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E-mail to SMS
July 12, 2010
10:25 am
SOmark
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I just sent a test e-mail to SMS message.
I sent the e-mail from my e-mail account and sent it to my new Speakout tel. number using Roger's e-mail to SMS address (we are using Roger's network right?)
xxxxxxxxxx@pcs.rogers.com

A couple of minutes later I received this message on my Speakout phone:
"Welcome to Rogers Email to SMS
You have mail, but are not subscribed; reply 'Yes' to this message to subscribe."

What will happen if I Reply "Yes" (Any charges etc. etc.)

TIA

July 14, 2010
6:55 am
czg416
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Reply will likely not work, as the message you received comes from a short code (3050xxxx) which is not supported on SpeakOut.

July 14, 2010
11:27 am
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czg416 said:

Reply will likely not work, as the message you received comes from a short code (3050xxxx) which is not supported on SpeakOut.


Yes you are correct the message came from '30500001', whatever that means.
So my next question is: How do you send an e-mail text to a Speakout phone?

Most cell companies either allow you to send text messages directly form their website or using your e-mail software with addresses such as:

xxxxxxxxxxxx@pcs.rogers.com
xxxxxxxxxxxx@txt.bell.ca
etc.

TIA

July 14, 2010
2:29 pm
905Guy
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This site's FAQs and the links provided therein helpful.

July 14, 2010
8:20 pm
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905Guy said:

This site's FAQs and the links provided therein helpful.


I'm sure they are 905. [Image Can Not Be Found]
It would have taken just as much time for you to type in the address (if there is one). [Image Can Not Be Found]
(Not the FAQ address, but the e-mail to SMS address)

July 15, 2010
4:11 pm
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905Guy said:

This site's FAQs and the links provided therein helpful.


After reading the FAQ I have concluded that there isn't a way to send e-mail to Speakout SMS without compromising your telephone number's integrity.

Only a xxxxxxxxxx@speakout.com or similar would be safe.

Sending an SMS from another company's website where you must fill in your SO tel. number is looking for trouble. Once a company has your tel .no. who knows how many other companies will have it soon after.

July 16, 2010
7:06 am
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SOmark said:

Sending an SMS from another company's website where you must fill in your SO tel. number is looking for trouble. Once a company has your tel .no. who knows how many other companies will have it soon after.


I have used the Rogers website form to do this, but it's a pain to use.

July 16, 2010
11:58 am
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czg416 said:

SOmark said:

Sending an SMS from another company's website where you must fill in your SO tel. number is looking for trouble. Once a company has your tel .no. who knows how many other companies will have it soon after.


I have used the Rogers website form to do this, but it's a pain to use.


Thanks!
I was successful with the following
http://websms.rogers.page.ca/2.....y/send.php

The msg was sent from 30600001.
It's not e-mail to SMS, but at least now I know you can do Web to SMS.

If anyone discovers a secret way to do e-mail to SMS please let us know!