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SMS (Text Messaging)

 

Communicate instantly; rest easy.

Tell them while you relax, or while you are on the go with bmobile SMS service.

What is SMS?

SMS is the ability to send and receive text messages from your mobile phone; text can comprise words or numbers or an alphanumeric combination. With bmobile, you can send SMS messages both locally and to your family and friends overseas. It is a Store and Forward Service, i.e., messages are not sent directly from Sender to Recipient, but via an SMS Center.

Therefore the customer is not required to have their mobile phone active and within range, as the sent messages will be held for a number of days until the phone is active and within range. Users can activate the SMS feature of Confirmation of Message Delivery, so that users do not just send a message and hope it gets delivered, but they receive confirmation of delivery on their handset. So the Sender can rest easy.

SMS Services


Bmobile offers the following SMS Services: SMS Mobile Send and SMS Mobile Receive. All bmobile’s mobile customers, both Prepaid and Postpaid, can use this service. The service is automatically provisioned upon activation of the phone. So customers need only create their message and send. It’s that simple!

An SMS message can only have a maximum of 160 characters (including spaces and special characters). If a message is longer than 160 characters, the message will be sent in two parts, and the sender will be charged for the number of messages sent. However, depending on the type of handset, the recipient will receive one message.

 

Other SMS Services


SMS is a network-enabled service, so nothing has to be done on the handset. The customer however has to request the removal of the service by coming into one of bmobile’s Mobile Retail Stores or calling the bmobile Call Center. Customers can also send and receive SMS while roaming on any network that provides the service.

SMS is Instant Communication! A SMS message reaches its destination almost instantaneously. Instances where this may not occur are if the mobile is switched off or if the mobile user is out of a service area.

 

International SMS

Now with bmobile you can text your family and friends abroad. Simply enter +, the country’s international access code and your party’s number. IT’S THAT EASY.

Texting the US, Canada and Caribbean? Enter +, then 1 and your party’s number.
Example: +1 -212-333-4444

Texting the UK? Enter +, then 44 and your party’s number.
Example: +44-555-666-7777

Receive messages FREE
Send for only $0.60 per message

 
 

Country Operator Area Code
Anguilla Cable & Wireless +1264
Antigua Cable & Wireless +1268
APUA +1268
Austria Telering +43
Barbados Cable & Wireless +1246
Belgium Base +32
Bulgaria GloBul +359
Canada Microcell +1
Cayman Is. Cable & Wireless +1345
Dominica Cable & Wireless +1767
Greece Cosmote +30
Grenada Cable & Wireless +1473
Gurnsey Cable & Wireless +44
India BPL Mumbai +91
BPL Tamil Nadu +91
BPL Maharashtra & Goa +91
BPL Kerala +91
Ireland Vodafone +35
Italy H3G +39
Vodafone +39
Jamaica Cable & Wireless +1876
Digicel +1876
Malta Go Mobile +356
Monsterrat Cable & Wireless +1664
Netherlands O2 +31
Slovakia Eurotel +42
Spain Amena +34
St. Kitts Cable & Wireless +1869
St. Lucia Cable & Wireless +1758
St. Vincent Cable & Wireless +1784
Sweden Comviq +46
Taiwan Chunghwa +88
Turks & Caicos Cable & Wireless +1649
UK Hutchinson 3G +44
Vodafone +44
USA Cingular East +1
Cingular Genesis +1
Cingular West +1
T-Mobile +1
Venezuela Digitel +58

The list indicates countries and carries with whom bmobile has established International Texting Agreement (as of June 2005). This list will be updated as bmobile establishes arrangements with additional carriers.

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