Virgin Mobile - Text messaging

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Our son has a Virgin Mobile phone (which uses the Sprint network)
and it seems to be work ok for him - and it supports text messaging
which amazingly enough since the basic Sprint network does not....
I was wondering how the text messaging logistics works
on the different phones and their related networks ?
I guess you either send each text message to a gateway of some kind
111-123-1234@gwxxx.com
or to a local (same network) phone 111-123-1234

So every "H R U" and the reply/conversation gets sent this way ?
 

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(Phil Schuman) wrote:
<<Our son has a Virgin Mobile phone (which uses the Sprint network) and
it seems to be work ok for him - and it supports text messaging which
amazingly enough since the basic Sprint network does not.... >>

Sprint has supported text messaging for a few months now. Most of
Sprint's newer phones (such as the Nokia 3588i) have text messaging
capabilities. You just have to call and have it activated onto your
account if your phone is sms capable. Almost all of the phones
pre-fall/winter 2003 had sms disabled and one would have to rely on the
Wireless Web or Vision for "Short Mail".

It works really well on my nokia.
 

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On Tue, 04 May 2004 12:49:38 GMT, "Phil Schuman"
<pschuman_NO_SPAM_ME@interserv.com> wrote:

>Our son has a Virgin Mobile phone (which uses the Sprint network)
>and it seems to be work ok for him - and it supports text messaging
>which amazingly enough since the basic Sprint network does not....
>I was wondering how the text messaging logistics works
>on the different phones and their related networks ?
>I guess you either send each text message to a gateway of some kind
> 111-123-1234@gwxxx.com
>or to a local (same network) phone 111-123-1234
>
>So every "H R U" and the reply/conversation gets sent this way ?

Send to tendigits@teleflip.com and it will always be delivered no
matter which North American network you wish to use.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
remove NONO from .NONOcom to reply
 
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Or course, Sprint supports text messaging. You just have to call them so
they activate it on your account.

SMS is not like email. It's send through a service center (that is a
telephone number) operated by the carrier. There are also gateways that
allow you to send text messages to mobile phones via email (i.e.
Area+Phone@teleflip.com).

"Phil Schuman" <pschuman_NO_SPAM_ME@interserv.com> wrote in message
news:CjMlc.2555$eH1.1508731@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com...
> Our son has a Virgin Mobile phone (which uses the Sprint network)
> and it seems to be work ok for him - and it supports text messaging
> which amazingly enough since the basic Sprint network does not....
> I was wondering how the text messaging logistics works
> on the different phones and their related networks ?
> I guess you either send each text message to a gateway of some kind
> 111-123-1234@gwxxx.com
> or to a local (same network) phone 111-123-1234
>
> So every "H R U" and the reply/conversation gets sent this way ?
>
>
>
 
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In article <pbvf909r8o8qm6bpq0k4kcg3s3fm74jb0v@4ax.com>,
Joseph <JoeOfSeattle@yahoo.NONOcom> wrote:
>Send to tendigits@teleflip.com and it will always be delivered no
>matter which North American network you wish to use.

Does teleflip deal with local number portability (LNP)? It used to be
that one could look at the area code + prefix and know which carrier
(landline or wireless) owned the number. And knowing which wireless
carrier, you would know their SMTP portal (e.g., vtext.com for Verizon
Wireless). But with LNP, you have to have hooks into the phone network
to query a database to determine which carrier handles a specific number.
 
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No, but you can tell it which carrier does handle a specific number and it
will store that info.

"CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
news:c79atc07n2@news1.newsguy.com...
> In article <pbvf909r8o8qm6bpq0k4kcg3s3fm74jb0v@4ax.com>,
> Joseph <JoeOfSeattle@yahoo.NONOcom> wrote:
> >Send to tendigits@teleflip.com and it will always be delivered no
> >matter which North American network you wish to use.
>
> Does teleflip deal with local number portability (LNP)? It used to be
> that one could look at the area code + prefix and know which carrier
> (landline or wireless) owned the number. And knowing which wireless
> carrier, you would know their SMTP portal (e.g., vtext.com for Verizon
> Wireless). But with LNP, you have to have hooks into the phone network
> to query a database to determine which carrier handles a specific number.
>
 
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Joseph wrote:
>> Send to tendigits@teleflip.com and it will always be delivered no
>> matter which North American network you wish to use.

excellent! thanks.
 
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