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bilal
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Sending SMS to special numbers/offers

Why are text messages to special services like CAA, AEROPLAN considered international?

 

Case in point, I tried to send a text message to AEROPLAN's subscription service at 27767 and got the following reply:

Public Mobile here. Sorry we do not offer text messaging outside of Canada at this time.

 

As we know, AEROPLAN is a purely Canadian initiative by Air Canada.

 

 

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Cyber
Mayor / Maire

Re: Sending SMS to special numbers/offers

@bilal,

 

Public Mobile is a canadian prepaid service.

 

The system doesn't allow you to send SMS to special numbers / offers / 5 digits number.

 

 

Premium and subscription-based messages, and messaging to and from non-Canadian numbers, are not included.

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Cyber
Mayor / Maire

Re: Sending SMS to special numbers/offers

@bilal,

 

Public Mobile is a canadian prepaid service.

 

The system doesn't allow you to send SMS to special numbers / offers / 5 digits number.

 

 

Premium and subscription-based messages, and messaging to and from non-Canadian numbers, are not included.

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bilal
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Sending SMS to special numbers/offers

Thanks for the clarification.

 

In my past experiences with other providers, it hasn't been a case with prepaid lines. At least free services were included.

 

 

makkahn28
Mayor / Maire

Re: Sending SMS to special numbers/offers

@Cyber, Technically, you're Half-Wrong, Half-Right

 

FB, Twitter, TTC are some of the SMS ShortCodes that PM does Interact with.

 

PM may always Add more in the Future. Nothings Set in Stone 110% YET

Cyber
Mayor / Maire

Re: Sending SMS to special numbers/offers

@makkahn28,

 

Who care about FB ?

 

There is probably a couple of exceptions.

makkahn28
Mayor / Maire

Re: Sending SMS to special numbers/offers

Hey, I'm just 8nforming on info that ppl might care about. Don't be mean

bilal
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Sending SMS to special numbers/offers

Good to know that other free special services are included like Twitter, Facebook and TTC.

 

In this case, I would like to raise AEROPLAN number to be included as well.

 

 

Cyber
Mayor / Maire

Re: Sending SMS to special numbers/offers

You can receive SMS from these sites, but why would like to send SMS to them ?

bilal
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Sending SMS to special numbers/offers

Two use cases:

 

  1. To initially subscribe and verify your number for ALERTS, PROMOS etc.
  2. To save on data costs when posting tweets on Twitter or Facebook status changes.
Cyber
Mayor / Maire

Re: Sending SMS to special numbers/offers

@bilal,

 

I see and I understand why people want to SMS these sites instead of spending 1MB of DATA to tweet that the dog spends the day in the pool with a beer and update your current status on FB that you are going in the shower.

 

These sites are so useful in life...

 

 

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