ago. When using an NZ phone I was able to receive texts from NZ numbers but not from other US numbers. I actually had two phones with me (I think it's always good to have a backup); one Telecom and one 2degrees. Both had the same issue.


Which was my experience with my 2D phone. I also had two phones, but the other had a T-Mobile SIM in it which had no problems receiving SMS from anybody.




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