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    i want to sms someone who has a regular phone.

    will it cost them anything? i'm sure they dont have any plans other than phone.


    what goes after the number?

    thanks
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    Felipe, I don't think you need add anything after the number. Just send it to their number and they should get the sms. However if they do not have the SMS feature add-on, then most likely it will automatically go to their shortmail inbox instead of sms and they would have to log on via wireless web to check it...
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    don't need anything after the number, even if i'm sms from t-mo?

    thanx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Felipe
    don't need anything after the number, even if i'm sms from t-mo?

    thanx.

    I'm pretty sure you don't. I have friends on Cingular etc who sms me all the time and all they do is enter my number like normal. However like I said above, if your friend on Sprint does not have the SMS add-on, it will go to their shortmail, not sms. Thus they will have to pay for wireless web to access their shortmail and read the message...
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    On that note--- has anyone noticed any reliability problems with sending SMS on Sprint? Seems like 1 in 5 messages are "lost in the cloud" and are never received by my friends/family...

    I recall reading somewhere that there was an "RCT" tag you could attach to the message for delivery confirmation, but that didn't seem to work for me...

    Any ideas about getting a receipt to know my message was received?
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    I've encountered the same problem phildro, about 1 out of every 5 disappears.
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    Are you using Treo600SMS?
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    Nope! I own it, but deleted it when Sprint rolled out their native service. Are you suggesting I plug it back in?
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    Phildro, I would try it. I still use the PDAapps Treo600SMS, becasue when it comes to SMS'ing @messaging.sprintpcs.com addys from the OE app, it only works 25% of the time, with Treo600SMS, it seems to work almost 100%, I think the trick is that your going thru their server as a relay.

    I tried 4 SMS via 10dig with the OE app, all4 came thru.
    I tried 4 SMS via @messaging.sprintpcs.com and got none
    Enabled TREO600SMS (Uses Vision) and tried again,
    I got all 8.
    Disabled Treo600SMS and tired once more, and only got the 4 10dig ones.

    perhaps it's just my location (Austin,Texas), a fluke or what have you, but for me, I keep using Treo600SMS.

    I found this same thing when they first rolled out the Mo-SMS and also tried it a month later and a month after that. I quite tring until someone posted a post about ont using the Treo600SMS app, so I tried again, with the same results.
    OE app not very robust, TREO600SMS works fine.
    It had to do with sending to an email-phone address. My wife has a Samsing A-460 and we only use her XXXXXXXXXX@messaging.sprintpcs.com addy due to her oly having Wireless Web on her phone. This way, it pops up on her dispaly verses a note telling her she has one, and to log onto the SPrint site via Wireless Web and use precoius air time.

    Do me a favor (I assume you have a CDMA Sprint Treo600), test for your self and let me know what you find. I used my number in both the 10digit and @mess... test.
    Funny, with the OE app on only, I can get SMS send from my HOUSE to XXXXXXXXXX@messaging.sprintpcs.com, just not from my phone, somehitn about the being from a mobile source I guess, perhaps that is why the Treo600SMS workd, your kindof using their site as an email send from, per se.

    Thanks,Matt
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    Find any time to test Phildro?
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    Okay...just got back from a few days off-- I re-enabled Treo600SMS and I seem to have 100% reliable SMS delivery. This isn't as scientific as one would like, but I send SMS all the time and I think every one of them has gone through.

    The drawback is the requirement to be on vision to send the SMS, which is usually not a big deal. However, sometimes I have to wait for the login to connect to the PDAApps proxy. I wish I could trust Sprint SMS delivery but at this point I don't want to lose 20% of my outbound messages.

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